Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The mystery of Shamsi Airbase




With all the hullabaloo about Shamsi airbase I remembered that when I did this story for The News (http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=163174&Cat=2&dt=2/18/2009) (and The Times of London picked it up the next day), I had at least a couple of pictures which clearly showed that Pakistani military (army and airforce) officers had been the airbase and American officers had shown them around -- the pictures (see for yourselves) show them being shown one of the parked drones -- this picture must be circa 2007 so it was under the government of Pervez Musharraf -- and in one of them the American military official is partly shielded -- his upper torso. Another shows a Pakistan army and airforce officer from behind -- and to their left can be seen two US soldiers -- side-on. In two of these pictures, Pakistani military officials can be clearly seen.

4 comments:

  1. So what is the point? Beggars are no chosers. We have been got paid handsomely for the services. Surely there must be an understanding between the two countries to go after the terrorists. US has time and again made it very clear either you get them or we will. We are unable to so they are doing our job. If we assure them that we will do it and in fact do it they will have no need to operate these drones. If we are reluctant to go after these ideological terrorists through all means, propaganda and military the results will be catastrophic because they will show no reluctance at killing you.

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  2. So what is the point? Beggars are no chosers. We have been got paid handsomely for the services. Surely there must be an understanding between the two countries to go after the terrorists. US has time and again made it very clear either you get them or we will. We are unable to so they are doing our job. If we assure them that we will do it and in fact do it they will have no need to operate these drones. If we are reluctant to go after these ideological terrorists through all means, propaganda and military the results will be catastrophic because they will show no reluctance at killing you.

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  3. Salam Omar Saab,

    An interesting post, may I use these photos with your permission for a post?

    FEIMANALLAH

    Wasim

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  4. we are the killer-- F... O.. Military don't you realize it..

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