An American spokesman said:
'It's the responsibility of the U.S. government to protect Americans, and counter terrorism operations in Pakistan protect the Pakistanis, too. If the Pakistanis won't themselves take action against terrorists, then others should.'Does anyone else find that statement chilling? America seems to think that in the name of terrorism they can wage war anywhere in the world, killing foreigners with impunity. There's no doubt that 9/11 came as a big shock to most Americans, whether you accept the conspiracy theories or not and I have always been one for the 'no smoke without fire' option. America however, no longer seems to have any regard for international law. Is this a consequence of being the 'world's policeman'? Has the playground bully got to big for it's boots?
Most people who read and write blogs such as this, would accept the theory that the terrorism crackdown is just a means of Governments controlling their own citizens. The school bully is due to get it's arse kicked both economically and militarily by China in the coming decades, so maybe it's time it started playing by everyone else's rules, so that when the time comes for the handover of power to China, it can insist they follow the same rules.