Sunday, July 17, 2011

Zardari Arrives in Tehran

Khamenei Calls US the “Enemy” of Pakistan

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Tehran on Saturday for talks with Iranian officials. During a meeting with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian leader said the US is Pakistan’s “real enemy,” [IRNA, 16 July]. The US-Pakistan relationship has been on a downward spiral since the 2 May US raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with Zardari called for stronger bilateral ties between the two countries. He highlighted the work underway to construct a natural gas pipeline linking Iran’s southern gas fields to Pakistan’s pipeline grid.


jimi said...

no longer goes without saying. without comment.

Anonymous said...

US is now the most despised nation in the Islamic World, even the latest PEW Poll confirmed that Obama has made US even more hated in the Arab world, despite the so-called "color-coded" Arab Spring.

Pakistanis are basically fed-up with US hypocricy, support for a corrupt political/military fuedal structure that has bankrupted the hapless nuclear armed nation at all levels. The daily wanton murder of dozens of Pashtun civilians by US drones only breeds more anti-Americanism in the martial Pashtun culture with "badal" (revenge) as its cornerstone.

By every objective measure Pakistan is perhaps the most anti-American country on earth. This does not auger well for US in its post defeat phase in Afghanistan. US arrogance, bankrupt failed militarism and hubris will ensure an enless quagmire. The neo-cons, military industrial complex and the Zionist overlords led by AIPAC and the controlled media have really led the US down the garden path, with its economy in tatters, increasing so-economic issues at home and the global geo-strategic power shift to the east.

Iranian leader has basically expressed the prevalent mood in the region as Pakistan seeks new alliances to its old benefactors, Iran and China.

Anonymous said...

---"Pakistanis are basically fed-up with US hypocricy, support for a corrupt political/military fuedal structure that has bankrupted the hapless nuclear armed nation at all levels."----

seriously stupid sentiment. Pakistan is bankrupt for a couple of reasons and the US hasn't supported any Pakistani regime because of them.

Pakistan's lack of love for the uS is a result of the failure of Pakistan as a nation and ignorance of Pakistan's embrace of an Islam-based militarism that spurns money for education and caused it to accept Saudi and Gulf money for schools that only produce more and more extremists.

If the US is hated in the part of the world that is Islamic, it probably means that the US is doing some things right.

The nations of the Middle East, South and Central Asia are not doing well and their populations are taught to go around thinking that their own failures ...aren't their own.

That could explain why these countries are looked upon with some distaste by the nations of the modern world.

When Pakistan and others cease making endless strings of disastrous choices and start to cleanse their own houses, stop trying to explain away their own failures and backwardness with hideously lunatic conspiracy theories. maybe other people will start to really give a damn about what Pakistanis might think.