Comments: Is Pakistan an ally of the West?

A selection of comments sent to us in response to Sandy Shanks' editorial: Is Pakistan really an ally of the West?

    The Pakistani leader has been acting sensibly. He is dealing with a Sunni majority that can be extremely volatile.

     

    Therefore he should not risk the stability of his country for what is now proven to be poor judgement on the the part of the US.
    Haseef Yusuf, Guyana

     

    I have searched this website to determine whether the western media's accusation that "Aljazeera promotes al-Qaida and Muslim activists" is true.

    Though I am not still sure about the accusation, I found that Aljazeera has nothing in favour of Pakistan.

    Ali, Pakistan

     

    We live in the west and every time this terrorist state which is called the USA, kills innocent people there is an EXCUSE!

    The so called 9/11 has been an internal job done by Mossad, CIA and MI6 but blamed on Muslims!
    S.Bhaloo, UK

     

    I think Pakistan is not a friendly country towards the Americans and their ideologies. 

     

    President Bush is dreaming and wasting millions of dollars in a country that will never give him what he is asking for. 

     

    One has to think like an Arab in order to understand the Arabs; they love Osama Bin L., they will never betray him or any of his partners.

    Neli, US

     

    I do not agree with you that Pakistan is not fully committed because it does not let foreign troops on its soil; not letting foreign troops is a Pakistani right.
    Riyaazrasid, UK

    If only a dialogue like this was more welcomed within the American media!
    Carlos, US

    It is amazing that Mr Shanks doubts Pakistan, which has been nothing more than an extension of US interests in the region since the height of the Cold War.

    Ron

    , US

    As someone once said, if the US wants to reduce terrorism in the world, it needs to stop using it.
    JP, US

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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