October 9th, 2010
05:39 AM ET

Pakistan reopens Khyber Pass

[Update 10:40 a.m.] The Pakistani government on Saturday announced its decision to reopen the Khyber Pass border into Afghanistan for NATO supply convoys.

"After assessing the security situation in all its aspects, the government has decided to reopen the NATO/ISAF supply from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham with immediate effect," the government said in a statement.

[Original post] Pakistan could reopen the Khyber Pass in the next 24 hours, though full traffic is not expected until Monday, a senior U.S. military official told CNN on Saturday.

Pakistan closed the main land route for NATO supplies crossing from Pakistan to Afghanistan after U.S. helicopter strikes across the border killed two Pakistani soldiers.

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  1. Kazuo izumikawa


    October 9, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
    • very bad post

      Can't read a #!@#@$@ thing you are saying....

      October 9, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Boney


      October 9, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. John

    This is all a ploy by Pakistan, who we all know support al qaeda and the taliban, to attack our supplies and try to harm the US military, I mean come on, it's not "militants" who are destroying NATO and US oil tankers, it's "Pakistani military" who are doing the attacking, there is a reason why the terrorists hide out in Pakistan and flourish, Pakistan is always giving the US the finger and smile after everytime we give them millions of dollars, because, all that money goes straight to al qaeda and the taliban to fund world terrorism, Pakistan is loving it everytime news agencies report destruction of the oil tankers.

    October 9, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Brieske

    An important fact has been twisted and turned into a lie and I believe it's one reason Jim Jones quit. The original article stated our military determined it "most probable" the 2 Pakistani Scouts fired warning shots. That's a lie. Our pilots are not stupid! These our the more intelligent military personel. If they are receiving gun fire (that means the Pakistani Scouts are firing at them) then they return fire. It's really simple to figure out. There's just two answers. Either they are firing at you or they are not. I absolutely believe the Pakistani Scouts were firing at our helicopters and they were told to.
    What has occurred is blackmail. President Obama has more than likely agreed to give Pakistan more money. Never once did you hear the Commander in Chief say he stands behind his helicoptor pilots. They are fighting a war.
    No instead of strength, weakness has been portrayed by him again.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jim Brieske

    Oh I forgot to mention this. Now you can say the Pakistanis had a right to fire at their allie because they crossed into Pakistan while fighting. They sure did. But we then had the right to blow them to smithereens. Stupidity in war gets the weaker killed. That's how it works.
    I would also like to know the race of our helicoptor crew.

    October 9, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    @Jim...those radicals over there are raving lunatics to be sure. But I'm not so sure you or I might not get a little radical if some foreign gov. overthrew ours, replaced our Presisdent with a puppet, and built pipelines on our private property while we weren't paid one thin dime. Not that any of this can be condoned at all, I can understand where your avg. non-radical Muslim living in the area might be upset over what we are doing there.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. whitekong78

    So Pakistan is going to start fighting the Taliban/Al Queda fighters on their land then? Sarcasm

    October 9, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Marines123

    Phil and jim, they those border guards are crazy ass criminals. They are corupt Pakastani loosers who let Taliban and Alqueda rag heads infiltrate into Afghan. Hellfire is what they deserve. Pakastan is slowly becoming our enemy because they support terrorism and hate us!

    October 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marines123

    Pakastan has no choice! Either let us pass or face exremely serious consequences. We can let bulldog India tear Pakistan apart if we wanted to. India on one side and US on the other side. Smash them all let God sort them out!

    October 9, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. phil

    @whitekong78...Pakistan didn't have the Talban problem until the US chased the Taliban out of Afghanistan. You may recall that the Taliban government in power a few years ago refused the Carlyle Group's proposals to build pipelines in Afghanistan. The sitting President at that time then made a formal treaty w/the Taliban gov. to allow troops to enter Afghanistan to go after binLadens hordes. Rather than going after binLaden, the troops went after the Taliban, and a new puppet regime emerged that would allow pipeline construction. Interestingly, the sitting US President at the time, was also a member of the Carlyle Group at that time. There is more to this than meets the eye. (aka what's seen on tv)

    October 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Marines123

    Yeah your right Phil. We did chase the Taliban into Pakistan. Good assesment!!however, they should let us in to finish our job. I think you agree that the border hostile rouge region is crawling with ruff faced Taliban soldiers? Don't you?

    October 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Marines123

    Let's admit it, with respect. Pakistans millitary has balls, and earlier this year they did an incredible offensive in pushing Taliban dirt bags North. But, after that offensive Pakistan softened up. Now the Taliban has regrouped and restarted their suicide bombing campaine.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. whitekong78

    That's probably true Phil. I'm more concerned with what's proven. The facts as I see them are the US using our tax money and not getting results from Pakistan. If the Pakistani govt is a puppet regime then they would let us go in and handle business and not play games. Pakistan is a hotbed of radical Islam so the govt wants to keep its sheep in line while collecting the fat US paycheck. If things continue this way we will see radicals trying to take over Pakistan. Just my view. Many countries play that tightrope game with us. The UN included which is why I favor ending all foreign aid.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Marines123

    I know! Knowbody wants to fight in their hometown. But, see what happens when you sit bag smoke a cigar and let the bums hang out. Then you have a problem kicking them out. India is definately watching patiently keepin their mouths shut and praying the Taliban and Al Queda stays put. I hate to say this, but we might have to chase Taliban and kill them by force, weather Pakistan likes it or not.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Marines123

    whitekong! I like your politcal and millitary views! Yes true. Pakistan is not producing good results with our tax dollars. My view though. In addition, Iraq for example. We spent billions training them how to fight with minimul results! Vietnam, we fought and attempted to train? Afghanistan we are attempting to train them to fight against Taliban! I like the way the US is combining international forces and naming them ISAF for international Security Armed Forces. Great idea and keeps the US from being tooken advantage of. Let's try to negociate with Pakistan to creat a multinational force to clean up their northern area.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. phil

    For every penny the US has "invested" in Pakistan, there were millions of dollars spent on refurbishing old Soviet oilwells in the Caspian Basin, and getting that oil thru Afghanistan to China. example: Congress initially approved 87.5 BILLION for rebuilding Iraq. (even though Congress was told, on 3/27/2003 that Iraq would pay for it's own reconstruction) Notice Iraq isn't rebuilt, but Haliburton, who recieved the lions share of funding to rebuild Iraq, has finished refurbishing those old soviet oilwells And that oil is flowing thru Afghanistan to China. These are proven facts btw. Virtually any oilfield professional old enough, knows these things concerning Haliburton's activities in the Caspian Basin to be true.

    October 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
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