Pakistan threatens sanctions against U.S. over bin Laden raid
Bin Laden's compound is undergoing intense analysis, and U.S. officials say he enjoyed a support network in Pakistan.
May 14th, 2011
07:34 AM ET

Pakistan threatens sanctions against U.S. over bin Laden raid

Pakistan's parliament threatened Saturday to cut off access to a facility used by NATO forces to ferry troops into Afghanistan, signaling a growing rift that began when U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden during a raid on a Pakistani compound.

A resolution adopted during a joint session of parliament condemned the U.S. action. It also called for a review of its working agreement with the U.S., demanded an independent investigation and ordered the immediate end of drone attacks along its border region.

Failure to end unilateral U.S. raids and drone attacks will force Pakistan to "to consider taking necessary steps, including withdrawal of (the) transit facility" used by the NATO's International Security Assistance Force, according to the resolution.

U.S. lawmakers have questioned how the world's most wanted terrorist managed to live in plain sight for years in Pakistan - near the country's elite military academy - without being detected.

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  1. LIP

    All very are based on conditions of original agreements...
    Based on location of OBL, all agreements cease and all funds stop...end of problem.
    Afganistan is a war that can never be won. It appears that the current leadership will in all probability take up where it left off with it's stone age treatment of women and growing fields of Poppies. There is nothing we can do to change this archaic way of life and need to take a long walk and save our money for issues at home.
    Iraq is the Democracy seed that George W. Bush planted and given enough time, will fully develop, illustrated by recent events in Iran, Syria, Egypt and Libia with others soon to follow. People naturally want to be free and are beginning to tire of the little dictators that run their countries and have seen and heard how things are improving in Iraq and want it for themselves.

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