December 11th, 2011
02:37 AM ET

Officials: U.S. forces vacate Pakistan base by deadline

All U.S. forces have vacated a military base in Pakistan, meeting a deadline set by Islamabad after a NATO airstrike killed dozens of soldiers, local military officials said Sunday.

Pakistan requested U.S. forces to vacate the Shamsi Airbase by December 11  in response to the November 26th attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in the northwest of the country.

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  1. ┴┴∩И╛╛∩Я ( ½ ELF slayer & ½ BUGBEAR KILLER )

    good bye pakistan, you backstabbers

    December 11, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. F1

    I think the last time we where welcomed in another country/s was in world war 2 since than who?

    December 11, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ancient Texan

    Cease all funding to the turncoat allies.

    December 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I agree with Ancient Texan completely.

    Let 'em have at it with each other.

    December 11, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tabhar

    Events are moving at a dramatic pace in the region. Siberian winter has set in Russia. This winter would choke many of the routes in NATO's northern distribution network. Already NATO is under tremendous logistical pressure and a gallon of fuel is causing them 400 dollars. This is result of just 15 days of blockade! The blockade of entire season would certainly decapitate the Americans, InshaAllah.

    Inside Afghanistan, Salang highway is a critical road for sustaining the NATO supplies, but it becomes useless in winter due to heavy snow falling in North. NATO remote bases use generators which are fuel hungry as well. Within weeks this will turn into a complete disaster for NATO, InshAllah.

    Iran has gone on red alert expecting attack from US/NATO. Pakistan is already on high alert. If the NATO dares to attack Iran or Pakistan, the region would ignite in a massive total war against Zionist invaders. Pakistan army is still resisting the massive US/NATO pressure to open the supply lines despite the fact that the PPP regime has collapsed under presure already but dare not open the supply routes fearing the rage of the nation and the army. 140,000 crusaders now face death and decimation, alhamdolillah.

    Zardari has suffered a heart attack and has been rushed to Dubai. He already has three stunts in his heart and InshAllah, Allah will give more barakah in this stroke. Hussain Haqqani has been put on the ECL and now he cannot leave the country as the army and the Supreme Court prepare to move decisivly aganst the most severe treachery against Pakistan.

    The Martyrdom of 24 officers and men have now become a nightmare for the most powerful states of Evil. An entire Muslim nation has risen in arms and is now a solid wall of steel against crusaders, zionists.

    December 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete/Ark

      Nice Rant...shame nobody cares...just the yipping and yapping of a toy poodle who looks in the mirror and imagines a wolf.

      December 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • krm1007

      PAKISTAN.....The New Gateway to Central Asia and Europe.
      With a population of over 180 million most of whom are well educated, english speaking, entrepreneurial, a cultural and social fit with Central Asians...Pakistan will now become the new face and gateway to Central Asia and Europe. Pakistan will thus span this region and provide the impetus for growth, prosperity and unity among these countries. These are new and exciting times for Pakistanis who should now look forward to their new leadership role aligned with Central Asia and Europe rather than the Subcontinent. We wish them much success as they have sacrificed the most during the past 30 + years creating a new world order.

      December 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tabhar

    Collapse of the Euro zone and financial backbone of NATO is now imminent. US chairman Joint chief of staff general Dempsy has said that he is “extraordinarily concerned” about Euro’s viability due to the potential of the civil unrest and the breakup of the EU.

    December 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete/Ark

      or a mouse attempting to roar.

      December 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Janicia

    Praise God.
    Praise Jesus.
    Praise The Lord.

    December 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sahas been & is an irreplaceableywhat

    @ Ancient Texan

    Wrong. As we have been doing the past decade we fumble & seem unable to get our act together.
    as a front line state in this 'war on terror' Pakistan has been & still is an irreplaceable ally. Their soldiers & civilians get killed. 30 thousand civilians so far & 3000 soldiers 7 counting for being a US ally.
    Pakistan has to live with whoever comes to power in Afghanistan not us who are thousands of miles away across oceans and would like in the past leave them in the lurch. They have to watch their interest too especially with arch enemy India consolidating their position in Afghanistan.

    December 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    sorry guys I don't know how this happened. Above post is from me.

    We have been losing allies like Turkey due to our mishandling & now Pakistan and cannot afford to go on doing this. Who do we turn to for alliance in that region? India, China, Russia or Iran?
    Sure they'll be more than happy to let their soldiers & civilians die for us.

    December 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Frank

    People of the United States of America,
    We should have declared Pakistan a "Hostile" back when we invaded Afganistan,I am so tired of incompetent U.S Government officals.It is time for the United States to be a Hard-Ass with Pakistan.We have lost too many people in Iraq and Afganistan and part of that is due to Pakistan working to support the Taliban.It is time for "Shock and Awe 2.0" and Cruise Missile Pakistan until it turns into a sheet of glass and their Nuclear Weapons are leaking all over the country.Needless to say the aid we were giving them have better stopped and we close our embassy and pull all U.S. Citizens out of the country.President Obama better do a reality check today instead of flying around the country on the taxpayer dime for fund rising.

    December 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • krm1007

      WE SALUTE YOU, PAKISTAN......The Americans acknowledge the innumerable sacrifices made by Pakistanis in this ongoing war. The Americans appreciate the bullets taken on the chest by the Pakistanis in fighting the enemy. The Americans appreciate the ultimate sacrifices made by Pakistanis in sacrificing their lives while trying to make America and the world safe.

      December 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    How can we call them allies when all that time they were hiding Bin Laden?

    December 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. krm1007


    “Since Sep 11, 2001, 21,672 Pakistani civilians have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in the war against terror.

    The Pakistani Army also has lost 2,795 soldiers while 8,671 soldiers have been wounded. More than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost $68 billion due to terrorism.

    Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.


    December 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)

    I also just read a report that the Pakistani government is in peace talks with the taliban. We're supposed to keep on trusting them ? All aid needs to be cut immediately. They are not an ally.

    December 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      If Americans want to talk with Taliban & wants PAkISTAN to them on the Table.............SO whats wrong if Pakistan is doing same.
      Pakistan lost 35000 lives, not forty countries combine has 10% of it & lost 70 billions $ in economy plus road structure need $2 billions to repair.
      still pakistan is not doing enough ..............
      Pakistan should get it out of senseless war & should USA too, we have lost the war & need to rebuild USA for better future..

      December 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    I agree.
    Stop funding immediately.

    December 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat)

    I'm guessing this peace agreement would mean they'll no longer go after the taliban, which will mean we are basically on our own. Like we haven't been already. At least before, they were making token gestures that they were trying to help.

    December 11, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |