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Thursday, September 21, 2006

US 'threatened to bomb' Pakistan "back to the Stone Age."

LOL. That's such a cliche thing to say, but to actually use it in a conversation with a leader of another nation? Go John Wayne GO!

"The Pakistani president said that, following the attacks of 11 September 2001, the US made some 'ludicrous' demands of Pakistan.

'The intelligence director told me that Mr Armitage said, 'Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age',' he said.

The US envoy also insisted that Pakistan suppress domestic expression of support for attacks on the United States, he said.

'If somebody's expressing views, we cannot curb the expression of views,' Gen Musharraf said.

Mr Armitage also allegedly demanded that Pakistan allow the US to use its border posts as staging points for the war on Afghanistan.

Pakistan's support was considered crucial in the defeat of Afghanistan's Taleban government, which Pakistan had helped to bring to power." BBC NEWS | South Asia | US 'threatened to bomb' Pakistan

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