US planning to occupy Pakistan?

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Washington May 19: The US-Pak relations seem to be passing through turbulent weather every passing day following the covert US operation to bust al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. With repeated reassurances from the US, that Pak still remains an ally for them, Pakistan is still left smarting after an obvious case of 'insult" meted out to them.

With dissident voices from all over the world on the justification of the US attack on Pakistani soil, the last straw came from a Republican presidential contender, Ron Paul who said that there are chances that US might occupy Pakistan.

He was talking to a news channel when he floated this extreme probability. He also added that the relationship between the two countries were an “impossible situation" and the idea about US occupying Pakistan would be an unsuccessful attempt. He commented, “"I see the whole thing as a mess, and I think that we are going to be in Pakistan. I think that's the next occupation and I fear it. I think it's ridiculous, and I think our foreign policy is such that we don't need to be doing this."

He also feared that that the occupation will be at a much bigger scale than in Afghanistan and stressed that the attempt will “probably be very unsuccessful." A vocal critic of present US foreign policy, Paul considers that the US created a civil war in Pakistan and violated Pakistan"s sovereignty with the raid on Osama hideout in Abbottabad.

He also expressed concern on the various conspiracy theories doing the rounds on the way in which Osama was killed and stated, “How many stories have we heard already about the killing of bin Laden," Paul asked. "I mean, people are supposed to know what their government's doing. If you ask me exactly what happened, I have no idea because I've heard so many stories."

On the US administration not publishing the evidence of the slain terrorist"s death, he commented, “I think the inept policy invites people to think about conspiracy theories because we don't get all the evidence. I think there will be plenty of conspiracy theories because we're presenting facts that we're changing on almost a daily basis."

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