Milan Fashion Week…better than war...

All this awesome stuff with the economy, combined with the US elections, has allowed the world to ignore that the US slipped into war with Pakistan. Since about mid-July, US policy has changed to allow American special forces troops to stage cross-border raids on Pakistani soil. Prior to Bush’s apporval of said policy, the US did occasionally drop bombs on Pakistan, but only on “high value targets.” Now the US is fighting not just the Pakistani Taliban but also Pakistani Army. BBC:

Pakistan troops ‘repel US raid’
Tensions show no sign of abating in the border area Pakistani troops have fired warning shots at two US helicopters forcing them back into Afghanistan, local Pakistani
intelligence officials say. The helicopters flew into the tribal North Waziristan region from Afghanistan’s Khost province at around midnight, the reports say.

Tensions have risen after an increase in US attacks targeting militants.

The incident comes amid mounting security fears after a militant bomb attack on the Islamabad Marriott hotel. Pakistan’s army has said it will defend the country’s sovereignty and reserves the right to retaliate to any border violations.

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