Pakistani soldiers fired at American reconnaissance helicopters that were escorting Afghan and U.S. ground troops along the volatile border Thursday, sparking a five-minute ground battle between the countries which have been allies in the war on terrorism, officials said.Attempting to play down the incident - the first serious exchange with Pakistani forces acknowledged by the U.S. - Pakistan's president said only "flares" were fired at foreign helicopters that he said had strayed across the border from Afghanistan into his country.The five-minute exchange, which could have easily escalated into a much bigger conflict, could heighten tensions at a time the U.S. is stepping up cross-border operations in a region known as a haven for Taliban and al Qaeda militants. [...]This isn't good news, folks but it was bound to happen. I hope the libtards are happy now that their wish of the former President leaving Pakistan leadership because he was friends with GWB. I wonder how many Troop casualties will please them this time when the Real Deal starts.
--Posted By Snooper to Take Our Country Back at 9/26/2008