US Desperate To Get The Wreckage Of Stealth Helicopter Back



With Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani scheduled to travel to China on 17 May for a high-profile four-day visit, Western defence officials will be searching for some indication of what Pakistan is likely to do with the stealth helicopter wreckage it retrieved following the US raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.

A senior Pakistani government official described speculation that China is seeking access to the aircraft as "mere nonsense", though he did confirm that the wreckage was still in Pakistani hands.

Two senior NATO defence officials based in Islamabad said the US is seeking the return of the wreckage to prevent it being passed onto third parties such as China. "The US is desperate to get the wreckage back," one of the officials said.

What ultimately happens to the stealth helicopter wreckage left behind by US special forces during the 1 May raid may depend largely on how the parties concerned answer a single question: 'How much is it worth?'
Some former and current US government officials have cautioned that Pakistan would have little to lose by sharing the technology with China, and that the consequences for the US would be grave if it could not immediately recover the wreckage.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Of course, there is a major consequence if Pakistan refuse to turn it over: The 3 billion USD worth of mostly military aid from the U.S.

Or worse yet, if the the Americans could get that close to Islamabad without Pakistani authority knowing it, imagine where else they could go and how far to make it a worthy misadventure for Pakistan. It is Pakistan that has to prove that they are genuine in the fight against terrorism after harboring the most wanted man in the world.

Anonymous said...

GREETINGS,
FIRST OFF, I DO BELIEVE THAT PAKISTAN WAS AWARE OF THE OPERATION....NOT JUST AWARE BUT ACTUALLY WAS THE SPEARHEAD ,JUST AS WAS BEING REPORTED BY EASTERN MEDIA OUTLETS PRIOR TO THE PAKISTANI PUBLIC BACKLASH THAT FORCED THEM TO RENOUNCE INVOLVMENT. 2ND, THE SO-CALLED 3BILLION IN U.S. AID IS ACTUALLY WORTHLESS. THE DOLLAR'S DAY HAS PASSED AND I DO BELIEVE THAT PAKISTAN IS NOW GETTING READY TO DITCH AMERICA ALTOGETHER.AND IF AMERICA WERE TO OUTRIGHT ATTACK PAKISTAN THIS WOULD FORCE THE PAKISTANI MILITARY TO GO INTO ACTION KILLING AND HOLDING HOSTAGE ALL U.S. CIA AGENTS(100'S) IN PAKISTAN AND ALSO SPEARHEADING A MILITARY OPERATION INTO AFGHANISTAN WHILE ALSO CLOSING THE US/NATO'S ONLY ROUTE FOR FOOD AND FUEL INTO AFGHANISTAN.
THEN IS PAKISTAN WERE PUSHED FURTHER BY US/NATO BY THREATS, CHINA'S HAND WOULD BE FORCED BECAUSE THERE IS NO PLAYER IN ASIA THAT IS AS VITAL TO CHINA'S NATIONAL SECURITY AS WITH PAKISTAN. THE CHINESE IS BUYING E.U. DEBT ALONG WITH U.S. DEBT....DROPPING THE DEBT OF BOTH WOULD SEND THEIR ECONOMIES INTO A TAILSPIN THEREBY RECKING THEIR MILITARIES....THEN CHINA COULD ALSO INTERVEINE MILITARILY BECAUSE THEY ALREADY HAVE THOUSANDS OF TROOPS IN KASHMIR ALREADY

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