Ray McGovern is also on this show. Iran Press TV, 12/4/11:
A political observer believes that one of the main objectives of the United States in waging wars around the world and especially in the Middle East region is to do business and make money.
During the latest attack by NATO helicopters and fighter jets, 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed on their military outpost.
Pakistani people are demanding a tough response by their government towards the attack.
So far, Pakistan has boycotted an international conference on Afghanistan in Germany and has demanded that the US leaves an airbase in the country to be closed.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Linh Dinh, a journalist in Philadelphia, to ask his opinions on the issue.Following is the transcription of the interview.
Press TV: If it is that easy, because of course the United States has said that it was a mistake, and if it is that easy to mistaken the Pakistani military outpost for militants, what is that say, first of all, about the American military intelligence? Also what does it mean for civilians then, who could be in the area?
Dinh: Well, there have been so many attacks and this is only the latest outrage. The premise of the US being in Afghanistan or intruding into Pakistan is preposterous to begin with. The US justification for attacking people in Pakistan is that these so-called terrorists are ignoring the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, but the only people who do not belong there are the Americans. You know, the US does not respect any border. So it is farcical that it would accuse anyone. You know, the Pashtuns have been there for centuries. Of course, the US can cross over any border in the world.
If you go there, (you see) basically the same people basically on both sides. So the Pashtuns have every rights to be in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is the Americans who should leave.
Press TV: Mr. Dinh, is there any difference between the government in Islamabad and the Pakistani people as far as the way that they look at the United States?
Now Mr. Pirzada (the other guest in the show) is saying that the people are very savvy and understand what is going on, but do you think that the government in Islamabad is really as anti-Washington policy as they are appearing these days?
Dinh: There have been protests from both Islamabad and the Pakistani people and apparently these protests have had little effects because the drone attacks have only intensified.
As you can see from the latest incident, this is the most serious incident, yet. So these half-hearted expressions of regrets and apologies are in a sense meaningless because you have to wonder whether Washington wants to intensify this crisis.
It seems that Washington is always looking for a new enemy, for a new war to fight. Right now, it is threatening three countries simultaneously: Iran, Iraq and Syria and occasionally it has attacked Somalia.
So, you know, one may make a remark that these countries happen to be Muslim. And you may be surprised why would Washington embarrass one of its key allies, but Washington has always embarrassed its allies whenever it feels like it.
So I am not sure whether this crisis would go away. I am afraid it might even get worse because war is how Washington does business and it is how it makes money.