May 15th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

NATO invites Pakistan to Chicago summit

Editor's note: Read all of Security Clearance's coverage of the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago

With reporting from Elise Labott

NATO has invited Pakistani President Asif Zardari to join the Afghanistan summit in Chicago this week, even as the Afghan neighbor continues to weigh whether to re-open its border crossings for war supplies.

Farhatullah Babar, a presidential spokesman, confirmed the invitation Tuesday, saying it was unconditional and was not linked to the opening of ground lines of communication for NATO or to any other issue. He said Zardari would consider the invitation in light of guidelines from Pakistan's parliament and the advice of the government.

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The president said a decision about the invitation will be communicated to NATO later.

The invitation comes just days after NATO Secretary General Fogh Rasmussen suggested that the neighbor of Afghanistan would not be included because of the continued closure of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan to war supplies."Our transit routes through Pakistan are currently blocked. So we have to continue our dialogue with Pakistan, with a view to finding a solution to that, because that's really a matter of concern," Rasmussen said in a news conference Friday.

Pakistan's top military and civilian leaders met in Islamabad Tuesday evening but did not come up with a recommendation on lifting the blockade on Pakistan's two NATO supply routes.

"We have instructed all relevant departments and stakeholders to conclude their dialogue about this matter. We have laws and a parliament and we have to let this process take its course," said Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, who was part of Tuesday's meeting of the Defense Committee of the Cabinet.

Any new agreement would include a requirement that only non-lethal cargo be shipped through Pakistan into Afghanistan, officials say.

Talks to reopen the border have intensified ahead of the Chicago meetings. U.S. negotiators have been in Pakistan since late April, and just this past weekend, Gen. John Allen, who oversees all U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, and his Afghan counterpart were in Pakistan for discussions that included talks about the border situation.

Asked if the Pakistani government felt pressured by Washington and NATO to reopen the supply routes, Kaira said, "I am not concerned about pressure. I am only concerned about the process that must take place in parliament."

Pakistan's Cabinet is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Islamabad. Kaira said a decision is possible at that point.

Analysts described the NATO summit invitation as an incentive for Zardari to reopen the routes.

A senior official with the Obama administration stressed this is a NATO invitation and it is not clear if President Obama would meet with Zardari.

"It doesn't necessarily impact what we do with the Pakistanis" at the summit, the official said.

Pakistan was invited as a neighboring country of Afghanistan, as have other countries from the region.

"The whole meeting will underline the strong commitment of the international community to a stable future for Afghanistan, and Pakistan is an integral part of that," said Oana Lungescu, a NATO spokeswoman.

The meeting will include Afghan President Hamid Karzai, along with NATO allies and International Security Assistance Force contributors. There also will be representatives from Russia, Japan and key international organizations including the United Nations and European Union.

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  3. PakiBuster

    What happen to all happy Paki faces, have you ever seen any bigger insult than this, Obama even refuse to meet Zardari. He surely met Karzai and so many good words for him.

    Zardari, who flew to Chicago with hopes of lifting his stature with a meeting with Mr Obama, was preparing to leave empty-handed as the two countries continued to feel the repercussions of a fatal American airstrike last November, for which Mr Obama has offered condolences but no apology.

    May 21, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
  4. ddpp

    correction:

    NATO invites Pakistan aka Haqqani terrorists to Chicago summit [to buy fake peace].

    May 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  5. dhaval

    LOL pakis are truly funny people with true sense of humor ...A prostitute gets invited to the palace and her pimps start a rumor that the prostitute is the new queen. Now we all know what the prostitute is going to be used in the palace for. Only the prostitute feels the pain which Zardari is well aware of. I hope he carries a lot of LUBE with him. If US starts charging 50mn for every American killed we would have a surplus in no time. Last time the Palistanis sold us Ladens ass I hope this time they have something similar for the price we pay them.

    May 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Reply
    • Joe Kapadia

      Sir, you are an idiot.

      May 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
      • Ismail Khan

        Paki hiding behind Joe Kapadia, funny right, you are neither Joe nor Kapadia, a Paki hiding behind a Indian name, thats exactly what happening to Pakistan.

        May 17, 2012 at 9:46 am |
  6. TheGreatKhali

    To all Pakis on this forum. I have only one question for you. What happened to your demand for apology for 'Salala' incident and end to drone strikes. You guys POOPED again and have allowed NATO to use it's supply lines. How shameless can you get.

    May 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  7. Shane

    So we are inviting guyz who harbor Bin Laden, Khalid who mastermind 9/11, the place where most of terrorist getting training. Its terrorist academy for exporting terrorism all over the world. This country living on aids from USA, Saudi, the only contribution they had is exporting Nuke technologies to rough states (N Korea, Iran). Its all election year politics otherwise they'll getting butt kicked by Hillary weekly if not daily basis.

    I dont know why Indians on this board gets so agitated by them, based on your GDP, export/import, you guyz already placed 7 largest economics in coming year, you should forget about country which is already on target of Israel nuke.

    May 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Reply
    • Sheikha Ayesha Bint Al Maloof

      Shane or Suresh? Ashamed to identify yourself as Indian? Here is the way the world views you.

      AN INDIAN SAGA
      HUMPTY DUMPTY: Had a great fall
      India is pretty much done. The bubble has burst. India is sliding downhill at supersonic speed. GDP growth has disappeared...the only growth left is the hair between their legs. Inflation is in the clouds and India has asked Pakistan to help out. Pakistan has opened up Wagah Border to help Indians with food/goods etc. The Indian Rupee has collapsed against US $. US owns India financially now. As of last week the Indian bourse also collapsed.

      So it is but normal to sense the frustration and disgust among Indians. Also, for being left out the loop in Chicago. As we told you before, India's new role is babysitting Bengal and Nepal and patrolling seas for pirates. LOL.

      May 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
      • ISI

        Inshallah totally agree with you
        Indya iz phinished Theur currenche is daclining against amrikkan dollah and we beath them by almost 40 dollahs
        54.3400 INR = 1 USD
        whereaz
        90.9000 Pakistani Rupee = 1 USD
        wee all knaw that xeros have no value that brings
        9.9000 Pakistani Rupee = 1 USD
        Inshallah we will take Kashmir and brake India..

        May 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
      • Shane

        Sheikha Ayesha Bint Al Maloof is not a pakistani name, you cant come out of mohajir mentality yet, you need to hide behind a arab to get recognized, you couldnt answer a single question I asked, how can your country harbor terrorism and grow at same time, what you guyz produce except terrorism, please dont give me bullshit reason you mullah teach you, come with stats, supported by some international media, whoever you are, all I am trying to say, both countries screwed up by corrupt politician, only difference is one is part of BRIC, coming up solid and showing progress in most areas, another is going in shithole by hiding behind religion and teaching of Islam which teach nothing but killing of innocent people.

        May 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
      • TheGreatKhali

        @ISI your Madarsa education is evident in your comment. I hope your sucide bombing training was not this bad. you might need to put it use soon.

        May 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
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        July 1, 2012 at 2:04 am |
    • T-Bone Thakur

      WHERE IS THE BEEF? The Indian Dilemma:::
      India needs to get its head from out the clouds. Let India be India. India is about poor people and lower caste. It is all about the cow not the hamburgers or the steaks.

      May 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
    • krm1007

      Please leave the leadership/quarterback role to Pakistan in this region going forward. Much foresight has been shown by Pakistan in reading the riot act to the world powers and telling them point blank that "Don't mess with Pakistan". It takes courage. Pakistan needs to and will shape the geopolitical landscape of this region, icluding India, into the next millenium. Pakistan has already conveyed to India and world powers that it expects India to drastically reduce its armed forces footprint immediately. Pakistan is expected to set the tone for this region forthwith and lead it to much prosperity in years to come.

      May 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
      • dhaval

        Zardari better perform a good mujra for your Europen masters.

        May 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  8. Sheikha Ayesha Bint Al Maloof

    Very happy our Pakistani brothers and sisters being recognized as key to solving regional problems in South Asia, Middle East and Central Asia. Al humdilillah.God bless you.

    May 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Reply
    • Ismail Khan

      Agreed with you Sheikha Ayesha Bint Al Maloof, our pakistani brother day and night trying to become terrorist and our pakistani sister are raising money by selling themself to Arab, now someone has to earn bread and butter in the family, Go Pakistani, soon we'll be number one terrorist nation on the world. Only issues is now allah have to increase our quote of 72 virgins

      May 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Reply
  9. Jim Rich

    We welcome our Pakistani allies to Chicago to help us chart the course of that region for the next millenium. We thank alll Pakistanis for their inumerable and selfless sacrifices in helping keep American safe. Thank you.

    May 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Reply
    • Ismail Khan

      Jim,

      Like you I am a pakistani also, we know how much American hate us, they wont stand any Pakistani living near to homes and I wont blame them, our activities make them suspicious about us, whatever we are on allah path, hopefully we'll get one of those 72 virgins.

      May 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  10. Goku

    Vegetta what's the number of casualties in the Iraq war? IT'S OVER 9000!!!

    May 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  11. Everett Wallace

    already there.

    May 16, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
    • Boof

      Holaaa! as cool Goa, an do not know ... By the way, ESTN holiday claebreting? these Indians always joke;-P. I flipped out where you pass the truck, I am I complaining about southern Italy ... which I expected! and in the opposite direction! A big hug!

      July 31, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Reply
  12. Rodger

    A bit like FDR inviting Hirohito to Malta

    May 16, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • Haru Kiyoshi

      Very distasteful of you for opening up these old Japanese wounds that has no connection to the recognition of Pakistan as a regional power in the Chicago Summit. Japanese people support Pakistan and thank them for their help in making the world safe.

      May 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply
  13. rk

    poor pakis..summoned again by US for orders..hahahaha...continuous drone strikes on paki soil, empty begging bowls and now forced to open nato routes and forced to attend nato meet ..the same nato that killed their pakis like rats..and the pakis on this forum are soo proud of the invite.....hahahhahahaaa...pakis r redicule of the world....

    May 16, 2012 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • Soho Sajjad

      Pakistan now needs to protect itself from the economic implosion/bubble burst in India. It is over folks, in India. Unemployment is record high, inflation is out of control, rupee has collapsed, budget deficit has widened,, multinationals such as Delta Airlines, Dell Computers, GE and Microsoft are already shifting their call centers to Canada, FDI has almost halted. Nobody wants to do business there anymore as terrorism is shifting there in months to come and the country/politics are too big/corrupt/decentralized to be conducive to do business. Pakistan needs to close its borders along India as Indians will soon be crossing over for food. You will now see Indian government trying to get friendly, solving the Kashmir issue and the cricket team wanting to tour Pakistan

      May 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  14. Hound

    Indians dont even know about this summit and I dont thinkwe care.Too much time for bollywood, too little time for a gathering of bankrupt economies.If the Pakistanis think that this is equal to being a regional power and somehpw can be equated to the cultural ,economic and military might of India;then so be it.Power to you.

    May 16, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply
    • rk

      hahahaha...dumbpakis...eager to run for instructions from boss USA ....hallucinating as if they are being invited as a major player in the meeet....no wonder pakis are rediculed world over....they run to nato meet the same meet that killed their pakis like bugs...and they are so proud to go there..hahahahhahahaa continue pakis..INDia has better things to do..like.a real regional and world power...hahahahhaha..

      May 16, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
      • Beefsteak Balbir

        The only growth left in India is the hair between the legs. Value of rupee has tanked, inflation is in the clouds, stock market has crashed, corruption is rampant, hospitals are burning, people are dying in scores, societal values have rotted, Microsoft and GE are pulling the plug on call centers...Dell and Delta Airlines have almost packed up and shifted the call centers to Canada. Pakistan has opened up Wagah Border to provide food aid for India (Thank you, Pakistan, for helping out).

        May 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  15. krm1007

    Pakistan is riding the wave to regional dominance….a phenomenon that is best described as follows::::

    All hands on deck, Pakistan.
    The world is lovely, bright and deep,
    But you have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before you sleep
    And miles to go before you sleep

    God speed Pakistan on your recognition as the newregional leader. Do the world proud.

    May 16, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
    • rk

      hahahahha.....keep hallucinating..and soon u wil be out of world map...pakis getting summoned to the chicago meet for further instructions from boss USA and where they will be seated on beggar table...and dumb pakis here pretending as if the pakis are invited as a major player...pakis running to attend the NATO meet , the same NATO that killed their pakis like worms..hahahahhaha wrld domination indeed...no wonder u pakis are slapped around so much...

      May 16, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
      • Tapendra Tenderloin

        Seems like the India is falling apart at the seams. First hundreds of sick left burning in a hospital fire, then hundreds dead drinking some hindu concoction and now NO invite to Chicago. Poverty is rampant, societal values have collapsed; inflation is in the clouds while the rupee is in the toilet. This economic and political model has failed. The moment US pulls out of Afghanistan, China will be all over India. I doubt India will survive 2012 as we know it and may have to revert back to its communist/socialist roots as a fragmented nation divided along ethnic lines as independent states.

        May 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • rk

      hahahaa...all pakis hands out in begging
      all pakis run and hide
      US drones coming it coming
      miles of paki land to cover
      miles to go before all pakis r squashed....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 16, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
      • Salisbury Steak Suresh

        We all know the dirty games us Indians are playing in the region...financing terrorists who are killing US/NATO/Pakistani troops ....undermining democracies, paying off some factions of talibans protection money so they won't do another Mumbai attack, All this because we are scared of Al Qaeda and Talibans. Fellow INDIANS....we dare you to stop hiding behind American skirts and come out in the open and face these terrorists eye to eye and NOT to run away from them and take bullets in the back. We will never be invited to summits like Chicago like we show the world we are not cowards and can be leaders. We blew it and Pakistan has gotten the best of us. Now we have to follow them and kiss their ring as the new regional leader.

        May 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • Oodoodanoo

      Pakistan - gateway to Central Asia and acid in your face.

      May 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
      • Sheikha Ayesha Bint Al Maloof

        You forgot.....also new gateway to India .. a much more gentler...matured gateway/face to India representing its 600+million muslim population and of course the hindus are also welcome.

        May 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  16. krm1007

    WE SALUTE YOU, PAKISTAN......The Americans acknowledge the innumerable sacrifices made by Pakistanis in this ongoing war. The Americans appreciate the bullets taken on the chest by the Pakistanis in fighting the enemy. The Americans appreciate the ultimate sacrifices made by Pakistanis in sacrificing their lives while trying to make America and the world safe.

    May 16, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
    • Ismail Khan

      Yes we salute you Pakistan, only nation which harbor Bin Laden, Khalid who mastermind 9/11, the place where most of world terrorist getting training. Its terrorist academy for exporting terrorism all over the world. This country living on aids from USA, Saudi, the only contribution they had is exporting Nuke technologies to rough states (N Korea, Iran).

      May 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Reply
  17. Doctor

    To all the pakis n indians, instead of fighting, why don't both of you try and say something good about each other and instead of being full of hatred try to ice the hatred and be friends. Try to improve the quality of life in your countries. Try to bring stability to yourselves and improve your economic conditions. People from both the countries are pathetic. You guys fight while the world laughs at your idiocity!

    May 16, 2012 at 6:42 am | Reply
    • Beefeater Balbir

      There was a genocide in 1947 in which millions of muslims were massacred by Indian hindus. Till that is accounted for by the world there will be be no long lasting peace between these two nations.

      May 16, 2012 at 9:01 am | Reply
      • Salisbury Steak Suresh

        Yes, my grandmother told me that the hindus massacred the muslims and this was worse than what Hitler did to the Jews. This was a mega holocaust. There needs to be accountability and the hindus repsonsible need to be brought to justice. Indian and hindu conscience will never be at peace with itself till we come clean of this horrendous eisode in their evil history.

        May 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  18. Cobra

    Indians are liberality to this planet. Billion people sucking world resources. If it wasn't for china then no one would have cared about Indians and let them die like ppl in Africa.

    May 16, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
  19. HEY LETS INVITE THE VIRUS IN

    SMART MOVE IF YA WANT TO BE UNDERMIND .

    May 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  20. rk

    pakis being summoned by US and NATO for further instructions and slaps......even while pakis were still smarting by promising to open up their supply routes .and poor pakis their blackmailing fired and the pakis here are under the illusion that they are being 'invited' as a major player...hahahahhahaha

    May 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Reply
    • TheBOSS

      India is indispensable for such sumits. There must be some Indians for cleaning toilets including that of Zardari. RK ..Do not worry you are not missing this summit ..is nt it..hahahahahahahahahah.

      May 16, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
      • Cobra

        Well Said. Stupid Indians always talking crap about Pakistan.

        May 16, 2012 at 12:30 am |
      • rk

        hahahaha..India is not summoned like you pakis...u pakis were given the utlimatum...once again of you r either with us or against us..remember that...??? pakis when threatened to be kept out of all afghan talks in future folded..hahahhahaha what else can they do when they are encircled by india on all sides and pressed by US and NATO..Indi ahas billions invested in afghan and its interests are well taken care of...so it does not matter if India attends or not...but not u pakis...run along and sit on table set aside for beggars...hahahahhaa

        May 16, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • krm1007

      It appears to me this shall be a ceremony to coronate the emergence of Pakistan as a regional power. I have been predicting this for over 3 years now. Here is the thesis.

      PAKISTAN.....The New Gateway to Central Asia and Europe.
      With a population of over 180 million most of whom are well educated, English speaking, entrepreneurial and a cultural and social fit with Central Asians...Pakistan will now become the new face and gateway to Central Asia and Europe. Pakistan will thus span this region and provide the impetus for growth, prosperity and unity among these countries. These are new and exciting times for Pakistanis who should now look forward to their new leadership role aligned with Central Asia and Europe rather than the Subcontinent. We wish them much success as they have sacrificed the most during the past 30 + years creating a new world order.

      May 16, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply
      • Ismail Khan

        Pakistan and new world order, what you guyz taking, come out of free drugs you are getting from Afghanistan.

        Pakistan is the only nation which harbor Bin Laden, Khalid who mastermind 9/11, the place where most of world terrorist getting training. Its terrorist academy for exporting terrorism all over the world. This country living on aids from USA, Saudi, the only contribution they had is exporting Nuke technologies to rough states (N Korea, Iran).

        May 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  21. Ehsan

    "The president said that a decision about the invitation will be communicated to NATO later". Great line.

    May 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Reply
    • Porterhouse Pradip

      Agreed. Pakistan has played a very principled role in this crisis. It has articulated its position well. It has stood up unilaterally to world powers and pressures and fought for its rights very maturely and diplomatically. Well done, Pakistan !

      May 16, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
      • rk

        principles..??? hahahaha..nato kills ur pakis like bugs and u guys just fold and run to the meet with ur begging bowls....ahahhahha..

        May 16, 2012 at 11:57 am |
      • Sheikha Ayesha Bint Al Maloof

        Yes, one can only get killed in a war when you lay down your life fighting for your country. More than 100,000 Pakistani civilians and soldiers have laid down their lives fighting for their country and for the world and USA in trying to make them safer places. You don't win wars or gain respect hiding in trenches like the Indians and the Indian army scared from Talibans.

        May 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
      • Ismail Khan

        Agree, this whole crisis wont be there if Pakistan wont harbor terrorist, we've to do it because its only way to get aids money from US and others, now as Bin laden goes, we have to found out how else we going to extract money from US.

        May 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
      • Ismail Khan

        Yes, principle role, they were behind all terrorist activities.

        Pakistan only nation which harbor Bin Laden, Khalid who mastermind 9/11, the place where most of world terrorist getting training. Its terrorist academy for exporting terrorism all over the world. This country living on aids from USA, Saudi, the only contribution they had is exporting Nuke technologies to rough states (N Korea, Iran).

        May 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  22. Sajjad Sialkoti

    Pakistan needs to stand firm on principles and rest will fall in place. Have the Indians heard this yet? Where are they? How come they are not commenting on this forum today?

    May 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
    • rk

      pakis must first learn to stand on their own two feet first....cant be beggars and talk of principles......instead as usual they do whatever US asks them ..fitst they demanded US apology for opening up nato routes..they they requested..tehn they begged US ...US gave them finger..now poor pakis are apologising to US and begged to get an invite to sit on the sidelines while US and NATO gives them further orders...and dont even mention India in same sentance as pak...now even somalia and yemen do not want to be compared to u.....

      May 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Reply
      • Sodomite

        And how is life for the hundreds of millions of 'unmentionables'? A toilet with a billion people in it is still a toilet.

        May 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
      • krm1007

        It appears to me this shall be a ceremony to coronate the emergence of Pakistan as a regional power. I have been predicting this for over 3 years now. Here is the thesis.

        PAKISTAN.....The New Gateway to Central Asia and Europe.
        With a population of over 180 million most of whom are well educated, English speaking, entrepreneurial and a cultural and social fit with Central Asians...Pakistan will now become the new face and gateway to Central Asia and Europe. Pakistan will thus span this region and provide the impetus for growth, prosperity and unity among these countries. These are new and exciting times for Pakistanis who should now look forward to their new leadership role aligned with Central Asia and Europe rather than the Subcontinent. We wish them much success as they have sacrificed the most during the past 30 + years creating a new world order

        May 16, 2012 at 9:05 am |
  23. John Henry

    Are you kidding me? An invite to Pakistan? After closing the american base, shutting down the transit routes, drubbing down the US ambassador.....Pakistan goes to Chicago summit (Obama's home town)? Are you kidding me? It appears Pakistan is the one acting like a world leader. More power to them. Go Pakistan !!!

    May 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • rk

      hahah..its not an invite..its summons by US and nato to this begggar state after they got it to open up its nato routes..now they asked pakis to come for further instructions and orders..as the dumb pakis here think they are being invited as some major player..hahahhahaha

      May 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
      • krm1007

        Certainly, the Chicago meet is to welcome, recognize, accept and introduce Pakistan as the new regional power. A new world order has emerged. Mid sized countries such as Pakistan, with a strategic location, will now be the new model for leading the region globally.

        May 16, 2012 at 9:09 am |
      • Uriel

        War is something to be aeidovd at all costs. If there ever was a war, how people are always afraid before, would be burnt to ashes upon the earth. This fear is far enough for anyone to actually use such weapons. The big worry, everyone should fear is a bunch of lunatics, as the current group militants who hate us get hold of weapons or weapons of mass destruction.

        August 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • Johnson

        This has apparently been bincnoug around the net for months, and was printed in The Sun (that bastion of journalistic integrity) earlier this year. Google dewsbury lahore and you'll see several online discussions about it.Now I am tempted to juxtapose an image from Geronimo's in Roppongi against an image from the bento restaurant in Gainesville, Florida where all my Asian college friends went to hang out.

        August 3, 2012 at 4:04 am |
  24. krm1007

    Pakistan played the democracy card well and turned the tables on the US admin and Congress. Pakistan played tough with Americans and came out smelling like a rose. Great optics for Pakistan. The icing on the cake was Zardari telling USA/NATO he will get back to them on the acceptance of the invitation. LMAO.

    May 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • rk

      poor pakis can only play blackmailing card...and that too backfired ..so now they not only have to open up the nato routes but do so at same old price...only when they agreed to do that..US and nato summoned pakis to the chicago meet...u can try to spin this anyway u pakis want but now the whole world knows u pakis cannot survive without US aid and blessings...hahahahahha

      May 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
      • krm1007

        This is a message to China and India type large countries that the world is getting away from focusing on billion plus large populated countries who have been unable to pull themselves or the world out of poverty or create enough demand for western countires to generate their economies or provide leadership. Going forward, the new paradigm will be based on propagation of countries such as Pakistan who have proved they are economically and militarily capable of taking a leadership role. The Chicago summit is to recognize the emergence of Pakistan as the new regional power and for it to take a leadership role.

        May 16, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  25. T-Bone Thakur

    It seems USA/NATO sidelined India and did not seek its opinion. Obviously, India would never have recommended that Pakistan attend. How come India was not invited??? Hmmmm. This does not bode well for India. Pakistan made out like a bandit. WOW...an invite from USA/NATO!!!!

    May 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • rk

      US and NATO summoned pakis to chicago to make sure they get all their further instructions...US generals came and armtwisted u pakis..poor pakis ur blackmailing didnt work and u agreed to open up ur nato routes without no apology...India is a rising economy and has invested billions in afghan..it knows what to do and US and NATO would never insisit on India for anything....unlike u pakis....u pakis have to open up ur nato routes without any apology and have to run to chicago meet to get more orders and slaps..hahahhahahh

      May 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
      • krm1007

        India was given an opportunity to show leadership qualities and they failed. The reason india was NOT invited to the Chicago and Pakistan was invited is a message that Pakistan is now clearly the new leader in South Asia. It has handled itself well and contributed tremendously to bring peace to the world and making it safer. The time has come for Pakistan to be introduced and recognized as the new regional power.

        May 16, 2012 at 9:18 am |
  26. Beefsteak Balbir

    Lol....Nato invite, not USA? This is the funniest thing I have heard all day!!! Watch out India.....you will need to go back to your communist roots.

    May 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • rk

      do you want India to come to the summit and see you pakis at the beggars table and getting slapped by US and NATO...??????really....hahahahhaah..u really think u are invited as a major player here...hahahhahaha

      May 16, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
      • Mahesh Malabari

        India has a clean up role in this world. Rightly called bhungees. India can come to Chicago to clean toilets where Zardari will take a shit.

        May 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  27. Narayan fron New Jersey

    What a huge victory for Pakistan. Just goes to say that Pakistan is indispensible for Afghanistan solution. Now being election year in USA, they will never admit that to save face.

    May 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply
    • rk

      another paki pretending to be an indian....pakis were told to open up nato routes or they will be cut off from all aid and solutions in afghan...pakis who are already encircled by india and with empty begging bowl agreed to open up the routes...only then they were summoned to the chicago meet...

      May 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Reply
      • krm1007

        India (land of the bankers to terrorists) is geographically, culturally and politically trapped, isolated and encircled. Now that it has been cut off from rest of Asia, the Indians (unfortunately) have nowhere to go but into the ocean. A look at a map conveys the inevitability of this scenario. For India to survive, it has no choice but to have excellent relations with Pakistan. This is a matter of time. The question is whether Pakistan has a big heart to accommodate the very survival of India/Hindu race. Perhaps not this time around.

        Now, this Chicago moot isfor the world to recognize the sacrifices made by Pakistanis in fighting the terror war and making the world safer. Therefore it is time for Pakistan to emerge as the new regional leader and power.

        WE SALUTE YOU PAKISTAN !!!!!
        THANK YOU …. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU!!!!
        FOR MAKING USA SAFE FOR MAKING THE WORLD SAFE>>>>>>>>>>>>
        Since Sep 11, 2001, 21,672 Pakistani civilians have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in the war against terror.

        The Pakistani Army also has lost 2,795 soldiers while 8,671 soldiers have been wounded. More than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost $68 billion due to terrorism.

        Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.

        'CAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY DO SO? ONLY PAKISTAN.'

        May 16, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  28. yup

    I hope they Boooo Him off the stage.......everyone get ready for the shoe toss and 100$ for the one who pelts him right between the eyes.

    May 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
    • Timmy Tenderloin

      Who? Manmuhan Sing from india

      May 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
      • rk

        no..the whole world comunity and all nato members..why do u think this paki is invited.??....to give him more instructions and to slap him around some more..did u really think they invited pak for their opinion..????

        May 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
      • krm1007

        Pakistan “RISING” has established itself as part of a very dynamic regional paradigm amalgamating it geographically with Central Asia, Middle East and Europe. While also situated at the gateway to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan will also have access to the waters of the Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Arabian Sea, China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. This positions Pakistan at the crossroads to peace and prosperity in the world and economic well-being as well as military clout.

        May 16, 2012 at 9:23 am |
    • JinPk

      A million $ for you if you keep him in US ....

      May 16, 2012 at 2:43 am | Reply
      • Sorin

        Great videos that we've sraehd, made us get into them and enjoy them a bit more than you, lol,,, hope your next video lol enjoy it equally, Greetings from across the world. QUITO – ECUADOR SOUTH AMERICA

        August 1, 2012 at 7:29 am |

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