Thursday, October 14, 2010

Russia Says No To NATO's Request For Passage Of Military Supplies To Afghanistan

Photo: A convoy of British military vehicles moves through southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Radio Free Europe

Russia Refuses Route For NATO Supplies -- The Nation

ISLAMABAD – Russia has formally conveyed to NATO that it would not allow its soil to be used for transporting NATO military supplies to Afghanistan while it (Russia) can only allow transportation of the non-military consignments across the border.

Credible diplomatic sources confided to TheNation that after unknown miscreants had torched more than three dozens NATO oil tankers in Quetta last Thursday, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation had formally contacted the Russian Government to discuss the option of using Russian land as transit route for the transportation of NATO cargoes to Afghanistan.

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My Comment: This is a big story that has been under reported by the major media networks. In a nutshell, the Russians are saying that we are on our own when it comes to the war in Afghanistan, and do not expect any help from us.

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