We do not know what really happened in the border incident that resulted in the deaths of 24 Pakistani troops this weekend. We do not even know the nationality of the NATO forces and aircraft that are said to have engaged the Pakistanis. But unlike the frenzied, bigoted, politically primitive crowds burning American flags in the streets of Pakistan, we should not jump to conclusions.
Contrary to the more hysterical statements coming out of Pakistan, it is extremely unlikely that, without provocation, NATO forces attacked Pakistani positions on the other side of the border in order to humiliate Pakistan.
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