Here is a Great Idea
Let's Destabilize a Nuclear Power
The Military-Industrial Complex on the March
- The unconstitutional wars in Syria, Iraq and Libya are winding down. So suddenly out of thin air we see President Trump going after Pakistan.
- I smell the Military-Industrial Complex at work trying to stir up new shit that will require endless military spending. Except in this case they are trying to destabilize a nuclear power.
- Call me a "Crazy Blogger" (which I am), but this sounds like insanity to me.
(Daily Mail) - The United States said Tuesday that it was withholding $255 million in aid to Pakistan as punishment for the country's support for terrorism.
Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., announced the deprivation at a media avail where she stressed that the action was not related to Pakistan's vote for a resolution condemning the United States' decision to relocate its embassy and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
'It is entirely connected to Pakistan's harboring of terrorists,' she said from the United Nations. 'However, as I said in December, we won't forget the Jerusalem vote.'
President Trump had previewed the aid slash in a tweet on Monday that said the U.S. had 'foolishly' given Pakistan $33 billion and received 'lies & deceit' in return.
Pakistan then summoned the U.S. ambassador to the country, David Hale, for a meeting, and Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif claimed Trump's outburst was non-consequential.
'He has tweeted against us (Pakistan) and Iran for his domestic consumption,' Asif told Geo TV on Monday. 'He is again and again displacing his frustrations on Pakistan over failures in Afghanistan as they are trapped in dead-end street in Afghanistan.'
Trump's administration had been threatening to keep the $255 million over Pakistan's alleged ties to the Haqqani network, known associates of the Afghan Taliban, since August.
It informed Congress then that it would freeze the payment until Pakistan cracked down more heavily on terrorism.
'We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting. But that will have to change, and that will change immediately,' Trump said in an August speech announcing a new strategy to combat terror in Afghanistan.
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We bribed Pakistan
to supply the Afghan War
The only way to supply American troops and our Afghan allies is through Russian controlled areas in the north or through Pakistan in the south.
Personally I couldn't give a damn who "controls" the shit-hole of Afghanistan. But let's not lie to ourselves that Pakistan did not put themselves in danger from home grown Islamists in order to help us in the war.
See our 2013 article
Thousands block NATO supply line to Afghanistan