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Monday, October 25, 2010

About damned time..

It looks like the people at the DoD and/or State have finally wizened up and are now telling the Pakistanis that those billions in military aid come with strings attached. And for once it isn’t useless “feel good” nonsense demands by the left, for things they turn a blind eye too as long as it is their buddies doing it in the name of the left’s collectivist revolution, but actually something that will help the US and our foreign policy out.

October 25, 2010: The U.S. has told Pakistan that continued foreign aid will be dependent on successful Pakistani efforts against Islamic terrorist groups, particularly the Taliban. Pakistan has received $3.5 billion in American military and economic aid in the last year. The U.S. just agreed to another $2 billion in military aid for the next year. But there are conditions. If the Taliban and al Qaeda are not attacked, the military aid will not be delivered.

The Pakistanis have of course reacted to this as I expected they would:

This has upset many Pakistanis, because it was believed that there was an unspoken arrangement that Pakistan would get lots of military aid that could mainly be used to defend the country from India, while pretending to use it against the Taliban. As part of this deal, Pakistan would concentrate on Islamic terrorists that were attacking the Pakistani government, and generally leave those attacking India or Afghanistan alone. But now the U.S. is insisting that the Pakistanis go after all Islamic terrorists. This is unacceptable to many Pakistanis, including senior military commanders and intelligence officials. For these men, India is still the main enemy, and the Taliban are useful for keeping Afghanistan from becoming an ally of India.

Basically, we hate your guts, want your money, and you better not expect us not to use it in a way that ends up hurting you if we want that, because we are ingrates. They can kiss my arse. With friends like this we really don’t need enemies. Let the Chinese pay the Pakistanis if the intent is to check India in the region. That’s their goal. We should be doing everything possible to get India on our side and to make Pakistan less likely to support any kind of terrorism.

Update: Changed the language that some have construed as offensive. That was not the intent I had at all, but in the world we live today were the PC police is ready to accuse everyone of being evil, I guess it is better to be safe than sorry. Although these bastards that want our tax dollars, with no strings attached, while they then help the very scumbags we are fighting and that are killing our service members or help kill them, sure as hell deserve to be insulted at a minimum.

Posted by AlexinCT on 10/25/10 at 08:55 AM in Politics   Law, & Economics   War on Terror/Axis of Evil  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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