Skip to comments.US unveils Pakistan aid projects
Posted on 07/18/2010 11:31:16 PM PDT by Cindy
PHOTO CAPTION: "Correspondents say the deal is part of Washington's attempts to counter anti-US sentiment in Pakistan"
SNIPPET: "US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced aid projects worth $7.5bn (£5bn) for Pakistan at the start of talks in the capital Islamabad.
The package, agreed by Congress last year, is part of Washington's attempts to counter anti-American sentiment in the country, correspondents say.
The five-year deal includes projects for two hydro-electric dams and renewable energy sources."
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Hillary Clinton stills fears an attack on the US emanating from Pakistan
BBC News ^ | July 18, 2010 | Kim Ghattas
Posted on July 18, 2010 4:54:35 PM PDT by BobP
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton worries all the time about the possibility that an attack against the US could emanate from Pakistan and has called on Islamabad to take further, specific actions against militant networks.
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building green project is what the left think will counter anti-american sentiment
.. more like an excuse to funnel money into green projects than to truly tackle anti-american sentiment
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Lack of Supplemental Funding Poses Problems for Pentagon
DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | July 14, 2010 | Jim Garamone
Posted on July 16, 2010 12:33:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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Lack of Supplemental Funding Poses Problems for Pentagon Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2010 Because Congress has yet to pass a supplemental funding bill, the Defense Department must start taking measures to ensure uninterrupted war operations, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today. Video
If Congress doesnt act on the fiscal 2010 request for supplemental war funding, Defense Department employees may not get paid, Morrell said during a news conference.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is disappointed that Congress did not pass the supplemental spending bill before its Fourth of July break, Morrell told reporters.
Hes very concerned about the predicament that puts us in, he said. And in order to assure that war operations are not interrupted, the services will now have to begin cash-flowing operating costs for war activities using their base budgets. This means that the services will begin borrowing money from fourth-quarter accounts to pay for current obligations, but even that wont be enough, he added.
We project that certain Army and Marine Corps accounts will run dry in August, Morrell said. So we urgently need Congress to pass the supplemental before members leave town for the next break in August.
In the meantime, he added, the department is obligated to begin planning what to do if Congress does not pass the spending measure. Needless to say, all of this is extraordinarily disruptive to the department, he said. This is not the first time this has happened, Morrell said. While we have faced this circumstance in years past, the situation we find ourselves in this year is much more difficult, because it comes so late in the fiscal year, he explained. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30.
The department has a supreme obligation to protect this nation and support the hundreds of thousands of personnel that are deployed in harms way, Morrell said. We will take every step possible to fulfill these obligations in the months ahead until this matter is settled in Washington.
It may involve asking a lot of hard-working people in this department to report to duty without an ability to pay them, or other extreme measures we would rather avoid, he continued. But we will get the job done, including in Iraq and Afghanistan and wherever else we operate around the world.
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2 posted on July 16, 2010 12:33:56 AM PDT by Cindy
This stuff takes up a big part of the fed budget. But Republicans take a stand on unemployment benefits for cost cutting.
They better let this issue pass without much complaining this week or Nov can turn real ugly real fast.
We could use that money to counter US sentiment here....starting with the President.
Throw free money at the problem. That always works. (/s)
Pakistan is soooooooooooooooooobending us over without the use of KY.....=.=
Now WHO believes that the Taliban will not attack such projects.
Obama spending taxpayer $$$$$$$$$ for Taliban TARGETS.