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After Bin Laden Death, Billions in U.S. Aid to Pakistan Questioned
ABC ^ | 5/5/2011 | HUMA KHAN and MATTHEW JAFFE

Posted on 05/05/2011 4:45:46 AM PDT by tobyhill

In the wake of the U.S.-led operation that killed Osama bin Laden, billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Pakistan are in jeopardy as relations between the two countries turn sour.

Pakistan is coming under fire for not being able to spot bin Laden, who, instead of hiding in the remote caves of the northwest tribal areas as originally thought, was in fact living in an affluent neighborhood in Abbottabad, right near the Pakistani military academy.

U.S. administration officials say they didn't inform their Pakistani counterparts of the operation to hunt down and kill bin Laden until it was all but over, for fear that the information could be leaked into the wrong hands.

Now, a growing chorus of lawmakers on Capitol Hill are calling for the administration to reassess the billions in aid it provides to Pakistan, given how unhelpful they say the Pakistani government was.

From 2002 to 2010, the United States gave $13.3 billion in security-related aid to Pakistan, and $6 billion for economic assistance. More than $3 billion were requested for 2011.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; bombthem; foreignaid; lugar; mccain; nukepakistan; pakistan; poe; west
We're already broke so stop giving terrorist supporting nations our grandchildren's money.
1 posted on 05/05/2011 4:45:48 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

That support is how we eventually got him. We have moles, too. And we were the ones who set up the Paki security system.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 4:51:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

They are playing us for fools and if our politicians insist on giving them money then make them earn it but in the mean time, cut it off.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 4:55:13 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Give the money to Alabama....


4 posted on 05/05/2011 4:59:17 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: tobyhill
From 2002 to 2010, the United States gave $13.3 billion in security-related aid to Pakistan, and $6 billion for economic assistance. More than $3 billion were requested for 2011.

To put this into perspective, the CIA factbook on Pakistan has its entire GDP being $175B, and its military budget being 3% of that, or about $5B. So US aid is what keeps the Pakistani officer-class able to afford their mistresses. Take away that aid, and they are screwed.

I would not be surprised if the ISI were behind 9/11, for the express purpose of restarting the cash flow that stopped when the Russians left Afghanistan and we lost interest in the region.

5 posted on 05/05/2011 5:10:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: tobyhill

Traitors to the American people in the US Congress
KNEW where Osama was. KNEW.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 5:16:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: PapaBear3625

They still seem to have money to buy billions in weaponry-frigates, warplanes and soon submarines from the Chicoms. It’s not like they will starve without US aid.


7 posted on 05/05/2011 5:18:21 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: All

The third guy on the recently published Reuters’ photos of the inside of the campound (photos leaked by a Pakistani official) is definitely the dead body of Khaled Bin Laden, Osama’s son, that being the first visual and undeniable proof that the Bin Laden family was at that campound that night.

SEE THIS OTHER POST for more details :
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2715062/posts?page=58#58


8 posted on 05/05/2011 5:25:15 AM PDT by drzz (I)
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To: tobyhill

Pockeestonn is a muslim country. They will continue to receive our dollars.

We are now negotiating, NEGOTIATING???????????, with them for the return of our helicopter. How many billions will that cost us?

So tell me again, just what the video of the huge fire that was shown along with other photos of the assault on the compound.


9 posted on 05/05/2011 5:41:09 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

The Chinese are only too happy to be paid with American money.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 5:47:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: tobyhill

Which senators or reps lobbied for the pakastan money?


11 posted on 05/05/2011 6:01:29 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: tobyhill

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BILLIONS FOR JIHAD!

Obama gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/obamas-supplemental-bill-passes-gives-billions-to-enemies/
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.

• $3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces

• $400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces

• Afghanistan: $1.52 billion, $86 million above the request

• West Bank and Gaza: $665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

• Jordan: $250 million, $250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance

• Egypt: $360 million, $310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance, $50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance

• Pakistan: $1.9 billion, $591 million above the request

• Iraq: $968 million, $336 million above the request

• Oversight: $20 million, $13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq

• Lebanon: $74 million

• International Food Assistance: $500 million, $200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis

• Refugee Assistance: $343 million, $50 million above the request, …including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)

• Disaster Assistance: $200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia

• Peacekeeping: $837 million for United Nations peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic

• Department of Justice: $17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system

The mainstream media remains silent on this but the International News has now picked up the story http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=22164
— and then there is Obama’s $108 billion IMF bailout scheme http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/13/obamas-100-billion-imf-bailout-scheme/
in addition to the Supplemental.

According to the Associated Press, the Obama administration will give away nearly $6 million of American tax dollars to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including Islamic mosques and minarets, in 55 nations. See the State Department document here.
http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/office-of-policy-and-evaluations/ambassadors-fund/afcp2010list.pdf

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12 posted on 05/05/2011 6:02:59 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: 444Flyer; chicagolady; ConservativeMan55; CPT Clay; cricket; cripplecreek; dinodino; ...
Congressman West Urges Ceasing Pakistan Aid

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It is not unreasonable for the American people to question if Osama bin Laden was located on government controlled land, next to a military academy, and so close to the nation's Capital. What real assistance was the Pakistan Government providing for the last 10 years to locate the al-Qaeda leader and bring him to justice?
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I think it is quite clear that unless we get a clear explanation of what the Government of Pakistan knew about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden, all foreign aid from American taxpayers to this nation needs to cease. We need to understand whether the Government of Pakistan was harboring Osama bin Laden for all these years. Further, did the Government of Pakistan always know where this terrorist was but instead did not want to bring him to justice in order to continue to receive foreign aid from the United States of America.

It is quite disturbing that this revelation comes on the heels of Pakistan's President admonishing Hamid Karzai to not support long term security agreement with the United States. I served in Afghanistan for 2 1/2 years and familiar with the sanctuary being provided to Islamic terrorists in Pakistan. Many believe the central headquarters of the Taliban, and Mullah Omar, are located in Quetta, Pakistan.

13 posted on 05/05/2011 6:03:08 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: tobyhill
Just to get it out there and on the record...

Feinstein: it would be "premature" to cut off aid

McCain: warned that the situation with Pakistan is "complicated"

Lugar: financial aid to Pakistan should be continued. We need this relationship ... adding that aid should be provided "with the proper oversight"

Boehner: defended U.S. aid to Pakistan and warned that it was premature to discuss cutting off funding, saying the United States should have an "eyeball to eyeball conversation about where this relationship is going."
"I think we need more engagement, not less, Having a robust partnership with Pakistan is critical to breaking the back of al Qaeda and the rest of them."

Poe: has drafted a bill that would require, for all funding going to Pakistan, that the State Department certify that Pakistan was not providing sanctuary to bin Laden.

14 posted on 05/05/2011 6:03:23 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: tobyhill

It’s just another point of view, but consider that foreign aid did buy bin Landen’s death.

It is naive to think that Pakistani officials did not know of bin Laden’s whereabouts. If you noticed, the foreign aid kept increasing for the last few ears.

Initially, bin Landen’s money was worth the trouble of having him in their country. But, after a cost/benefit analysis it was no longer worth protecting him. The Paks gave him up and are willing to be portrayed as ignorant and uninformed.

Small price to pay to get rid of those pesky drone attacks on the western frontier and continue to get foreign aid.


15 posted on 05/05/2011 6:05:03 AM PDT by burroak
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And that “American money” is actually borrowed Chinese money.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 6:28:59 AM PDT by ravager
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To: Walkingfeather

Boehner

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/05/osama-bin-laden-john-boehner-pakistan-/1


17 posted on 05/05/2011 6:31:51 AM PDT by ravager
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To: patriot08

I think it’s high time the American people stop worrying about the liberal revisionist history with regard to the confederate south because after seeing these numbers it’s abundantly clear that we’re all slaves now.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 6:37:47 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: ravager

So...we borrow money from the Chinese to give to the Pakis who turn around and buy Chinese arms...


19 posted on 05/05/2011 6:39:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You got it!


20 posted on 05/05/2011 6:52:15 AM PDT by ravager
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Then we pay the interest on it.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 6:55:06 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
After Bin Laden Death, Billions in U.S. Aid to Pakistan Questioned

WRONG...I personally questioned the Billions in U.S. Aid to Pakistan BEFORE the Bin Laden Death...

22 posted on 05/05/2011 7:11:54 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: tobyhill

They’ve got us “coming and going.”


23 posted on 05/05/2011 7:15:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: tobyhill
We are trapped.

Our supply lines to Afghanistan run through Pakistan. We *must* keep Pakistan on our side for as long as we choose to remain in Afghanistan. There's no way we can keep a military force that large supplied by the air.

The payoffs will continue until we're ready to leave Afghanistan. There is no discussion past that point. It doesn't matter that Pakistan isn't our friends, or that the money we pay them gets funneled to the Taliban to kill us.

We have to keep paying, and we will. Because we're trapped.

24 posted on 05/05/2011 7:23:15 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: tobyhill
Now, a growing chorus of lawmakers on Capitol Hill are calling for the administration to reassess the billions in aid it provides to Pakistan, given how unhelpful they say the Pakistani government was.

CUT OFF ALL FOREIGN AID!

25 posted on 05/05/2011 12:48:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Just A Nobody

Great statement from Congressman West!


26 posted on 05/05/2011 3:33:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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