Skip to comments.The Ally From Hell (Pakistan)
Posted on 11/13/2011 2:39:57 PM PST by reaganaut1
SHORTLY AFTER AMERICAN NAVY SEALs raided the Pakistani city of Abbottabad in May and killed Osama bin Laden, General Ashfaq Kayani, the Pakistani chief of army staff, spoke with Khalid Kidwai, the retired lieutenant general in charge of securing Pakistans nuclear arsenal. Kidwai, who commands a security apparatus called the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), had been expecting Kayanis call.
General Kayani, the most powerful man in a country that has only a simulacrum of civilian leadership, had been busy in the tense days that followed the bin Laden raid: he had to assure his American funders (U.S. taxpayers provide more than $2 billion in annual subsidies to the Pakistani military) that the army had no prior knowledge of bin Ladens hideout, located less than a mile from Pakistans preeminent military academy; and at the same time he had to subdue the uproar within his ranks over what was seen as a flagrant violation of Pakistans sovereignty by an arrogant Barack Obama. But he was also anxious about the safety of Pakistans nuclear weapons, and he found time to express this worry to General Kidwai.
Much of the world, of course, is anxious about the security of Pakistans nuclear weapons, and for good reason: Pakistan is an unstable and violent country located at the epicenter of global jihadism, and it has been the foremost supplier of nuclear technology to such rogue states as Iran and North Korea. It is perfectly sensible to believe that Pakistan might not be the safest place on Earth to warehouse 100 or more nuclear weapons. These weapons are stored on bases and in facilities spread across the country (possibly including one within several miles of Abbottabad, a city that, in addition to having hosted Osama bin Laden, is home to many partisans of the jihadist group
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Herman Cain was precise and right on Saturday night....
Pakistan Friend or Foe?
We don’t know!
Iran Sought Advice in Pakistan on Attack
The ally that is NOT an ally!
We don’t know? Yes we do but that’s the PC/diplomatic answer.
The stupid answer is that we HAVE to make Pakistan our friends. How does one do that?
Pakistan = backstabbers
Get out of Afghanistan and announce that, from now on, the US will back India 100%
Pakistan is definitely a problem. Still, what cooperation they give us can be useful. But you have to watch them very carefully.
It’s almost like two governments in one. One of them wants to be our ally, or at least cooperate with us, but the other is Islamist.
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Simple answer -- you cannot make Pakistan a friend of the US. They hate us and will always hate us as infidels. you cannot be friends with the devil.
I was referring to Santorum’s answers during the CBS debate.
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