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US House votes to cut $650 million in aid to 'traitor' Pakistan
Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, July 20, 2012 - 1:40 IST | Press Trust of India

Posted on 07/19/2012 4:30:11 PM PDT by Jyotishi

Washington, DC - The US House of Representatives has passed an amendment unanimously that cuts down $650 million in military aid to Pakistan as Republicans sought to tamp down demands for still deeper reductions.

Congressman Ted Poe had demanded a $1.3 billion cut, but later settled for the 650 million cut.

"Pakistan is the 'Benedict Arnold' to America in the war on terror. They are disloyal, deceptive and a danger to the United States," Poe, who had moved the amendment, said.

"This so-called ally continues to take billions in US aid, while funding the militants who attack us. And we've kept the money flowing. It's time we turn off the tap," Poe said in a statement after the amendment was passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

It will now go to Senate for apprival.

"By continuing to provide aid to Pakistan, we are funding the enemy, endangering Americans and undermining our efforts in the region. We don't need to pay them to betray us; they are already doing it for free," said Poe, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The passage of the amendment comes at a fragile time for relations between the United States and Pakistan, which only recently overcame differences that led Pakistan closing down a critical supply route into Afghanistan that had cost the United States about $100 million in additional war costs.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 112th; afghanistan; aid; congress; foreignpolicy; india; iran; pakistan; tedpoe; usa; waronterror

1 posted on 07/19/2012 4:30:18 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi
Good.

The "war on terror" is the only foreign war in our history in which US taxpayers are funding both sides.

2 posted on 07/19/2012 4:33:40 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Jyotishi

A decent start.


3 posted on 07/19/2012 4:34:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Jyotishi

I wonder waht Obama will do to get around this.

One way or another I bet he finds a way to get them the money!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/19/2012 4:37:02 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Jyotishi

How about we turn off the avionics in all those F16’s we gave them while we’re at it?


5 posted on 07/19/2012 4:46:50 PM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Jyotishi

Bet Ron Paul likes it and I would agree with him.

There are some places our money does not need to go. If the leftist
don’t like the military spending, they should love this but they won’t
because it’s their boy’s doin’.


6 posted on 07/19/2012 4:48:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Jyotishi

This is just one of several countries that should not be receiving any aid.


7 posted on 07/19/2012 4:49:58 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Carbonsteel

> I wonder waht Obama will do to get around this.

There was a news report that the Obama admin. is to ask Congress for more than a billion in aid for Pakistan because Pakistan has now “allowed” shipments through its territory.


8 posted on 07/19/2012 4:50:16 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

So the great plan from DC is to get Pakistan upset, while we also get Russia upset over Syria. Meanwhile, US troops stuck in Afghanistan must be wondering how the heck they are gonna get home. There are only two land routes. One through Russia and one through Pakistan.


9 posted on 07/19/2012 5:08:06 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: EEGator

Of course, this is only on paper. Means nothing, they will continue to support them all they can as long as they allow the pipeline to Afghanistan. It’s always a slight of hand thing by the State Department. I would think that they would be getting even more than authorized under the table.

You really can’t trust what our government says these days (actually, it began several years ago)... We just learn about the actual facts several years afterward.


10 posted on 07/19/2012 5:30:32 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Jyotishi

I remember Judge Poe coming to visit my 3rd grade class. Later that year, we had a field trip to sit in his courtroom. This one lady kept responding “yes, your majesty.” She wasn’t being sarcastic; she really was that dumb / cracked out. He kept a good demeanor and didn’t lose it with her. That really stood out in my mind.

It’s been pretty cool watching him grow politically. As a judge in the Houston area, he was well know for his unique (but very fitting) punishments. Of course, the libs always tried to claim “cruel and unusual” against him, but it never stuck.

I’d like to think Rep Poe is Houston’s conservative answer/apology for Queen Shiela...haha.


11 posted on 07/19/2012 5:42:12 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Jyotishi

This makes a LOT of sense! The argument is that China will just provide them with funding. To me, that’s what’s going on anyway, except that we’re paying interest on that money when we borrow it from China to give to Pakistan with no hope of ever getting it back. Let’s just eliminate ourselves as the middle man and consider providing additional support to India to balance it out.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 6:02:54 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Notary Sojac

Yep, I think there should be a long list of these countries who should simply be told, we cannot afford you sorry..
No foreign monies, while we are at it, since Washington dc. aka the federal gangsta... is foreign to us defund it entirely..we would be better off without them..


13 posted on 07/19/2012 6:13:46 PM PDT by aces
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To: Jyotishi

Now get our guys out of Afghanistan. They should have been out 8-10 years ago.


14 posted on 07/19/2012 6:44:43 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Jyotishi

Remember when Gov. Perry wanted to cut ALL foreign aid to zero and then talk about it?


15 posted on 07/19/2012 7:12:44 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Jyotishi

I have a question!

What countries pay us aid? Are there any countries that actually send us money or are we the pocketbook for every country?


16 posted on 07/19/2012 7:16:20 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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Thanks Jyotishi.

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17 posted on 07/19/2012 7:39:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Whoops.

BTW, I think this is getting closer:
18 posted on 07/19/2012 7:41:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FreedomPoster

Yes you are correct. I want to bomb pakisack . “cut” million? what a joke . this is what is wrong with republicrats. They think we are stupid!!


19 posted on 07/19/2012 9:24:40 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: justa-hairyape
...US troops stuck in Afghanistan must be wondering how the heck they are gonna get home. There are only two land routes. One through Russia and one through Pakistan.

Throw in that we're putting a lot of ships into a small shooting pond - straights of hormuz ... and we might lose this world war before it's officially started.

20 posted on 07/19/2012 9:35:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: GOPJ
The Russians and Chinese have been ramping up, while the US and Europe have been ramping down. They certainly do not fear us anymore. Otherwise Obama/Hillary would have gotten approval to bomb Syria.

Actually makes a lot of sense if you think Obama is a Manchurian who was supposed to weaken the US. Weaken the US for what ? What comes after the weakening ?

21 posted on 07/19/2012 10:35:50 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Jyotishi

I can’t find anyone anymore that thinks aiding Pakistan is in our interest. I used to hear, and understand, arguments about how it’ll be easier to get OBL if we kept them placated. Now that OBL is gone, what exactly does Pakistan have that we need?


22 posted on 07/19/2012 10:46:07 PM PDT by Card-Carrying American
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To: Jyotishi

Thank God. That is a start. We need to make deep cuts. Pissed that they passed the NASCAR funding. Where is that in the Constitution.....yes have a strong military....RIght now we are cutting and don’t need the advertising. Once we are on better ground financially we can start supporting SOME fluff.


23 posted on 07/19/2012 11:09:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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Keep FR Running

Counter the MSM spin machine.

24 posted on 07/20/2012 8:11:26 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Jyotishi
“Pakistan is the ‘Benedict Arnold’ to America in the war on terror. They are disloyal, deceptive and a danger to the United States
........
This so-called ally continues to take billions in US aid, while funding the militants who attack us. And we've kept the money flowing. It's time we turn off the tap,”

....but later settled for the 650 million cut.

Yeah real tough guy this Mr. Poe.

25 posted on 07/20/2012 8:45:22 AM PDT by ravager
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To: justa-hairyape
...makes a lot of sense if you think Obama is a Manchurian who was supposed to weaken the US. Weaken the US for what ? What comes after the weakening ?

The Russians have to make sure Obama gets reelected first... that part's going to be fun to watch. The 'weakening' part? Not so much.

26 posted on 07/20/2012 12:57:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Card-Carrying American
“what exactly does Pakistan have that we need?”

Our b@lls”.

27 posted on 07/20/2012 1:27:05 PM PDT by ravager
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To: GOPJ

He is just one of the useful idiots to the Russians now. They could care less about him at this point. They got all they could get from him. A good parallel is the Green Global Warming movement. The Russians used the movement to weaken the Wests ability to produce oil. Then they apparently trashed the movement (Climate Gate) when they had a bunch of oil to sell.


28 posted on 07/20/2012 5:40:38 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Jyotishi

I expect the Senate won’t take this up.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Jyotishi
Cut all of it till they free the Pakistani doctor who helped us get Osama Bin Laden.
30 posted on 07/22/2012 8:15:53 AM PDT by FR_addict
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