Skip to comments.Pakistan freed of anti-terrorism obligations; U.S. billions flow instead
Posted on 10/07/2012 6:18:21 AM PDT by yoe
WASHINGTON The Obama administration has refused for the first time to declare that Pakistan is making progress toward ending alleged military support for Islamic militant groups or preventing al Qaida, the Afghan Taliban or other extremists from staging attacks in Afghanistan.
Even so, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has quietly informed Congress that shes waived the legal restrictions that would have blocked some $2 billion in U.S. economic and military aid to Pakistan. Disbursing the funds, she said in an official notice, is important to the national security interests of the United States.
Clintons decision illustrates how far the administration apparently has determined that it must go, after a near-breakdown in relations, to ensure Pakistans cooperation in the uphill U.S. effort to prevent Afghanistan collapsing into all-out civil war when American-led international combat forces complete a withdraw by the end of 2014.
[snip] In her Sept. 13 notices, Clinton informed Congress that she was waiving provisions of the 2009 Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act and the State Departments 2012 budget requiring that she certify that Islamabad has met certain conditions before some $2 billion in economic, military and counter-terrorism assistance can be disbursed.
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Then why isn’t Warren Weinstein a free man?
What could go wrong? You give a somewhat roguish country that has actively participated in the sheltering of OBL conditions that they are required to meet to receive foreign aid. Then when they don’t do a damn thing, give them the money anyway. I’m sure that will give them plenty of incentive to do the right thing.
The total lack of any common sense by our government never seems to amaze me. Why not borrow some money from China to give to a terrorist-supporting Islamic country that hates us???????
Hey! What the heck, its just Chinese funny money anyway!
Yes, it is called paying the Jizya. That is their religion, convert to Islam, die, or pay the tribute (Jizya).
I can’t buy gas and groceries at the same time but that’s o.k., just knowing Pakistan will have a few more millionaires makes it all worth the cost.