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Trump Rips Pakistan In First Tweet Of 2018
The Hill ^ | 01/01/18 | Kyle Balluck

Posted on 01/01/2018 5:15:04 AM PST by Enlightened1

President Trump blasted Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018, saying its leaders have given the U.S. “nothing by lies & deceit.”

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he said Monday morning.

“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he added.

The New York Times reported late last week that the Trump administration might withhold $225 million in aid over frustration with Pakistan's handling of terror networks.

Administration officials told the newspaper that a final decision is expected in the next few weeks.

U.S. officials have long accused Pakistan of being slow to stamp out terrorist groups within its borders.

In August, Trump unveiled a new U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan aimed at defeating the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network, an affiliated group that operates in Pakistan.

Trump said then that Pakistan "gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror." He also vowed the administration would be tougher on the country.

In July, the Pentagon withheld $50 million in funding for Pakistan after Defense Secretary James Mattis told Congress he would not certify that the country has done enough to fight the Haqqani Network.

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1 posted on 01/01/2018 5:15:04 AM PST by Enlightened1
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To: Enlightened1

2 billion a year of my money! NO MORE!

2 posted on 01/01/2018 5:19:26 AM PST by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of hate-America savages.)
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To: Enlightened1

someone remind me why we give aid to anyone? where did I vote for that.

3 posted on 01/01/2018 5:21:57 AM PST by goldendelicious
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To: I want the USA back

Dontcha just love his BOLDNESS?

4 posted on 01/01/2018 5:29:32 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 ( Thank GOD Hillary didn't get elected!)
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To: Enlightened1

No President dared to talk about Pakistan like this.

5 posted on 01/01/2018 5:31:53 AM PST by granada
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To: I want the USA back

I guess more than just Mexico will pay for The Wall.

6 posted on 01/01/2018 5:34:03 AM PST by polymuser (Its terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: Enlightened1

Pakistan not only gives the terrorists shelter, but in many cases, is also funding and even directing their operations, thru their corrupt ISI agency. Remember, Osama bin Laden was found living comfortably right next to their headquarters!

Pakistan has fooled many Western countries over the last 20 years, so this is reckoning is long overdue. A lot of Western countries have paid a heavy price in blood because of Pakistan’s duplicity in Afghanistan.

Cut these bastards off. What a great way to start a New Year!

7 posted on 01/01/2018 5:35:32 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Enlightened1

The US should withdraw entirely from the unstable, violent Islamic world. Muslim countries are in the process of collapsing since Islamic culture is not compatible with modernity. The well being and security of the American people has not been enhanced by our entanglements in these backward areas.

8 posted on 01/01/2018 5:36:56 AM PST by allendale (.)
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To: Jane Long; GOPJ; RitaOK; DollyCali; Tennessee Nana; sickoflibs; TADSLOS; AuntB; SgtBob; ...
Pakistan is directly linked to Democrat hanky-panky. House Democrats' IT.....Pakistani Imran
Awan.....actually worked Democrats' IT computer files IN PAKISTAN MONTHS AT A TIME.


Then-Cong Xavier Becerra (Democrat-Cali), chaired the House Democratic Caucus, yet he barely reacted when learning the House Democrat Caucus server had been infiltrated in 2016. NOTE Becerra loudly decried the hack of the Democratic National Committee, then-chaired by Debbie Wasserman Schultz who hired the Awans.... which happened around the same time.

BECERRA CLAMS UP Becerra, who is now top law enforcer as Cali Attorney general, refused to articulate even the barest details of the cyber breach at a recent press conference. AG Becerra would not say whether he’s seeking criminal charges against Becerra's own longtime IT aide, Imran's wife, Alvi, Imran Awan and his clan.

BECERRA AIDE KNEW Multiple sources said Sean McCluskie, who was Cong Becerra’s chief of staff, and is now chief deputy attorney general of California, knew of problems well before Capitol Hill law enforcement was brought on board in Oct 2016.



<><> The Awan clan logged on to Becerra's House Democrat Caucus server 7,000 times without authorization between October 2015 and August 2016.

<><> A House investigation revealed the logins suggested “the Becerra server is being used for nefarious purposes and elevated the risk that individuals could be reading and/or removed information.” Becerra was apparently looking the other way.

<><> Hina Alvi (Imran's wife) was the sole IT aide on the payroll of the Becerra's Democrat Caucus, which has its own staff and equipment. Other aides had no connection or authorization to access it. Alvi is on-record as officially accessing the data 300 times.

<><> Imran’s brother Abid Awan had no connection to either the Democrat caucus or Becerra’s congressional office and had no authorization or reason to log in. NOTE: Abid has hired a lawyer specializing in money-laundering---Abid is signed in for seven hours on the Obama WH visitor's list.

<><> The evidence suggests the Awans acted as a cohesive, organized group with an insatiable desire for US intel.

CONCLUDING Then-Cong Becerra:
<><> (a) paid Imran to manage his personale IT since 2004,
<><> (b) hired Imran's wife Hina Alvi as a second IT aide in 2013.
<><> (c) Hina Alvi was the sole IT aide on the payroll of the Democrat Caucus (that we know of).

The other Awans had no connection or official authorization to access Becerra's House Democrat Caucus equipment but did so 7000 times.

9 posted on 01/01/2018 5:38:51 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Enlightened1

November 3, 2008 News Article:

As the presidential election campaign draws to a close, unanswered questions about Barack Obama’s three-week visit to Pakistan 27 years ago continue to cause unease in some quarters, but his campaign has revealed few details.

Last April during a San Francisco fundraiser, Obama referred briefly to a visit he had made to Pakistan during his college years.

Campaign press secretary Bill Burton subsequently gave inquiring journalists a few facts. Obama had visited Pakistan for “about three weeks” in 1981, after visiting his mother in Indonesia. He had traveled with a college friend whose family lived in Karachi.

A few more details of the visit trickled out over the following months.

The 1981 visit took place after Obama left Occidental College in Los Angeles to transfer to Columbia University in New York that same year.

Obama stayed in Karachi with the family of a college friend, Muhammed Hasan Chandoo. Now a financial consultant in Armonk, N.Y., and an Obama fundraiser, Chandoo on Sunday declined to comment. He confirmed he was Obama’s “friend” and former “roommate,” but said, “I decided at the beginning of the campaign that I’d stay out of this whole game.”

According to published reports in Pakistan, Obama in 1981 also stayed at the home of a prominent politician, Ahmad Mian Soomro, in an upscale Karachi suburb, and went on a traditional partridge hunting trip north of Karachi. Soomro’s son, Muhammad Mian Soomro, is a senior politician who served as acting president before the appointment of President Asif Ali Zardari last September.

Ahmad Mian Soomro died in 1999, and attempts to reach his son for comment were unsuccessful.

An Associated Press story in May mentioned several of Obama’s Pakistani college friends, as well as an Indian friend, Vinai Thummalapally from Hyderabad, India.

The following month the Times of India, citing Thummalapally, said Obama’s staff got it wrong – Obama had not visited Hyderabad in India but Hyderabad in Pakistan.

(Hyderabad in Pakistan is a three-hour drive from Karachi. A city of about 1.5 million people – around 750,000 in 1981 – it boasts a famous bazaar. Hyderabad in India is about 900 miles from Karachi. Capital of Andhra Pradash state, it has a mostly Hindu population of about six million and is renowned for visitor attractions including forts and temples.)

Obama may have visited Pakistan again later, when his mother, Ann Dunham, held a microfinance job there in the mid-1980s.

The year Obama visited was also a particularly dangerous one for Americans. During a hijacking that March of a Pakistan passenger liner, three Americans onboard were singled out and threatened with death. (Interestingly, two of the three turned out to be wanted in the U.S. and Canada, respectively, for drug-related offenses. Pakistan at the time was a major source of heroin distributed in the U.S., along with fellow “golden crescent” states Iran and Afghanistan.)

Pakistan in 1981 also was awash with Afghan refugees who had fled their homeland after the Soviet invasion – two million by the end of that year. In Karachi Afghan arrivals added to simmering sectarian and inter-ethnic tensions that was to blight Pakistan’s largest city during the 1980s and 1990s.

The U.S. in 1981 stepped up funding, via Pakistan, to Afghans fighting the Soviet forces. Thousands of Arab and other foreign mujahideen flocked to Pakistan and Afghanistan to join the war.

In the early 1980s, a Palestinian ideologue named Abdullah Azzam was coordinating the jihad from Peshawar, near the Afghanistan border. Azzam, who also taught at Islamabad’s International Islamic University, visited America numerous times during the 1980s, urging support for the war in Afghanistan.

Azzam’s Peshawar center was known as the Afghan Bureau. His deputy and financier was a Saudi named Osama bin Laden. Azzam is regarded by many scholars as having laid the ideological groundwork for modern-day jihad. After his assassination in a 1989 bomb blast, bin Laden took over the bureau and developed what would become al-Qaeda.

How much – if anything – the 19- or 20-year-old Obama knew about the Afghanistan jihad during that 1981 visit is unclear.

But it’s precisely the shortage of details that worries some, like veteran security analyst Bahukutumbi Raman, a former Indian counterterrorism chief.

Mulling how a President Obama would deal with each of South Asia’s historical foes, Raman said that as an Indian, he naturally felt troubled that Obama had not disclosed the Pakistan visit earlier.

“Why did he keep mum on his visit to Pakistan till this question was raised?” asked Raman, who is the director of India’s Institute for Topical Studies. “Has he disclosed all the details regarding his Pakistan visit? Was it as innocuous as made out by him – to respond to the invitation of a Pakistani friend or was there something more to it?”

Raman continued, “As I read about Obama’s visit to Pakistan in the 1980s, I could not help thinking of dozens of things. Of the Afghan jihad against communism. Of the fascination of many Afro-Americans for the jihad. Of the visits of a stream of Afro-Americans to Pakistan to feel the greatness of the jihad. Of their fascination for Abdullah Azzam …”

The Obama campaign did not respond to an invitation to comment on some of the speculation surrounding the visit to Pakistan or to provide further details about the trip.

10 posted on 01/01/2018 5:42:15 AM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Liz

——without authorization——

How can that assertion be justified? There is no way of knowing if someone gave verbal authorization or ID/Passwords.

I would argue that the bad guys did in fact have authorization

11 posted on 01/01/2018 5:44:01 AM PST by Thibodeaux (2018 is looking good)
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To: Liz

Cut ALL funding!

12 posted on 01/01/2018 5:45:29 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: All
THIS JUST IN - It has recently emerged that Pakistani national (and leading House Democrat IT) Imran Awan---suspected of stealing US intel---had a secret email address,, that was not turned off when he and the crew were banned from computer use by Capitol Hill police.

NOTE WELL Imran's secret email address used the name of an employee for Rep. Andre Carson, a Muslim in Congress, who specializes in US intelligence matters, according to court documents.

Imran and Carson were observed playing video games in Carson's office. One savvy freeper says it it possible to send intel surreptitiously using video games.


Muslim Democrat Cong Andre Carson's Congressional Committee seats

NOTE--The DNC places a price on these committees---Congressman wishing to be placed on the committee pay up front. Where did Muslim Carson get the money to get on these highly sensitive committees?

Is Carson funneling Islamic cash into the DNC?

<><>House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)

<><>Ranking Member: Emerging Threats Subcommittee

Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee

<><>The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives.

The HPSCI is charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, which includes the intelligence and intelligence related activities of 17 elements of the US Government, and the Military Intelligence Program. Additional information about the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) can be found at link.

<><>Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

<><> Subcommittee on Aviation

<><> Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials

NOTE The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure oversees all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation.

<><>Subcommittee on Aviation---- The subcommittee has jurisdiction over civil aviation, including most aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transportation Security Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board. <><> Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials exercises jurisdiction over the programs and activities of two U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) modal administrations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The Subcommittee oversees the passenger and freight rail safety and economic regulations including all federal laws and programs regulating railroad transportation, including railroad safety, rail infrastructure programs, economic regulation, railroad labor laws, and the non-revenue aspects of the federal railroad retirement and railroad unemployment systems.

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee also includes overseeing all federal laws and programs regulating the safety of gas and liquid pipelines and the safety of transporting material and freight that has been classified as hazardous.

13 posted on 01/01/2018 5:48:35 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Thibodeaux

We’re talking here about OFFICIAL authorization....on record as official.

Cashing US govt paychecks for IT work......official.

The way you suggest is backhanded......and more than possible.

14 posted on 01/01/2018 5:52:45 AM PST by Liz (One side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesnt know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Enlightened1

Pock-ee-ston has always been a dump and a criminal haven.

That’s why Obummer loved it so much. Reminded him of Chicago.

15 posted on 01/01/2018 5:52:46 AM PST by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Enlightened1

Liberals are already lining up to defend the nation that protected OBL for years.

16 posted on 01/01/2018 5:53:28 AM PST by JohnyBoy (The GOP Senate is intentionally trying to lose the majority.)
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To: Enlightened1

We needed the base. That’s the way it was.

17 posted on 01/01/2018 6:00:15 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: goldendelicious

Money theft and laundering for the elites.

18 posted on 01/01/2018 6:01:04 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: granada

He’s speaking for me...

19 posted on 01/01/2018 6:01:53 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: JohnyBoy

Well they can also argue it is the Awams’ country. Oh never mind.

20 posted on 01/01/2018 6:02:21 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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