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  • Calling Pakistan's Bluff On Aid

    07/12/2011 5:41:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 12, 2011 | Staff
    War On Terror: Washington finally has done what it should have done years ago: deny aid to Islamabad unless it can show its cooperation is more than just a facade to milk the U.S. for more cash. After Pakistan ordered U.S. military trainers out of the country — in retaliation for the clandestine raid on Osama bin Laden's compound — the administration held back $800 million in aid to the Pakistani military. The cut amounts to only a third of promised aid this year. And it was measured. The lack of trainers means that planned U.S. equipment can't be put...
  • Sixty years of US aid to Pakistan: Get the data

    07/11/2011 4:56:52 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 11, 2011 | Claire Provost
    As the US announces it is to withhold military aid to Pakistan, find out how much money America has given to the country since 1948. The dataset comes from Wren Elhai, at the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD), who in May published a report along with Nancy Birdsall and Molly Kinder analysing the long-term impact of US aid to Pakistan. The numbers - which come from the US Overseas Grants and Loans database and the Congressional Research Service - have been adjusted for inflation and are presented in terms of the value of the US$ in 2009.
  • No More ‘Yes Boss,’ Says Pakistani PM, As Rift With U.S. Deepens

    07/11/2011 7:50:16 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 20 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 7/11/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – The days of saying “Yes, boss” to the United States are over, Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said at the weekend, in a further sign of the deepening rift between the two countries. Confirmation Sunday that the Obama administration has suspended $800 million in aid to the Pakistani military came just days after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen alleged that Pakistani security officials “sanctioned” the recent murder of a Pakistani journalist investigating jihadist infiltration of the military. Mullen’s remark drew an angry denial from Islamabad, which earlier set up a commission of inquiry...
  • In Pakistan, many say aid 'snub' dims US sway

    07/11/2011 6:40:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/11/11
    The decision to suspend more than one-third of American military aid to Pakistan could end up hurting Washington more than Islamabad as the U.S. seeks to navigate an end to the Afghan war and defeat al-Qaida, former Pakistani officials and analysts warned Monday. Holding back the $800 million in aid is unlikely to pressure Pakistan to increase cooperation with the U.S. and could strengthen those in the government who argue that Washington is a fickle ally who can't be trusted, they said. "If you still need the relationship, which clearly the United States does, then it really doesn't make sense...
  • U.S. Is Deferring Millions in Pakistani Military Aid

    07/09/2011 8:15:57 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 9, 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and JANE PERLEZ
    <p>WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military, in a move to chasten Pakistan for expelling American military trainers and to press its army to fight militants more effectively.</p>
  • Pakistan may have okayed journalist's death - Mullen

    07/07/2011 8:17:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 8, 2011 | David Alexander
    Pakistan may have okayed journalist's death - Mullen By David Alexander WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 8, 2011 3:31am IST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The slaying of a Pakistani journalist in late May apparently was sanctioned by elements of the Islamabad government, the top-ranking U.S. military officer said on Thursday, adding that he could not confirm involvement of the country's powerful intelligence service. Admiral Mike Mullen said he didn't have a "string of evidence" linking the death of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad to a specific government agency, but "I have not seen anything that would disabuse that report that the government knew...
  • Pakistan college contest: Praise for bin Laden

    07/01/2011 6:02:19 PM PDT · by milestogo · 17 replies
    Pakistan college contest: Praise for bin Laden LAHORE: Two months after the covert US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, posters emblazoned with images of the burning World Trade Center towers appeared at the country’s largest university advertising a literary contest to glorify the slain al Qaeda chief. The poem and essay competition at the prestigious Punjab University shows the footholds of hard-line radicals on college campuses and growing efforts to raise their profile and influence even in the relatively cosmopolitan atmosphere of Pakistan’s culture capital, Lahore. The contest’s organisers have kept their identities hidden. But many students and teachers...
  • Pakistan kicks U.S. off air base

    06/30/2011 8:00:53 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 18 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 03/30/11 | Farhan Bokhari
    ISLAMABAD - The U.S. faces the challenge of quickly establishing alternative facilities from which to launch drone aircraft inside Afghanistan after Pakistan ordered U.S. personnel and hardware out of a base believed to have been used in the past for CIA drones, two senior Western defense officials tell CBS News.
  • Radical groups in Pakistan file a petition in the apex court to revoke Holy Bible in Pakistan.

    06/27/2011 3:27:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Pakistan Christian Post ^ | 6 Jun 2011 | JAwad Mazhar
    Radical groups in Pakistan file a petition in the apex court to revoke Holy Bible in Pakistan. By: Jawad Mazhar Islamabad: June 3, 2011. (PCP) A group of fanatic Muslim clerics in Pakistan filed a petition to clamp ban on the Holy Bible as it contains passages and miracles of Lord Jesus Christ which he performed during the three (03) of preaching period upon the face of earth. But these passages and miracles were seen as humiliation of the Islamic Prophet by radical Muslim elements. PCP learnt through very reliable sources. Sources alleged in case court failed to do...
  • Where is the outrage? After earlier failure, jihadists succeed in using eight-year-old girl to

    06/26/2011 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/26/11 | Marisol
    The world breathed a sigh of relief that Pakistani jihadists had failed in their attempt to use nine-year-old Sohana Jawed to carry a bomb in an attack that would have killed her. Now, Afghan jihadists tried, and this time, it worked. Perhaps this was a copycat attack; in any event, Sohana's case is no longer an anomaly, but part of the jihadist playbook in the region. Where is the outrage? As with yesterday's hospital bombing -- which reportedly hit a maternity ward the hardest -- all of Afghanistan, and indeed all of the Muslim world ought to be furious. If...
  • Pakistan is not our Friend

    06/25/2011 9:32:55 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 25th, 2011 | Jim Emerson
    In his surrender speech to the nation President Obama said, “We will work with the Pakistani government to root out the cancer of violent extremism, and we will insist that it keep its commitments.” That was a lie to the American people and he knew it. He has been briefed that the Taliban and al Qaeda are being sheltered in Pakistan with the approval of the local government and security forces. The assessments in the intelligence briefings he receives daily should have made it quite clear that Pakistan regularly aids our enemies. Pakistan providing aid to militantsAs reported by Fox...
  • Seized Phone Offers Clues to Bin Laden’s Pakistani Links

    06/23/2011 8:40:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 23, 2011 | Carlotta Gall, Pir Zubair Shah and Eric Schmitt.
    The cellphone of Osama bin Laden’s trusted courier, which was recovered in the raid that killed both men in Pakistan last month, contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, senior American officials who have been briefed on the findings say. The discovery indicates that Bin Laden used the group, Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen, as part of his support network inside the country, the officials and others said. But it also raised tantalizing questions about whether the group and others like it helped shelter and support Bin Laden on behalf of Pakistan’s spy agency, given that...
  • Danger Ahead: A Radicalized Pakistani Army

    06/23/2011 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 23, 2011 | FAREED ZAKARIA
    Whatever their strength, American troops will not determine success in Afghanistan. Nor will the newly formed Afghan National Army. As U.S. forces are gradually withdrawn over the next three years, it is Pakistan's 600,000-strong army that will become the dominant military force in the region and will try to shape its future. But that military is undergoing a deep internal crisis of identity, its most serious since Pakistan's founding in 1947. How it resolves this crisis will determine its future, the future of the Afghan War — and much else. This week's news that a Pakistani brigadier general has been...
  • Another Jihadist Leader Living Freely in Pakistan

    06/21/2011 1:45:02 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 1 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/21/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    While Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbotabad may or may not have been known to Pakistan's senior leadership, it is apparent that at least some in the country realized it. Now we have the leader of another very deadly jihadist group living openly in Pakistan. Fazle-ur-Rahman Khalil is the leader of the Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen, which was allied to al Qaeda. Khalil was a trusted confidant of bin Laden and signed the fatwa against the United States in the 1990s. Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen was and is an international group, with its jihadists ending up in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Khalil is living openly...
  • Police: Pakistani girl forced to wear suicide vest (9 year old)

    06/20/2011 5:47:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    TIMERGARAH, Pakistan — Police said Monday that militants kidnapped a 9-year-old girl on her way to school and forced her to wear a suicide bomb vest. The girl and police said she managed to escape her captors as they directed her to attack a paramilitary checkpoint in northwest Pakistan.Sohana Jawed, who is in third grade, said she was abducted near her home in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Saturday and taken to Lower Dir district, a four hours' drive away, where she was found Monday.Police in Lower Dir presented Jawed at a news conference, where she told her story...
  • Another Incident of Police torture Prisoner killed in central jail Peshawar

    06/19/2011 3:33:02 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies ^ | 19 June2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, June 19, 2011, Relative of 24 year old Zafar khan blamed to police that they killed a prisoner with tortured in Central Prison Peshawar. They blocked the road near central jail Peshawar and protest against police. Zafar Khan Mother and Brother with the other people blocked the road near central jail. They shout against the Peshawar police and said that police killed with out any reason Zafar Khan. The brother of Zafar Khan admitted that his brother was drug user but we saw the tortured on his dead body. He also blamed the police that they urged me to...
  • AP sources: Pakistanis tip off militants again

    06/18/2011 3:27:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/18/11 | KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer
    U.S. officials say Pakistan has apparently tipped off militants at two more bomb-building factories in its tribal areas, giving the terror suspects time to flee, after U.S. intelligence shared the locations with the Pakistani government. Those officials believe Pakistan's insistence on seeking local tribal elders' permission before raiding the areas may have most directly contributed to the militants' flight, though they also suspect low-level security officials may have tipped the militants off. U.S. officials have pushed for Pakistan to keep the location of such targets secret prior to the operations, but the Pakistanis say their troops cannot enter the lawless...
  • Pakistan 'blocking supplies to US base'

    06/18/2011 5:13:23 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 16, 2011 | Rob Crilly,
    Pakistan is blocking food and water from reaching a remote base used by the US for its secret drones programme, severely hampering counter terrorism strategy, according to a senior American official.
  • U.S., Pakistan Need To Reset Relationship

    06/16/2011 6:36:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 16, 2011 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    It's always painful to watch a love affair go sour, as the unrealistic expectations and secret betrayals come crashing down in a chorus of recrimination. That's what's happening now between the U.S. and Pakistan, and it has a soap-operatic quality, in Washington and Islamabad alike. "How could they treat us so badly?" is the tone of political debate in both capitals. If this were a feuding couple, you'd counsel a cooling-off period, as they recover their wounded pride and balance. And that's probably the right advice for the U.S. and Pakistan, too. These countries have been bitterly disappointed in the...
  • Pakistan Arrests C.I.A. Informants in Bin Laden Raid

    06/16/2011 4:34:20 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | 14 June 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI
    Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials. A casualty of the recent tension between the countries is an ambitious Pentagon program to train Pakistani paramilitary troops to fight Al Qaeda and the Taliban in the northwestern tribal areas. Readers' Comments "With 'friends' like this who needs enemies?" Fred, Up State NY Pakistan’s detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army major who officials said copied...