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    Pakistan could "pull troops from Afghan border" if U.S. cuts aid

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan could pull back troops fighting Islamist militants near the Afghan border if the United States cuts off aid, the defense minister said on Tuesday in an interview with Pakistani media.
    The United States Monday said it would hold back $800 million -- a third of nearly $2 billion in security aid to Pakistan -- in a show of displeasure over Pakistan's removal of U.S. military trainers, limits on visas for U.S. personnel and other bilateral irritants.
    "If at all things become difficult, we will just get all our forces back," Defense Minister Ahmed Mukhtar said in an interview with the Express 24/7 television to be aired later on Tuesday.
    The television aired excerpts of the interview Tuesday.
    "If Americans refuse to give us money, then okay," he said. "I think the next step is that the government or the armed forces will be moving from the border areas. We cannot afford to keep military out in the mountains for such a long period."

    Pakistan could "pull troops from Afghan border" if U.S. cuts aid - Yahoo! News

    Pure extortion. We should pull our funds immediately, and tell these jack wagons to pound sand. They hid bin Laden for years, and are not our friends.

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    Re: Pakistan could "pull troops from Afghan border" if U.S. cuts aid

    Keep the funds and re-divert them to our soil. At this time in our history we need to take of our own filthy house first.

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    Re: Pakistan could "pull troops from Afghan border" if U.S. cuts aid

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    Pure extortion. We should pull our funds immediately, and tell these jack wagons to pound sand. They hid bin Laden for years, and are not our friends.

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    Didn't they also arrest those who helped us get Bin Laden? I mean, we know where their true loyalities lie. They're biggest thing is that they're a nuclear power and that's what really stops a lot of people from giving them their dues. But I don't see why we should be spending money on these terrorist loving assholes when in America we're suffing from this recession still.
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    Re: Pakistan could "pull troops from Afghan border" if U.S. cuts aid

    I hate our position concerning Pakistan. No matter what we do, we end up losing somehow. We give them money, they use it against us. We take away money, they help terrorists more. We invade them, we get bogged down again.We nuke them, we look bad. Pakistan's going to get a karmic bi**h-slap soon, I hope.
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    Re: Pakistan could "pull troops from Afghan border" if U.S. cuts aid

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of Pakistan. I've said this about them before: "With friends like them, who needs enemies?"

    Also here are two really good articles on Pakistan:

    Part 1: Imperial Eye on Pakistan

    Part 2: Punishing Pakistan and Challenging China
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