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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Nothing here is really new. This $255 million earmarked for Pakistan has been on hold since August 2017.

    Kinda reminds me of Trumps empty threat to withhold funding from any nation that voted 'yes' on the UN Jerusalem Resolution (128 nations).

    If Trump were really serious, his administration would remove Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA). Doing so would deprive Pakistan of US military equipment.
    Well, stay tuned...I think this is the first President in a long time that isn't concerned with 'playing nice' with duplicitous nations that take our money with one hand, and shelter our enemies with the other.
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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, stay tuned...I think this is the first President in a long time that isn't concerned with 'playing nice' with duplicitous nations that take our money with one hand, and shelter our enemies with the other.
    I've been waiting since 21 December for Trump to punish all who dared cross his Jerusalem red-line. Still waiting.



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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It's about frickin time.....For at least a decade now I have been questioning Pakistan's actual loyality to us as an supposed ally...
    I am not sure if this is the best way to go about it, but it is true that Pakistan harbours terrorists.

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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I am not sure if this is the best way to go about it, but it is true that Pakistan harbours terrorists.
    Like UBL (that's CIA NEWSPEAK for Osama Bin Laden). I know people who work there.

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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, stay tuned...I think this is the first President in a long time that isn't concerned with 'playing nice' with duplicitous nations that take our money with one hand, and shelter our enemies with the other.
    I just hope there is some sort of policy in play with all the geographical hornet’s nests that are being kicked......
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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    I've been waiting since 21 December for Trump to punish all who dared cross his Jerusalem red-line. Still waiting.

    Did you notice the topic of the thread?
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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Those who don't remember history are condemned to repeat it. Alexander the Great, the Brits, the Russians all tried to conquer Afghanistan & failed. We've been there 14 or 15 years. When will we wise up? The classic definition of a crazy person is someone who keeps trying the same thing but always gets the same negative result.
    This has always been nonsense.

    The obvious difference is that we aren't there to "conquer" Afghanistan. There is no fifty-first star in the work. There is no new flag.

    The plan, just like everywhere else in the twentieth century, is to eventually leave. Our problem is that we have stayed long past our expiration date.

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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It's about frickin time.....For at least a decade now I have been questioning Pakistan's actual loyality to us as an supposed ally...
    It is about fricken' time. However, Trump is a blow hard so this most likely means nothing.

    Pakistan has never been a proper ally. During the 1990s, when the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan was fighting the Taliban, Massoud's economic, military, and humanitarian support came from Russia, Iran and India. India involved itself because Pakistan was running operations (mostly clandestine) in Afghanistan to support the Taliban. Despite Massoud's pleas for U.S. aid, Clinton erred on the side of Pakistan, mostly because Massoud was receiving aid from Iran and the Russians.

    By the time the CIA figured out how stupid we were being, it was too late. In 2000, the CIA convinced Massoud to unite the south with the north, and Iran was to establish a supply route. Days before 9/11, Massoud was assassinated. Up to that point he had survived multiple attempts by Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Pakistan's ISI. It is understood that Osama Bin Laden ordered the suicide attack that finally got him.

    Bush turns around, spurns Iran's offer to assist under the pretense that Iran "probably supported the Taliban," and pulled Pakistan closer as an ally against the Taliban.

    How absolutely retarded are we? Pakistan's "loyalty" has always been bull ****.

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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It's about frickin time.....For at least a decade now I have been questioning Pakistan's actual loyality to us as an supposed ally...
    What, you don't believe the Pakistani government and military were unaware that that was Osama Bin Laden holed up in that compound? For shame.
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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did you notice the topic of the thread?
    Ha! I learned that trick from you Double-A.


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