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    Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to terro

    The Trump administration has decided to withhold millions in military aid to Pakistan as the president accuses the Muslim-majority nation of harboring terrorists and telling “lies” to the United States.“The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in [Fiscal Year] 2016 Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time,” a National Security Council official told Fox News on Monday.
    The official added, “The president has made clear that the United States expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and militants on its soil, and that Pakistan’s actions in support of the South Asia Strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of our relationship, including future security assistance.”
    The Trump administration will continue to “review Pakistan’s level of cooperation,” the official said.

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

    Trump is our 1st President with common sense in decades. No more diplomatic pc crap that did nothing but allowed our enemies to get stronger while the American taxpayer paid the price.

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

    I agree with the conservative's position re aid to Pakistan. They knowingly harbored Bin Laden for years within sight of their military academy in Abbottabad, then rolled up & jailed our CIA operation team there after Seal Team 6 knocked him off. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allega...sama_bin_Laden. With allies like Pakistan, who needs enemies?

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

    Agree with Trump on this one. It's a damn shame we have to rely on Pakistan to be an ally in the region.
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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...
    Agreed. They still haven't given us an adequate explanation as to how the most wanted man in the world could live near an army base unnoticed.

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

    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.


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

    I agree with Trump here, but there is also an immediate downside to be considered.

    A sizable portion of the gasoline/petroleum products used by US/IAF forces in Afghanistan travel via tanker-truck convoy through Pakistan and into Afghanistan.

    Replacing such a vital pipeline wouldn't be easy.


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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 agree with Trump here, but there is also an immediate downside to be considered.

    A sizable portion of the gasoline/petroleum products used by US/IAF forces in Afghanistan travel via tanker-truck convoy through Pakistan and into Afghanistan.

    Replacing such a vital pipeline wouldn't be easy.
    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.

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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 dobieg View Post
    Trump is our 1st President with common sense in decades. No more diplomatic pc crap that did nothing but allowed our enemies to get stronger while the American taxpayer paid the price.
    Right. And he did the same thing with the Saudis. Oh wait. He didn't. The nation responsible for the spread of wahhabism and the 911 hijackers gets a boatload of US weapons to use as they see fit. And US money for their oil to fund it all. Not one president has had the stones to cut them off at the knees, including Trump.
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    Re: Trump withholding millions in aid to Pakistan, as he accuses country of giving 'safe haven' to t

    Enough is enough.
    We cannot afford or allow to give millions to countries who will not back us by giving terrorists a safe haven.

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