Skip to comments.Trump, Citing Pakistan as a ‘Safe Haven’ for Terrorists, Freezes Aid
Posted on 01/04/2018 7:32:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
WASHINGTON The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would suspend nearly all security aid to Pakistan, an across-the-board freeze that is the most tangible sign yet of Washingtons frustration with the countrys refusal to crack down on terrorist networks operating there.
The decision, which could affect as much as $1.3 billion in annual aid, came three days after President Trump complained on Twitter that Pakistan had given us nothing but lies & deceit and accused it of providing safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan.
The move underlines how swiftly relations with Pakistan have deteriorated since Mr. Trump took office. But it echoes several previous rifts between the countries over Pakistans role as a sanctuary for extremist groups a role that has poisoned Islamabads relations with Washington since the terrorist attacks of September 2001.
Administration officials emphasized that the freeze was temporary and could be lifted if Pakistan changed its behavior. The United States is urging the Pakistani government to cut off contact with militants and reassign intelligence agents with links to extremists, among other measures
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Doesn’t the logistics path for our forces in Afghanistan go through Pakistan? How is that going to work? Am I missing something here? Don’t we need to get out of Afghanistan before we P.O. Pakistan?
Bravo to Trump.
Pakistan is a den of terrorist.
Ize so confuzzled
Exactly, and reports on Fox News today referred to this. Apparently, the Paki's have been denying those routes and the US military has been forced to go the long route around Pakistan. Trump has balls and isn't afraid to use them.
Finally! Someone has the gonads to do this. It should have been done 28 years ago.
Declare victory and get the hell out.
This is a win...
“Relations have deteriorated”? More likely it’s because we don’t have a President who doesn’t kowtow to the terrorists and help them. They liked us when we were giving them billions to build tunnels er build schools and buy weapons.
Nuke Islamabad and call it a day.
Then nuke it again tomorrow.
This is just too much common-sense coming from DC. I am having trouble adjusting. Thank you, President Trump.
What is a logistics path?
Can we freeze their assets to get back our losses?
Good. Use it for the wall.
Pakistan should be destroyed for harboring osama bin laden out side their military base at sbbatobad. Kill em all. Let God sort them out!!
Trumps most dramatic move yet to move the U.S. into a strategic alliance with India in South Asia (to counter both Pakistan and China).
Da da eynu... (for the Jewish FReepers)
Each thing Trump gets accomplished like this, was alone worth him winning.
“Finally! Someone has the gonads to do this. It should have been done 28 years ago.”
Trump you magnificent bastard.
itinerary for freight
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