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Finally! 75% of financial aid to Pakistan withheld until congress review

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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 09:43 AM
At least... but since congress are a bunch of sellouts, wouldn't surprise me if they give the money anyway.

Legislation endorsed: US panel seeks to limit Pakistan aid

A US House of Representatives panel on Tuesday approved a defence spending bill that would impose limits on American aid to Pakistan. The bill envisages the creation of a special bipartisan group to examine Washington’s future role in the decade-long war in Afghanistan.

The bill endorsed by the House Appropriations Committee would withhold 75 per cent of the $1.1 billion in US aid to Pakistan until the administration reports to Congress on how it would spend the money. The committee on Tuesday went a step further, adopting an amendment by Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, that would give Congress 30 days to review the report before deciding whether the money should be spent.

And the overall military budget :
House panel backs $649 bln in US defense spending

U.S. lawmakers expressed growing skepticism about the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday as a House panel approved $649 billion in defense spending for the 2012 fiscal year, including $118 billion for wars abroad.

Still not the real cost.

$1.2 Trillion: The Real U.S. National Security Budget No One Wants You to Know About
edit on 15-6-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 09:50 AM
while this is a good thing its also a bad omen.

Pakistan were US allies paid with "finacial aid."

if this is a response to Pakistan drifting away from america intentionally then its worrying. If this is US trying to wash its hands of Pakistan then that is deeply, deeply worrying because it would signal that the US is probably considering going to war with Pakistan...

posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 09:58 AM
reply to post by monkofmimir

If we cannot pay them to be our ally, as they were most likely harboring Bin Ladin; how is financial assistance going to make it any better? We cannot pay for friends. Our Military budget is just absurd, when they are talking about cutting 10 billion from food stamp assistance for people at home. Many of which are troops coming home, unable to find work. But, nobody talks about that. How military families lose their homes, lose their incomes, and then get shafted by their own, while funding foreign governments.

posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:30 AM
So that means the US removes all their 'Spies' 'Troops' and halt the 'Drone Attacks' Post Haste,

What they say and what they do differ immensely

posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 12:23 PM
reply to post by ExPostFacto

I agree we should have never been funding them in the first place but, tptb havn't done this because they've suddenly seen the errors of their ways, they are following their own agendas on this.

Ron Paul said he thought the US government might be moving towards war with Pakistan and while China seems to be talking tough on Pakistans behalf on the the matter the world is so unpredictable at the moment that even tptb seem to be having trouble working out whats going to happen next.

We are at war with so many countries atm that any move like this by the government unerves me to be honest.

How many countries countries does it take to count as a world war? because while were a ways off the amount we need at the moment we still seem to be clocking them up at a frieghtening rate!

posted on Jul, 10 2011 @ 12:02 PM
You PAY someone to be your ally?

Feck them all, you need to go home, protect your borders and economy and just concentrate on that.

Who would attack the USA if they were just a political player in the world?

Wait to be asked to intervene if you must possess the ability to strike globally.

There is no communism threat any more.

Just build your own home cos right now, it looks like a 80's throwback that forgot to modernise.

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