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Foreign Policy: A quiet waiver for Pakistan from the Obama administration.

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posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Yet another Foreign Policy topic that hasn't gathered much attention in the MSM as it should. Obviously its election time so just like other things, this one is swept under the rug too. All the talk about halting the financial aid and quietly waiving it off. I wonder if the final debate on National Security will touch or swirve towards Foreign Policy questions on Pakistan (the birth and growth place of many terrorist organizations) to both the candidates.

In September, the Obama administration waived conditions that would have halted $2 billion in aid to Pakistan on the grounds it hasn't made progress in fighting terrorism. Why? 'National security.'...The US government has fairly reliably "certified" Pakistan as being in compliance with conditions despite all evidence to the contrary...
What required certification? That Pakistan has made "sustained" and "significant" efforts in combating terrorist groups; that it has prevented Al Qaeda and the Taliban from operating on its territory; and that the "security forces of Pakistan are not materially and substantially subverting the political or judicial processes of Pakistan."

But this year, neither Clinton nor Obama could make such certifications. In essence, the waiver acknowledges that the US is subsidizing a foreign military that in turn provides aid for US enemies. It’s an uncomfortable truth that few in Washington seem to want to discuss.

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posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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lol
cant cut off aid to these folks before elections
too many chances for inconvenient events occurring before then
like a big suicide-bombing fest

in essence it's blackmail
and the people of the us are sold out again, why am i not surprised



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
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lolcant cut off aid to these folks before elections too many chances for inconvenient events occurring before then like a big suicide-bombing fest in essence it's blackmail and the people of the us are sold out again, why am i not surprised

Isn't that the sad truth
The pakistani government knows the game plan in the US and thus they more or less 'extort' or as you put it 'blackmail' the NATO community with logistics nightmare for additional money every now and then.



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