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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 02:06 PM
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US suspends Pakistan military aid as diplomatic relations worsen
source: The Guardian

US suspends Pakistan military aid as diplomatic relations worsen

Decision to withhold $800m taken as relations become increasingly fraught following the killing of Osama bin Laden

Saeed Shah in Islamabad
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 10 July 2011 19.16 BST

The Pakistan military declared it did not need US military aid as the White House confirmed that it would withhold some $800m (498m) in assistance to the country's armed forces.

The row will worsen the already poisonous relationship between the two "allies", which since the unilateral US raid to kill Osama bin Laden in May has lurched towards breakdown.

Pakistan recently expelled US military trainers from the country, limited the ability of US diplomats and other officials to get visas, and restricted CIA operations on its territory. "The Pakistani relationship is difficult but it must be made to work over time. But until we get through these difficulties we will hold back some of the money that the American taxpayers have committed to give them," William Daley, the White House chief-of-staff, told ABC News on Sunday.

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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 03:17 PM
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1. My, my, are they saying we have not molly-coddled them (our good friends)
sufficiently? :patriot:
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WAFS Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:02 AM
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2. Imagine what $800,000,000 could do here at home.
Why do we send billions to other countries when we still have Americans living on the streets, going hungry, and without even the most basic health care?
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