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Sat May 12, 2012, 10:44 PM

 

US to cut $50m from aid to Pak for each American killed by ISI-backed terrorists

Source: Times of India

WASHINGTON: Alleging that Pakistan has for decades leveraged radical terrorist groups to carry out attacks in India and Afghanistan, a US lawmaker has introduced a bill that proposes to deduct $50 million from the US aid to Islamabad everytime an American is killed "as a result of actions of ISI".

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher introduced the Pakistan Terrorism Accountability Act of 2012 on Friday 8%in Congress. The legislation would require the department of defence to list all Americans killed by terrorist groups operating with impunity inside Pakistan and Afghanistan and supported by elements of the Pakistani government.

For each person killed, $50 million would be subtracted from US foreign assistance to Pakistan, a requested $2.2 billion, and given to the victim's family. Rohrabacher is chairman of the house foreign affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-to-cut-50m-from-aid-to-Pak-for-each-American-killed-by-ISI-backed-terrorists/articleshow/13115663.cms



I say cut the aid off completely, disable their military hardware and jam ISI's electronic communications. Then unleash drones on the Haqqani network.

Pakistan has been allowed to be a menace for far too long.

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Reply US to cut $50m from aid to Pak for each American killed by ISI-backed terrorists (Original post)
cosmicone May 2012 OP
kickysnana May 2012 #1
emilyg May 2012 #4
Magoo48 May 2012 #12
Swede Atlanta May 2012 #2
freshwest May 2012 #3
Archae May 2012 #5
SunSeeker May 2012 #9
limpyhobbler May 2012 #6
atreides1 May 2012 #11
RufusTFirefly May 2012 #7
marasinghe May 2012 #8
truth2power May 2012 #14
PSPS May 2012 #10
atreides1 May 2012 #13
cosmicone May 2012 #15
obxhead May 2012 #16

Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:57 PM

1. Let me get this straight

We pay hostile governments to not to kill our soldiers when we are in their country to kill some of their people that we believe are terrorists (because the hostile government or tortured people said so) but now we threaten (operative word here) to pay them less if they kill fewer of our soldiers (who cost us trillions of dollars to maintain over there.) Ben Laden is dead. The only terrorist attacks have come from our native Right wingers in years (save the ones made up by the CIA to justify their expanding budget of course).

How can anyone not see how insane this sounds when schools, bridges, healthcare, pensions, home values have all failed here for so long. And all except the 1% are sexually molested in order to fly in our "free" country.

Americans are sooooo stupid, cowed and now broke.

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Response to kickysnana (Reply #1)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:29 PM

4. +100

 

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Response to kickysnana (Reply #1)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:33 AM

12. Yup, that's about it....

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Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:57 PM

2. Our relationship with Pakistan is very fragile....

 

While I might personally advocate harsh penalties for Pakistan's alleged cooperation with forces aligned against us and failure to fight our so-called "mutual" enemies, I think we need to be very careful in the actions we take.

Pakistan is a nation with nuclear capabilities wedged between India and Afghanistan. This is a very volatile part of the world. We need to keep, if nothing else, non-hostile relations with the Pakistanis.

The concept of penalizing them for each American death attributed to their failure to reign in a terrorist or in actually abetting them is attractive. It places a carrot, i.e. military aid as well as a stick, reducing funding, in front of them.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #2)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:20 PM

3. Just curious. If they did lose American payments, who would step in to support them?

China, perhaps? Or the Kuwaitis, the UAR, or the Saudis?

What would Pakistan do differently, for better or worse, than they are doing with our aid now?

Assuming (?) we are their biggest supplier of foreign aid right now, that is, would they really miss us?

Who needs who in this relationship?

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Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:32 PM

5. This from an asscolown who supported the Taliban.

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Response to Archae (Reply #5)

Sun May 13, 2012, 01:17 AM

9. Good point. He's my Representative. And he is horrible.

He represents a lot of beach communities in a gerrymandered safely Republican district in CA. It sucks. We can't get rid of him.

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Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:55 PM

6. Rep. Rohrabacher has been doing alot of good by bringing this issue up.

And on Pakistan issues in general. He's a Republican so I'm assuming he is a jerk in all other aspects and I wouldn't vote for him. But I'm glad someone is raising these issues. After all why should we pay money to a corrupt government that by all accounts is playing both sides against each other, and by all accounts is a state sponsor of terrorism.

The bill was just introduced this week and does not have any co-sponsors yet. This probably isn't going to pass.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #6)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:21 AM

11. Go here

http://www.calitics.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2687

Rep. Taliban Dana has a long history advocating for his pals...

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Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:25 AM

7. Marvelous idea! Now what do we pay Pakistan for every civilian who is killed by our drones?

Whatever it is, it could run into some serious money.

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #7)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:30 AM

8. thanks for voicing my exact sentiments.

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Response to marasinghe (Reply #8)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:52 AM

14. And mine. n/t

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #7)

Sun May 13, 2012, 02:17 AM

10. I think the current going rate is about $1,500 to the surviving family (if any.)

The miracle of the magic hand of "free markets" and all that, don't you know.

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Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:35 AM

13. Small problem

Pakistan will get support from another source...but I imagine you'll want to unleash drones on whoever that could be as well? What about the innocent men, women, and children who'll be killed by these drones you love so much...but I guess to you those lives don't really matter, do they?

Pakistan a menace, really...and the US is the "beacon on the hill"?

You might want to do a little background reading on your new hero Taliban Dana...his "connections" were the reason why President Karzai had him put on a no entry list recently.

The only way to disable military hardware is to destroy it, which means you're advocating a military attack on a sovereign country..just what we need another fucking war...with a nuclear power, no less.

Brilliant!!!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #13)

Sun May 13, 2012, 10:18 AM

15. I am not a fan of Dana Rohrbacher

 

but he is right about this issue.

Pakistan has no right to claim sovereignty if it continues to be a terrorist state.

As to its nuclear "power" status, it is laughable. How is Pakistan going to launch its nukes to affect us?

Lastly, by aiding and abetting terrorists and Taliban, the Haqqani network is responsible for the deaths/injuries to its women and children -- not us. It is high time we stopped coddling to terrorists like Pakistan and its ISI, Taliban and Haqqani network.

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Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 10:53 AM

16. There is an easier way to assure the safety of Americans.

 

Pull them out of harms way.

The problem is our presence, not Pakistan.

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