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Kerry To Present US Demands To Pakistan

From his fans at the Associated Press:

Kerry presents US demands to Pakistan

By Nahal Toosi, Associated Press
May 16, 2011

ISLAMABAD – U.S. Sen. John Kerry gave Pakistan’s army chief a list of "specific demands" relating to American suspicions about Pakistan’s harboring of militants ahead of meetings Monday that could shape a partnership dangerously strained by the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a Pakistani official said…

Given our past "partnership," and Mr. Kerry’s own statements, we suspect we are demanding that they accept more of our money.

Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is the first American emissary to visit Pakistan since the raid. Known to be a friend of Pakistan, what he is told by Pakistani army and civilian leaders could be key to American policy going forward.

If Mr. Kerry is "a friend of Pakistan," then we can be fairly sure that Pakistan is no friend of the United States.

Kerry arrived late Sunday and went quickly to see army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, handing him the list of U.S. demands, according to a Pakistani government official

Kayani told Kerry his soldiers have "intense feelings" about the raid, in apparent reference to anger and humiliation here that Washington did not tell the army in advance about the helicopter-borne raid, and the fact it was unable to stop the incursion

We are sure Mr. Kerry commiserated. After all, if we had told Pakistan in advance they might have been able to stop them.

"The important thing is to understand that major, significant events have taken place in last days that have a profound impact on what we have called the war on terror, a profound impact on our relationship as a result," Kerry said.

He added that "we need to find a way to march forward if it is possible. If it is not possible, there are a set of downside consequences that can be profound." He did not elaborate…

What a laugh. ("March forward.") The only "consequences" from all of this is that nothing will change. Except that we might giver Pakistan even more billions.

In a parliamentary resolution Saturday, Pakistani lawmakers did not mention the fact that bin Laden was living in the army town or the suspicions of collusion, but instead warned of the consequences if any more American incursions were take place in the future.

They also threatened to stop NATO and U.S. trucks from using its land routes to ferry supplies across the border to troops in Afghanistan unless Washington does not stop missile attacks on its territory

Which somewhat undercuts Pakistan’s constant refrain about how they want to defeat the Taliban even more than we do.

Pakistan’s failing economy desperately needs American and other foreign aid. Since 2002, Pakistan has received more than $20 billion from the U.S., making the country one of the largest U.S. aid recipients, according to the Congressional Research Service. Nearly $9 billion of that has been reimbursements for Pakistan’s costs to support the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan.

In a sign of how politically hot the raid has become, the government of Punjab, Pakistan’s wealthiest and most populous province, announced Monday that it wants to stop taking foreign aid.

Good. We keep hoping that the Pakistanis will get so mad they will throw our money back at us.

Punjab is run by a party that is in the opposition on the federal level, and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said the decision by his Cabinet still needs approval by the party

Sigh. It’s funny how there is always a hitch when it comes down to refusing US aid.

Oh, well. Swiss bankers have to eat, too.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 16th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Kerry To Present US Demands To Pakistan”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Hopefully Kerry gets a paper cut and is forced to retreat to a aid station that meets Pookiestan Medical Seal of approval. Complete with flies, shiite stench and puddles of pizz. Maybe they will get a (D)onkey to kiss his booboo.
    John Kerry is a stooge of World Class order. Better yet…..a boob!
    Here is to hoping that the demands he gave were, “Surrender our money or reap the wind!!”

    Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?
    My arse!!

  2. GetBackJack says:

    They sent John Kerry.

    Now I know it’s about the opium. Ya’ll talk all you want about other issues, but some day when the facts come out, those facts will tell you this is all about, as it has always been, about the opium.

    John Kerry was nothing until his torpedo found him and John got Rited into the Firm. Marrying John Heinz fortune is a two-fer for being bought and staying bought. Poor Heinz himself had no idea what a torpedo is, and that Teresa was aimed at him and that he would give his life for The Cause.


    It takes boatloads of $$$ to takeover America from within. And our enemies had no convertible currency. It’s why it’s called the Tick Technique. Identify the target, aim a torpedo at them, then Marriage, then something happens and the torpedo ends up with control of the fortune. Study J Howard Pew’s fortune and foundation. Study the Fords and then the MacArthurs. It’s all the same pattern. Identify the wealthy target, aim the torpedo, get control of the wealth, use the wealth to further control of the Nation’s political process.

    John Kerry is so neutered I’m surprised he doesn’t pee sitting down.

  3. Not so fast says:

    Even Teresa Heinz isn’t scared of John Kerry! Should have sent Ron Paul. THAT would have shaken things up.

  4. proreason says:

    Sending lurch is the clearest possible signal to the pakis that they’re in the clear on this.

  5. untrainable says:

    “specific demands” relating to American suspicions about Pakistan’s harboring of militants
    Suspicions? I think the evidence is pretty clear. Why didn’t we call ahead and let them know we were coming? Because the guy that answered the phone could have walked down the block to Bin Laden’s house and told him we were coming. Hell, he probably could have just opened the window and yelled it loud enough to warn them.

  6. Not so fast says:

    This is all an act to provide cover for future payments of foreign aid to Pakistan. Nothing more.

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