Obama signs bill to suspend $1.1 bn aid to Pak

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  1. Oracle

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    WASHINGTON: US president Barack Obama has signed into law a massive $662-billion defence spending bill that also seeks to suspend a big chunk of $1.1 billion military aid to Pakistan, despite his "serious reservations" about provisions regulating detention and prosecution of suspected terrorists.

    "I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists ," Obama said in a statement after signing the bill in Hawaii, where the First Family is currently on the year-end vacation.

    The $662-billion defence authorization bill for the year 2012, among other things, seeks to suspend 60% of $1.1 billion military aid to Pakistan - under the category Pakistan Counter-insurgency Fund - till secretaries of state and defence report to the Congress that Islamabad is making progress in the war on terror, particularly progress in strategies to counter manufacturing IEDs.

    IEDs, which are mostly manufactured in Pakistan in its illicit factories, are one of the largest factors responsible for the death of American troops in Afghanistan. However , Obama in in his signing statement made no reference to this provision of the bill, which had drawn widespread condemnation in Pakistan and put another strain in US-Pakistan ties.

    The Obama administration has maintained that the bill under no circumstances results in suspension of US military aid to Pakistan; as being interpreted by the Pakistani media.

    TimesofIndia
     
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    Now what pakis bhikari will do :frusty: oho they will send khar to US .....is ki lelo aur hame wo paise dedo....:thumb:
     
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    Now this is what I call balancing the budget, take away 1 billion from Pakistan and give it to UAE.
     
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    they will either say:

    1) aila no paisa......:cry:

    or

    2) Ek billion kya deta hai dus billion laye laye, nahi to tera ek billion leke tu jaye......(sing the Devang Patel way)
     
  6. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The end is near for Pakistan.

    'No mun, no fun, your son' would be the plaintive cry from Pakistan to the US now.
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    Good time to mine those imaginary natural resources pakistan :)
     
  8. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    However, a 60% cut is a good start.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Whatever, it will pinch Pakistan and bring it to its senses.

    He who pays the piper calls the tune.
     
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    I am quiet sure Obama will achieve more through these cuts and hope Saudi Arabia also joins the club by cutting off the aid. These free loaders should be made to work for welfare.
     
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    good work Obama.
    Now lets see what the '' deeper than ocean, heigher than mountain.'' friend can do to ease this money problem for their cheep wor_hog.
     
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    NATO hopes for reopening of Pakistan supply route - seattlepi.com
     
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    This will be the response from pureLanders



    ek rupiya kya deta hai dassa rupiya laare.
     
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    :shocked: Would this be printing mistake ?
     
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    Elections can be such a spoiler!

    Political chaos & policy paralysis is ruining India, while Pakistan gets a slap on the butt. This is a good start though, however more can be achieved if US stops arms sale/aid to Pakistan, breaks the PA-ISI nexus and forces them to do more. And for a change maybe Obama can take the one step and declare Pakistan a terrorist state, which Bush stopped one step short of.
     
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    Its not a printing mistake. Their defence spending is half our GDP.
     
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    Ideally being a country, it shouldn't pinch Pakistan much. But then the saying goes like "Pakistan is the only example where an Army is conversely owning the country itself". So now what will PA do?
    Either scramble some plans together to milk US money or hope that the Chinese appear sooner and stronger.
    Problem for them is, one of the major groups remaining to go after is Haqqanis. Who will they turkey shoot?

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
  18. niharjhatn

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    Jeeze, the US fund like 1/6th of the Pakistani military budget...

    and who knows how much tacit support is offered by the Chinese.

    Cutting that alone will be a huge step to bring the terror state crashing down.

    The problem with us is that we do not see state-sponsored terrorism for what it is - an act of war.
     
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    The new development is that Musharraf will join Imran Khan.

    Will the restore the US money flow to Pakistan?

    Or has the US realised that Musharraf is the biggest crook this side of the Suez!
     

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