Put Pakistan on list of State Sponsors of Terrorism: US Congress Congressman William Keating, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade, argued that there is little reason to believe Pakistan is going to change its policies of using terrorism as a tool to meet its strategic needs. Running out of patience on double standards by Pakistan in combating terrorism, top US lawmakers today called for cutting financial aid and imposing sanctions against it while prominent think tanks said it is time to consider putting Pakistan on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. US PATIENCE WEARING THIN "Patience (on Pakistan) is growing very thin," said Congressman Matt Salmon, Chairman of the Asia and Pacific subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Just cutting off funding is not going to be enough, he said and sought additional measures."Those who suggest giving aid to Pakistan need to give justification for using the tax payer's money," said Congressman Brad Sherman, ranking member of the subcommittee, who joined Salmon and other lawmakers in seeking action against Pakistan. Congressman William Keating, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade argued that there is little reason to believe that Pakistan is going to change its policies of using terrorism as a tool to meet its strategic needs.Two of the top al Qaeda leaders have been killed in Pakistan, he said. Keating said that the US arms supply to Pakistan is unlikely to help it in the fight against terrorism, but would allow it to use those arms against India. SPONSOR OF TERROR Meanwhile, former top diplomats and think tanks said it is time that US consider putting Pakistan on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. "Pakistan now is a state sponsor of terrorism. There is no question that ISI supports the Haqqani network, which we regard as a terrorist network," said Zalmay Khalilzad, a former top American diplomat of the Bush Administration, who played a key role America's policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan and Iraq after 9/11, told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing. "It is also clear that the Pakistani military and intelligence provide sanctuary and support to the Taliban," Khalilzad said and described in detail the duplicity of the Pakistani leadership. "I believe we need to consider a different policy...one of increasing the cost of the policy of Pakistan," he said and called for additional drone attacks against terrorist groups.He also suggested specific sanctions against individuals in Pakistan military and ISI officials. "We also need to suspend all military and non-education assistance," he said in his testimony during the hearing titled Pakistan: Friend or Foe in the Fight Against Terrorism? It was jointly convened by the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. ======================================================================================= Maulana Rockullah's Expert comment: US and Pakis have a unique relation, it's like a Master-Whore.The whore has selected another master to f*** her ie. China and US is in a tricky situation but US have a proven record of creating civil war/unrest and break countries through proxy, so let's see.US already killed 80,000 Pakis using Pakis themselves and would PUNISH Pakis in a unique way for not obeying like a good whore.Unless Pakis stop good/bad Terrorism definition they would be used as a Whore by world powers. @Abhijat @A chauhan @Alien @alphacentury @Ancient Indian @anupamsurey @Bharat Ek Khoj @blueblood @brational @Bangalorean @Blackwater @Bornubus @bose @cobra commando @DingDong @DFI_COAS @ersakthivel @fooLIam @gpawar @guru-dutt @hit&run @Indx TechStyle @jackprince @Kharavela @Illusive @I_PLAY_BAD @LETHALFORCE @Lions Of Punjab @maomao @Mad Indian @OneGrimPilgrim @Peter @pmaitra @porky_kicker @Razor @raja696 @Rowdy @Sakal Gharelu Ustad @saty @sydsnyper @Srinivas_K @Screambowl @sorcerer @Simple_Guy @Sylex21 @wickedone @tarunraju @TrueSpirit2 @thethinker @vayuu1 @VIP @Vishwarupa @VIP @Varahamihira @roma @Navnit Kundu Our esteemed Terrorist Paki Panel: @Neo @Raja.pakistani @Zarvan @musalman @Zulfiqar Khan You are known as a Terrorist state and recently did a SELF-GOAL by declaring Burhan Paki Terrorist as martyr.