US Congress: Shut Off The Money To Pakistan
Stop Supporting US Enemies!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
With the US Congress searching so diligently “in the round about” for ways to cut spending, we’d like to suggest the obvious: Stop sending US money to Pakistan. I am tired of US money propping up that rogue nation.
I have thought, for sometime now, that we are fighting terrorism in the wrong country. The US military is in Afghanistan while all the terrorists are in Pakistan!
There is absolutely no way Pakistan will ever convince the outside world (that is the non-Islamic world) that they did not know Bin Laden was living in a mansion some 35 miles from their capital city and roughly a half mile from their national Military College and Training Center. They can pound their chests in mock masculinity, and feigned outrage all they wish. Their ridiculous posturing only reinforces the belief in the west, and in the non-Islamic world, that they are flat-out lying!
The only way Bin Laden could have lived, as he did in Pakistan, is with a huge “support system” within the country of … Pakistan. They KNEW he was there -- and they lied to us about it. That is reason enough for them to forfeit the billions of dollars of American money -- and British money, as well.
It was predictable that the demonstrations all over the Islamic world would begin upon the killing of Bin Laden. He was their HERO! Where else on earth is a mass murder proclaimed as a HERO … so far as I am able to tell, only within the Islamic sphere of influence.
So, out into the streets pour the bedraggled masses of “America haters” burning and desecrating the American flag, drawing more anger from the west upon themselves -- and their religion – “the religion of peace.”
Yes, the attack on Bin Laden was cold-blooded and deliberate. That is what our elite Special Forces do. And, may I note, the same will happen to Gaddafi, in Libya, when the US Special Forces are given HIM as their target.
Look, if you are fool enough, idiotic enough, to strike at America, you had better wrap your mind around the fact that sooner or later, your life will be required of you. When you feel the safest, you will be most the vulnerable to the US military’s elite warriors. That goes for terrorists and for nations. (See World War Two – Japan.)
Look. All the billions we are spending on nation building in Afghanistan and Iraq will have the effect of pouring a teaspoon of salt water into the ocean. It won’t be noticeable once US forces leave. Iraq will almost instantly align itself with Iran out of fear and panic -- and who knows how much cash passed under the table to some fat cat national leaders.
Afghanistan will almost certainly fall right back into the hands of the Taliban or some other wild-eyed, quasi-religious, terrorist organization. Hey, all they want to do is grow and sell … DOPE!
Winning the hearts and minds of a backwards people, still living in the 14th and 15th centuries, is some sort of left-wing babble that actually means, simply: bribing a few of their national leaders to get their approval to build a new school, a new hospital, pave some roads, provide them a power plant for electricity, wells for clean water, etc, etc. And they HATE us for it!
The world, it seems, has forgotten that America can be your best friend – or your worst enemy. I think that is mostly the fault of America’s recent leadership -- especially the leadership from the left. Intent on having the world love America, they have forgotten the advantages of having the world FEAR America.
What the world just witnessed is the awesome power of the US military – when it is allowed to do its job. Unfortunately, we have had too many national leaders, over the past few decades, that have been intent on making the US Military into a branch of the “Peace Corp.” Had they been allowed to ply their trade, as the world’s greatest warriors, those wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would have been over in weeks, if not days, with a heck of a lot less killed and wounded American troops.
Back to Pakistan for a moment: If Pakistan is determined to hold onto our downed Blackhawk helo, then they should prepare for another raid aimed at retrieving our property and possibly changing the current Pakistani regime for a government a bit friendlier to America. It’s just a thought. Yeah, that’s all it is.
In the meantime, as the diplomatic wrangling continues, the US Congress should immediately cut off all taxpayer money to Pakistan, forthwith. It is pure bribery. Nothing more. Frankly, it is embarrassing to Americans who are infuriated at a people, a nation, that gave sanctuary to the man who murdered thousands of Americans a decade ago, and who, today, is praised as a hero and a martyr by those who so eagerly produce their oily palms to grasp American dollars with which to line their pockets and fill numbered bank accounts in Europe and the islands of the Caribbean.
The whole thing reminds one of “Ali Babba and the Forty Thieves.” Only THE STORY was fiction.
J. D. Longstreet