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Pakistani Navy Quits Anti-Piracy Task Force

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Zappa, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Zappa

    Zappa Road Warrior NES Member

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  2. hminsky

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    Here's some key information:



    In September, the US military cut $300m in aid to Pakistan, citing its perceived failure to tackle "terrorist groups and militants".

    "Due to a lack of decisive actions in support of the South Asia strategy, the remaining $300m was reprogrammed," the Pentagon said.

    This was not the first time Washington has restricted military ties with Pakistan.

    In the 1990s, an amendment by US Senator Larry Pressler severed security links with Pakistan because of its nuclear programme.

    US officials later admitted that the breakdown in ties was a mistake and helped groups such as the Taliban, al-Qaeda and others to find havens in Pakistan, which was not able to counter evolving armed groups on its own.
    So if we don't pour a few billion dollars into Pakistan, they will go all Islamic fascist on us? I think it's too late for that. Their own government is a huge sponsor of Islamic terrorism. Why should we be paying for that? Their intelligence agency was maybe the major supporter of the Taliban in Afghanistan. According to NPR, their population is made up of a large number of people who believe infidels and apostates should be killed, and would rather live under an Islamic state if they can manage it.
     
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  3. W.E.C

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    Like bush said, you are with us, or against us.

    They showed their hand.
     
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    "We never hid Bin Laden... never... now give us money; we're good at catching terrorists."
     
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    So they took their boat and went home?
     
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    Not before stopping to rob a few fishing boats on the way I imagine . . . . .
     
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  7. Spanz

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    who is thinking that the Pakistanis WERE the pirates in the first place????
     
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    They harbored ubl... They are no friends of ours.
     
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    Apparently, from my limited knowledge, there are TWO FACTIONS in Pakistan.
    One faction basically LOVES our azz, but has to appear to not like the USA for fear of political retaliation.
    The other faction HATES AMERICA and wants a jihad on OUR azz.

    That is not uncommon in a country, look at the USA and how the Dems and Republicans are fighting tooth and nail on every thing.

    So it is more complicated than just saying, hey they hid UBL, lets nuke them from orbit, just to be sure.

    Pakistan IS a balance against nuclear armed India, which has STRONG communist leanings.

    I fully trust how Trump and Bolton are handling the situation.
     
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    We’ll see about the faction that loves us after they stopped getting paid.
     
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  11. Spanz

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    A true test!
     
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    True it's always a complex nature but he was like a mile from their westpoint. That's a pretty bad look
     
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    Got no problem cutting money to a state that shelters terrorists.

    See ya!

    Still don't see why we are chummy with Saudi Arabia. Maybe now that they allegedly whacked a reporter in Turkey, Trump might do something... The Rs in Congress are calling for sanctions. Go for it!
     
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    i never knew they had a navy much less a boat. livin' and learnin' again i am.
     
  15. blindfire

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    How exactly is India "communist leaning"?
     
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    You didn't know camels float? What do you think those humps are for??? Buoyancy!!!!
     
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    I hear they got a huge fleet of these. redneckbassboat_14921055628790.jpg
     
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    Yahbut anyone in either faction would accept a US immigration green card in a trice.


    Complicated for whom?

    Are you saying that if we nuked them from orbit,
    we wouldn't be sure?


    Seems to me that India has a lot more to like about us than any of their major next-door neighbors...

    ...and I'm also sure Trump and Bolton are capable of making that point to them.
     
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  19. Spanz

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    Good point!
     
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