Why Pakistanis would reject $7.5 billion in US aid

The United States is offering $7.5 billion to Pakistan for development - but only 15 percent of Pakistanis support accepting it, according to a Gallup Pakistan survey released Wednesday.

//www.csmonitor.com/2009/1014/p90s01-wosc.html



If fired, Haqqani threatens to unveil 'reams' of Pakistan's secrets

The Pakistan Embassy in Washington continues to convey a wrong picture to American officials and politicians on the uproar in Pakistan over the condescending language in the Kerry-Lugar bill.

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The reverse-Midas effect

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

10/16/09

U.S. actions in [central Asia] could be fairly evaluated as exhibiting a reverse-Midas touch: everything we get involved in generates a backlash — ‘blowback’ — in direct proportion to its visibility. Thus we are presently on a course that will eventually end in bringing about the very scenario we fear: a full-scale Islamist insurgency in Pakistan that threatens to topple the government and possibly come into possession of the country’s nuclear arsenal. The idea that we can intervene covertly, with sufficient subtlety to avoid a confrontation with the government — and nationalist elements in the military and the general population — is a foolish dream that ought to be summarily abandoned. How much money have we poured into the Pakistani rat hole — and to what effect? Our every effort boomerangs in our faces, mocking our purportedly noble intentions and underscoring our essential powerlessness in that wild region at the top of the world...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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