Is Trump admin giving up on Pakistan? US to deny military aid worth $255 million

The Trump administration on Friday announced the United States will deny Pakistan military aid amounting to $255 million as it expects Islamabad to take decisive action “against terrorists and militants on its soil”.

“The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in FY 2016 in Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time,” said a spokesperson of the President’s National Security Council in a statement to Hindustan Times.

“The President has made clear that the United States expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and militants on its soil, and that Pakistan’s actions in support of the South Asia Strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of our relationship, including future security assistance.

h/t RM

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  • Ed

    This is such head banging common sense. What the hell were previous administrations thinking?

    • Hard Little Machine

      Combined aid, military and domestic, both direct and indirect, during the Obama years, to Pakistan, amounted to more than $7 billion with a B dollars per year.

    • Fred C Dobbs

      Obama was thinking “I must do nothing that stops the spread of my Islamic faith”

    • Watchman

      Feeding the nuclear Pakistani crocodile in the hope that the USA is nuked last.

      Actually I think it’s a legacy of India’s alignment for a while with the USSR and the US believed that it could gain influence in the area by offering help to the arch enemy of India, not realising the duplicitous nature of the Pakistani cooperation (all in line with Pakistan’s religious theology.)

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …will our Mr.trudeau chip the pakis another $168 million again next year?

    • ntt1

      only if they guarantee support for his favoured terror group. islamist muslims.

      • tom_billesley

        …. and not if they build a wall.

        Pakistan is pressing ahead with its plans to fence roughly 850km of the 2,430km border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
        https://www.dawn.com/news/1379832/border-security

        • Watchman

          Which will be mostly useless since the border tribes don’t recognize arbitrary lines on a map and Pakistan really wants Afghanistan to be just some western provinces of the expanded ‘Land of the (Islamically) Pure’ Pakistan.

  • simus1

    China will be pleased to cover any shortfalls. No doubt in return they will want a laissez-passer from Dumpsterstan re the huge lithium deposits in Afghanistan. Such as doing whatever it takes to remove any “obstacles” to their exploitation by China.

    • Millie_Woods

      So what? Let the Chinese bankroll the Pakis and sink the money saved into military spending. You gotta start somewhere.

  • Ego

    Its such a joy and relief to finally see a real President at the helm.
    Imagine this situation under Obama or Hillary (shudder).

  • Dana Garcia

    Good. Washington has spent enough on that jihad rathole.

  • glasnost

    FY 2016 ?

  • tom_billesley

    Pakistan is busy training and equipping those terrorists to make attacks against India in Kashmir or Mumbai so why would they take action against them?

  • Linda1000

    It’s a start considering Pakistan gets over $2 billion a year in aid from the U.S. I seem to remember Hillary as Sec of State handing Pakistan a couple of extra billion one year as part of her “smart power” diplomacy schtick diplomacy.

    • Watchman

      Makes you wonder how much of that came back to the Clinton Foundation web of entities as ‘charitable donations’, doesn’t it?

  • Gary

    Let’s hope this plan doesn’t upset pakistani’s in Canada because the Toronto-18 muslim terrorists were born here to Pakistani Parents .
    The terrorism plot was to use several truck bombs with the hope for slaughtering over 5000 civilians in Toronto on top of storming Parliament to behead Harper.

    What the CBC left out of their W5 crack News reports was the big ” Y ” . Why did they leave out the Y…..because their hatred from us was because Chretien sent out troops to Afghanistan and were killing their Muslim Brothers in the Taliban.

    Justin promised the CBC over $500,000,000.00 more during his 1st term….this is another big Y for the CBC’s not pointing out how I have noticed at least 4 of his Apologies during his Tour were because of the Liberal PM’s .
    Chretien and Martin own the $ Million dollar pay-out to Khadr and Maher Arar and now the 3 new cases that just gave $30 million to. The we have how Justin did a Selfie at the PRIDE parade as the 1st PM while Wynne was the 1st Premier…Translation: all past Liberal Premiers and PM’s were homophobic plus Bob Rae as the NDP Premier while Cheri DiNovo now acts like the NDP if a friend of the LGBT community .