Paki PM to GWB: "pay the jiziya"- Bush: "How much..?"

Bush offered $115 mln in food aid to Pakistan

But you’re still not allowed to roast any Taliban on our soil!”- U.S. air strike kills al-Qaeda’s “mad scientist”; Pakistan complains

“The strike was too unilateral”, says Pakistani army, and “could be detrimental to bilateral relations.” “U.S. air strike on al-Qaeda hideout lays bare Pakistan’s border,” by Saeed Shah and Graeme Smith, for the Globe and Mail,

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) walks with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to the White House in Washington July 28, 2008

WASHINGTON (Reuters)U.S. President George W. Bush offered $115 million over two years in food aid to Pakistan, the White House said on Monday, after he met with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

“The president offered $115 million over two years in food aid and $42.5 million of that will be available over the next six to nine months,” White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters.

*  Don’t you think there is something seriously wrong with a country that produces nuclear weapons and on the other hand needs to extort money to feed its people?

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Legendary duplicity in Pukestan:

UN diplomat: Pretending that Pakistan is not supporting the Taliban is similar to “pretending that Niagara Falls doesn’t flow”

“Courage, at last,” by Jiti Khanna, for the Globe and Mail, July 29:

Using modern equipment for old fashioned lynching: Taliban

Vancouver — At last, a Western diplomat – Chris Alexander, a former Canadian ambassador now serving as a United Nations special envoy in Kabul – has had enough of the political correctness to publicly acknowledge that Pakistan, through its Inter-Services Intelligence agency, is supporting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan (UN Envoy Backs Karzai Against Pakistan – front page, July 28). “Otherwise we really are pretending that Niagara Falls doesn’t flow.” 

* CIA confronts Pakistan over top-level ties to jihadists

To date, the Western democracies have simply been shooting themselves in the foot by appeasing Pakistan’s government, under whose watch Islamic extremists are spreading their jihad against the Western way of life. (Wow! All the forbidden words: “Jihad”- “Islamic extremists”- are there any other ones? But yes, it could be the beginning of something new…)

Hugh Fitzgerald comments:

Why should the American government be spending, have spent or committed, nearly two trillion dollars to bring “good government” to Iraq? Why should it have spent $65 billion on the malevolent government of Egypt? Why did American taxpayers pay, not only for that Mercedes 600 that so impressed him with its “smooth ride,” the one that son-of-plucky-little-king-Hussein King Abdullah of Jordan picked him up in, but also for billions of dollars in aid to Jordan, with a population said to be possibly the most fervently anti-American in the world, where to take advantage of untariffed textiles it can send to America, Jordan’s Arabs — divided between the “Eastern Palestinians” who are called “Jordanians” and the “Western Palestinian Eastern Palestinians” who are called “Palestinians” — own factories where non-Arabs are employed and exploited, in what American labor investigators have called the “worst” labor conditions, amounting in many cases to slavery, they have ever seen. Why does the American government continue to fund the Fatah warlords, those Slow Jihadists who are still, nominally, in control of their fellow Arabs in the Arab-occupied “West Bank”? And why is it the American government (with a little help from other NATO states) that is, and has come to be expected to, to lavish further tens of billions on the permanently meretricious and malevolent — generals or rabble-rousing zamindars, it hardly matters — government of Pakistan.

And why does this money, once it starts to flow — to Egypt, to Jordan, to “the Palestinians,” to Pakistan — come so quickly to be regarded as received, as by right, and given, as by necessity or duty, to that all Western or Infidel aid, whenever given, for whatever ostensible purpose, becomes that dutiful tribute that the Infidel donors are afraid — afraid! — to cut, for fear of offending those (look at Egypt, look at “the Palestinians”) who have come to expect that tribute from the Infidels to be paid. There is not a single example, anywhere, of a serious and permanent diminishment, or still better, ending of such aid — aid that helps improve the military capacity of the Muslim recipients (could Pakistan have paid for its nuclear project without Western aid to sustain it?), and that, when it is non-military aid, merely frees up other money that can be diverted to support whatever local Jihads that recipient-state or regime is most directly involved in furthering.

And most maddening of all, that Infidel aid — given by Infidel states even as they must endure paying ever greater sums to the oil-producing Muslims who share, with their fellow Muslims, almost nothing of the trillions they take in (and are quite content to see the Infidels pick up the Infidel Man’s Burden) — becomes routine, unequestioned, a veritable matter of right, something that, once the Infidels start to supply it, they have to keep supplying it, and the Muslims who receive this aid do so not without any felt gratitude, but with the sense that this Infidel aid is in the natural and just order of things, which for them, in the deepest sense, it is.

Posted by: Hugh [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 30, 2008 8:38 AM

 

 

5 thoughts on “Paki PM to GWB: "pay the jiziya"- Bush: "How much..?"”

  1. Who cares! Just take the Taliban terrorists out – and for gods sake change the rules of engagement.

    BTW can anyone guess who just stole a very large number of blank passports in England………………

  2. Pakistani politics has always been volatile… I doubt whether any government has had any proper control of the Tribal areas. However, it’s one thing to have them go their own way and quite another to ignore their links to the Taliban. They are also allowing terrorism to flourish and be used against other Pakistanis. The government either needs to get a firm grip on things, but I somehow doubt that they are capable of it, or admit defeat (I don’t see them doing that either).
    The situation is deteriorating rapidly and Pakistan has quickly become a threat not only to coalition troops but also to the West. The only reason Bush is putting up with this is because they have nukes and he doesn’t want them falling into the wrong hands (who knows if someone is going to solve that problem) and to try to stop the whole country going into meltdown and have them all go terrorist. At that point India would become involved, the current series of bombings are not improving things, then it could get very heated.
    It could be time to give the Pakistanis a warning. This far and no further. They want our money to feed themselves, they should be able to do that mostly for themselves, it’s something to hold over them to make them play nice. If possible.

  3. Pakistan is built on Islam and nothing but Islam.

    The Islamists in the government may not be illiterate like the warlords in the tribal areas, but they still have the same game-plan. The nukes are already in the wrong hands.

  4. Had Mushy Raff seriously and vigorously fought against the Taliban beginning in 2001 Pakistan would not be in this mess today. But he wanted to play games with both the Taliban and the US and now his nation is being virtually disemembered by the former. I hope he’s happy at his fine work-at least he got a few dollars for his troubles.

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