Top 10 Reasons to Kick Pakistan Off the Dole

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4. Pakistan is a corrupt, authoritarian oligarchy.  It alternates between quasi-democrat rule and military rule.  Many of its more prominent leaders, including its best known democratically elected prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, have been assassinated. Many of them also have enriched themselves while in office.  Its current prime minister, Gilani, was recently held for contempt of court for his willful flouting of court instructions to assist in the investigation of old cases of money laundering against Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

5. Pakistan does not respect human rights, especially religious rights.  For one example, look at their use of blasphemy prosecutions to discriminate against religious minorities and settle personal scores, which I have already written about here.  Nothing more really needs to be said, except that things have only gotten worse.

6. Pakistan has become an incubator of terrorism, as its territory has a significant number of Islamist teaching religious schools, i.e. madrassas, and terrorist training camps, which together crank out terrorist after terrorist.  The madrassas are often sponsored by money from Saudi Arabia and – surprise, surprise – teach Wahhabism to the new generation.  There is a reason that many terrorists and would-be terrorist are found to have gone for “vacation” to Pakistan and/or Afghanistan.

7. Pakistan is – as always – belligerent towards its archenemy, the neighboring, more democratic state of India.  The U.S. has an increasing interest in aligning itself with India.  Pakistan is dangerously paranoid about its bigger neighbor.  Elements in Pakistan have already sponsored or assisted terrorist attacks in India, most spectacularly the Mumbai massacre of 2008.  And, of course, Pakistan only developed its own nuclear weapons because of India’s decision to do so.  However, unlike Pakistan, India does not export them to rogue regimes.  Not surprisingly, the U.S. alliance with Pakistan has impeded our developing relationship with India.

8. Pakistan is in bad shape economically, doesn’t have a particularly good economic future, as it is not a good source of natural resources or educated people.

9. Pakistan is likely to become a failed state.

10. Supporting Pakistan makes us look stupid and weak to other states, for the reasons outlined above.

As I stated before, this list is not all inclusive – there are other reasons not to supply U.S. money to Pakistan.  For instance, did you know that Pakistan is a growing participant in the smuggling of opium to the U.S and the world?  Also, the Cold War, which originally prompted our alliance with Pakistan, is long over, but we continue to act as if Pakistan is a crucial ally.

Considering our increasing deficits and debts, does the U.S. really have the money to waste on false friends like Pakistan?  The answer is, obviously, no.  Let’s cut them off now, before they do something else we regret.

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  • H&R_ Barack

    Reason #1 – We Can't Afford It!

    Reason #2 – There is No Quid Pro Quo.

    Reason #3 – If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas …

    • Rob

      This is a war inside Pakistan.
      The Taliban bombing of Pakistani cities have caused 1000s of casualties.

      This war is between the salafists and their Saudi money and those who want Pakistan to modernize and prosper.
      Just cutting off money and support and creating chaos with nukes in Pakistan is stupid, but letting them continue to hoodwink us is not constructive either.
      'Cutting and running' from Afghanistan, as Obama appears to be doing, only means we will have even less leverage against the extremists and Taliban in Pakistan. That cannot be good.

  • Jaladhi

    You don't need 10 reasons to Pakistan out of our dole. Just one reason is enough and that is they are our enemies – wolf in lamb's clothing. Plain and simple!!

    • Jaladhi

      Typo: "You don't need 10 reasons to kick Pakistan off our dole. Just one reason is enough and that is they are our enemies – wolf in lamb's clothing. Plain and simple!!"

    • najum

      So true, $ empowers terrorists in here.

    • a b arisar

      i agree that there is bad governance, dwindling economy, poverty etc. This has forced people to be helper of terrorists. But here thousands of innocent people were killed, picked. People of pakistan believe that america is behind bad governance, insurrgency, and death of innocent people. Why america intervene in all personal and political matters of pakistan. People of pakistan hate america for its policies. Why it should not come forward to tell the people that america is not there enemy. What a trauma that americans think that pakistanis are their enemies and pakistanis feel the same…. There is need of concrete steps….

  • UIQ

    How stupid or biased one can be, its clear after reading this article. A wannabee journalist who wants fame by quoting lies is all that I for from the article. NATO supplies were blocked after american forces murdered 24 Pakistani soldiers in the border region. The amount of AID you mentioned 20 Billion Dollars is wrong, its not all AID, more than half of it is for the services rendered by US troops. Supporting Pakistan doesn't make you stupid, you guys are already stupid, a country where more than half of the people are on streets (the 99% movement) is more pressing concerns that you idiots should focus on. And also don't forget who created Taliban in the first place to fight against Russia. For reference see Hilary's Testimony in Congress( a video can easily be found on youtube). Come on guys grow up. rest of the world already doubts your stupidity just don't try this hard to prove.

  • Jeff White

    Pakistan was force to take $20Bln and provide Services worth $50Bln, how else in the same period Pakistan owes $68Bln to IMF, over 4000 of its Armed Forces men are dead and 34,000 (READ : Thirty Four Thousand) Pakistan died for this partnership. You guys are just bunch of PAID agents of some weapon selling "Think Tank" front end, I am an American too and I see people dying for our "Bad Design", why else we spending $2Bln per week (READ : Two Billion Dollars per) in Afghanistan when the the total GDP of Afghanistan is about $2Bln a year ? So where is this money going ? This is $2Bln per week is the real Blood we Tax payers are being stucked off with ! Yeah, hide the facts behind "HATE" in the name of "Fake Patriotism" God Bless America.

    • sanman

      Jeff, guys like you backed Clinton to the hilt when he was itching to bomb Serbia. Back then, you libtards were screaming "bomb them first! ask questions later!"
      Now all of a sudden you're a newfound pacifist, urging Americans to turn the other cheek against terrorist thugs who bombed America first, and are only going to bomb America again unless the US eliminates them.

  • sanman

    Pakistan has tried to bill anything and everything it can to the War on Terror budget. They even wanted anti-aircraft radars to fight AlQaeda, despite the fact that AlQaeda and Taliban don't even have an air force! The aid money sent to Pakistan would be much better spent on supporting the numerous insurgent groups fight Pakistan's corrupt tyrannical govt, in order to inflict pain on them for supporting AlQaeda and Taliban as part of their double game. At least the insurgents will be grateful for the support, unlike Pakistan.

  • wctaqiyya

    It's time we cordially invited the Chinese to occupy Afghanistan, so they can guard their own darn mines and other investments. Why are we spending our money and blood to do this? Since China and Pakistan are so cozy at the present time, they can each take turns sitting on the Taliban and giving each other back rubs. We are much better off without Pakistan as an 'ally and all the way out of Afghanistan. So there.

  • Rima

    Since 911 America has killed over a hundred thousand civilians all in the name of war on terror!
    what is punishment for such a crime?
    what is the punishment for killing over 3000 civilians through the use of drone attacks?

  • wctaqiyya

    American punishment for it's failure to realize the true nature of war, the identity of the enemy and the counterproductive methods being employed, is the Islamization of America by the millions of Muslims foolishly imported into this nation. It is a fitting punishment for the foolish so-called leaders who either can't or refuse to see that the enemy is Islam. It is also a fitting punishment for trying to wage war as if it were a reconstruction project. War is not a welfare program on steroids, as America and NATO currently pretend it is. You don't apologize for killing the enemy, there are no innocent 'victims' and you don't pay the enemy for damaged property.

    If I were in charge of Afghanistan, I would not be there. If I had to be there for some unknown reason, I would import thousands of feral pigs and dogs and let them roam freely. I would make girls and children walk in front of men, permit only shorts and sandals for men, bras and panties for women and no clothing for young children. I would destroy all mosques, shoot all mullahs and outlaw Islam. Any violation of any rule would invite an instant sentence of death. War is heck.


    none of you will understand politics. power obtained by any means. world will become a better place if we all respect each other. understand how these politicians trick us – then we act and get rid of them by making it clear to them that we are not stupid. to be honest with you all no one wants to hurst anyone else – that is majority of the people – I am not taking about the few drop outs… there are few people who are filthy rich and want to stay that way and so use the media to scare us by crying wolf – when will we the good people learn? all you guys who are commenting here are playing the game that the media controllers want you to play. people UNITE and lets make this world our HEAVEN!

  • Ron Thompson

    all good reasons, numbers 8, 9, and 10 being the best.

  • Ronald Johnston

    We should rid our government of all representatives and senators who have ever voted for foreign aid period. Notice I did not capitalize as I do not capitalize osama obama!!!!

  • guest

    They use the money to buy and sell weapons to the Arab world. Without this US to Paki money, they could not afford their nuclear program. Cut off ALL the money. They can get aid from Saudi arabia and their ally, Iran.

  • Malvika

    US aid to Pakistan has done untold damage to India as most of the aid has been used by Pskistan in weaponising itself and arming the terrorists to attack India. Before 26/11 US and allies used to shrug of terror attacks in India as its own problem. The truth is the Mujaheeds who were trained by US after the defeat of USSR in 1988, turned their guns on Kashmir and rest of India once war in Afghanistan was over. India has suffered thousands of deaths due to these terrorists. US has choosen to turn a blind eye to Indias plight as it favoured Pakistan. US has fed a snake which is biting it now. Stop giving aid to Pakistan. It is a waste of your tax payers money which is only feuling this terrorist states ambition.

  • pakistani

    Osama being a muderer for 3000 people huh, what about the drones strikes that have have killed a minimum of 5800 innocent people and only 4000 terrorists. 911 was a planned drama by the israelis and americans, americans are the lackies of isreal, they have killed over 1 million innocent people all over the world
    they have destroyed countless countries, like iraq, iran,vietnam and now pakistan is their next target.

  • stupid paki

    what about the 80,000 pakistani soldiers who got killed in ”your” war on terror ? what about the civilians that die here everyday because bloody terrorists say that we support america ? you really think money is what pakistan is begging for ? i don’t know if you ever have been to pakistan brother..a terrorist state that had its 80,000 and counting soldiers loose its life against terrorism..if they were such irresponsible terrorists who couldn’t control nukes wouldn’t they have taken kashmir by force (whose own public wants to accede with pakistan)? if you hate pakistan or have anything against muslims why do you hide that by trying to sound like a liberal ?

  • stupid paki

    oh yeah i remember the indians were on the side of the americans against russia right ? pakistan didn’t help make the taliban for the americans to stop russia in afghanistan ..just a reminder friend..oh yeah pakistan is a failed state,where as india has the most poverty in the world,pakistan is an oppressor and is paranoid about india, you know may be because there were four states at independence that wanted to accede with pakistan and pakistan couldn’t even get one ? may be because pakistan is an oppressor the muslims in kashmir have been raped murdered and trafficked by indian officials you know..its a democracy we aren’t..they can do what they want..don’t reply me just search a little just a little moderately about all i said..may be you’ll see the other side of the story,or maybe you’ll call your self a liberal and accept us oppressors as we are..good luck mate!

  • Shareiq

    Pakistan has been begging since its inception. It ends up coming up with something that US is willing to throw more dollars and some weapons. Pakistan has always been artificially supported by USA. Pakistan has a ‘rent an army’ since its inception. its founder Jinnah has been responsible for so much violence and undemocratic precedents that its embarrassing to say the least. Jinnah was responsible for the biggest forced migration in the history of mankind. Muslims who he left in India, were left to fend for themselves, and reduced to suspicious and discriminatory treatment. Hindu’s rightly felt that muslims had taken their pound of flesh at the worst possible time.

  • Ashish

    I must say America did a lot for Pakistan more than any one from Aid to Medicine and even from education I know every Country have some kind of Interest and their Political Issue but Even you Know In America their lot’s of Child who need their Money more than any Pakistan and even food but that money will Shift to Pakistan and what is result Pakistan always use that money against America Every one know what happen in Abota bad in Pakistan and each and every Secret share by CIA to ISI and result many Innocent Solider died so Open our eyes and see always the nature of Pakistan I am not saying give money any But give those who really suffer a lot Many children and old people still in America need Money from Education , Medicine and some need so badly for their operation can we not help those Instead use for Jihad where always some Innocent people Kill I know many one have More Knowledge that me Please help the Future of those Kid’s who really need this Please America think again and Stand up for right Decision Thank’s

  • David

    Pakistan is a terror state. I worked there. The majority of people HATE the west or anyone they perceive as from the west. They HATE animals, nature and support terror. No Pakistani will ever admit that a terrorist is from there they will say “India must have planted a terrorist” A large part of the population supports groups like ISIS and can’t wait to live under them. The police are USELESS. It is the weirdest place I’ve ever been.