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U.S., Pakistan rift over bin Laden deepens

Via: Seattle Times / New York Times

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The Parliament then passed a resolution declaring the drone strikes were a violation of sovereignty EQUIVALENT to the secret attack on bin Laden’s house in Abbottabad.

The lawmakers warned Pakistan could cut supply lines to U.S. forces in Afghanistan if there were more such attacks. The resolution contained NO CONDEMNATION of the Afghan Taliban, who killed more than 80 Pakistani paramilitary cadets the same day.

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Kerry will raise an issue the administration has refused to discuss publicly: Pakistan’s escalating production of nuclear fuel to expand its arsenal of 100 or so nuclear weapons.

Members of Congress, in closed sessions, have complained that because the $3 BILLION American ANNUAL AID to the Pakistani military is fungible, the United States is effectively helping bankroll the fastest-growing nuclear arsenal in the world. “It will jeopardize funding if that continues,” Kerry said.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2015056631_pakistan15.html

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definition: fungible: Law (especially of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.

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the good doctor’s thoughts:

1) If the Pakistani government doesn’t stop being assholes, I suggest being ‘fungible’ is a damn good idea.

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2. Cutting $3BILLION in aid OVERNIGHT might be a PROBLEMATIC; so I suggest we might want to,

Reduce the aid by half, each week:

current: $3,000,000,000 per year

1st week: $1,500,000,000 per year

2nd week: $750,000,000 per year

3rd week: $375,000,000 per year

VVV

26th week: $44.70

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3) I suggest that this will possibly/probably cause the Pakistani government to become even more asshole’ish than they already are, so back to being fungible; so then:

– Use the $3B to reduce our national debt.

or,

– Use the $3B to BUY 5,000 cruise missiles ($600k per) in order to REDUCE the arsenal of 100 or so nuclear weapons.

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May 15, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Note: I’m ONLY half joking – seattle99

    Comment by seattle99 | May 15, 2011 | Reply


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