Uncle Sam’s Deep Pockets Unaffected by Pakistan’s Threats
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED STATES: “Stay the hell out of our country, but keep sending us American jobs and all that wonderful foreign aid”. Pakistan’s military gave us a stern warning today that they would not stand for another raid like the one that brought down Osama Bin Laden. They say that they are worried it would set a precedent for other countries to invade their sovereignty. They also wanted to minimize the American military presence in their country; that’s the 275 American soldiers that are training their military. Read more: Pakistan’s army warns US not to stage more raids. I’m not sure if that threat was meant to scare us; after all, we flew in and spent forty minutes killing Osama and collecting evidence before their army could travel a few hundred yards from their base to Osama’s compound. Then flew completely out of the country before they could get a jet off the ground.
The search for Bin Laden has been going on for almost a decade. For six of those ten years he lived in Pakistan, in a one million dollar compound, in a middle class neighborhood. A compound with eighteen foot high walls, barbed wire at the top, no incoming telephone or internet wires, and no trash pick ups allowed. A compound just a few hundred yards from a military academy (their version of West Point) and a two-hour drive from their capital city. Even though supplied with information from our CIA and billions of dollars in foreign aid to fight terrorism, they had no idea that he was hiding there. Something smells a little fishy to me, it’s either their pack of lies or Bin Laden’s rotting corpse at the bottom of the ocean.
The Obama administration has requested three billion dollars in foreign aid to Pakistan in the fiscal year 2012, along with $2.3 billion in funding to boost that nation’s counterterrorism capacity. That’s more than any other country in the world other than Afghanistan. This seems like a waste of American Taxpayer’s hard-earned money if you ask me. Pakistan has been receiving $1.3 billion annually in foreign aid from the United States for more than a decade. That’s not counting the billions of dollar that the American people have lost due to the outsourcing of their jobs, so corporations could make more profit. The only thing that this has bought us is more Anti-Americanism.
Since World War II, the United States has been freely handing out taxpayer money in foreign aid to countries that don’t really appreciate it and have no intention of ever paying it back. In 1990, the United States government forgave 17.1 billion dollars in foreign aid debt. This money doesn’t just go to third world countries where people are starving, in 2004, the United States gave away over $39 billion to 150 different countries, and 38% of that went to the Middle East (money from the sale of oil wasn’t enough to fund all the terrorist activities). In the past, even Russia has been a recipient of taxpayer money, $1.41 billion in 1994.
It is long past due that the American taxpayers demand a stop to their money going to countries that despise us. That money could be put to good use here at home, and I don’t mean to bail out banks or automotive manufacturers. It could be used to bail out the average American who is quickly sinking in the dismal abyss of our own economy. It could be used for schools, roads, and other projects, which would create jobs and reduce unemployment. It could be used as benefits for the long-term unemployed, who have now lost just about everything. Greed and wasteful spending by corporations and our own government is the major reasons behind our economic situation.
Its time America, to get off your collective asses and demand a change from our elected politicians. And, if they can’t or won’t make the changes they promise, then let’s hold them accountable by not re-electing them.
As a closing, I would like to leave you with something that is floating around Facebook, I don’t know it’s author, so I can’t cite it.
So Bin laden is standing before God waiting to hear his punishment, when God gets a tap on the shoulder. There behind him stand 343 firemen, 72 police officers, one K9 officer, 3,000 American citizens & over 5,000 soldiers. “Don’t worry God, we got this!!!”
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