This is long overdue. For years, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has taken the money that the United States has given to them for the purpose of fighting jihad terrorists and given large portions of it to those same jihad terrorists. Nothing was done about this in Washington — until Donald Trump became President. At last, we have an American President.
“Exclusive: Pentagon cancels aid to Pakistan over record on militants,” by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali, Reuters, August 31, 2018:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties.
The so-called Coalition Support Funds were part of a broader suspension in aid to Pakistan announced by President Donald Trump at the start of the year, when he accused Pakistan of rewarding past assistance with “nothing but lies & deceit.”
The Trump administration says Islamabad is granting safe haven to insurgents who are waging a 17-year-old war in neighboring Afghanistan, a charge Pakistan denies.
But U.S. officials had held out the possibility that Pakistan could win back that support if it changed its behavior….
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