Trump Blasts Pakistan For "Giving Safe Haven To Terrorists" As Pakistan Defense Ministry Fires Back

It seems that Trump's first Twitter war of 2018 is officially underway.  After his first tweet of the new year took direct aim at Pakistan for giving "safe haven to terrorists," the official twitter account of the Pakistan Ministry of Defense fired back saying they've offered valuable resources to the U.S. over the years but have received nothing but "invective and mistrust" in return.

"Pak as anti-terror ally has given free to US: land & air communication, military bases & intel cooperation that decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16yrs, but they have given us nothing but invective & mistrust. They overlook cross-border safe havens of terrorists who murder Pakistanis."

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In his very first tweet of the new year, President Trump threatened to cut off financial aid payments to Pakistan saying that its leaders have given the U.S. nothing but "lies & deceit" while providing "safe haven to terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan."

"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!"

The tweet comes just one day after we noted that an annual State Department report on terrorism revealed intentions to deny Pakistan $255 million worth of military aid after the terrorist-harboring nation "did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban or [the Haqqani Network], or substantially limit their ability to threaten U.S. interests in Afghanistan."

A soldier secures an area as other troops move toward a forward base during a military operation against militants in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Zubair)


The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in FY 2016 in Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time,” a US National Security Council spokesperson told the Hindustan Times, one of India's largest newspapers.

“The President has made clear that the United States expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and militants on its soil, and that Pakistan’s actions in support of the South Asia Strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of our relationship, including future security assistance," writes The Times.

During a mid-October incident in which Pakistani forces freed a Canadian-American family and captured one of the Jihadi abductors belonging to the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, Pakistani officials rejected US requests to access the man - as authorities believed he could provide valuable information about at least one more American hostage.

American officials are eager to lear what the militant knows about Kevin King, an American university professor who was kidnapped along with Timothy Weeks, an Australian citizen, in August 2016. Mr. King is believed to be alive but ill and American officials are hopeful that he and Mr. Weeks might be released.

Another American, Paul Overby, vanished in 2014 in Afghanistan. Mr. Overby was trying to interview the leader of the Haqqani network when he disappeared. -NYT

Defense Secretary James Mattis previously delayed a $50 million aid package to Pakistan in July by withholding a certification that the country had done enough to fight the Haqqani terrorist network. The State Department told the New York Times that Pakistan's actions will ultimately determine the course of "security assistance in the future," adding without further comment that conversations with Pakistan are ongoing.

This is hardly the first time Trump has targeted Pakistan for harboring terrorists with his twitter rants on the subject starting shortly after the Osama Bin Laden raid in 2011...



Bes chunga Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:59 Permalink

Trump Blasts Pakistan For "Giving Safe Haven To Terrorists"; Threatens To Pull Aid And Now Has More Money To Give to Israel and Saudi Arabia

there fixed it for you.


Pakistan must not be following marching orders from the MIC


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two hoots MarshalJimDuncan Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:32 Permalink

All this following "the" meeting:…

"The meeting, part of ongoing discussions between the US and Israel defining common strategic goals, culminated in the creation a number of joint teams focused on countering elements of the country’s threats"   and “Israel and the United States see eye-to-eye on the trends and processes in the region, especially Iran, and reached agreements on the strategy and policy required in relation to them,...”

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GUS100CORRINA researchfix Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:34 Permalink

Breaking News ...

Can everyone imagine what would be going on in the world (Pakistan, NOKO, etc..) if HRC was POTUS? A truly scary thought when one understands that HRC was diagnosed in 2013 as having subcortical vascular dementia. Why was MSM and DEMOCRATS covering up this fact? 

Subcortical vascular dementia, also called Binswanger's disease, is caused by widespread, microscopic areas of damage to the brain resulting from the thickening and narrowing (atherosclerosis) of arteries that supply blood to the subcorticalareas of the brain.

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Anteater two hoots Mon, 01/01/2018 - 13:13 Permalink

Pakistan Blasts Trump For "Sending $112B of US Arms To Wahabbi Headchopper Terrorists in Riyadh" As Kushner Fires Back From His Tel Aviv Hideout: 'I Am Innocent! Then Texts on Twitter: 'cjdykg 3905g4 djjv6t'

The Twitter space was alive today with comment, what does Kushner mean? What crime is he hidding out in Tel Aviv from? Is Kushner the Wikileaker? Is his code string a Satanic message to Ivanka?

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uhland62 MarshalJimDuncan Mon, 01/01/2018 - 21:15 Permalink

Either that will just go on as always because the underwear factory is business, not politics. Or if it isn't going on, then he pays for missing the boat.

Some months ago or so Pakistan said they didn't want any more foreign drones in their airspace. Then came the announcement that NGOs need to pack up. Then came a meeting between the Afghan and the Pakistani Foreign Ministers with the Chinese one. The tectonic plates are shifting. They should focus on making the civil war in Iran fierce and long lasting, those experts in Washington, because the weapons factories need to sell. 

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