The United States State Department confirmed on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to the Muslim nation of Pakistan until it takes decisive action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups operating and being harbored within its borders.
The State Department announced the decision saying it reflected the Trump administration’s frustration that Pakistan has not done more against the two groups that Washington says uses sanctuaries and safe spaces in Pakistan to launch attacks at the neighboring nation of Afghanistan. Many of those attacks have killed U.S, Afghan, and other allied forces who are fighting the war on terror in the region.
U.S. officials also confirmed that two main categories of aid will be affected. One of them will be foreign military financing, which funds purchases of U.S. military hardware, training and services. And the other will be coalition support funds, which reimburse Pakistan for its failed counter-terrorism operations. Officials did add that they could make exceptions to fund critical U.S. national security priorities.
Officials did stress that the suspension did not affect civilian aid to Pakistan in any way and that the money could go through if Islamabad took decisive action against the terrorist groups in question.
Pakistani minister decries U.S. as ‘friend who always betrays’
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (Reuters) – Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the United States was behaving towards Pakistan as “a friend who always betrays” after Washington suspended aid and President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of lies and deceit over many years.
Opposition leader Imran Khan, a former cricket star tipped as the next prime minister, said it was time for Pakistan to “delink” from the United states and run down U.S. diplomatic and intelligence presence in what is a sensitive strategic area.
Washington accuses Pakistan of playing a “double game” by assisting Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network militants causing chaos in Afghanistan. Islamabad denies this and accuses the United States of disrespecting its vast sacrifices – casualties have numbered in the tens of thousands – in fighting terrorism.
Anti-American sentiment and tense U.S.-Pakistan ties are some way off their recent nadir in 2011, when Osama bin Laden was killed in a secret U.S. raid inside Pakistan, but the harsh rhetoric is likely to make it harder to mend future ties.
“The U.S. behavior is neither that of an ally nor of a friend,” Asif told local Capital TV late on Thursday. “It is a friend who always betrays.”
Small groups of students chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Trump” burnt American flags and torched photos of Trump after Friday prayers in capital Islamabad and the eastern city of Lahore. The organized protests ended swiftly.
Worsening ties may push Pakistan further into the arms of long-time ally China, which backed Islamabad after the fallout from Trump’s tweet. Beijing’s diplomatic and financial support has also strengthened Pakistan’s hand, analysts say.
On Friday, Pakistan’s foreign office criticized what it called “shifting goalposts” after the U.S. confirmed it would suspend all security assistance, believed to total at least $900 million, until Pakistan stopped assisting militants.
Other official government statements in response to Trump’s tweet have been measured but Foreign Minister Asif and several other prominent politicians have lashed out repeatedly.
Opposition leader Khan said Trump’s tweet and other U.S. comments were part of “deliberate attempts to humiliate and insult the Pakistani nation” and called for retaliation.
“It is time for Pakistan to delink from the US,” Khan said in a statement, which called for an immediate removal of “excessive US diplomatic, non-diplomatic and intelligence personnel from Pakistan”.
Khan also called for a suspension of land and air transport routes through Pakistan that the U.S. uses to resupply NATO troops in Afghanistan, a move Pakistani officials privately say is unlikely unless relations drastically deteriorate.
U.S. aid suspension was announced days after Trump tweeted that United States had foolishly given Pakistan $33 billion in aid over 15 years and were rewarded with “nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools”.
The aid suspension was largely expected by Islamabad but Pakistani officials were taken aback by Trump’s withering tweet and the tone of U.S. announcements.
“The FBI, his political opponents, African-American football players are used to Trump criticizing them like this on Twitter — we are not used to it,” said one Pakistani government minister.
“We were seriously shocked.”
Politicians such as Asif and Khan have been delivering anti-American statements partly to placate domestic audiences, analysts say, with one eye on general elections due in mid-2018.
“This is the election period and for the first time in Pakistan’s history, anti-Americanism will become an issue in an election campaign,” said Pakistani writer and analyst Zahid Hussain.
“READY TO EAT GRASS”
There is a long history of anti-Americanism in Pakistan and after the Osama bin Laden raid, which many Pakistanis saw as violation of the country’s sovereignty, relations neared breaking point in 2011.
That year, NATO forces bombed a Pakistani army checkpoint, killing 24 soldiers, and CIA contractor Raymond Davis shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore.
In the north-western city of Peshawar, many Pakistanis cited the aid suspensions as another reason for Pakistan to sever ties with Washington.
“We are ready to eat grass, but only if our leaders become honest and make bold decisions against the Americans,” said Jalal Noor Khan, 48, a food merchant.
The flag burnings in Lahore and Islamabad were organized by student organizations with links to hardline religious groups. About 60 students were protesting in Islamabad and another 100 in Lahore.
“The U.S. flag and Trump’s photos are under our feet. It’s a message to them that they will face the same if they did anything wrong against Pakistan,” said Rana Zeeshan, one of the student organizers of the Lahore protest.
“We will erase the U.S. from the world’s map.”
Why are we even giving Pakistan money, to begin with? These people harbored Osama Bin Laden for years. It’s about damn time we stop giving away charity. Until the day comes that we have full employment in the US, and our debts are paid off, we need to put a stop to this. And if nations what to hate us, they can hate us for free. Enough of paying them to despise us. It’s time to put America First!
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BREAKING: They Caved! Official New Muslim Holiday In Full Effect Everyone Is FORCED To Celebrate!
PREPARE TO BE ENRAGED!
As Americans, we know that Islam is starting to be all around us. As conservative Americans, we can see it creeping into places that make it toxic and dangerous. However, most of us probably feel like we’ve got a little bit of time to deal with the problem. We see what’s happened in the Middle East and even in Europe and we don’t want that here, but this is America, we’ve got time. Sadly that’s just not the case.
The United States might still have laws that protect innocents from the violence of Islam, but if we’re not enforcing them, they may as well not exist. Our borders are supposed to keep the undesirable elements out, but if we don’t keep those closed, we could let anyone through, and liberals would welcome them with open arms and a debit card to your checking account. We think of that being a problem on the southern border, but what about the North?
According to the Gate Stone Institute, Canada might be the biggest of our neighbors to threaten our freedom from here on out. They’re becoming so very sympathetic to Muslims that Trudeau might even sign in a new holiday, focused not just on Islam, but on how poorly Muslims are apparently being treated in Canada. We might have thought it wouldn’t reach us in North America yet, but we were wrong:
“The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, is being asked by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM, formerly known as CAIR CAN) to designate January 29 as a “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.” If he does, it is an indicator that the Islamists in Canada have succeeded in their program of political expansion and influence to the point of now being able publicly to manipulate the Prime Minister’s Office. In fact, in Canada, ‘Islamophobia’ comes in only fourth behind crimes against Blacks, Gays, and Jews. Hate crimes against Muslims have dropped, even as the overall number of hate crimes increase, according to the last Statistics Canada reporting.
CAIR CAN/NCCM was founded with the mission of supporting its American parent organization, CAIR USA, which in turn was formed to support Hamas. According to the Hamas Covenant, the group is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas is listed as [a] terrorist group by the United States and Canada. CAIR USA was also listed as a terrorist entity by the United Arab Emirates in 2014. They described the listing of these groups as including Muslim Brotherhood front groups, proxies, and fundraisers.
The current Executive Director of CAIR CAN/NCCM, Ihsaan Gardee, has tried to claim that CAIR USA and its Canadian chapter CAIR CAN/NCCM have no relationship. He has made this claim in media interviews to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and while testifying to the Parliament of Canada. This view is misleading. The US State Department has identified CAIR CAN/NCCM as the Canadian chapter of CAIR USA. CAIR USA has repeatedly claimed that CAIR CAN/NCCM is its ‘Canadian office.’ Most tellingly, CAIR CAN/NCCM made the following statement on its own website in 2003 referring to CAIR USA: ‘This Washington-based organization is CAIR CAN’s parent organization.’ That statement was published as part of its ‘A Journalist’s Guide to Islam.’
The Senate of Canada also heard from internationally known Muslim Brotherhood expert Dr. Lorenzo Vidino in May of 2015. In his testimony, Vidino stated that the Muslim Brotherhood has a series of eight to ten front organizations in Canada. Among those he noted were CAIR CAN/NCCM.
If the ‘Islamophobia Memorial Day’ is declared by the prime minister,[sic] it is a clear ‘indicator and warnin’ on how far an Islamist mentality has been developed within the corridors of government. It also will further confirm how deeply Prime Minister Trudeau has continued in his support the Islamist cause on every occasion since his election as a Member of Parliament in 2008.”
Essentially, this religion, and those who stand up for it, are doing exactly what we feared, and that they promised they wouldn’t do. They’re forcing attempting to force an entire nation to make exceptions just for them. The facts of the matter are thought that Canada doesn’t really even have a problem where they’re trying to address one. Again, let’s reiterate that the recent numbers confirm Canada’s supposed ‘Islamophobia’ comes in only fourth behind crimes against Blacks, Gays, and Jews. If you’re wondering, you can probably guess who’s perpetrating the crimes against the Jews. Hate crimes against Muslims actually have dropped even though the overall number of hate crimes increased, according to the last Statistics Canada reports.
There will no doubt be a time when school children will look back and shake their heads at us, wondering how we let ourselves be taken in by a group that has publically promised to kill us for the sake of their religion. The stupidity is astounding.
[H/T: Gate Stone Institute]
BREAKING NEWS! Students Call 911 After MUSLIM Teach Forces UNTHINKABLE On Each Of Them!
THEY RAN OUT OF THE CLASSROOM!!!
They called the cops! The students who were listening to their professor’s lecture became so frightened that they called the police on the teacher. The teacher’s behavior was so strange that it freaked out the students and they called the cops. The professor, a Tarrant County College (TCC) adjunct named Daniel Mashburn, is an astronomy teacher and a self-proclaimed Muslim.
Instead of teaching class like his job description requires him to do, he was busy scaring students with bizarre behavior that made students afraid. They called the cops. They walked out. They watched the police figure out what’s going on. That’s when things became even more strange.
It all began when the Muslim professor arrived 20 minutes late to class. He walked in with his face covered, turned off the lights, and started acting very odd as he spoke of the Muslim religion. He was supposed to teach astronomy, but he was babbling about Islam with a hidden face and students were alarmed.
One student became very alerted as the Muslim professor was fidgeting with his pocket. She probably didn’t know if that was a device to detonate an explosive, a gun, or another weapon. Either way, students did not like what they saw, and it prompted many to leave the scene that could’ve been explosive in the worst case scenario.
The cops arrived on the scene and inspected and talked with professor Mashburn. Cops didn’t find a weapon or detonation device in his pocket and Mashburn was not arrested, but that does not explain nor excuse his erratically bizarre and scary behaviors. Every student walked out except for two who were brave enough to stay behind and watch the cops arrive.
Fox 4 News has more on the incident:
“Student April McLeod says her teacher got to class about 20 minutes late and turned off the lights and was wearing a ball cap, a toboggan, a scarf over his face and gloves. She says Mashburn never took any of it off even when police questioned him after responding to calls from students.
“The kid next to me had said he was acting very strange, looked over at the girl next to me seemed very scared,” McLeod said.
Students say the professor talked about the Koran and the moon and the dark night and seemed incoherent and never discussed anything astronomy-related.
“Mostly he was talking about different things of the Muslim faith,” McLeod said. “I was in class for about five minutes. He kept messing with his pocket and you could tell there was an object in the right-hand pocket. And whenever he went to pull out his hand, I started having this really bad feeling and jumped up and ran out of the classroom.”
McLeod took a video of her astronomy professor being searched by campus police outside her classroom. Police found nothing on the professor.
Mashburn agreed to speak with FOX 4 Reporter Brandon Todd, but he refused to come down from his apartment balcony for the interview.
Todd: Are you aware that you scared some of those students?
Mashburn: Why should they be afraid?
Todd: Well you wouldn’t show your face.
Mashburn: Many people do not show their faces. And in many countries, they do not show their faces.
Todd: Well here in America, we tend to usually show our face when we are a professor at a college. That’s typically the standard.
Mashburn: Oh, yes. But I do not answer to your standard. I am not a Christian. I am not a Jew. I’m a Muslim.
Mashburn repeatedly deflected questions and several times said his teaching of astronomy goes hand in hand with Islam.
Todd: When you interviewed with Tarrant County College to get this job, did you explain to them your teaching philosophy?
Mashburn: I keep it secret. I keep it safe. I do my best, but I am tired of hiding in the shadows. I am tired of fearing their law. I fear Allah.
Todd: What do you have to say to those students who were frightened enough last night they had to call 911?
Mashburn: I do not know why they fear me. Why are they afraid? I’m a man who covers his face in his hand. I offer you nothing but the Koran a book and the universe. The universe is in my hand right here. You can look at it.”
The police and TCC administrators say they’re investigating the situation. They must understand how the students felt. They expected an astrology lesson but received babblings about Islam and a frightful show from an obviously disturbed professor.
The Muslim professor was suspended indefinitely for the incoherent incident that frightened students and required them to call the police.
IT’S HAPPENING!! What Trump Just Ordered FBI In ALL 50 States To Do IMMEDIETLEY Has Muslims READY TO RIOT!
NOT ON OUR WATCH!!
President Trump has assembled a powerful team of law enforcement in his cabinet. He intends to reign this country’s crime problem in, and he’s got just the men to do it with. He has surrounded himself with some of the best and brightest in the military world. This includes DHS Secretary John Kelly who is taking his job very seriously. Kelly has been put in charge of dealing with domestic terrorists, and he’s utilizing every tool in his proverbial belt to do it.
Unfortunately, the United States is still dealing with a big domestic terrorism problem. It’s a crying shame that those who grow in surrounded by freedom would be willing to stab their brothers and sisters in the back with bomb fragments. However, Kelly isn’t spending any time crying over it. According to Kelly, there have been 36 cases of “homegrown terrorists” in 18 states. He refers to this as being a relentless attack every single day.
In case you aren’t familiar with that term, that is a person who is a natural born citizen of the United States who has been converted to Islam and decided to turn against their own country and try to go out in a blaze of glory, taking as many non-believers as possible with them. While we plan to keep as many of our sane citizens safe as possible, it seems that the United States Government might just accommodate the blaze of glory part of their wish.
Via Washington Free Beacon:
The FBI has “open terrorist investigations in all 50 states,” according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 “ISIS-linked plots to attack our country” since 2013, a number that shows no signs of diminishing.
“We’ve seen an unprecedented spike in homegrown terrorism,” Kelly disclosed. “These are the cases we know about—homegrown terrorism is notoriously difficult to predict and control.”
Terrorists in the United States are plotting attacks “every single day,” according to Kelly.
“I tell you, without exaggeration, they try to carry out this mission each and every single day and no one can tell you how to stop it. No one,” he said.
“We don’t get to vet them,” Kelly said. “We don’t know their intentions. We don’t know they’re here. They slip into our country unnoticed, living among us, and we are completely blind as to what they are capable of.”
These threats just scrape the surface of the danger posed to America by terrorists inside and outside of the country, Kelly said.
“This is all bad news, but it gets much worse,” he explained. “Experts estimate that perhaps 10,000 citizens of Europe have joined the caliphate in Syria and Iraq. Thousands more are from nations in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere. They have learned how to make IEDs, employ drones to drop ordnance, and acquired experience on the battlefield that by all reports they are bringing back home.”
The war on terror has been going on for over 15 years, but unfortunately, these attacks got worse, not better under our previous administration. I’d like to say that it was because it crept up and no one saw it coming, but unfortunately, it seems more like they saw it, and didn’t want to deal with it. Now we are having Americans die on American soil and up until recently, we weren’t able to do anything about it. These criminals within our own borders have no moral reservations about taking out as many “infidels” as they possibly can. They consider anyone who isn’t willing to die for the religion of Islam to be someone who is worthy of death, and the more people they take out with them when they go, the more rewards they think they will get in the afterlife.
Even their system of reward is creepy, but it’s politically incorrect to speak out against it because that would be hate speech. So basically, you can plot the death of your fellow Americans and that’s ok with the liberals, but you can’t talk about how bad these plans are or try to stop them without a bleeding heart crying foul. There is a big enough problem with those coming into our country illegally, but to have to deal with our own citizens being turned against us, is a problem that, up to no, we weren’t equipped to deal with.
Thankfully though, the Trump administration has made plans to hand out swift justice to those who would wish us harm. There’s nothing like populating your cabinet with generals to turn the long arm of the law into a terrorist exterminating machine.
(Source: Free Beacon)
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