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US suspends aid to Pak military: NO MORE MONEY FOR BLOOD!
Jul 11, 2011

The United States is suspending and even cancelling millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military as reprimand for expelling American military trainers and to exert pressure on Islamabad to fight militants more effectively.

The move, reported in an American daily, could further strain US-Pakistan ties. The report comes days after US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen's remarks linking Pakistan's military intelligence agency with the murder of a Pakistani journalist. "About $800 million in military aid and equipment, or over onethird of more than $2 billion in annual American security assistance to Pakistan, could be affected," the New York Times said.

The aid includes about $300 million to reimburse Pakistan for some of the costs of deploying over 100,000 soldiers along the Afghan border to combat terrorism, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in training assistance and military hardware, the report said, quoting half a dozen Congressional, Pentagon and other administration officials.

Some of the curtailed aid is equipment that the US wants to send but Pakistan now refuses to accept, like rifles, ammunition, body armour and bomb-disposal gear that were withdrawn or held up after Pakistan ordered over 100 Army Special Forces trainers to leave the country in recent weeks.

Some is equipment, such as radios, night-vision goggles and helicopter spare parts, which cannot be set up, certified or used for training because Pakistan has denied visas to the American personnel needed to operate the equipment, two senior Pentagon officials said, the paper added. US officials say they would probably resume equipment deliveries and aid if relations improve and Pakistan pursues terrorists more aggressively.

According to officials, referred in the NYT report, the cutoffs do not affect any immediate deliveries of military sales to Pakistan, like F-16 fighter jets, or non-military aid. The report suggests that this decision seen along with Admiral Mullen's statement illustrates the "depth of debate within the Obama administration on ways to change the behaviour of one of its key counterterrorism partners".

In an indication of the level of the debate, the report states that some senior officials in the administration conclude that Pakistan will never be the kind of partner that the Obama administration hoped for. There are others who stress that the United States cannot risk a full break in relations or a complete cutoff of aid akin to what happened in the 1990s, when Pakistan was caught developing nuclear weapons.

"We have to continue to emphasize with the Pakistanis that in the end it's in their interest to be able to go after these targets as well," US Defence Secretary Leon E Panetta told reporters on Friday en route to Afghanistan.

Former Pakistani diplomat, Maleeha Lodhi, who served as ambassador to the United States, said the action was short-sighted, and was likely to produce greater distance between the two countries.

WikiLeaks: General Kayani wanted more US drone strikes in Pakistan

The cable states that Anne Patterson remarks that “Kayani is often direct, frank, and thoughtful. .. is an avid golfer, he is President of the Pakistan Golf Association. He smokes heavily and can be difficult to understand as he tends to mumble.

Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, contrary to the military’s public posturing, had sought more US drone strikes to help battle militants, revealed a cable accessed by WikiLeaks .

In a meeting Jan 22, 2008 with top US military official Admiral William J. Fallon, General Kayani asked Washington to provide “continuous Predator coverage of the conflict area” in South Waziristan.

The report of the meeting sent to Washington said that Admiral Fallon “regretted that he did not have the assets to support this request”. He, however, offered trained US Marines to coordinate air strikes for Pakistani forces on ground.

meeting with US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen over March 3-4, 2008, Kayani was asked for his help “in approving a third Restricted Operating Zone for US aircraft over the FATA.” The request - detailed in a cable sent from the US Embassy Islamabad on March 24 - clearly indicates that two ‘corridors’ for US drones had already been approved earlier. - File Photo

Secret internal American government cables, accessed by Dawn through WikiLeaks, provide confirmation that the US military’s drone strikes programme within Pakistan had more than just tacit acceptance of the country’s top military brass, despite public posturing to the contrary. In fact, as long ago as January 2008, the country’s military was requesting the US for greater drone back-up for its own military operations.

Previously exposed diplomatic cables have already shown that Pakistan’s civilian leaders are strongly supportive – in private – of the drone strikes on alleged militant targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), even as they condemn them for general consumption. But it is not just the civilian leadership that has been following a duplicitous policy on the robotic vehicles.

In a meeting on January 22, 2008 with US CENTCOM Commander Admiral William J. Fallon, Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani requested the Americans to provide “continuous Predator coverage of the conflict area” in South Waziristan where the army was conducting operations against militants. The request is detailed in a ‘Secret’ cable sent by then US Ambassador Anne Patterson on February 11, 2008. Pakistan’s military has consistently denied any involvement in the covert programme run mainly by the CIA.

In another meeting with US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen over March 3-4, 2008, Kayani was asked for his help “in approving a third Restricted Operating Zone for US aircraft over the FATA.” The request – detailed in a cable sent from the US Embassy Islamabad on March 24 – clearly indicates that two ‘corridors’ for US drones had already been approved earlier.

In secret cable on October 9, 2009 (previously published by WikiLeaks), Ambassador Patterson reports that US military support to the Pakistan Army’s 11th Corps operations in South Waziristan would “be at the division-level and would include a live downlink of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) full motion video.” In fact, in November 2008, Dawn had reported then commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, telling its reporter that US and Pakistan also share video feeds from Predator drones that carry out attacks. “We have a Predator feed going down to the one border coordination centre at Torkham Gate thats looked at by the Pakistan Military, Afghan Military, and the International Security Assistance Force,” General McKiernan had said.

Now Read some of his lies:
Some words of strong condemnation against drone attacks by General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani:

“Drone attacks are complete violation of human rights, such acts of violence take us away from our objective of elimination of terrorism”

“It is imperative to understand that this critical objective cannot be sacrificed for temporary tactical gains. Security of people of Pakistan, in any case, stands above all,”

“Drone attacks are carelessly and callously targeted with complete disregard to human life.”

He even called those “martyrs” who were killed in drone attacks; He said “Pakistan Army condoles with the families whose dear and near ones have been martyred in this senseless attack. The Army shares the grief of the people of Waziristan. Troops on ground have been ordered to render all possible assistance to bereaved families.”

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The anger at the Americans was now making it more difficult for General Kayani to motivate the army to fight against the Pakistani Taliban in what is increasingly seen as a fight on behalf of the United States, former Pakistani soldiers said.

“The feeling that they are fighting America’s war against their own people has a negative impact on the fighting efficiency,” said Javed Hussain, a former special forces officer in the Pakistani military.

Discipline has become a worry, as has an open rebellion in the middle ranks of officers, particularly as rumors circulate that some enlisted men have questioned whether General Kayani and his partner, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the head of the chief spy agency, the Directorate for the Inter-Services Intelligence, should remain in their jobs.

A special three-year extension General Kayani won in his position last year did not sit well among the rank and file who perceived it as having been pushed by the United States to keep its man in the top job.

“Keeping discipline in the lower ranks is a challenge,” said Mr. Qadri, the retired army brigadier.

General Kayani’s problems have been magnified by a groundswell of unprecedented criticism from the public, questioning both the army’s competence and the lavish rewards for its top brass, something that also increasingly rankles modestly paid enlisted men.

“Adding to this frustration and public pique is the lifestyle that the top brass of all the services has maintained,” Talat Hussain, a prominent journalist who generally writes favorably about the military, wrote in Monday’s edition of the English-language newspaper Dawn. “This is not a guns versus butter argument, but a contrast between the reality of the life led by the military elite at state expense and the general situation for ordinary citizens.”

Despite the resources the army soaks up — about 23 percent of Pakistan’s annual expenditures — it has appeared impotent since the May 2 raid. The infiltration three weeks later of the nation’s largest naval base by Qaeda commandos that left at least 10 security officers dead added to the sense of disarray.

According to the notes of a participant in the session at the National Defense University, General Kayani acknowledged that Pakistan had mortgaged itself to the United States. The participant declined to be identified because people at the session agreed that they would not divulge what was said.

In making the analogy to Pakistan as a mortgaged house, General Kayani said that if a person gave his house against a loan and was unable to pay back the loan, the mortgage holder would intervene, the participant said. “We are helpless,” General Kayani said, according to the person’s notes. “Can we fight America?”
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we do not need aid we need our Men to fight for right. even if we have no aid... ALLAH's support is the best aid we can have
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shekar ha kuch to ahsas howa ha pakistan qom ko
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