Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

US Withholds $33 Million because of Doctor’s Treatment

Posted by Troy on 28th May 2012 in Current Events, Political

Pakistan has been utterly embarrassed by the fact that Osama bin Laden was hiding next door to an elite military college in their own backyard.  They have also been embarrassed by the fact that America managed to fly in helicopters next to this military college and assassinate Osama bin Laden, and we did all of this without asking them.  Of course, we didn’t ask them because Pakistan hates us and are not really our allies.  We give them money, and they use that money to confound our efforts in the area.  To repay us for embarrassing them on the world’s stage, they have sentenced Shakil Afridi, the man that led us to Osama bin Laden, to 33 years in prison.  We have responded by saying that we are going to withhold $33 million in aid from Pakistan.

First of all, this is so weak.  Why is everything this guy does so damn weak!  We’re cutting $33 million out of a $250 million dollar package.  Whoop de doo.  How about this: “Deliver Shakil Afridi to the American embassy, or you will never see another dime of American aid.”  Or how about his, “Deliver him immediately, or we are dumping you as an ally and allying ourselves to your greatest enemy, India.”  Hell, that would make more sense on a lot of different levels.  Indians think very highly of America.  India is an up and coming economic power.  India has a huge population and is a counter balance to China.  What does Pakistan have going for it?  Why the hell are we friends with this country that has hidden our worse enemy and aided the Taliban in killing Americans?  What is wrong with us?  If we want to play a game with it, we can say “You will lose a million dollars in aid for every hour it takes you to deliver Shakil Afridi to our embassy.  If your balance reaches zero, our alliance is at an end, and we will ally ourselves with India.”  That would add a bit of Hollywood drama to the whole thing and make things more entertaining for the folks at home.

His man helped us.  If we do not do something to save him from persecution, we should never expect to receive help from anyone else in the future.  No one is going to put their neck on the line if they feel as though they cannot trust us to cover their back.

Long Live the Constitution!

Ron Paul interpreter

Posted by Troy on 17th January 2012 in Current Events, Political

I have always said that Ron Paul has a great platform, but he delivers his message poorly.  As such, I am going to take it upon myself to interpret Ron Paul’s comments for mass consumption:

Ron Paul:  ”I would not have authorized the action in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.” [Paraphrased]

Problem:  Americans want revenge.  Nearly all Americans would have ordered the action to exact our vengeance.

Ron Paul’s Intention:  He does not believe that the President has the authority to take military action in a foreign country without Congressional authority.  Also, he believes that when we ignore the national sovereignty of other countries, we undermine our own through the UN and other entities that try to supersede our national sovereignty and make enemies of those countries and their citizens.

My Interpretation (what he should have said):  ”No, I would not have ordered the raid to go into Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden.  First, I would have evaluated the probability of success using diplomacy to have Pakistan capture and extradite him.  If I felt this was doomed to fail, then I would consider military action, but sending troops into a foreign country in order to kill someone is an act of war, and declaring war is the responsibility of Congress.  However, I would have called a closed door session of Congress to authorize such an endeavor.  This would be a grave matter.  Ignoring a country’s sovereignty makes an enemy of their government and their people and creates the greatest long term threat to our national security.”

Long Live the Constitution!

What Really Happened to Osama bin Laden in Pakistan

Posted by Troy on 5th May 2011 in Current Events, Political

There are so many questions.  One thing is for certain, the Administration is hiding something.  I have finally figured out what has happened:

We did kill Osama bin Laden.  There were survivors.  They would have refuted or confirmed if he was there.  As such, we have to assume we really got him.

So, why would we dump the body?

We dumped the body because the body told a narrative that they didn’t want to be told.  It told the story of a man who had been shot in the back or otherwise died defenseless.

What Obama wanted to happen:  We fly in.  He puts up a fight.  We kill him.  We give him an honorable funeral.  The whole Middle East sees we’re not monsters.  Obama’s poll numbers jump into the stratosphere, and he rides it to re-election.

What really happened:  We flew in.  He either tried to surrender or just didn’t fight back.  We couldn’t take him alive.  Could you imagine the amount of trouble we’d have?  Military tribunals, criminal cases, bomb threats, the Middle East demanding his release, et cetera.  No, Obama had to have ordered him killed.  We had that funeral service up and running pretty quick.  This was all planned out.  However, we had to kill unarmed people who tried to keep him from us.  The body was ruined in the process.  Remember that picture of Hilary looking shocked?  It was probably at the deaths she was witnessing.  Amazingly, 30 minutes of the tape of the raid is blacked out.  Huh, gee, I wonder what was on there.

I do no begrudge what happened.  That man was Evil, and the world is better off without him.  Anyone who lived in that house with him knew the type of man he was and was complicit in him escaping justice.  You lay down with dogs; you get flees.  The problem is that Obama is not a strong leader.  A very strong leader would have assassinated the man, and not taken credit for it.  Oh, Pakistan would have known it was us, but they wouldn’t be able to prove it (until our helicopter died there).  A strong leader would have just come out and said, “We killed him for his crimes.  Let this be a warning to all those who would kill innocent Americans.”  However, Obama started a ball of lies rolling.  Regardless of if bin Laden tried to surrender or if he was armed or not, he needed to die.  Taking him prisoner would have caused so much more pain and suffering.  We all know what would happen if we had him in jail.  Those Seals saved us so much.  The cost of one bullet probably saved us millions in security and court costs, not to mention property damage and loss of life in suicide bombings.  I don’t think Osama was terribly concerned that people in the World Trade Center were unarmed.  We have to lose this obsession with thinking that the entire world has Constitutional rights.  The right to Due Process of Law is only guaranteed to citizens and those who are here legally and thus covered under the Constitution’s jurisdiction.

The reason Obama can never admit to it is that this operation pretty much betrays everything he ever said on the campaign trail.  He has never kept a single promise he made in the campaign.  In fact, he has pretty much done the exact opposite on all fronts except for Obamacare.