March 26, 2009

HOW ABOUT AT LEAST DEDUCTING THE COST OF THE PREDATOR PROGRAM?:

Pakistan set to reap $35 billion windfall from terrorism (Chidanand Rajghatta, 3/26/09, TNN)

Terrorism pays. That may well be the message the United States and its allies send out to the world this week as they line up billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan despite the country’s military and intelligence agencies being implicated by American officials in acts and practice of terrorism.

Ignoring confirmation about the Pakistan’s continued support and use of terrorism obtained through electronic surveillance and informants, and even brazen affirmation by Pakistani officialdom itself, the Obama administration is set to lavish a bonanza that might eventually add up to more than $ 30-$ 35 billion over the next decade.

About half the windfall will come from the US and the other half from its allies such as Japan, EU, and Gulf countries.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2009 7:38 AM
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