US-Pak relations are going in a wrong a direction. Is this good or bad for India, only time will tell? But for now, US is taking a side of India, saying that Pakistan is helping terrorist organizations in perpetrating terror in India.
Marine Corps Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie Jr is nominated to command all United States troops in West Asia.
The big news is, McKenzie commented on Pakistan saying that it is using Taliban as a shield against India instead of facilitating talks between the organization and the Afghanistan government, News agency Reuters reported.
Just a few days before these comments, US President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan saying that only Pak has the potential to deny the Taliban sanctuary on its territory.
A spokesperson from the White House told the media, “The letter also makes it clear that Pakistan’s assistance with the Afghan peace process is fundamental to building an enduring US-Pakistan partnership.”
Not stopping there, McKenzie also said, “Pakistan is an essential element in long-term stability in Afghanistan. I would welcome that development. At this time, however, Pakistan does not appear to be using the full extent of its influence to encourage the Taliban to come to the table. We continue to see the Taliban being utilized as a hedge against India rather than as part of a stable, reconciled Afghanistan.”
....We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another. They were just one of many countries that take from the United States without giving anything in return. That’s ENDING!
And before these two instances, Trump also stopped the monetary aid given to Pakistan by the US citing that Pakistan hasn’t done a damn thing to stop terrorism from blooming in its own land.
Trump wrote, “We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another. They were just one of many countries that take from the United States without giving anything in return. That’s ENDING!
Of course, we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!”