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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Even as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is trying to shore up support in the UN general assembly for Pakistan over Kashmir, two American lawmakers introduced a bill in the US Congress on Tuesday proposing to designate Islamabad a state sponsor of terrorism. But Pakistan may still escape the terror tag.

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"Not only is Pakistan an untrustworthy ally, Islamabad has also aided and abetted enemies of the United States for years," said Ted Poe, chairman of the House subcommittee on terrorism, in a statement announcing the introduction of the bill, H.R.(H.R stands for House of Representatives) 6069, the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act.

"From harbouring Osama bin Laden to its cozy relationship with the Haqqani network, there is more than enough evidence to determine whose side Pakistan is on in the war on terror," he added.

Poe, a Republican member of the House of Representatives from Texas, introduced the Bill jointly with Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California who heads the House's sub-committee on Europe, Eurasia and emerging threats.

If enacted, the Bill will require the President to give a report to Congress within 90 days on whether Pakistan had supported international terrorism, or not. Within 30 days thereafter, the secretary of state will either determine Pakistan is a state sponsor of terrorism, or say why not.

"It is time we stop paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism," Poe said.

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"It is time we stop paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism,"

A nuclear-armed alleged state sponsor of terror organizations. And we give this country subsidized armaments and funding for defense. On a surface level, it is baffling why the U.S. supports Pakistan at all considering how India is the local economic powerhouse.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-09-22 10:01 PM | Reply

I guess the US throws taxpayer cash at Pakistan because we would prefer it not spiral down from "Islamist Republic," to "militant Islamic Regime."

That, and due to geographic proximity to Afghanistan.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-09-22 10:03 PM | Reply

the Bill will require the President to give a report to Congress within 90 days on whether Pakistan had supported international terrorism, or not.

LOL. I'm surprised he didn't propose a Constitutional Amendment, which would be just as likely to succeed.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-09-22 10:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

On a surface level, it is baffling why the U.S. supports Pakistan at all considering how India is the local economic powerhouse.

Bush was triangulating Afghanistan is why.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-09-22 10:14 PM | Reply

And we give this country subsidized armaments and funding for defense.

And that isn't going to change.

considering how India is the local economic powerhouse.

China is the ONLY local economic powerhouse. India doesn't even rise above China's ankles.

Also India is not part of China's "One Belt, One Road" project... Pakistan is. This reduces India's economic clout to near zero in the region while it boosts Pakistan's strategic clout a thousand times. For example, Pakistan can cut off American trade access to all of Central Asia... just like flicking off a switch.

So Pakistan is going to ignore whatever the Americans say. They know it's just hot air.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-23 02:04 AM | Reply

Further reading:

quwa.org

Oh and BTW... even if Pakistan was behind the killing of 18 Indian soldiers... how is that "terrorism"?

Terrorism is defined by people spreading terror by killing civilians.

Whoever killed those soldiers killed the people who were killing and raping ordinary Kashmiri civilians.

Watch this American video..

www.youtube.com

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-23 02:10 AM | Reply

Ha!

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-23 02:21 AM | Reply

Saudi Arabia should be added to the Bill.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2016-09-23 02:44 AM | Reply

ignore whatever the Americans say

"Americans"? What happened to "we"?

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-09-23 07:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I know Canadian english isn't as smart as American, but really? I have to parse my sentences for you now too?

#12 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-09-23 08:14 AM | Reply

Should have been done once they were caught shielding Bin Laden.

#14 | Posted by Sully at 2016-09-23 10:49 AM | Reply

Meanwhile Saudi Arabia is an ally? Hilarious!

#15 | Posted by danni at 2016-09-23 10:50 AM | Reply

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