They don’t do a damn thing for us, says Trump on Pakistan

Clay Curtis
November 19, 2018

"Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties in this war & over $123 bn was lost to economy. United States "aid" was a miniscule $20 bn", informed Khan.

President Trump has attacked the USA military for being too slow to find Osama bin Laden in another slight on his predecessor's achievements.

Stanley McChrystal, following President Donald Trump's recent swipe at retired Adm. William McRaven, said Monday that the military needed "confidence" in its leaders' values.

In an earlier tweet, Trump said the USA had "paid Pakistan billions of dollars and they never informed us he [Osama bin Laden] was living there".

"Trump's tirade against Pak & his claim that that Pak does not do "a damn thing" for the United States shd be a lesson for those Pak ldrs who kept appeasing the USA esp after 9/11!"

The prime minister advised Trump to "seriously" assess the situation in Afghanistan.

Relations between the two countries have been steadily declining with the USA asking Pakistan to do more against home-grown terrorists while Islamabad maintaining that it has made enormous sacrifices in the war on terror.

"Pakistan continues to provide free lines of ground and air communications (GLOCs/ALOCs)", he added. "Can Mr Trump name another ally that gave such sacrifices?"

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Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, by USA special forces. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help.

During the early days of his 2016 campaign, Trump repeated the same claim, saying, "Remember that in The America We Deserve, I wrote that book in 2000, I wrote about Osama bin Laden: 'We've got to take him out, '" Trump said during a December 2 rally for his presidential campaign.

"I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else", McRaven said in a statement to CNN.

Shireen Mazari, Pakistan's human rights minister, later accused Mr Trump of suffering "conveniently from perpetual historic amnesia". The Trump administration has cut off most aid to Pakistan and the two sides simply haven't been able to get past mutual recrimination.

In an interview on CNN Sunday, retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling characterized McRaven as an "unbelievable patriot" and a "true servant" of the Constitution.

"Whether China or Iran, the U.S. policies of containment and isolation do not coincide with Pakistan's strategic interests", she said.

He slammed Pakistan as he blamed it of having sheltered Osama Bin Laden.

"Reacting to USA president Trump statement she said in her tweet" Trump's tirade against Pak & his claim that Pak does not do "a damn thing" for the U.S. shd be a lesson for those Pak leaders who kept appeasing the United States esp after 9/11!

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