Under president Obama, direct US aid to the Pakistani military has ballooned to $2.4 million. Obama has showered Pakistan with other benefits. He transferred high paying American jobs to Pakistan. Under Obama’s watch, Pakistan has become the new manufacture of American military vehicles that were formerly made in Indiana.
Meanwhile, the very people Obama is giving our tax dollars to are probably directly involved in attacks on American troops.
Senate Democrats called for giving Pakistan more money to pay for their border patrol agents.
Pakistan is the source of explosives in the vast majority of makeshift bombs insurgents in Afghanistan planted this summer to attack U.S. troops, according to U.S. military commanders.
From June through August, U.S. troops detected or were hit by 5,088 improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the most for any three-month period since the war began in 2001.
Those bombs killed 63 troops and wounded 1,234, Defense Department records show.
A Senate bill includes funds to train border guards and customs officials in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It also supports agricultural extension programs that encourage Pakistani farmers to use alternative fertilizers.
Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., met with top civilian and military leaders in Pakistan in August to urge them to stop the flow of bomb-making materials into Afghanistan. They promised to help, but did not reveal a sense of urgency, Casey told USA TODAY after the trip.
Choking off the source of fertilizer is critical, Borrebach said. “How do we work with Pakistan to be able to reduce the amount of calcium ammonium nitrate coming across the border?” he said. “That’s the key to this.”
Not necessarily, said Seth Jones, an expert on Afghanistan at the RAND Corp. who has advised the special operations forces there. “You could bang your head against a wall for eternity trying to keep ammonium nitrate from crossing the border,” Jones said.