When Will We Learn?

Deep down we must know the truth about Pakistan, or we would have informed them of the Bin Laden raid.

U.S. officials say Pakistan has apparently tipped off militants at two more bomb-building factories in its tribal areas, giving the terror suspects time to flee, after U.S. intelligence shared the locations with the Pakistani government.

Again.  Read more here.

There’s a terrific book called Ghost Wars, which starts with the attack on our Embassy in Islamabad by Pakistani rioters during the Iranian hostage crisis and ends on September 10, 2001.  And it’s another story of repeating patterns: Pakistani intelligence lies to us, the US government believes it, and then we end up with egg on our face when we discover the lie.  But we keep going back for more.  And we still are.

 

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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