The United States foreign policy is not only reckless but dangerous to American troops. The absolute stupidity of our elected officials astound me sometimes!
According to one prominent former US military commander, who served in Afghanistan:
“(America’s) tax dollars are being used to help kill and main our soldiers, marines and Navy Corpsmen fighting in Afghanistan… Over the past 10 years , we’ve given the Pakistanis -primarily their military – over $20 billion dollars in aid. What did we get in return? Our Pakistani allies hid and protected Osama bin Laden; they increased their support to the Afghan Taliban and their partners the Haqqani Terrorist Network; they sponsored repeated terrorists attacks against India; they provide safe havens for terrorists from a rainbow coalition of extremist outfits; and, all the while they purposefully whipped up anti-Americanism among the country’s 180 million Muslims. Your tax dollars at work”, said Ralph Peters, retired US Army officer who worked closely with the Pakistani intelligence agency.
Evidence also suggest that the Pakistani government’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) not only shelters terrorists, it helps them plan attacks.
In 2008 for example American Intelligence operatives had leaned that the Haqqani network was behind the attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul that killed fifty four people.
The New York Times reported at the time that according to two American officials, cellphones used by the attackers made calls to suspected ISI operatives before the attack?
To make matters worse the Taliban claim the Pakistani Intelligence Service helps them (source: Taliban commanders say Pakistan intelligence helps them http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/26/us-afghan-pakistan-taliban-idUSL5E7LQ2BS20111026).
See article: Killing ourselves in Afghanistan http://www.salon.com/2008/03/10/taliban/
See video: Support of Afghan Taliban official ISI policy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm4ljhLXHM4
See also: U.S. quietly releasing $1.6B in Pakistan assistance http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/19/us-quietly-releasing-16b-in-pakistan-assistance/3030043/
See also: CIA funds ISI – ISI funds Taliban, Al Qaeda http://fdradio.com/2010/07/27/cia-funds-isi-%E2%80%93-isi-funds-taliban-al-qaeda/
See video: US Military has evidence that the Pakistani ISI is helping the Taliban http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEqWP2d6frs
See video Wikileaks Report accuses Pakistani ISI of helping support Taliban against the US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GENGSgJG2uM