Dating pakistani man
“I’m convinced,” Van Dyk told me, “that Trump’s speech put so much pressure on Pakistan, this was a way to show the Pakistanis were not almost a terrorist state.” This is all for the good. And we still don’t know the full story of how Osama bin Laden hid safely next to Pakistan’s top military academy for years.President Barack Obama also read Islamabad the riot act about support for terrorists.
Moreover, the administration put 5 million in military assistance to Pakistan into the equivalent of an escrow account that Islamabad can only access if it cracks down on terror networks that attack Afghanistan from its soil. But that never prevented the ISI from continuing to help its Taliban and Haqqani clients.
In 2016, the Pentagon withheld 0 million in military assistance to Pakistan for not acting against militants who fueled violence in Afghanistan. And rightly so, since Pakistani havens for the Haqqanis and other Taliban make it impossible to stabilize Afghanistan.
But the Pakistanis still believe they need to back Afghan militants as a hedge against their arch-enemy, India, which they mistakenly think is trying to assert control over Afghanistan.
No doubt they have the best bodies in Asia, hands down.
On top of that they have a great media machine creating talent …and pushing it out to all corners of the globe over the past few years.Which brings us back to whether this hostage rescue means that Pakistani policy has changed.