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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trumpeting Hostility Toward Pakistan
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Post-9/11, Bush/Cheney deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage warned then-Pakistani president Musharraf his country would be "bombed back to the stone age" if he didn't ally with Washington's imperial agenda – its war OF terror, not on it.
It was an offer he couldn't refuse, costing Pakistan threefold or more than it got in US aid, given solely to serve its imperial interests.
Assistance given should help both countries. One analyst called Washington's strategic relationship with Pakistan "muddled, deceptive, complicated and dangerous" – pre-and-post-9/11, especially in its aftermath.
Aid has gone largely to its military and Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) to help America's war OF terror – massacring civilians and causing vast destruction on the phony pretext of combating terrorism.