Fareed Zakaria still hasn't confronted the fact that a country does not aid a rogue state without itself becoming a rogue state. This has been masked by the guiding philosophy of Worldbankia Civilization. We're not aiding rogue states, we're helping them develop so they won't be rogues anymore.
So while his remarks are correct as far as they go, that plus 50 cents. Look, a few months ago a guy who works for CSIS was told by a Pakistani that Washington shouldn't even bother with giving Pakistan a few hundred million bucks. They want the U.S. to build multi-billion dollar projects in Pakistan, the way the Chinese are doing.
So Nawaz Sharif isn't coming to Washington with the begging bowl; he's towing the begging platter.
No matter how much money is piled on the platter, that's not going to stop Pakistan from invading Afghanistan through proxy armies.
That's the way things are and they won't change because Washington can't change until its checkbook is taken away. So the only way out for Afghans is to get big help from countries that aren't hog-tied by America and Saudi Arabia.
October 8 at 8:19 PM
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