Pakistan: U.S. Should Build Our Wall


Stop if this sounds familiar.   Pakistan is pushing to finish a wall along its border with Afghanistan, and wants the U.S. to pay for it.

The move comes just weeks after President Trump cut off $2 billion worth of military aid to Pakistan, accusing the country of giving "lies and deceit" in return for years of U.S. funding.

“For decades the Pakistanis have played this double-game, the Saudis learned the lesson they can't get away with it anymore, now the same harsh lesson is imported to the Pakistanis,” says Edward Turzanski, John Templeton Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Turzanski says diplomats may not agree with Trump's approach, but its working.

“I know the diplomatic class was extremely put off because the president does has a certain bluntness about his rhetoric which isn't the most diplomatice, but it has turned out to be effective because people are on notice there are certain things we're just not going to tolerate anymore.”

Need another reason to cut off funding?  How about Usama bin Laden?

“They're just going to have to disabuse themselves of the notion that Uncle Sam has a 'sucker' sign on his back because this president took it off, we're not going to put up with that nonsense,” says Turzanski.


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