“But U.S. officials had held out the possibility that Pakistan could win back that support if it changed its behavior.”

Yes, they always promise to do so. But we have heard that song and dance before, such that even the New York Times has noticed. “War is deceit,” said Muhammad (Bukhari 4.52.268).

“Exclusive: Pentagon cancels aid to Pakistan over record on militants,” by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali, Reuters, August 31, 2018 (thanks to the Geller Report):

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties.

The so-called Coalition Support Funds were part of a broader suspension in aid to Pakistan announced by President Donald Trump at the start of the year, when he accused Pakistan of rewarding past assistance with “nothing but lies & deceit.”

The Trump administration says Islamabad is granting safe haven to insurgents who are waging a 17-year-old war in neighboring Afghanistan, a charge Pakistan denies.

But U.S. officials had held out the possibility that Pakistan could win back that support if it changed its behavior….

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

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