Author Topic: USA foreign and UN aid reform  (Read 1398 times)

LC

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Re: USA foreign and UN aid reform
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2018, 07:17:57 PM »
I'll repeat myself one more time because at this point it's becoming circular:

We can argue over the methods of "fixing it", or even whether we should be "fixing it". But the original post and this Nikki Haley person are misrepresenting the situation with those quoted comments and supplied facts.
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MarkS

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Re: USA foreign and UN aid reform
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2018, 08:06:08 PM »
I'll repeat myself one more time because at this point it's becoming circular:

We can argue over the methods of "fixing it", or even whether we should be "fixing it". But the original post and this Nikki Haley person are misrepresenting the situation with those quoted comments and supplied facts.


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shalab

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Re: USA foreign and UN aid reform
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2018, 09:59:07 AM »
What is mis-represented - that US is giving financial aid to Pakistan or that Pakistan government is playing a double game?

I'll repeat myself one more time because at this point it's becoming circular:

We can argue over the methods of "fixing it", or even whether we should be "fixing it". But the original post and this Nikki Haley person are misrepresenting the situation with those quoted comments and supplied facts.


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Re: USA foreign and UN aid reform
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2018, 10:19:16 AM »
Saying "we should not give aid because they are sponsoring terrorists" is ignoring the fact that the "aid" (i.e. military spend) is to fight this very problem.

Now if you are saying "well this is their problem and they should deal with it" - that is a different argument. Or if you are saying "well we should just invade and fight the problem with UN/US troops on the ground" - again a different argument. Although there are I believe currently UN troops in Pakistan. This is what I meant by the first sentence you quoted - and both of which are worth a discussion. But that is not what Haley is saying.

Also to Haley's point - the US has already reduced its spend in Pakistan by 300MM in September of this year.

But the reality is that Pakistan has a murky history of sponsoring terrorism in this region and the UN has committed to fight it.
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