Thursday, December 27, 2007

nytimes: U.S. Officials See Waste in Billions Sent to Pakistan

dec 27th, 2007

a few hundred dollars out of these billions went into benazir's execution.

and inflating expense accounts, how very like sandeep pandey of ASHA/AIDS fame. he spent rs. 1 lakh on a jaityayatra to pakistan. he was apparently buying gold-plated gas for his car.

also, reminds me of another malayalam proverb when the pakistanis complain that they are not getting all the goodies they wanted to play with:

ari thinnathum pora, asarichiye kadichatum pora, pinneyum naykka murumuruppu

not enough that he ate the rice, nor that he bit the housewife, even after all this the dog is growling and fussing

talk of ingratitude.

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From: Shahryar

December 24, 2007

U.S. Officials See Waste in Billions Sent to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — After the United States has spent more than $5 billion in a largely failed effort to bolster the Pakistani military effort against Al Qaeda and the Taliban, some American officials now acknowledge that there were too few controls over the money. The strategy to improve the Pakistani military, they said, needs to be completely revamped.
In interviews in Islamabad and Washington, Bush administration and military officials said they believed that much of the American money was not making its way to frontline Pakistani units. Money has been diverted to help finance weapons systems designed to counter India, not Al Qaeda or the Taliban, the officials said, adding that the United States has paid tens of millions of dollars in inflated Pakistani reimbursement claims for fuel, ammunition and other costs.
"I personally believe there is exaggeration and inflation," said a senior American military official who has reviewed the program, referring to Pakistani requests for reimbursement. "Then, I point back to the United States and say we didn't have to give them money this way."
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For their part, Pakistani officials angrily accused the United States of refusing to sell Pakistan the advanced helicopters, reconnaissance aircraft, radios and night-vision equipment it needs .
"There have been many aspects of equipment that we've been keen on getting," said Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad, the Pakistani military's chief spokesman. "There have been many delays which have hampered this war against extremists."
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Sameer said...

The yankee fools got royally looted by the backstabbing Pakis...

Bobby Ramakant said...

Peace Activities:
1) Peace March from Delhi to Multan: March 23, 2005 to
May 11, 05
In yet another move to promote people-to-people ties
between India and Pakistan, 150 enthusiasts from the
two countries will participate in a peace march from
Delhi to Multan from March 23.

"The peace march will provide an unique opportunity
for people to intermingle and negate the destructive
tendencies of distrust, hatred and enmity and spread
the message of peace," Sandeep Pandey, an organiser of
the 'People's Peace March' told reporters here. (This is outlook

nizhal yoddha said...

frankly, it mostly provided a 'unique opportunity for sandeep pandey to siphon off more money from unsuspecting donors'.

we discussed this nonsense here on this blog when it was happening: the jaitya-yatra was a total damp squib.

you forgot to mention what happened when these wagah candle-lighters reached the border. the pakistanis refused to allow them into pakistan! ROTFL! it's only in india that these retards are given all sorts of kudos as though they were doing something remarkable. sandeep pandey is basically yet another communist, and surely he is benefiting from chinese largesse. he has appeared alongside extreme communist terrorists extolling them.