President Trump Calls Out Pakistan “Lies and Deceit”…

On August 21st, 2017, President Trump began a very familiar process toward Pakistan within the geopolitical strategy known to us as The Trump Doctrine: ‘the accurate assignment of responsibility’, by honestly calling out the historic nature of the relationship.

In a remarkable speech on Afghanistan policy, President Trump addressed the nation and stated the continued Pakistani support of the Taliban extremists was only impeding the quest for peace.

The Trump policy goal was not Pakistan eliminating the Taliban, but rather outlining how the Afghanistan solution begins with the Taliban entering negotiations with the Afghan government.  Pakistan -supporting the Taliban- continues to undermine that goal.

With little change since August, today President Trump calls out Pakistan:

(Twitter Link)

AUGUST 2017 […] “The next pillar of our new strategy is to change the approach in how to deal with Pakistan. We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond.

“Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists. In the past, Pakistan has been a valued partner. Our militaries have worked together against common enemies.

“The Pakistani people have suffered greatly from terrorism and extremism. We recognize those contributions and those sacrifices, but Pakistan has also sheltered the same organizations that try every single day to kill our people. We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars, at the same time they are housing the same terrorists that we are fighting. But that will have to change. And that will change immediately.

“No partnership can survive a country’s harboring of militants and terrorists who target U.S. service members and officials. It is time for Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilization, order, and to peace. (transcript link)

President Trump states truth boldly.  If anything President Trump stated was not the truth the Trump Doctrine -placement of strategic ownership- would not work.  However, the entire international community knows that Pakistan, including their intelligence service ISI, has a great deal of hidden sympathy toward Islamic extremists within Afghanistan.

Never was that reality more stark than when the international community realized that 9/11 terrorist Osama Bin Laden held refuge inside Pakistan for almost a decade.  Within the governing systems inside Pakistan there is a large contingent of Taliban sympathy.  This reality has been the 800lb gorilla amid public discussions of international national security for several years.

August 2017 was the first time a U.S. President called it out, publicly.

This is where those who follow Trump closely will note a familiar pattern emerging.

The Taliban in Afghanistan are to Pakistan, as the DPRK is to China.

Remember, the solution to the threat that is Kim Jong-un is to assign direct responsibility toward Beijing.  In a similar approach, the solution toward eliminating the threat of extremist violence from the Taliban is to assign direct responsibility toward Pakistan.  President Trump began that process in August.

However, those who have followed closely will note there’s additional references.

♦When the threat is Sunni Extremism, the problem was/is the Muslim Brotherhood and the enabling of Qatar.  Trump assigned responsibility for solving that issue to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council.   It is the GCC who are confronting Qatar, not the United States.

♦When the threat is Syria’s chemical weapon, the problem was/is the Assad regime and ISIS.  Trump assigned responsibility for solving that issue to Russia; Russia initially refused to solve it, so Trump bombed the shit out of Assad – Russia/Assad took ownership, the chemical weapon use stopped; further action was not needed by the United States.

♦When the threat is DPRK’s nuclear weapons, the problem was/is Kim Jong-un and the enabling China.  Trump assigned responsibility for solving that immediate threat to China.  It is Beijing who can force Kim Jong-un to stand down, without war – Not the United States.

See the pattern?  In each example President Trump assigns responsibility.  However, the important element is the underlying ownership must be based entirely on truth.  In each of the examples the truth was/is that Gulf States/Qatar, Assad/Russia, and China/Beijing were manipulating and enabling the problem behavior.  By calling out that truth, each enabler was forced to take ownership and corrective action.

The same approach extends here with Afghanistan.  However, the solution is not Pakistan eliminating the Taliban per se’; the solution lies in leveraging Pakistan to force the Taliban into negotiations with the legitimate Afghan government.   Like the previous examples of Saudi Arabia and China, Trump has now assigned ownership of this objective to Pakistan.

 

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258 Responses to President Trump Calls Out Pakistan “Lies and Deceit”…

  1. Greg says:

    Pakistani has been playing this triple treacherous game with the West for decades. The arrogant and corrupt Punjabi elites think they are so clever. The Taliban were created by the ISI. Hiding Bin Laden in the same town where the elite military academy is located was an act of utter bastardry that the US should never forget. About 90% of the fertiliser used in roadside bombs comes from Pakistani factories. The ISI is obsessed with preventing Afghanistan from falling under Indian influence. It is almost a failed state but it has the A Bomb and has played on its supposed importance to the war on terror. I am glad Trump is calling their bluff.

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  2. georgiafl says:

    There is sufficient evidence to say that Obama was acting as an agent for Pakistan/Al Queda/ISIS/Muslim Brotherhood.

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  3. Years ago after 9/11, I read an article that there was a paper trail related to the terrorists getting funded through channels that were routed through Pakistan. I was surprised that with that verifiable proof, George Bush was still declaring Pakistan as an ally against war on terrorism at the time.As usual, I tried to search and as expected could not find the article. (I used duckduckgo and actually there was one article that showed up posing Pakistan as the great sufferer due to its support to United States war on terror, go figure.) But I am sure that I read it and I had this question that why United States is so dumb to call Pakistan an ally?
    For the record – I was a foreigner at the time and I am quoting verbatim the question I had at the time.
    Venting now – internet used to be source of unfiltered data repository but try finding the article that sun or chicago tribune (don’t remember) printed in 2008 that chronicles the rise and deceitful legal techniques Obama used in his political career and it returns zilch. Same thing for this news article related to Pakistan’s role in terror funding of 9/11 terrorists or the youtube video (it was a professionally made 45-60 minutes video and not a few minutes snippet of Gaddafi’s speech) about Gaddafi being confident that Europe will succumb to Islam without firing a single bullet – and this was long before the recent migration crises and when Europe was still Europe. Looks like there are entities who are actively scrubbing the net. I am not a conspiracy theorists but just my observation. Getting way off topic now – A little nugget for the conspiracy theorists – my 2nd grader tells me that in RAZ Kid app, she read Obama’s autobiography that states that Obama was born outside of America . I have never discussed the birther controversy with her and this came up during our discussion that she can never be the President of United States, though she is a citizen, since she was not born in the United States and her question was – then why was Obama a President? I have no reason to doubt her source since she reads books like there is not another day.

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