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Saturday, March 26, 2005

U.S. To Sell F-16s to Pakistan

The U.S. has agreed to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, going against prior policy. It is fairly obvious that such a drastic change in policy was meant as a reward to Pakistan for help in the war against terror. Essentially a payoff. India, of course, is not happy about. They have been feuding with Pakistan for years and they view this as a threat to their well being. Also, remember that Pakistan has at times supported terror and they are largely responsible for the spread of nuclear weapon science because of their leading researcher selling out in the black market. Should we be paying off supporters of the war for their help? Has it gotten so bad that the United States cannot obtain support without paying for it? If it has, then the current government bears that responsibility. It is sad when you have to pay for your friends.

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The Bush administration rewarded Pakistan, an improbable ally in the war on terrorism, with a promise Friday that it could buy sophisticated U.S.-built F-16 warplanes. Pakistan's nuclear rival, India, immediately complained the sale would threaten its security.

PhotoIndia Objects to U.S.-Pakistan Arms Deal

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