Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pakistan cheating US ,misusing aid against India

Pentagon documents have confirmed that Pakistan has used a substantial amount of military aid from the US meant to fight terrorism to build up its army with modern weapons and equipment for a conventional warfare against India,

All this was done with the knowledge of the then Bush Administration, which not only provided USD 1.9 billion in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) but also signed agreements with Pakistan for military sales worth nearly USD 5 billion during the period, showed the documents.

The Pentagon reports detail the brazen diversion of funds given to Pakistan between 2002 and 2009 and the Pervez Musharraf government -- often described by George W Bush as America's "strong" ally in the "war against terror" - to acquire arms ranging from anti-tank missiles to F 16s. The arsenal was meant to blunt India's edge in conventional weaponry.

Pakistan misused this US aid to bought eight P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and their refurbishment worth USD 474 million. It also placed orders for 5,250 TOW anti-armour missiles worth USD 186 million. 2,007 of these have already been delivered and the rest are in the process of being supplied.

Besides buying more than 5,600 military radio sets worth USD 163 million, Pakistan bought six AN/TPS-77 surveillance radars worth USD 100 million and six C-130E transport aircraft and their refurbishment worth USD 76 million. Under the Excess Defence Articles (EDA), it was granted 20 AH-1F Cobra attack helicopters, which were then refurbished, according to the Pentagon documents.

Pakistan also used a substantial chunk of America's FMF to purchase up to 60 mid-life update kits for F-16 A/B combat aircraft valued at USD 891 million. Of this, it paid USD 477 million from the FMF funds given by the United States.

Similarly, of the USD 87 million worth order for 115 M-109 self-propelled howitzers, it paid USD 53 million from FMF. And all this happened while Pakistan's economic situation deteriorated.

Islamabad also paid a whopping USD 1.43 billion to the US to purchase 18 new F-16 combat aircraft and another USD 629 million for F-16 armaments.

Prominent among these are 500 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles; 1,450 2,000-pound bombs; 500 JDAM tail Kits for gravity bombs and 1,600 Enhanced Paveway laser-guided kits, also for gravity bombs. F-16 has not been delivered to date.

Pakistan also paid USD 298 million for 100 Harpoon anti-ship missiles; USD 95 million for 500 sidewinder air-to-air missiles and USD 80 million for six Phalanx close-in-naval guns.

While the Pentagon notified Congress on the possible transfer to Pakistan of three P-3B aircraft as EDA grants that would be modified to carry the E-2C Hawkeye air-borne early warning suite in a deal worth up to USD 855 million, this effort has not progressed beyond the notification stage.

Major EDA grants since 2001 include 14 F-16A/B combat aircraft and 39 T-37 military trainer jets. Under Coalition Support Funds -- part of the Pentagon budget -- Pakistan has received 26 Bell 412 utility helicopters, along with related parts and maintenance, valued at USD 235 million.

To conclude I would like to say that Pakistan is fooling the US government , This US foolishness is increasing instability in south asia .Pakistan continuously increasing its nuclear warheads with this US aid .Pakistan claims that its army has killed thousands of Taliban terrorist , but I ask one question to US government ,did any major Taliban commander killed?

By aiding pakistan US is putting itself and the whole world in trouble .What if the taliban get the nuclear weapon and missiles that pakistan is making or purchasing with this US money .Its quite natural that its going to be used against US .
That is why I said that Pakistan is fooling US ,or in other words US is getting fooled .

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