Pakistan extended an arm of friendship to China, as a message to The United States that they can go elsewhere for support, and that they do not have to depend solely on U.S. backing to get by.
Pakistan said that China is their most reliable ally in the region. steering away from The U.S. backing that gives them billions in foreign aid.
Meanwhile the United States has made it clear that continued assistance from the U.S. is dependent upon their assured cooperation that they are not going to cater to terrorist activity and hiding their leadership. Continued failed cooperation will only lead to detereation of our relationship. More or less, it seems Pakistan has said they do not care. Why should they if China is willing to step in and take over. But with China, what ever assurances they might have of independence might go out the window if China is able to gain a foot-hold of power there.
Still, I am of the opinion that we need to reduce our foreign aid to mid-east countries. They are taking the money because it is a way for them to get out of their economic mess. The problem is that the more we help them, the worse our economy gets.
It is obvious that the relationship between The United States and Pakistan and maybe some other mid-east countries is detereating. We need to rethink our relationship as well as foreign policy. It seems that may be the case in as much that President Obama is about to announce revised policy in the wake of Bin-Ladens death.
Reduction in foreign aid across the board as well as speeding up our exit from the mid-east region is a good beginning in starting our own economic recovery on an international scale.
That’s my point of view. As usual I hope to hear yours. Meanwhile, have a great night, and of course
GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR PRESIDENT AND OUR TROOPS OVER-SEAS!