For long, India had accused its neighbour of harbouring criminals in the India’s Most wanted List. And the neighbour has stubbornly rubbish all claims setting aside all proofs that India has presented in favour of her case. None in the world order ever gave an iota of thought how it feels to be cheated. Uncle sam preferred to zip it for he had been ally to this neighbour.
Now time has turned on to Uncle Sam. The neighbour who has dodged Indian govt by telling a lie lied to Uncle sam , must be out of habit. That it has not harboured any of the criminals in uncle sam’s wanted list. But few days ago a covert operation has claimed to get the guy in the backyard of neighbour, who all this time had claimed to have no knowledge of him. So Uncle Sam is facing the same music what Indian govt has been facing all this while. So what does uncle sam do?
“Pakistan has a lot of explaining to do. It seems unimaginable that* Osama bin Laden was living 1,000 yards away from a military base in a million dollar mansion built especially for him and no one in the Pakistani government knew about it. I don’t buy it,” Texas Congressman Ted Poe, who is introducing the legislation.
* So was Daud Ibrahim, I guess. He even had his daughter’s wedding there in Pakistan and the govt agencies have no idea if he was there all this time . Even now they don’t accept that he lives there. What a joke?
What does India do to this? – Nothing. Just getting angry and asking Uncle sam and others to help catch him.
What does Uncle sam do in this case?
Anger is running deep in Washington at what is being seen as Pakistan’s perfidy of milking US aid while nurturing terrorists. On Wednesday, one lawmaker announced that he is introducing legislation that will prohibit any foreign aid from being sent to Pakistan “until it can demonstrate that it had no knowledge of Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts.”
(Why can’t Indiangov do something like this?)
“Congress has already appropriated $3 billion to Pakistan for this year. Unless the state department can certify to Congress that Pakistan was not harboring America’s number one enemy, Pakistan should not receive one more cent of American aid,” Poe said in statement whose sentiment is being echoed by many lawmakers
What amazes me is the report of a canadian paper which says …
Canada’s Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday that the Abbottabad compound where bin Laden was cornered by US forces was being used by the Hizbul Mujaheddin, a terrorist group sponsored by Pakistan that operates in Kashmir.
Source: TOI You would want to READ this.
PS: No intention of hurting any one. Just drawing an analogy of how Indian govt and US govt behave differently to same awkward situation.