Why is the U.S. showering billions on these two-faced Islamic supremacists? “Anti-Americanism rife in Pakistan army institution: Wikileaks,” by Zeeshan Haider for Reuters, May 25 (thanks to JCB):
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) — Officers received training biased against the United States at a prestigious Pakistan army institution, according to Wikileaks, underscoring concern that anti-Americanism in the country’s powerful military is growing amid strains with Washington.
A U.S. diplomatic cable said the former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Anne Patterson, found officers at the National Defense University (NDU) were “naive and biased” against the United States, a key ally which gives Pakistan billions of dollars of aid to help fight Islamist militants.
Fears the military could be harboring militant sympathizers have grown since U.S. forces found and killed Osama bin Laden this month in a Pakistani garrison town, where the al Qaeda leader had probably lived for several years.
Pakistan’s military also controls the country’s nuclear arms, and a series of attacks against military installations has heightened fears about the safety of those weapons.
“The elite of this crop of colonels and brigadiers are receiving biased NDU training with no chance to hear alternative views of the U.S.,” the Wikileaks cable, which was published in the Dawn newspaper, quoted Patterson as saying. […]
Anti-Americanism runs high among many of Pakistan’s mainly Muslim people but it has deepened after bin Laden’s killing in a secret U.S. raid which many Pakistanis see as breach of sovereignty. […]
Dawn said dozens of cables from U.S. embassies around the world also showed that the United States continued to intensely monitor Pakistan’s nuclear and missiles programs. […]
“We will protect these weapons from dangers from foreigners,” Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.
Many Pakistanis believe the United States and India would like to confiscate their nuclear weapons.
Sounds like a good idea.