It has been fourteen years since 9/11. In that span, the Pakistani spy service has been implicated in jihad terror attacks in Mumbai. It has been shown to have taken money that the U.S. gave Pakistan to fight al-Qaeda and the Taliban to al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The Pakistanis hid bin Laden and were furious when the U.S. took him out. And now Ashton Carter is trying to convince them that they need to fight terrorists? How long is it going to be before the U.S. wakes up and realizes that Pakistan is not a reliable ally?
“US continues to press Pakistan on need to fight terrorism: Ashton Carter,” PTI, December 2, 2015:
WASHINGTON: Asserting that the US is “never satisfied” with the level of support and cooperation from Pakistan on counter-terrorism, the top Pentagon leadership today told Congress that Washington continues to press Islamabad on the need to fight terrorism.
“We do press them on the need to fight terrorists and to recognise that terrorism is a threat to Pakistan as well as to its neighbours and, by the way, I should add, to US forces in the region,” Defence Secretary Ashton Carter told members of the House Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing on Iraq and Syria.
“So we are concerned about it,” Carter said when Congresswoman Susan Davis asked what are his concerns about Pakistan’s commitment to eliminating terrorist organisations.
“We do press them on that. And I urge them to recognise what we think is true, which is that that is, in fact, the principle threat to the Pakistani state today. It comes from terrorists’ organisations within,” Defence Secretary said….