“So far, these steps have been reversible, superficial, and steps that we have actually seen them take in the past, in periods of high pressure.”
Yes. Whenever the U.S. complains that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is not moving against jihad terrorists, despite getting billions of U.S. taxpayer money to do so, the Pakistani government makes some reversible, superficial moves that it thinks will be sufficient to fool the kuffar. And they were sufficient to fool George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama (or maybe he just didn’t care). But Donald J. Trump is cut from a different cloth.
“Pakistan moves against terrorists ‘superficial, reversible’: U.S,” by Varghese K. George, The Hindu, February 22, 2018:
The Donald Trump administration is not satisfied with the measures taken by Pakistan in recent months to crack down on terrorist groups, a senior U.S official has said. “So far, these steps have been reversible, superficial, and steps that we have actually seen them take in the past, in periods of high pressure,” the official told The Hindu in an exclusive conversation on background….
The official said the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary in Paris was yet to take a decision on action against Islamabad on the question of terrorism financing. “My understanding is that the FATF discussions are ongoing, FATF is aimed at ensuring that the countries are implementing the statutes and the laws that are necessary to counter terrorist financing, money laundering and those sort of things…” the official said, refusing the elaborate more, since the meetings were still on.
‘Zero tolerance towards terrorism’
The Trump administration has zero tolerance towards terrorism, and terrorist sanctuaries inside Pakistan, said the official. “President Trump has been clear that we need to see decisive action, not superficial action and half measures.. but decisive action against terrorist militants in Pakistan,” said the official….