The American Empire in a Changing World


Thursday, June 21, 2012

''The Inevitable, Ugly American Pakistani Divorce''

From 'There are no Sunglasses'

''The history of U.S.-Pakistani relations is one of wild swings between feigned friendship and ill-disguised mistrust. When the United States needs Pakistan, Washington showers Islamabad with money, weapons and expressions of high esteem. Once the need wanes, the gratuities cease, often with brutal abruptness. Instead of largesse, Pakistan gets lectures, with the instruction seldom well received.''

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