Senators hold aid to Pakistan after doctor jailed
Dr. Shakil Afridi, attending a Malaria control campaign in Khyber tribal district on July 22, 2010.
May 24th, 2012
03:42 PM ET

Senators hold aid to Pakistan after doctor jailed

By Jamie Crawford

Outrage over the imprisonment of a Pakistani doctor who tried to help the CIA locate the hiding place of Osama bin Laden was in full force Thursday as the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to cut another $33 million from the military aid package to Pakistan.

The figure derived from the 33-year sentence for treason that a Pakistani court meted out to Dr. Shakil Afridi on Wednesday.

The 30-0 roll call was based on an amendment to the Senate version of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. The amendment calls for the $33 million to be upheld until "the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations that Dr. Shakil Afridi has been released from prison and cleared of all charges relating to the assistance provided to the United States in locating Osama bin Laden."

The amendment was sponsored by Sens. Lindsay Graham, R-South Carolina; Dan Coats, R-Indiana; Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont; Dianne Feinstein, D-California; and Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey.

Thursday's vote adds to an already-damaged and fractured relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Relations between the two countries essentially froze last November following the accidental killing of Pakistani soldiers in a NATO airstrike. Pakistan in turn closed supply lines into Afghanistan that NATO used to support the war effort.

Afridi, who is said to have assisted in trying to uncover the location of the terror leader last year under the guise of a vaccination campaign in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was convicted by a tribal court in northwestern Pakistan, and sent to prison in Peshawar following the ruling.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have both spoken of their concern for Alfridi, and have called for his release.

Clinton said Thursday that the United States "does not believe there is any basis for holding Dr. Alfridi."

"His help, after all, was instrumental in taking down one of the world's most notorious murderers," she added.

"This action by Dr. Afridi helped to bring about the end of the reign of terror - designed and executed by bin Laden– (and) was not in anyway a betrayal of Pakistan ...we will continue to press it with the government of Pakistan."

Also Thursday, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said the Alfridi conviction and sentence "has frankly outraged all of us."

"I hope that we can have further discussion of our entire relations with Pakistan," McCain said.

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soundoff (200 Responses)
  1. Sajida Tayyib From Lucknow, India

    The muslims in India will soon be staging an uprising there. They have been subjugated long enough, deprived of their rights for decades, stripped of economic benefits, their mosques demolished, their freedom extinguished. Enough is enough. Time has come to go out on the streets and show your might. Indian Hindus understand only one language....force.

    May 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply
    • Dr reason

      Really? Idiot

      May 28, 2012 at 1:57 am | Reply
  2. TeeJay

    We need to cut off a LOT more "aid" to Pakofterroriststan, to the point they hurt. Also, adding tariffs to ALL goods imported from there would help – until the Pak-o-shiites get a clue, and release this doctor, who is more of a hero than our football-spiking Puppetdent (Hobama).

    May 26, 2012 at 12:40 am | Reply
    • sk

      spoken like a true dumbass..what r u 5

      May 26, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
    • Andy Blount

      LOT? we are broke, no moolah ! What is LOT? NADA !!!!

      May 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  3. Prettygal

    The Islamic militants are Pakistan's own "Dogs of War"..... now, they will turn on Pakistan itself. It is too bad that Pakistanis are so obsessed with India that they have turned to terror and terrorism over the past few decades. Now this doctor has to rot in jail because the Pakistanis are upset that we killed their favorite terrorist--Osama.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply
    • sk

      they were our USA's dogs of war ok.during soviet war with afghanistan.taliban leaders were praised in usa and were told again and again that they are fighting GODS war and doing the right thing.now that its biting our ass people tend to forget we created them.lets not be ignorant over here.What goes around comes around.THAT IS THE TRUTH.google is ur best friend check it

      May 26, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
    • Pharos

      The United States did not create them.
      They are supposedly rational adults who make their own decisions.
      Years of war and corruption created the Taliban.
      Islam created the Islamic radicals.
      You should look up personal responsibility.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:23 am | Reply
      • sk

        when they were fighting soviet union,they were praised by the west.now they are fighting the west.to them there is no difference between soviets,both of them are violating.Just like Russia disagreed with america's backing of taliban back then,now america is in the same boat,although russia is not backing them.and like i said what goes around comes around.simple as that.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:27 am |
    • Andy Blount

      These same people brought India down to their knees which began the demise of India as we know it.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  4. Prettygal

    We Americans must stop giving our hard earned tax dollars to the beggar, terror-loving nation of Pakistan. Now, the Pakistanis are upset that we killed their hero- Osama Bin Laden-who they were lovingly hiding in their Army town.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Reply
    • Andy Blount

      We americans are broke, penniless. are you south american? lol

      May 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  5. Reverend William Beschlon

    The news of Christian victimization in India at the hands of Hindu extremist groups is deplorable. This must stop.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
    • T-Bone Thakur

      The center of gravity of terrorism has shifted to India, Extremist hindu groups are now mobilizing and their targets are Christians in India. Hope CIA is on top of this and not being misled by RAW.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Reply
      • Prettygal

        There are the usual terrorist sympathizers here on this message board--Pakistanis, who would like to not fact the fact that Pakistan is the epicenter of terrorists and terrorism. Pakis, how does it feel to belong to a failed state. Pakistan is a black blot on the face of humanity.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm |
    • Prettygal

      You are clearly a Pakistani. Go back to your madrassa and kiss some pigs, why don't you. Christians in India are very well treated, thank you. There are tens of millions of Christians in India and Thousands of Churches. And Indian muslims are the most literate, the most prosperous, and the most free of any muslims anywhere.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Reply
      • Hardiman

        Muslims are being slaughtered in Kashmir and Christians being mowed down in Goa among other places. All you have to do is google to find the truth. Don't kid yourself.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
    • Old Salt

      You, Rev,
      What the hell does that have to do with the story you're commenting on?

      May 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
    • Pastor Taft

      Rev. don't worry. We will launch a crusade against hindus that they will remember for a long time and wish to be ruled by muslims again.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  6. Rory Hunter

    Americans have bent over backwards for India in trying to prop it up against China. If it wasn't for USA India would have been vaporized by Chinese. What do Americans get in return? ....NADA !!!! Their amry is hiding in trenches. They couldn't even protect india from a few teenage talibans who held India hostage for days on end. I am tired of such allies a s india and am in fvaor of letting Chinese kick their rear ends. We should stop all aid to India, job exports there, food handouts and technology transfer. India is at heart a communist nation and we should let them go back to their roots.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      We Americans should stop giving our hard earned tax dollars to the beggar, terror-sponsoring country of Pakistan.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
      • Hardiman

        You are a two faced, double crossing, backstabbing Indian hindu extremist posing in western names. Go have a steak and chill. Medium rare for hindus are recommended.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Gregory Hammermill

    Our US Senators have taken this country down on the path to chapter 11. They can't even pay bills and expect allies like Pakistan to shed blood and finance their wars for them. Enough is enough Senators. Pakistan has figured you guys out and smartened up.You need to fight your own wars and pay for it also. Free lunches are over.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Trying to hide behind some Anglo sounding names, Pakistani?

      May 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
      • Hardiman

        An american. Now git

        May 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  8. Steven Cohen

    All roads tp peace and prosperity in the region pass through Pakistan. Pakistan has finally realized this and is playing its hand brilliantly. Most nations are broke. US is bankrupt and is living on Chinese handouts. Europeans can't even afford two square meals a day. Some third world countries like India are in process of imploding into independent states as democracy has failed there and poverty is at all time high and their currency has collapsed against US $. I had to live this day to see that US can't even afford to pay Pakistan for transportation costs to Afghanistan at break even. Indiia is starving and Pakistan had to open up Wagah border to send food to India to feed the Hindus. Pakistan has offered credit to US for transit costs and food to indians oc barter basis for financing purposes. pakistan has thus emerged as the new regional power and new gateway to Central Asia, Middle East and Europe.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Dawn Furtado

      I find @krm1007"s insights into the emergence of Pakistan as a force to be reckoned with very pertinent and plausible.
      While US and India have been harping (political diversion) on its being a failed state, Pakistan has quietly and pleasantly surprised all. It is now calling the shots in the region and US and NATO are at its mercy.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Hey, Piggystani, don't try to hide behind a Western sounding name. Come right out and say, I am Mohammed from Pakistan.. or I am Ali from Islamabad....

      May 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
      • Hardiman

        You need to have a nice juicy steak and down it with some cow picc

        May 25, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  9. Daryl

    This shows that Pakistan is against the US. They are not our allies and should not be treated as such. We should pull all aid to Pakistan until this doctor is released.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Dawn Furtado

      Don't let this fool you. Pakistan and US are tied at the hips and this is just a diversion in diplomacy. Pakistan has shown astuteness in projecting its platform as a new regional power.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      You are correct. However, there are many Piggystani trolls here who just are not smart enough to get the point.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Reply
      • Beefsteak Balbir

        Come on over I just got some nice tenderloins for you my dear Indian hindu

        May 25, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
  10. Canadian Dude

    Cutting all aid to Pakistan might actually be good for Pakistan. Without aid from the US it is quite likely the Pakistani government will completely collapse and the political elite (which is completely corrupt) be replaced by more competent people.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Bob Burlingame

      Can the blind see? Can the bankrupt give aid? Let's not kid each other. US needs Pakistan to save its face in the war in Afghanistan as it retreats. India is poverty stricken and needs Pakistan for food and linkages to Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. But beggars can't be choosers and Pakistan is just ensuring that all countreis understand that.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  11. Prettygal

    We should cut all aid to Pakistan. Pakistan is the epicenter of the world's terror. I think the Piggystanis are upset that we killed their favorite hero-meaning Osama bin Laden.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
    • Bob Burlingame

      Apparently he was hiding in India for a while per papers found in his villa.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Reply
  12. TrueGrissel

    We should demand more, Is pakistan a country controlled by tribes and terrorists or is it a country with one democratic government? Until they say cut off all ties, close our Embassy, withhold any further monies, and forcibly move the convoy of our supplies and if they intercede in any way we will do whatever we need to do to protect the drivers and the supplies and not limited to words, drone and military intervention.

    May 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      There are plenty of Pakistanis posting garbage on this message board. As usual, the Pakistanis can no accept that Pakistan is the epicenter of the world's terrorism. As usual, Pakis can not accept that Pakistan is a failed state and a blot on the world stage.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply
  13. Renee

    Not another US taxpayer dime....it only goes into a handful of corrupt politicians Swiss bank accounts. Our congress needs to find their balls and stop all this corrupt b****s***. Its enough already!!!!! Bring ALL our troops home NOW !!!!

    May 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Reply
  14. Dave

    We should have cut off all aid to the Pakis as soon as we found they were hiding Bin Laden. This guy is hero who helped bring a mass murderer to justice. The Pakis sending him to prison prove they knew all along. Let the Pakis deal with the Taliban themselves.

    May 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  15. Trends

    Bin Laden was terrorist. But I think doctor was spy. Good he has been jailed. Pakistan, please do not expect any cent from US. Take your own decisions.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Reply
    • Piggystanis ...

      Why are the pakis so offended? They were caught protecting a murderer of 3000 Americans. If any has a right to be offended are Americans. These animals can't help loving the terrorists. Free the doctor. He did pakistan a service and the idiots threw him in jail.

      May 25, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Reply
      • Prettygal

        I agree. The piggystanis can not help themselves. They love terrorists. They are pissed that we took out their favorite hero-UBL

        May 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
  16. Jennifer Jalpa

    Pakistan's response so far has been swift, strong and meaningful to the US/NATO et al. Americans kicked out of the airbase, logistic supply support halted to Afghanistan, US ambassador spanked. More to follow...stay tuned.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • Pharos

      Yeah, the mighty Pakistans next move will be to lose all the rest of the aid from the United States.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
  17. Jim Rich

    US/NATO need to understand that this is not cowardly and meek India they are dealing with.....this is Pakistan they are messing with. DON'T MESS WITH PAKISTAN.....People!!!! US/Nato were obviously not expecting such a strong response from Pakistanis. This ain't nothing yet, folks

    May 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  18. Balbir Batair

    Pakistan now needs to protect itself from the economic implosion/bubble burst in India. It is over folks, in India. Unemployment is record high, inflation is out of control, rupee has collapsed, budget deficit has widened,, multinationals such as Delta Airlines, Dell Computers, GE and Microsoft are already shifting their call centers to Canada, FDI has almost halted. Nobody wants to do business there anymore as terrorism is shifting there in months to come and the country/politics are too big/corrupt/decentralized to be conducive to do business. Pakistan needs to close its borders along India as Indians will soon be crossing over for food. You will now see Indian government trying to get friendly, solving the Kashmir issue and the cricket team wanting to tour Pakistan or inviting them over.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Go back to your madrassa, Paki.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
    • dawntreader

      What does all this have to do with Pakistan's loss of aid? India had no part in it did they?

      May 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  19. Michael from Manchester

    No matter how you slice it, India is a Shiv Sena republic with an extremist bent. These are Noveau Nazis with a Hindu twist. We will hunt these BhaRATs down dead or alive, in George Bush’s lingo.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Go back to your madrassa, Paki

      May 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  20. Sher Dil Sherwani Khan

    India (land of the bankers to terrorists) is geographically, culturally and politically trapped, isolated and encircled. Now that it has been cut off from rest of Asia, the Indians (unfortunately) have nowhere to go but into the ocean. A look at a map conveys the inevitability of this scenario. For India to survive, it has no choice but to have excellent relations with Pakistan. This is a matter of time. The question is whether Pakistan has a big heart to accommodate the very survival of India/Hindu race. Perhaps not this time around.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Reply
  21. Jolly Jasper

    Hinduism is a CULT....communal sex, drugs, medieval and barbaric values, worship every tom dick and harry. The world has rejected Hinduism and concentrated it in one location so it is easy to get rid of when time comes.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      You are a Paki trying to be a smart ass-just stick to being a terrorist....

      May 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  22. Bobby Bouvier

    SHAME ON INDIANS..... For financing the terrorists waging this war. Shame on the Indians from running away scared from terrorists and taking bullets in their back. Shame on the Indians from counting the GDP statistics while American and Pakistani blood was being shed in the battlefield trying to make the world safe.
    Is this the kind of neighbors you would want living next door to you and your kids??? HECK NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD !!!!! KICK INDIANS OUT OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS MOVEMENT

    May 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Pakistan is the crossroads of the world's terrorism. I strongly suggest that you remove your head from the sand, and comprehend what a failure Pakistan is. Pakistan is a failed state.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
    • dawntreader

      You are so delusional. Take off your tinfoil hat and join reality. Bin Laden wasn't living in India was he. The USA needs to cut all funding to Pakistan and give it to India instead. You don't see Hindus blowing themselves up ion crowds of innocent people. I will take Hinduism over Islam any day!

      May 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  23. Jaswant Singh from Jullunder

    The most important aspect of all this is that its so called allies have kicked India to the curb after using it to do the clean up work in the region. US/NATO is pulling out and taking alongwith it all the american taxpayers money and the business causing ripples in India that will shake its core. I will be very surprised if India survives 2012 as a nation. The collapse is imminent, folks, read my lips...you read it here on this forum.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  24. byebye

    Good start. Pakistan needs to realize if they want our money they must play ball. If not, do not send them another cent.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
    • Jolly Jasper

      You dont want to play balls with Pakistan as they have mighty big ones that you won't be able to handle with both hands. Mwah ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!

      May 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  25. Jeremiah Johnson

    NEW DELHI: A man slapped India’s agriculture minister in the face on Thursday, apparently to draw attention to rising food prices and corruption.
    Sharad Pawar was talking to reporters at a political function when the man attacked him. TV news reports said the man was shouting slogans about inflated food prices and graft.
    Television footage showed the man brandishing a knife as he was dragged away by security officials and Pawar’s aides.
    “Don’t you know why I hit him? The common man is distressed. Am I wrong?” he shouted as he was being taken away.
    CNN-IBN TV reported that the man was detained by police. Pawar was not seriously hurt.
    “You are all corrupt… People are fed up,” the man said, adding that the Indian government must adopt a tough anti-graft law being considered by lawmakers.
    Such incidents have become increasingly common in India, where ministers and other officials have had shoes thrown at them and their offices ransacked by angry citizens.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  26. Krishna Kukumber

    Conclusions from US presidential debates.
    ONE: Pakistan holds the key to the next presidential elections in USA
    SECOND: Pakistan should be made a permanent member of the UN Security Council in recognition of its contributions and sacrifices in fighting the terror war and making the world safe and prosperous for US/NATO/ and the rest of the world

    May 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Reply
  27. Joel, NY

    Pakistan has been increasingly ratcheting it up every time they were told to stop supporting terrorism. They are so close to crossing the line now. It is as if they are declaring a war on the US/NATO:
    1. Pakistan closed the NATO supply routes
    2. Pakistan shut down the Shamsi air base to the US
    3. Pakistani soldiers routinely shoot at the US troops while giving cover to their terrorists
    4. Pakistanis behead Red Cross workers
    5. Pakistanis kidnap US citizens like Weinstein
    6. Pakistanis harbored bin Laden and other terrorists
    The list goes on. Pakistanis are declaring a war on the US and they still want the US aid to fund that war.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Reply
    • Bobby Bouvier

      Pakistan is no India my jungle jalaibee...they will fight back and not hide in trenches like indian army.

      May 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      I agree. Also, Pakistan is home to dozens of terrorist groups, including Lakshar, Haqqani, AlQueda, and Taliban.

      May 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply
  28. John

    Let me get this straight. Pakistan hides and protects our #1 enemy. This knowing fully well that we went to war with Afghanistan because they were giving Bin Laden Safe Harbor. We should stop all forms of Aid to Pakistan. Heck we should probably set up sanctions against them and maybe carpet bomb other suspected Taliban bases in Pakistan.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply
    • Jennifer Jalpa

      You got that one right, peaches. Now pull up your pants and git.

      May 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  29. Dick

    I agree with many of those comments above. Quit giving money to every foreign country. Give to needs in the USA.
    They all hate us anyway.

    May 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • Bobby Bouvier

      What money? We americnas ain't got no dough sugar pie...it is Chinese moolah.

      May 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  30. Enough

    Stop all aid to pakistan until they release the doctor. These savage islamic animals deserve no money from the people of the USA. Treacherous beasts.

    May 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
    • Bobby Bouvier

      Hinduism is a CULT....communal sex, drugs, medieval and barbaric values, worship every tom dick and harry. The world has rejected Hinduism and concentrated it in one location so it is easy to get rid of when time comes. Islam has the largest following in the world and the fastest growing religion. You are most welcome to embrace it...visit your nearest mosque. They do have a home visit program with appointments.

      May 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
      • Prettygal

        Piggystanis like you should stick to being terrorists...

        May 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
    • Prettygal

      I agree. Pakistan is a two faced devil. The beggar nation of Pakistan takes money with one hand, and helps the terrorists with the other hand. Drone that!

      May 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  31. JIM

    WHY ARE WE GIVING THESE ASSHOLES ANY MONEY AT ALL!!!!!!!

    May 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Lucke

      Cause we are in a trap...

      May 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      I agree. Why should we taxpayers give money to a state sponsor of terror?

      May 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  32. John M.

    33 million out of 1500 million, come on now, that is a fraction of the overall funding, if you want to sink real teeth to Pakistan outrageous conduct in support of one of the most evil mass murderers in the world that killed over 3,000 innocent americans on 9-11, cut all funding till the doctor is free

    May 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • dawntreader

      No! Cut all funding forever. We don't need that backwater third world nation as an ally.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  33. desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Bohdan or Voiceinthedesert)

    Pakistan is a sick bastard country indeed! I think that they crossed the line this time. They need to be punished to a far greater extent than the 33 million. It's a token punishment, a slap on the butt. What they need now is a full-fledged whipping! To hide the world's greatest criminal was in itself an aberration. Osama Bin Laden was responsible for three thousand U.S. deaths. The honorable doctor helped to catch him, and is now punished by Pakistan with 33 years in prison. Pakistan is a Vomitstan and a Bastardstan!! What I propose is to hit them in the face! It can be done by interning in labor camps a 3,000 U.S. Pakistanis, until this doctor is safe in the United States! This Abomination should be dissolved by the UN!

    May 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  34. RC

    They should have kept all the money, Give a billon and hold back 33 mill big deal, that will teach them.

    May 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Bohdan or Voiceinthedesert)

      It will teach them that they can get away with murder. It will also teach them that they can hide another criminal like Bin Laden for 33 million. Above all, it will teach them that the U.S. Senate is full of Paper Tigers!

      May 25, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  35. GaryS

    Lets just do what we're all thinking. Get out of Afghanistan & Pakistan and take our money with us.
    Isn't it about time to stop funding a state that considers the US an enemy?
    Let them all get a big fat enema.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
    • John Schavone

      I agree! Pakistan has basically declared war on the US. We should not give them another dime. My guess is that 33 mill is just a drop in the bucket and barely a slap on the wrist. Dump Pakistan and Afghanistan now. Let them blow each other to bits!

      May 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  36. Joel, NY

    A 30-0 vote is awesome!
    Rarely we see such an agreement between politicians.
    California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said "This is decisive proof Pakistan sees itself as being at war with us."
    Rohrabacher also said "Pakistan was and remains a terrorist state."
    Senator Lindsey Graham called Pakistan a "schizophrenic ally."
    Lindsey Graham also said "we don't need Pakistan double-dealing and not seeing the justice in bringing Osama bin Laden to an end".
    They stopped fighting with each other for once and fought together against the real enemy of the US.
    It is good to see that they are working on this together and saving the tax payer some money.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply
  37. larry5

    This is the only way to get a politician's attention, take away the money.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  38. The Scythe

    Arabs love murderers. Proph mohammed killed many innocent victims and they started a religion after him.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Reply
    • TonyInYourFace

      So how many people did the peace loving Christians killed during the inquisition and the crusades? How many Jews did the CHRISTIAN NAZIs (Fully supported by the Catholic Church BTW) kill in WWII? How many innocent children and women did the peace loving Christians kill in Belgium during the reign of Kind Leopold II? Go learn your history before you act like you know crap about crap. You are nothing but a typical arrognant asshole.

      May 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Reply
      • dawntreader

        Dude, it was Christians that commited those crimes, NOT Christ himself. Muhammad and his followers would rob passing caravans to fund their cult. Some prophet, just a theif who should have had his hands cut off.

        May 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
    • ChristianityIsaJoke

      Christianity is nothing but a bullshit religion based on fairy tales. One man died and paid for all your sins? HAHAHAHAHAH bunch of Fking dumbasses. Jesus was a man who was killed by the Jews. So then his followers decided to make up stories about him and use those to commit the most barbaric crimes the world has seen, some of whcih are mentioned above. Go suck on a Bible! Oh wait..... forgot to mention which false version we are talking about here... LOL

      May 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  39. Big Al

    Is the doctor really a traitor because he helped find Bin Laden? If so, Pakistani must have given Bin Laden Pakistani citizenship. It's like Pakistan is saying that the act of finding bin Laden is against their national interest and hence considered treason.

    May 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  40. Rod C. Venger

    I'd say that it's a given that if an American citizen...or other person...collaborated with Pakistan or any other country for a security operation here in the US, without the CIA's knowledge and consent, that the person would be facing prison time for it. All other considerations aside, US law is specific that a person has to register as an agent of a foreign country, even if it's just a lawyer representing the country in court. While this doctor's actions are laudable from the US's point of view and also benefit the Pakistanis...though that benefit is debatable depending upon whom you talk to I guess...fact is he was cooperating with a foreign spy agency and that very likely broke Pakistani law. They likely feel as betrayed as we would feel if one of us had done the same here. I sympathize with the guy but I understand the Pakistani's position too. We've been violating their sovereignty for a long time, with only bare tacit permission. The Pakistani people are understandably outraged about it, as we would be if the Mexicans came across the border to deal with cartel problems. Maybe they'll get the guy out, maybe not. Somebody in the White House screwed up though when they outed the guy, and that person should also pay.

    May 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Reply
    • Paul Strupp

      Rod, You are making it sound like Pakistan and US had two entirely different goals. You are saying that if the doctor helped the US then he is against Pakistan and its sovereignty. But if Pakistan were an honest ally of the US, then Pakistan must fight against the enemy like bin Laden. Fighting against the enemy is not treason. You seem to be trying to justify the indefensible.

      May 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
      • Rod C. Venger

        Paul,

        By all means feel free to ally yourself with a foreign government and engage in an operation here in the US and see where it gets you. I'm not making a judgement on right or wrong here, just telling you how the US government is going to react to you. It won't matter that you helped take down a terrorist. What will matter is your allegiance to the foreign power. That's how our government would view it and how the Pakistanis are viewing it.

        May 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • John M.

        I have to agree with Paul, had bin laden been hiding in France, the doctor would had been considered a hero, only in a country that supports bin laden would the doctor be considered a traitor

        May 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
    • desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Bohdan or Voiceinthedesert)

      You are dead wrong! There is no excuse for Pakistan to do what they are doing! They are a terrorist state and deserve to be treated as such! No nation on earth has a rightto p[eotect the greatest mastermind of genocide! Pakistan stinks! You are out of your mind if you "understand them" and excuse their stinking!

      May 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
      • ChristianityIsaJoke

        The more you shout, the stupider you sound... hahah calm down. The guy is making a valid point. Tough shit if you don't like it. You cannot disagree with facts on their merits. You can only disagree with them in principle. Keep your stupid emotins out of it , kid.

        May 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  41. Ashamed to be an Indian

    Father rapes daughter in west Delhi, India
    May 19, 2012, 05.41PM IST

    NEW DELHI: In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her own father in west Delhi, police said Saturday.

    The girl filed a complaint four days ago that she was raped by her father, Ramashre, around three months ago when she was alone at home.
    She was sexually assaulted by the accused several times. Four days ago she reported the incident to one of her neighbours, who approached the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell along with the victim, and a case was registered," said a police official.

    The girl could not muster courage to tell anyone as the accused had threatened her of dire consequences.
    The victim was taken to a government hospital for medical examination where doctors confirmed rape, police said.
    A hunt is on to nab the accused who is absconding.
    The victim, who is the eldest of five siblings, resides at west Delhi's Shahbad Dairy along with her parents.

    May 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  42. Allah Mohammed

    India is infested with so many people it reminds one of cattle. On top of that these hindus can't keep themselves out of such medieval and barbaric news and practices. First, $ex trafficking of young girls, then worship of rats, drinking of cow uR#ne and now the selling of their mothers, daughters and sisters for a few rupees..... and the list goes on. We need to bring Indians into the modern world even though it may take centuries

    May 25, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • MyPictureOfMohammad

      8=>(_|_)

      May 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  43. Allah Mohammed

    Pakistani Muslims Rape Girl, Beat Relatives for Prosecuting Aunt of 13-year-old victim loses twins to miscarriage after beating.

    LAHORE, Pakistan, May 21 (CDN) — A band of Muslims this month severely beat a pregnant Christian woman in Punjab’s Narowal district – causing her to lose female twins to miscarriage – in an effort pressure her family into dropping charges of raping her 13-year-old niece, the woman’s husband said.

    Asher Masih of Dhamala village told Compass by phone that the men attacked his home on May 8.

    “All three male members of our family, including my father, brother and myself, were out for work when Irfan Safdar and his accomplices trespassed into our house and started beating up my mother, sister-in-law and my wife, who was in her fifth month of pregnancy, mercilessly,” he said.

    Masih’s elderly mother said she pleaded for the attackers to spare his wife, but they did not listen.

    “They murdered our children, they raped our daughter,” she said. “We have nothing left with us.”

    May 25, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
    • Allah Mohammed

      India must cease financing the terrorists and address the Kashmir genocide issue (among others such as Tamils, Maoists etc.) in order for peace to prevail in south asia. It appears to me that Pakistan considers India as an insignificant player in the region (except for nuisance value) and has gotten away from the south asian model. It is poised, per my model @ 15% clip – GDP growth – when all cylinders start firing next 12 months. What differentiates Pakistanis from India is that Pakistanis think BIG and have BIG hearts. Pettiness is not in their DNA.

      May 25, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
      • ChristianityIsaJoke

        Really, pettiness is not in Indian blood? So then why are they illegally holding on to Kashmir? Why are they interferring in Sri Lanka? Why did they go on a murderous rampage in Punjab against the Sikhs? You don't know whwt the F you are talking about. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, are all run by juvenilles who don't know the first thing about the civilized world and how to act in it.

        May 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
      • Prettygal

        Perhaps you should go touch some pigs in your madrassa, Pakistani. As usual, as is common with Piggystanis, you are full of untruths and lies. Indian muslims are the most literate, the most prosperous, and the most free of any muslims anywhere.

        May 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
  44. Porterhouse Pradeep

    .The Sri Ram Sene was one of the most active groups that launched a series of attacks on Christians and their property in and around Mangalore city in the southern state of Karnataka in August-September 2008, according to a report, “The Ugly Face of Sangh Parivar,” published by the People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), in March 2009. In Jabalpur city in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, suspected extremists from the Abhinav Bharat attacked the Rhema Gospel Church on Sept. 28, according to the Global Council of Indian Christians. They had earlier attacked Pastor Sam Oommen and his family in the same city on Aug. 3.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • I have heard enough

      Kick the Indians out of all Christian countries.

      May 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Go sit in your Madrassa with some Piglets, Paki. You speak untruths with your devil"s forked tongue.

      May 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  45. Hanuman Harami

    New, More Dangerous Hindu Extremist Groups Emerge in India

    Christians concerned as rightwing factions splinter to form militant outfits.
    PUNE, India, October 29 (CDN) — After more than a decade of severe persecution, India’s Christian minority is growing increasingly concerned over the mushrooming of newer and deadlier Hindu extremist groups.

    Gone are the days when Christians had to watch out only for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) and its youth wing, Bajrang Dal, which are closely linked with the most influential Hindu extremist umbrella organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). With voter support faltering for the RSS’s political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), moderate and extremist sections within the Hindu nationalist movement are blaming each other, and militant splinter groups have emerged.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • I have heard enough

      kick the hindus out of all christian denominated countries

      May 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  46. Krishna Kukumber

    In India, millions of girls are strangled, slowly starved or simply tossed in the trash. Moreover, in India, at least 1,370 girls are aborted every day. As a comparison, some 250 Indians die every day in road accidents. Terrorists killed about six people, on an average, every day in 2009. In the last two decades of economic progress, 10 million girls have died as such in India.
    SHAME ON INDIA AND ITS BARBARIC AND MEDIEVAL CULTURE !!!
    Indians have killed more human beings (girls particularly) than Al Qaeda and Talibans put together.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Pakistan is a black blot on the planet Earth. Pakistan is the epicenter of the world's terror. Pakistan is a failure.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  47. Rock Maker

    Pakistan is the devil in disguise

    May 25, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
    • Parwana

      ????? What gives??? See below:::::::

      WE SALUTE YOU PAKISTAN !!!!!
      THANK YOU …. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU!!!!
      FOR MAKING USA SAFE FOR MAKING THE WORLD SAFE>>>>>>>>>>>>
      Since Sep 11, 2001, 21,672 Pakistani civilians have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in the war against terror.

      The Pakistani Army also has lost 2,795 soldiers while 8,671 soldiers have been wounded. More than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost $68 billion due to terrorism.

      Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.

      'CAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY DO SO? ONLY PAKISTAN.'

      May 25, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
    • Allah Mohammed

      WE SALUTE YOU DRONES !!!!!
      THANK YOU …. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU!!!!
      FOR MAKING USA SAFE FOR MAKING THE WORLD SAFE>>>>>>>>>>>>
      Since Sep 11, 2001, 21,672 Pakistani terrorists have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in the war against terror. THANK YOU DRONES.

      The Pakistani Army also has lost 2,795 terrorist soldiers while 8,671 terrorist soldiers have been wounded. More than 3.5 million Pakistani terrorists have been displaced and the country received $21 billion from the US.

      Despite sponsoring terrorism, Pakistan is still pretending to fight 'the war for world peace”.

      'CAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY DO SO? ONLY PAKISTAN.'

      May 25, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
      • Krishna Kukumber

        BODDA BING BODDA BOOM

        We are Hindus from India,
        And we like to put on the Bindiya,
        We are mostly Haris,
        But we like to put on the Saris,
        Sadly, we are nothing but Bhikaris,
        Sadly, we are nothing but Bhikaris,
        We take the Americans to Heart,
        But get nothing in return except a F@rt,
        So we tend to kiss the American @ss,
        Again, we get nothing in return except the American gas,
        We are nothing but Bhikaris and are Indians No Mas.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:55 am |
      • Allah mohammed

        It is a shame that China is kicking us Indians around like a football. Now they want to kick us out of the Chinese sea. Pakistan is already referring to the Indian ocean as the Pakistan Ocean. Americans have made us babysitters to Afghanistan and Bangladesh cleaning up and changing their diapers.. Maybe this fits our cowardly national character better.

        May 25, 2012 at 11:05 am |
      • Prettygal

        We piggystanis LOVE drones!!!!! We want more!!!!!

        May 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
    • desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Bohdan or Voiceinthedesert)

      I wouldn't go that far. The devil is the devil. Pakistan is a country full of rotten snakes! This sounds more like it. They do not deserve any soveregnty for what they did with Bin Laden, and for what they are now doing to this doctor!

      May 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Reply
  48. Saywhatyoumean

    The doc helped Osama Bin Laden (who was living a nice quiet life in Pakistan) get captured and Pakistan convicted HIM of treason ? lollololololol

    May 25, 2012 at 9:20 am | Reply
  49. Jaswant from Jullunder

    Yaar have some jallebis and chill out. We indians are jealous of pakistanis.....you know. We bad indians. buniyaas.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:43 am | Reply
  50. Tennessee Tim

    To all Indian Hindus...."Ya'll, Now git back in line before I kick you so hard you'll be wearin your @ss for a hat."

    May 25, 2012 at 8:41 am | Reply
  51. Sardar Ji from Amritsar

    India must cease financing the terrorists and address the Kashmir genocide issue (among others such as Tamils, Maoists, Sikhs etc.) in order for peace to prevail in south asia. It appears to me that Pakistan considers India as an insignificant player in the region (except for nuisance value) and has gotten away from the south asian model. It is poised, per my model @ 15% clip – GDP growth – when all cylinders start firing next 12 months. What differentiates Pakistanis from India is that Pakistanis think BIG and have BIG hearts. Pettiness is not in their DNA.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:37 am | Reply
    • desert voice (troubledgoodangel or Nathanael or Bohdan or Voiceinthedesert)

      Keeping hidden the greatest criminal on the face of the earth is not just the greatest vileness mankind has ever know, short of the Crucifiction of Jesus. It is also a summa of all churlishness! Most world dictionaries identify extreme churlishness with extreme pettiness. You, Saardar Ji must be profoundly misguided person if you have any respect left for Pakistan!!

      May 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  52. Patel from Harlem

    AmitabhB
    It is a shame that China is kicking us Indians around like a football. Now they want to kick us out of the Chinese sea. Pakistan is already referring to the Indian ocean as the Pakistan Ocean. Americans have made us babysitters to Afghanistan and Bangladesh cleaning up and changing their diapers.. Maybe this fits our cowardly national character better.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:33 am | Reply
  53. Steven Rosenthal

    I came across a posting recently that made my eyes tear...so much passion for the country so much love. I wish the people of Israel could come up with some similar poem about their country as this one about Pakistan...Lovely !!! here how it goes....

    GOD BLESS PAKISTAN,
    Land that we love.
    Stand beside her, and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above.
    From Kashmir to Karachi and onto New Delhi,
    And to the oceans, white with foam
    GOD BLESS PAKISTAN, Our home sweet home.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:32 am | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Get a psychiatrist-quick!

      May 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  54. Baniya in my Backyard

    Claiming to be breakaway factions of the RSS, new groups with even more extreme ideology are surfacing. The Abhinav Bharat (Pride of India), the Rashtriya Jagran Manch (National Revival Forum), the Sri Ram Sene (Army of god Rama), the Hindu Dharam Sena (Army for Hindu Religion) and the Sanatan Sanstha (Eternal Organization) have launched numerous violent attacks on Christian and Muslim minorities.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply
  55. Baniya in my Backyard

    Christians concerned as rightwing factions splinter to form militant outfits.
    PUNE, India, October 29 (CDN) — After more than a decade of severe persecution, India’s Christian minority is growing increasingly concerned over the mushrooming of newer and deadlier Hindu extremist groups.

    Gone are the days when Christians had to watch out only for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) and its youth wing, Bajrang Dal, which are closely linked with the most influential Hindu extremist umbrella organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). With voter support faltering for the RSS’s political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), moderate and extremist sections within the Hindu nationalist movement are blaming each other, and militant splinter groups have emerged.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:28 am | Reply
    • Allah Mohammed

      Pakistani Muslims Rape Girl, Beat Relatives for Prosecuting

      Aunt of 13-year-old victim loses twins to miscarriage after beating.
      LAHORE, Pakistan, May 21 (CDN) — A band of Muslims this month severely beat a pregnant Christian woman in Punjab’s Narowal district – causing her to lose female twins to miscarriage – in an effort pressure her family into dropping charges of raping her 13-year-old niece, the woman’s husband said.

      Asher Masih of Dhamala village told Compass by phone that the men attacked his home on May 8.

      “All three male members of our family, including my father, brother and myself, were out for work when Irfan Safdar and his accomplices trespassed into our house and started beating up my mother, sister-in-law and my wife, who was in her fifth month of pregnancy, mercilessly,” he said.

      Masih’s elderly mother said she pleaded for the attackers to spare his wife, but they did not listen.

      “They murdered our children, they raped our daughter,” she said. “We have nothing left with us.”

      In a country where Muslim criminals believe police and courts will give little credence to the complaints of Christians, the family accuses three Muslims of gang-raping the girl at an outhouse on March 29.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
      • Ashamed to be an Indian

        Today brought another grim reminder that Delhi, our capital, remains a dangerous place for women and girls. New figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau reveal that a shocking 1 in 4 rapes in Indian cities take place in Delhi. The city also saw almost two fifths of kidnappings or abductions of women, 15% of dowry deaths and 14% of molestation cases.

        Among 35 mega cities in India, Delhi reported 404 out of 1,696 rapes. Among large cities, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai accounted for 13.2%, 9.4% and 9.1% respectively of the total crimes — over one-third of the total crimes reported from 35 mega cities.

        The new figures, reflecting the latest available data, show that despite efforts an increasing number of women in Delhi are the victims of rapes, assaults and other violent crimes. Unfortunately these new figures show that the increase in such crimes over the last 15 years is only continuing.

        May 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  56. Janet Ambrose

    The only growth left in India is the hair between the legs. Value of rupee has tanked, inflation is in the clouds, stock market has crashed, corruption is rampant, hospitals are burning, people are dying in scores, societal values have rotted, Microsoft and GE are pulling the plug on call centers...Dell and Delta Airlines have almost packed up and shifted the call centers to Canada. Pakistan has opened up Wagah Border to provide food aid for India (Thank you, Pakistan, for helping out).

    May 25, 2012 at 8:26 am | Reply
    • Prettygal

      We of Piggystan LOVE drones! Please send more, America.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  57. T-Bone Thakur

    NEW YORK: Renowned Indian activist and novelist Arundhati Roy has decried the silence of the international community over the continued “brutal Indian occupation of Kashmir” and said Kashmiris should be given the right to self-determination……
    She said so little was known about the atrocities being committed by more than half a million Indian troops, the continuing repression and indignities let loose on Kashmiri men, women and children.
    More than 700,000 troops were concentrated in the tiny valley, with checkpoints at every nook and corner of Kashmiri towns and cities. The huge Indian presence, she added, was in sharp contrast with 160,000 US troops in Iraq.
    Ms Roy alleged that Indian army or security personnel were killing young children, adding that Kashmiris were not radical Islamists or jihadists as India portrayed them. She deplored the Indian government’s attempts to demonise Kashmiris who were moderate Muslims.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
  58. T-Bone Thakur

    NEW YORK: Renowned Indian activist and novelist Arundhati Roy has decried the silence of the international community over the continued “brutal Indian occupation of Kashmir” and said Kashmiris should be given the right to self-determination.
    “Kashmir is one of the most protracted and bloody occupations in the world — and one of the most ignored,” she told a large audience at the Asia Society during a discussion on “Kashmir — a case for freedom”.
    Under the Indian military rule in Kashmir, Ms Roy said, freedom of speech was non-existent and human rights abuses were routine. Elections were rigged and the press controlled.
    She said the lives of Kashmiris were made miserable by gun-totting security personnel who harassed and terrorised people with impunity, adding that disappearances were almost a daily occurrence as also kidnapping, arrests, fake encounters and torture. Mass graves have been discovered and the conscience of the world remains unstirred……
    The apathy towards Kashmir, especially in the western world, Ms Roy said, was because of their pursuit of commercial interests in India where they were more eager to “sell their goods than human rights”……..

    May 25, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
    • Prettygal

      Pakistani terrorists–ISLAMIC militants-have murdered tens of thousands of innocent hindus in Kashmir. India has built schools and roads there-Pakistan just wants to ruin things for everyone. People know that Pakistan is evil incarnate hatched by the devil himself. What we need is MORE drones.....

      May 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  59. al

    how about u cut all aid to all countries and use the money to fix our own first

    May 25, 2012 at 8:18 am | Reply
    • al

      i mean its bad enough we give handouts to millions in the US I dont see why our tax $ should go to any country other than our own

      May 25, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
  60. michaelfury

    "33"

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/pulverized-to-near-power/

    May 25, 2012 at 7:48 am | Reply
  61. IM SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE THAT LOAD OF BS

    The vote to withhold $33 mil is a ruse to appease the gullible sheep in this country. Dont believe it for a min. More than likely we will give Pakistan an increase.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:17 am | Reply
  62. Truth

    Pakistan will always keep supporting terrorist organisations. They will never change. the money we are spending is just a waste. The bigger problem it its costing us lives of our soldiers.

    The best thing to do it to destroy Pakistan and then 80% of the terrorism in the world wíll come to an end.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:12 am | Reply
    • sk

      thats extremely funny. Since world war 2.Almost all of the world thinks its USA that is the pinnacle of terrorism and violating countries rights.And by almost i do mean almost not just middle east..and please read Wikileaks somewhat if you dont believe,and if you still think its all BS,then USA will not go after Assange so vigorously.I am not saying USA is the problem,but USA foreign policy is 90% at fault.We should Just stick to our stuff and think on how to pay the trillion dollar loan of china.

      May 25, 2012 at 2:48 am | Reply
  63. Tariq saeed Butt

    We are getting no where in this discussion.

    What we need to understand is the righteouness of the act. The Doctor did the right thing and like many Pakistanis whoever supports the right thing is punished. We in Pakistan have people who support the jehadist or Osama or Saddam becuase they are muslims. This is wrong. No religion allows to patronize the criminals. USA is doing the dirty job for the PAkistan and the world by cleaning it from these terrorists. And on the other hand we are letting these terrorist live in this part of the world. No one would support a country or a group who wants to harm others. We need to be sensible. Pakistan or any country in the world cannot impose their own agenda on others. Lets clean this world of all such terrorist so there is peace. I will support US or any one in the world to defend the world against these rowdy people. Doctor Afridi need our support at the moment as he is being punished for making the world more safe place to live without Osama, the terrorist.

    I think US senate did the right thing. Dr. Afridi has complied with UN resolution and will of the people around the world. HE has helped in finding the terrorist. Anyone punishing him shows the people behind the safe heavens for terrorist. Just few people who believe that they are doing the right thing does not mean they are right. PAkistan by punishing the hero has shown the world its true motive behind saving OBL. I think world need to put greater pressure on Pakistan to get the Doctor out of that country. May be another covert operation and take him out.

    May 25, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
    • Beefsteak Balbir

      Seems like the India is falling apart at the seams. First hundreds of sick left burning in a hospital fire, then hundreds dead drinking some hindu concoction. Poverty is rampant, societal values have collapsed; inflation is in the clouds while the rupee is in the toilet. This economic and political model has failed. The moment US pulls out of Afghanistan, China will be all over India. I doubt India will survive 2012 as we know it and may have to revert back to its communist/socialist roots as a fragmented nation divided along ethnic lines as independent states.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:21 am | Reply
  64. asad

    U KNOW I HATE PAKISTAN MY SELF AOT MORE THEN ANYONE OF U GUYS I HAVE FMAILY THERE AND I GO THERE EVERY YEAR AND TO AFGHANSTAN ALSO BUT DAMN YOU PEOPLE REALLY BELIVE THAT AMERICA DIDNT KNOW WHER OBL WAS FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS I FIND THAT VERY VERY HARD TO BELIVE THIS IS THE MOST POWERFULL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND WITH THE BEST TECH IN THE WORLD ALSO TRUST ME AMERICA KNEW WHERE HE WAS AT BUT AMERICA DIDNT WANT TO KILL HIM THEY DID WHEN THE TIME WAS RIGHT YOU R TELLING ME THAT THE AMERICA FOUND SADAM IN HIS OWN COUNTRY IN 3 MONTHS BUT COULDNT FIND OBL IN OTHER COUNTRIES IN 10 YRS COM ON AND THE AVERAGE AMERICAN BELIVED HE WAS HIDING IN A CAVE FOR 10 YRS YOU CANT GET MORE STUPID THEN THAT TO BELIVE A PERSON CAN LIVE IN A CAVE FOR 10 YRS WELL ANYWAYS THE PAKI HAS BEEN PALYING THE CIA LIKE KIDS FOR 10 YRS AND NOW THEY FOUND OUT WHAT THE PAKI HAS BEEN DOING AND MOST THE AMERICANS THA DIE IN AFGHANISTN IS BECAUSE OF TH PAKI THEY TRAIN THE TALIBANS IN PAKI AND SEND THEM TO AFGHANISTAN AND ALSO %95 OF THE SUCIDE BOMERS AE NOT AFGHANS THEY ARE PAKIS SO WAKE UP AMERICA AND FIND OUT WHO THE REAL TERR IS

    May 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
    • Truth

      American thought Laden will be in hiding in cave only for the first few years. Later it became very clear that Pakistan and ISI was helping him hide somewhere in Pakistan. The only shock was Laden was staying as a guest of Pakistan in the army city of Pakistan.

      Iraq and Saddam is not comparable because American troops were on ground in Iraq everywhere all the time. USA still doesn't have troops on ground all the time in Pakistan.

      May 25, 2012 at 2:07 am | Reply
    • Beefsteak Balbir

      AN INDIAN SAGA
      HUMPTY DUMPTY: Had a great fall
      India is pretty much done. The bubble has burst. India is sliding downhill at supersonic speed. GDP growth has disappeared...the only growth left is the hair between their legs. Inflation is in the clouds and India has asked Pakistan to help out. Pakistan has opened up Wagah Border to help Indians with food/goods etc. The Indian Rupee has collapsed against US $. US owns India financially now. As of last week the Indian bourse also collapsed.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:22 am | Reply
  65. elltee

    only 33 million, what a joke

    May 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      That is less than 0.1% of the total funding to Pakistan. If this is the best support we offer friends who help us get murders/terrorist then who else is going to help us. I say cut all military funding 1.685 billion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_aid_to_Pakistan

      May 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  66. sk

    He rightfully deserves to be jailed for treason. treason means "In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's sovereign or nation". Secondly if someone says they helped US which is an ally,then please educate yourself by googling "JONATHAN POLLARD".
    Enough said

    May 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Reply
    • elltee

      googled him, what a waste of time, it is like comparing apples to oranges

      May 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Reply
      • sk

        i agree with you.Shakil has done far worse than pollard and 33 year sentence should have been life since he violated his countrys sovereignty.or do you mean that since its in favor of USA it doesnt matter what he has done?lol

        May 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
    • Lawja

      I agree with your last two words--enough said!! Your statement is a declaration of your ignorance

      May 25, 2012 at 2:11 am | Reply
      • sk

        Ignorance.lol.your message is showing your level of hypocrisy. If Dr. shakil in your mind did such a great thing,why the hell is Bradley Manning is currently tortured and facing a life sentence or maybe even more.What Bradley did was less dangerous than Shakil because only thing Bradley did was give out OLD information and video of US Army's crime and corrupt policy(which i have to say will make US improve its attitude,hopefully),whereas Shakil let a foreign Army enter its country and do what they wanted. IGNORANCE you said,well you seem to be the epitome of it.sorry ;)

        May 25, 2012 at 2:43 am |
  67. dawntreader

    High time we cut off those double dealing Pakistanis. We shouldn't give them a cent from now on!

    May 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • sk

      Google ' Jonathan Pollard ' my friend and then you might have a change of view hopefully or if not,then you might seem hypocrite,i hope not ;)

      May 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
  68. Everett Wallace

    Okay we got schools closing that you all have pulled money from states trying too fatten your pockets, too give aid to other countries, this man assisisted in the locating of bin, pakistain imprisions this man and you slash 33 million dollars. Okay to get bin costed American lives and 1trillion plus dollars to tax payers sooo why not just cut ALL aid to pakistain to let them know we not going to play by their rules, you are so soft when it comes to these other countries but want to play gangsta to the Americans. When we have some informant which gives Us help like he did get him and his family out of the situation.

    May 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
    • Narayan from N.J.

      India is infested with so many people it reminds one of cattle. On top of that these hindus can't keep themselves out of medieval and barbaric news and practices. First, $ex trafficking of young girls, then worship of rats, drinking of cow uR#ne, leaving scores of sick patients behind to burn in a hospital fire, and on and on. We need to bring Indians into the modern world even though it may take centuries

      May 25, 2012 at 8:23 am | Reply
  69. alf

    Wow, way to really stick it to the Terrorist Pakistan. That's our government in action, 30-0 vote. Now lets run the numbers, Pakistan is getting $1 billion in US aid, and were go pull out $33 million in protest, that's a penalizing 3.3% of the total purse. Why not really tell them how you feel about that 30-0 vote and withhold 100%. Worthless!

    May 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
    • dawntreader

      I'm with you!

      May 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      You have my vote on that, withhold all the funding!

      May 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
    • Narayan from N.J.

      Mumbai and Chennai are the illegal cricket gambling capitals of the world. Cash Flows from these operations are being siphoned off by the Indian government to finance terrorists globally, particularly in the region. This off the book financing is also being used, in the case of sales of illegal booze, to finance terrorism. This way the indians are able to dodge the american financial radar.The american congressional politicians have been alerted to the double game Indians are playing.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:24 am | Reply
  70. Woody

    Pakistan is not an ally of the United States. While Senate voted for reducing $33 mil (thank you), that is just too little and too late. Stop aid and blast a way to carve out a route to Afghanistan. Put the Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in charge of Pakistan. Rohrabacher has the best ideas to straiten out this rogue country.

    May 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Reply
    • sk

      I want to educate you regarding this guys prison sentence which is deserved rightfully. Google ' Jonathan Pollard '...Lets not be hypocrites over here ;)

      May 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
  71. fletch

    We don't need Pakistan. Should have blown them back further into the stone age while we were bombing Afghanistan!

    May 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • Goddamn George Liquor

      You tell 'em, chickenhawk!

      May 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  72. rk

    poor pakis getting hit by US...right where it hurts..in their begging bowls..hahahhahaha

    May 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Louisiana Lou

      To all Indians...."Ya'll, Now git back in line before I kick you so hard you'll be wearin your @ss for a hat."

      May 25, 2012 at 8:39 am | Reply
  73. Gr8

    Cutting off the US aid is certainly not good for the average people in Pakistan who depend so heavily on the US aid. But then an average Pakistani hates all American infidel people who are so different from them.

    May 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  74. Reasonable1

    Dr. Afridi is a traitor if and only if Bin Laden was an agent of the Pakistan.

    May 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply
  75. Hahahahahahaha

    Look at the picture behind the Haji!!!!!!! It says, "Hajii Ars"!! Hahahahahahaha

    May 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  76. Gonna Put My Balls On The Top Of Your Head

    Will the film show OBL dying of kidney failure 5-10 years ago?

    May 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Reply
    • Pam Wilson

      The doctor collected DNA evidence to discredit this ridiculous theory which was being spread for the Islamic, uneducated gullible people. Can't argue with the DNA evidence.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
      • Gonna Put My Balls On The Top Of Your Head

        Think about it. What are the chances that a person allegedly suffering from kidney disease and requiring dialysis and, in addition, afflicted with diabetes and low blood pressure, survived in mountain hideaways for a decade? If bin Laden was able to acquire dialysis equipment and medical care that his condition required, would not the shipment of dialysis equipment point to his location? Why did it take ten years to find him?

        May 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
      • Pam Wilson

        @Gonna - You sound ridiculously gullible. Ever heard of DNA evidence? It is scientific. Hello? Were you home schooled?

        May 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
      • Pam Wilson

        @Gonna- Bin Laden's wife kept popping kids in Pakistani hospitals year after year. How would she do that if the your holy terrorist was dead? Pakistan was providing health care to his wife and must have taken care of the terrorist's kidney problem also. This is what the Pakistanis were spending the US aid on - giving free health care benefits to their terrorist darlings.

        May 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
      • Gonna Put My Balls On The Top Of Your Head

        All depends on who's handling the DNA 'evidence', Pam darlin'

        Yeah, I'm what ya call an optimist.

        May 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • Narayan from N.J.

      LIPSTICK ON A COW: Making India (Hindustan) look pretty

      There is so much one can do to make an ugly country look good.
      But whatever you do in case of India is analogous to spattering some cheap lipstick on a cow.
      Now one may not want to kiss this cow but sure would love some steaks!!
      LMAO!!!

      May 25, 2012 at 8:25 am | Reply
    • Louisiana Lou

      To all Hindus...."Ya'll, Now git back in line before I kick you so hard you'll be wearin your @ss for a hat."

      May 25, 2012 at 8:40 am | Reply
  77. roger

    I just don’t understand the reason US dished out how OBL was killed. It compromised all the intel agents.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Reply
  78. Ben

    If only congress would react with the same speed and passion to address domestic issues. I'm wondering who they're really working for if they can move this fast on this issue, but debate core domestic problems for months or years.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • U157

      You are right that there is a lot of debate and disagreement in Washington on domestic issues. However, this was a slam dunk - Senate needed to send a loud and clear message that Pakistan can not continue to support terrorists of all kinds and punish the good doctor. The bipartisan agreement against that pathetically evil country is so nice to see.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  79. U157

    Wow!! A 30-0 vote. Is that even possible in Washington? It is refreshing to see that both the parties came together, set aside their differences and dealt with the evil Pakistan. Good to see that Americans are so united when dealing with evil in its purest form.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply
    • Sajjad Sialkoti

      SHAME ON INDIANS..... For financing the terrorists waging this war. Shame on the Indians from running away scared from terrorists and taking bullets in their back. Shame on the Indians from counting the GDP statistics while American and Pakistani blood was being shed in the battlefield trying to make the world safe.
      Is this the kind of neighbors you would want living next door to you and your kids??? HECK NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD !!!!!

      May 25, 2012 at 8:25 am | Reply
  80. David

    We should cut 100% of the aid to Pakistan. This whole situation is just one more example of the "Pakistani-Terrorist-Support-System" that is currently in place in that country. They tell us to our face that they support us and the war against terrorism, but they let the most wanted terrorist live for years within their border. How do they support us, by arresting and imprisoning the one person in Pakistan that stood up to help in us find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Let this country wither without our financial aid. We have proven we can operate within that country without their knowledge. We will simple slip in and remove the nuclear threat ourselves.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply
    • ddpp

      a in and out job turned into 10 years of chaos; thanks to two-faced Pakistan.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • Sajjad Sialkoti

      We all know the dirty games India is playing in the region...financing terrorists who are killing US/NATO/Pakistani troops ....undermining democracies, paying off some factions of talibans protection money so they won't do another Mumbai attack, All this because they are scared of Al Qaeda and Talibans. INDIANS....we dare you to stop hiding behind American skirts and come out in the open and face these terrorists eye to eye and NOT to run away from them and take bullets in the back. We dare you cowards !!!!

      May 25, 2012 at 8:26 am | Reply
      • Prettygal

        Pakistan is the center of terror in the world. All the major terrorists caught worldwide have either come from, or passed through, Pakistan. Pakistan is a failed state. Pakistan is a cancer on the planet Earth.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
  81. Sodomite

    Not a problem. China just stepped up to the plate.

    May 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Reply
    • rk

      keep dreaming paki...china hasnt and will never pay a dime to you beggars...hahahahh

      May 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Reply
      • Bagwan

        @rk a hindu acting bollywood,haha piss drinker

        May 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
      • Parwana

        No No No...ya got all wrong....this is the plate to blow india to smitereens.... LoLLZZZZZ

        May 25, 2012 at 10:27 am |

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