July 3rd, 2012
06:50 PM ET

Officials: U.S. may repay Pakistan

By Mike Mount and Jill Dougherty

The U.S. military could repay Pakistan up to $1.1 billion as part of a deal struck with that country that opened up NATO supply lines blockaded since last November, according to U.S. officials.

The money is part of a U.S. military program called “coalition support funds,” which reimburses the Pakistani military for counterterrorism efforts. The U.S. halted paying the bills from Pakistan as tension rose between the two countries.

The Pentagon will consult with Congress about paying the bills and review then receipts to decide whether to pay all or part of the $1.1 billion, according to a U.S. official who was not authorized to speak on the record but had knowledge of details of the agreement.

soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. saeed

    this woman is a nutjob she yelles we must go to war if iran dosent do as i say then we must nuke not iran but the entire world man this is one angry old women.

    July 6, 2012 at 8:04 am | Reply
  2. lachman

    The United States will commit a very big mistake if it pays Pakistan any amount of money, because the whole world by now knows that Pakistan is a terrorist state who supports terrorism.

    July 6, 2012 at 7:35 am | Reply
  3. Peace

    They bribe Pakistan guys so they dont let loose Nuke stuffs to terrorists. Supply route access is just an excuse.

    July 6, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply
  4. Cranky John

    Pakistan is as far from being a friend of the USA as Fidel Castro and Venesuala"s Chavez and I would trust them long before Pakistan

    July 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  5. CTVINCE

    Stop the freaking insanity. Bring the troops home and let the Near Easters think about arriving in the 20th and then 21st centuries before engaging them any more. Billions wasted and nothing changed!

    July 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Reply
  6. Brian T

    "Since Sep 11, 2001, over 200,000 Pakistani civilians, armed forces personnel have either sacrificed their lives or wounded; more than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost over
    US $ 1 Trillion due to terrorism." SOURCE: krm1007 © ™

    Never has any country done so much for the greater good than Pakistan since USA during the second world war.

    Pakistan and USA make natural allies based on the values these two nation share and the common struggles and sacrifices they went through to fight for their independence.

    July 5, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
    • Hailey

      Pakistan is key to peace and prosperity in that region. Has done a lot. Thanks, Pakistan.

      July 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
    • Afghan

      Complete nonsense.
      You must be out of your god damn mind to be thinking like that. What world do you live in?
      Pakistan is the heart of terrorism. Its the most hypocrit country on earth. Pakistan begs US for aid and in return, it supports its enemy to fight US back. World peace = removal of Pakistan from the face of earth.

      July 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Reply
  7. Talbot DeRigger

    At the end of the day India will have to repay Pakistan war reparations for the devastation they and USSR caused in Afghanistan and effects on Pakistan. Plus the millions that were slaughtered by them and their commie cronies. It will not be forgotten.

    July 5, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
  8. Ashraf Benghazi

    Pakistan, no one can ever repay you enough for your contributions.
    You deserve a permanent seat in the UN Security Council for your contributions to world peace and emergence of a new world order. We welcome your rise as the new regional military power. God Speed.

    July 5, 2012 at 11:35 am | Reply
  9. krolus

    Have we not "payed" pakistan enough thru economic packages and goverment loans? wth

    July 5, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • Colin600985

      Pakistan has spent $1 trillion. Do you have that kind of moolah to pay them back? You are broke and poverty stricken and struggling to have one square meal a day.

      July 5, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
  10. Obelisk ©™

    It appears to me that Muslims are the fastest growing segment of world society today. As others are withering away the Muslims seem to be rising again with their contributions as was the case historically when they ruled India and Europe and left behind a legacy of science, art, architecture, culinary et al. One only needs to go to Spain and India to witness this.

    July 5, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
    • Rob

      Yes, and now they leave darkness and death.

      July 5, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
      • Obelisk ©™

        Thank you for making that observation. What really pleasantly surprised me was what I witnessed in the Middle East. A tolerant society that has come so far in a few years. Most importantly providing job and economic opportunities to all, Hindus/Indians, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Europeans, Americans, Africans, South Americans, Chinese, and Russians etc. Never have I witnessed such openness and equal opportunities unless you go back to the times of Muslim rule in India and Spain. My conclusion is that the Muslims get it. They are striving to once again take their leadership role in the world order and take this civilization to its next level of excellence. The climb to success and progress is not a linear curve but a stochastic one. Let us join in wishing our Muslim brethren well and much success in their endeavors. If we can't help them let's not pull the rug from under them.

        July 5, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  11. Sinking India © ®

    THE HOUSE OF CARDS CALLED INDIA (Hindustan)
    Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up

    Friends and countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury India, not to praise it.
    The evil that India has done will live after it;
    There is no good in the bones of any Indian body.
    They are nothing but evil, nothing but cowards and all.

    July 5, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply
    • Owen1710

      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).

      July 5, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
  12. paul2313

    I am still wondering what Pakistan said about Osama living in a huge fortress like compound right under their noses? We should just call them on it and donate the $1.1 Billion to our schools and call it good. Since we did not tell them of the raid, that shows us that someone in Pakistan government knew.

    In my opinion, OBL is dead so mission over, time to come home.

    July 5, 2012 at 12:55 am | Reply
    • John1234

      Good for you. As you will recall, nobody sent you an invite to begin with. Now Git.

      July 5, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  13. Greg

    Have they lost their frakkin minds?? They are going to pay Pakistan 1.1billion, that they don't have,for hiding the worst terrorist that ever lived and blocking supply routes to Afghanistan. Every American should be screaming with outrage. This is a mistake that should cost Obama the next election. I have never been so disgusted in my life.

    July 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Reply
    • John1234

      That's peanuts. In my state we spent $3 billion to research copulating habits of beavers !!!

      July 5, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • Pete

      Greg, do you know if we've finished paying off George's tab in Iraq yet?

      July 5, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
      • Lamont 02

        We have sucked over $ 2 Trillion from Iraq so far. More to follow. 3 million massacred. Waitingfor trials to start in USA.

        July 5, 2012 at 11:32 am |
    • Rob

      Yah – right after they made clear that they were not paying to open the crossing – its like: "screw it, instead of the few thousand they're seeking per truck, let's give them a billion+"

      July 5, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
  14. PAKIS ARE DUMB

    sometimes its necessary to throw more bones to rabid dogs to get them in line....then its easier to shoot them...

    July 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  15. Travis

    I wonder just how much the Pakistani officials are getting in kickbacks from the U.S. government. Will someone here kindly tell me? That money could be far better spent on medical research like trying to find a cure for MS, cancer, AIDS, ALS, Alzheimers, etc.

    July 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      Travis, surely you know by now that even if a researcher finds a cure for something, the drug companies would put the stops to it so they can continue to sell their drugs. Come on, it works the same as the people designing engines to get extremely high mileage. They never make it to the assembly lines because of the oil/gas folks. Same way huge power companies sabotage energy research. Get real!

      July 5, 2012 at 10:34 am | Reply
  16. Adele A

    PAKISTAN !!!!

    THANK YOU …. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU!!!!
    FOR MAKING USA SAFE FOR MAKING THE WORLD SAFE>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Since Sep 11, 2001, over 200,000 Pakistani civilians, armed forces personnel have either sacrificed their lives or wounded; more than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost over
    US $ 1 Trillion due to terrorism.

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

    No other country has even come close to selflessly sacrificing so much.

    July 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
    • Travis

      Don't kid yourself Adele, the Pakistani officials are nothing but money grubbing mercenaries who'll shake hands with the devil himself for any kind of profit as they did the deal above. It looks like another so-called "victory" bought and paid for!

      July 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • PAKIS ARE DUMB

      DUmb paki repeating same post ...ask ur madrassa mulla to teach u new lines...hahahhaha

      US is "thanking" u pakis by throwing hell fire missiles...on ur soil....and u pakis still go and beg from US...hahahhahahh

      July 4, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  17. Agha K. Kalat

    that's it ? peanuts. Give it to india with pakistan's compliments...the poverty stricken people need it more.

    July 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Reply
    • SBhatti

      Shut up Agha.

      July 5, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
  18. dsage

    Wow, 1.1 billion. Plus Hillary had to wear a head covering when she apologized. Check out breitbart.com for the pic. And by the way, any blue collar person still thinking of supporting Obama, please think again. It would mean four more years of kissing everyone else's rear, all the while we get poorer and more hungry.

    July 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      dsage, I predict you will become much poorer and hungrier with your ability to analyze facts. You're definitely no "breit..........sage!

      July 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  19. PeterConway

    Re-Pay....it's not a repay. We owe them nothing!

    July 4, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Reply
  20. TEN YEARS LATER

    AMERICA WILL NOT SUPPORT TAX COIN GOING TO THOSE THAT KILL AMERICANS ,period

    ROMNEY WINS >>>> AMERICANS WIN

    July 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  21. RetiredVet

    Why the hell are we paying Pakistan for "counterterrism efforts" when they knew were Bin Laden was at? If they are NATO supply lines, then why are we getting the $1.1 BILLION bill? I agree with you F150 the Pakistan "government "is run by bloodsuckers only wanting our money.

    July 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
  22. George Patton

    There's absolutely no doubt about it. The right-wing thugs in Washington will shell out almost any amount to get their hands on Afghanistan's unground mineral resources which is the true objective of this war!!!

    July 4, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
    • Trevor

      Your comments are getting really old and useless George...

      July 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
    • Anti thug

      These thugs should be kept away from all the resources of world to keep the world in peace.

      July 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Reply
  23. Everett Wallace

    so the obama administration made the apology. so where will the obama admin. get the billion dollars from, besides those supplies you have are no longer needed. It would not matter if we paid $200 million dollars more a week to ship supplies, we will never depend on another country as a supply route. those supplies are HOT!

    July 4, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
  24. cwtuckness

    it was not the "apology" it was the huge amount of money" how stupid do you think the American people are?

    July 4, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
  25. Albert Fish

    A deal's a deal. Only pr!cks renege.

    July 4, 2012 at 1:59 am | Reply
  26. common guy

    Sure, keep paying the country that will eventually be at war with us. Screw the government...

    July 4, 2012 at 1:09 am | Reply
  27. F150

    This is the real story. This is the real reason why Pakistan opened the NATO supply routes. Pakistanis are bloodsucking gadflies.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
    • Anti thug

      Its American nazis who have occupied other countries, not Pakistan.

      July 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
      • PAKIS ARE DUMB

        if america has not occupied pak..then how come US drones are firing missiles on ur soil and u do nothing...except open all ur roads when ur begging bowl is empty...funny to see u pakis jumping up and down for a sorry kind of sorry...

        July 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm |

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