Sources: U.S. finalizing aid package to help Pakistan fight extremists
October 19th, 2010
10:59 AM ET

Sources: U.S. finalizing aid package to help Pakistan fight extremists

The Obama administration is putting the final touches on a security assistance package totaling as much as $2 billion over five years to help Pakistan fight extremists on its border with Afghanistan, senior U.S. officials and diplomatic sources tell CNN.

The aid is expected to be announced later this week when Pakistani officials are in Washington to hold high-level talks.

The package aims to address Pakistan's insistence it does not have the capability to go after terrorists, and needs more support from the United States, the sources said. The aid will help the Pakistanis purchase helicopters, weapons systems and equipment to intercept communications.

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  1. James

    It is so pathetic. I am so tired of our country sending billions of dollars to "Terroristan". When do we learn ?

    October 22, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dindy.....

    stop fighting guys. Please pray for less fortunate. Many are suffering everywhere.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Denzel

    Congrates to the Obama adminstration.

    You just funded killing of more American childern in hands of Pakistan training militant. I hope sanity prevail. I do not understand giving enemy more money to fund militant activty against us.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bilal

    I'm really at a loss as to why any discussion about Pakistan and the war we are fighting has to degenerate in to petty, abusive, profane and ignorant rants.
    The US wants Pakistan to fight a war for which it is suffering intense consequences, ranging from political instability to frequent loss of military and civilian lives. Is Pakistan expected to fight such a war without any assistance whatsoever? Where is the logic in that? The Pakistani people despise the scourge of terrorism as much as any other nation (and are suffering the most because of it).

    October 20, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Toa

    US 2 billion dollar aid to Pakistan is not going to be used for fighiting terrorists. It will be used to fight against India. And US and Nato forces in Afghanistan by Pakistanis. This kind of billions of aids to Pakistan has been going on for 10 years. The result is nothing or no gain to US. US tax payers are themselves in dire status. Is it necessary to fund Pakistan's military for no use? US senate and congress should wake up?????

    October 20, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Honyak

    I wonder how much of that 2 billion is going to the ISI in order to re-equip the Taliban?

    October 19, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kishore

    Stop giving aid to Pakis, you dumb motherf'ers! Stop wasting our hard earned money. It's not like we have a budget surplus or we are out of debt. And stop fostering terrorism in that part of the continent just to keep India's growth in check.

    October 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kishore

      Bilal, you almost had me convinced that you are a rational adult, till you used the phrase "ignorant buffoons".

      See, the war is justified after 9/11. The aid to Pakistan is not justified because Pakistan never showed any progress in terms of containing terrorists as evidenced by the attacks on India time and again and the subsequent proof furnished by India that those terrorists were state sponsored by Pakistan.

      Pakistan is spending all the billions it is receiving from US on shoring up its nuclear warheads. It is trying to compete with India on some level, even though, in reality, India is a rising power while Pakistan is living on borrowed money.

      And everyone knows about the corruption in that part of the continent. You seriously think the money being spent on fighting terrorism? No way in hell man.

      As a citizen of US, I am concerned that Pakistan is a rogue state that is ready to explode one day, all thanks to US supplied weapons and cash.

      October 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Now we see where our hard earned tax dollars go and that makes me mad.The right-wing thugs in Washington never ask us anything.All they do is cater to the MIC(military-industrial-complex).

    October 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myrcenary

      You think it's the right-wing thugs in D.C. doing this? Look again, man. It's the Chief Traitor in Charge doing this. He and his liberal cronies. Right wing? Really? Not a chance. This is Obama the Hamas disciple trying to continue his quest to destroy America. And he's doing a fine job.

      October 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Daniel-2

    That's right,let's just forget about the problems in this country like the closing of our schools and libraries,the falling apart of our roads and bridges and the declining healthcare of our senior citizens because we have better things to do with our tax money lke spending it on this obnoxious war and handing it over to Pakistan!!!

    October 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |