I find it exceptionally galling that our erstwhile allies in Pakistan have decided to imprison Dr. Shakil Afridi for 33 years.
Dude, do you live under a rock? Without the good doctor, Obama The Conqueror would never have been able to kill Osama Bin Laden single-handedly with his bare fists of fury a year ago
Well, maybe not. Actually, Dr. Afridi was a key figure in the raid by U.S. Navy SEAL operators that resulted in the death of Bin Laden. Dr. Afridi was able to get DNA evidence from Osama’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and relay it to American intelligence personnel, and once it was confirmed to be from The Man Himself, the raid was set into motion.
And how to we repay Shakil Afridi? We blab his role to the Lamestream Media and the Pakistanis toss his ass in jail, where he’s been for, you guessed it, about a year now. The Paks claim that Dr. Afridi was actually imprisoned for allegedly being involved with a radical Muslim extremist group…and the group denies it completely.
A commander from the group Lashkar-e-Islam said that "We have no link to such a shameless man. If we see him, we'll chew him alive."
Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in prison in Peshawar after he was found guilty of treason last week. The ruling was made under the tribal justice system of Khyber district, part of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt, since that whole central government thing is pretty ineffective in backwater Muslim Fundamentalist vacation spots like Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Kinda funny that the Paks say Afridi was helping this group out, hot on the heels of a huge Washington backlash against his sentence. Last week a Senate panel voted to strip Pakistan of $33 million in aid packages, a million bucks for each year of Afridi’s sentence, but Senator. Rand Paul of Kentucky said he would introduce a pair of bills next week to take matters further.
One bill would strip Pakistan, which received $2.1 billion from the U.S. for the current fiscal year, of all foreign aid until Afridi's 33-year sentence is overturned and he's allowed to leave the country; the other bill would grant Afridi U.S. citizenship. Senator Paul, speaking today on the Mike Huckabee radio show, said basically that chopping 33 million from them was like taking 3% away and that he wanted to take away the whole shebang to send a clear message that we are not to be trifled with in this matter. Dr. Afridi’s wife is an American citizen of Pakistani origin, which can only help the matter in the court of international opinion.
But…why the bloody hell are we still giving Pakistan billions in aid? They can claim all they want that they are our allies and that they are in sync with us in searching for Al Qaeda operatives…but we all know that’s crap. They no longer allow our resupply convoys to cross through PakiLand to move needed supplies to troops in Afghanistan. They bitch & whine when our Predator drones lob missiles into their airspace but if they weren’t HARBORING AL QAEDA TERRORISTS IN THEIR COUNTRY we wouldn’t be blowing people up on their side of the fence now, would we?
You can’t tell me they didn’t know Bin Laden was camped out in a multi-building compound next to a military academy. That’s farcical; sheer comedy. And then they acted all indignant when we rolled in to smite him like a cockroach without telling them first (so that they could warn him, no doubt).
Where's Waldo? Ask the Pakistani government...
Look, Pakistan: we only tolerate your asses because you have nukes and were regularly buying F-16s and what not from us. However, we’ve had just about enough of your crap, your harboring of terrorists and your fundamental Muslim extremism. So hand over the good doctor and maybe, just maybe, we’ll throw you some treats. Elsewise, do not pass “GO”, do not collect 2 billion, and go directly to the liberal turds at MSNBC; maybe they’ll care.