Biden repeating mistakes
According to Brahm Chelani, a foreign policy expert and who understands China-Pakistan closely, Biden is repeating old mistakes by showing pampering to Pakistan. According to him, many presidents kept ignoring the fact that the ISI took advantage of the long partnership between America and Pakistan. He gave shelter to many terrorists under the guise of this friendship and due to this Pakistan became a stronghold of terrorism. He has written that many terrorists of Pakistan have been termed as global terrorists by the United Nations. America’s enemy and Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was living close to the Military Academy of Pakistan.
disappointed even after the promise
Recently, when America celebrated the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Biden promised that wherever terrorists are hiding, they will be found and killed. But even after his promise, Biden disappointed by overturning a decision by his predecessor, Donald Trump. Biden wanted that he could take advantage of the compulsion of Pakistan where it is in dire need of a loan from the International Monetary Fund. Instead, the Biden administration helped Pakistan get a $1.1 billion aid package.
America’s own advantage
This is not just an advantage that Pakistan has got from the Biden administration. With the help of America and China, it is possible that Pakistan may also come out of the gray list of FATF. The reality is that the authorities of Pakistan did not solve the problems due to which it was put in the gray list in the year 2018. Chelani believes that Pakistan should have come in the black list.
American forces were fighting against the Taliban in Afghanistan and the US needed them, so lobbying was done against the blacklist. With the help of $ 450 million to cash-strapped Pakistan, Biden has made it difficult for the US itself. He knew that this decision could affect his close strategic relationship with India. Despite this, this help was approved for Pakistan.
Terrorism may rise again
For many decades America has harmed Pakistan. Be it the Soviet war in Afghanistan or Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program. The reasoning given by the Biden administration for approving the F-16 deal was also surprising. According to officials of the Biden administration, the upgraded F-16 will help Pakistan in counter-terrorism.
The US did not impose any sanctions on Pakistan, while the Taliban killed American soldiers in Afghanistan on its behest. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken wants the relationship between America and Pakistan to grow further. The decision of the Biden administration will once again strengthen the safe haven of terrorists in Pakistan. The world is once again under threat of terrorism and jihad. Somewhere Joe Biden will be responsible for this.