The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Pro-Israel Sen. Carl Levin urges U.S. to threaten Pakistan

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The Hill reports:

“Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar recently said that if the United States persists in allegations about the [Pakistani intelligence service]-Haqqani connection, the United States ‘will lose an ally,’ ” Levin, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, said in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

“Our response should be that if the only option Pakistan presents us is a choice between losing an ally and continuing to lose our troops, then we will choose the former,” Levin said in a speech highly critical of Pakistani leaders.

“We should inform Pakistan that it should not expect to normalize its relationship with the United States so long as it provides safe haven for violent extremist groups or uses terrorists as proxies to weaken other countries or bully them into acceding to Pakistan’s demands,” Levin said.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, only Senator Joe Lieberman ($2,005,778) has received more campaign contributions from pro-Israeli political action committees than Senator Levin ($1,390,594) since 1990. Those concerned with the national security of the United States and Pakistan need to be asking why this “good friend of Israel” is seeking to provoke a conflict between the two countries.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

October 23, 2011 at 3:52 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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