U.S. sees limited progress in Pakistan spy standoff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – National security officials say progress is being made to persuade Pakistan to free a CIA contractor held on murder charges but that Washington could take punitive diplomatic and financial action if the case is not resolved soon.

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  1. Carl Nemo

    What a bunch of b.s. generated for public consumption!

    SOS Hillary Clinton stated the ‘need’ for 2 billion in military aid for Pakistan over a five year period in August 2010 which doesn’t include the many billions that have already been handed this nation to date. Unfortunately a goodly portion of this ‘aid’ money migrated into the offshore accounts of Musharraf its former ‘Strongman in Chief’ and his coterie of corrupt generals, no differently than Mubarak of Egypt et al. that we’ve continually propped up using tax-debtor money for bribes. We’re so broke nowadays that we have to borrow money from China for bribe money.

    I’d say ‘Empire Americanus’ has become a “Potemkin Village” phenomenon with its rotten financial support stilts soon to be kicked out from under by the slightest crisis that we can no longer afford to handle and it could be a natural disaster of major proportions. Then too we also have barbarians at the gates; I.E., narco-terrorists from down o’l Mexico way.

    For those that might be concerned, the Paki’s will release this guy, its just that the right price hasn’t been negotiated as yet. The U.S. Treasury is waiting for their Chinese loan approval…no? / : |

    Carl Nemo **==