“India funding Pakistani jehadis” prompted Dan to comment:
Couldn’t you make the argument Indian charity and compassion during Pakistan’s time of need might make a positive impression on at least a few Pakistanis. Maybe the aid provided will change a couple of hearts and minds and they will be less likely to “throw a bomb over your fence.
Dan, unless you are kidding, your naivety is touching. If $25,000,000 were to change a couple of hearts, then to change the few hundred million hearts that need changing would require a brazillion** dollars (which is more money than the entire debt–foreign and domestic–of the United States which is merely in the order of thousands of billions of dollars.)
Dan, Pakistan military policy is dictated by the Pakistani military. Heck, everything there is dictated by the military. With the exception of a few years, Pakistan has existed as a military dictatorship its entire existence. So what the average person feels does not amount to a hill of beans. But even if it were otherwise and the average person were given a choice, I am not sure if that average person would not choose to eat grass if that meant “the infidel nation of evil devil-worshipping” Hindus could be wiped off the face of the earth. Pakistani leadership have gone on record and promised 1000-year jihads against India on several occasions. Assuming that these 1000-year jihads run concurrently, I would say that they have about 950 years of jihad left against infidel India; if the promised 1000-year jihads don’t run concurrently, then kuffar India has about 3000 years of war coming to it.
You may say that as an infidel idol-worshipping Hindu, I am being overly paranoid. Perhaps I am. But even as we debate my paranoia, Pakistan is acquiring $5,000,000,000 (that is five billion dollars) worth of F16s from the US. And all sorts of other military hardware which you can bet it is not going to use against Afghanistan, or China, or Saudi Arabia, or Iran, or the republics of the former Soviet Union. The target, dear Dan, is India.
My ancestors, being polytheists, were the target of dreaded Islamic invasions led by people bearing names such as Babar, Mohammad of Ghaur (Ghor), Mahmud of Ghazni, Ahmed Shah Abdali. These worthies have gone but their legacy lives on. Pakistan has named its ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads after these invaders who came to destroy India. These are not targeted at Saudi Arabia or China or Afghanistan. These missiles are aimed at Mumbai and New Delhi and Bangalor and Nagpur (my home town) to finish off what their namesakes left unfinished centuries ago.
Coming back to the point about India funding Pakistani jihadis, let me repeat the main point which I put at the top of my last post: MONEY IS FUNGIBLE.
It does not matter what you send the money to Pakistan for. As long as Pakistan is funding terrorism worth more than $25 million, then the entire amount that India gives as charity can be considered to go into funding terrorism. Here is the arithmetic. If Pakistan were only spending $10 million on arming terrorists and itself to destroy India, then sending $25 million to them would mean that India was funding the destruction of India to the tune of $10 million and the remaining $15 million is for, say, feeding the hungry. But if Pakistan is spending $5 thousand million on buying weapons to destroy India, then India sending $25 million to Pakistan can be seen as contributing half of one percent of the cost of destroying India, and none of it goes into feeding the hungry. In other words, it is a stupefying act of astounding idiocy.
Just in case my argument is not entirely clear about the fungibility of money, let me put it this way. If Pakistan were to just buy one F16 less from the US, it would have an additional 100 million dollars to pay for the rehabilitation of those affected by the earthquake. As long as they have money to buy weapons, they really don’t need charity from the country that they have sworn to destroy.
Here is a clue to the Indian government which I offer gratis: Charity begins at home. If you care to look into the slums of New Delhi, and in the rest of India, you will find hundreds of thousands of Kashmiris who have been ethnically cleansed from the state of their ancestors. Try giving them $25 million first, you clueless retards.
** [Brazillion is a very very humongously large number. The genesis of the word goes thusly. President George W Bush was told that in a military encounter three Brazilian soldiers were killed. He bowed his head in stunned silence. His aides were rather puzzled to see the show of emotion. Then he raised his head and asked, "How many exactly is a brazillion?"]
[Final Part of this series: Part 3 of India Funding Pakistani Jehadis.]