Pakistan is Still Harboring Terrorists
by Ted Poe on October 2, 2018 at 8:56 AM
The State Department has released its annual country report on terrorism. Terrorist attacks are down worldwide, but there are still frustrating details that we must expose.
The biggest frustration is that Pakistan, a socalled major non-NATO ally, continues to harbor terrorist groups that target the United States and its allies. The report says that the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, LeT, and JeM, all terrorist groups, they all still operate in safe havens in Pakistan.
Some are able to raise money, recruit, and train in Pakistan. For too long, I, as well as others, have come to this floor to point out Pakistan’s duplicitous behavior.
When will we stop appeasing Pakistan and sending billions in American money to these fake friends, money that ends up in the hands of terrorists who make war on America?
We must designate Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism, then revoke their major non-NATO ally status. Then we must go after these terrorist groups.
And that is just the way it is.