Friday, April 17, 2009

Today's Fly Or Die Commerce Report: The United States & Japan Pledge To Give $2 Billion To Pakistan

The United States and Japan will reportedly give $1 billion each to Pakistan. According to The Wall Street Journal, the money will be used to help Pakistan revive their economy and combat the violence that is prevalent in their country.

It should also be noted that the issues of Pakistan and Afghanistan are closely linked. The Wall Street Journal quotes Japan's Prime Minister as saying, "Presidential elections in August in Afghanistan should be carried out smoothly, freely and fairly. This is vital for stability in Afghanistan, and the international community needs to support it. Japan supports the elections and will give assistance, including paying the salaries for 80,000 Afghan police for a half year."

See how the "industrialized" countries play? Funding a country's police force is akin to controlling a country's people on a lot of different levels.

[SIDEBAR: Aren't we still supposed to be in a recession?]

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