US President Donald Trump warned Pakistan on Monday that Washington will no longer tolerate Pakistan offering “safe havens” to terrorists.”We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations,” Trump declared, outlining a new US security strategy in South Asia.”Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.”
Trump Said ,I am here tonight to lay out our path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia. But before I provide the details of our new strategy, I want to say a few words to the service members here with us tonight, to those watching from their posts, and to all Americans listening at home.Going further, Trump suggested that military and other aid to Washington’s nuclear-armed ally is at stake if it does not clamp down on extremism.”We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting,” he said.”That will have to change and that will change immediately,” he said.”It is time for Pakistan to dedicate to civilization and order and peace.”
After months of speculation and delays over his plans about Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump finally unveiled his strategy to win a war which has stretched over 16 years. Targetting Pakistan for its safe harbour to terrorism over the years, Trump said that America needs to change its approach in dealing with Pakistan, “We cannot be silent about Pakistan’s safe heaven for terror groups.” He was addressing Army troops at Fort Myer.
Identifying Pakistan as a refuge state to terrorism the President said, “Pakistan often gives safe havens to agents of chaos, violence and terror.” Trump went on to add that more than 20 US designated terror organisation are active in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the highest concentration in any region anywhere in the world.
Taking a strong stance against Pakistan, Trump said, “Pakistan has much to gain from our efforts in Afghanistan and it has much to loose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists. It has sheltered the same organisations that try every single day to kill our people.” Stressing that things will have to change Trump said that America has been paying Pakistan billions of dollars while at the same time they are housing terror organisation that America is fighting, “but that will have to change immediately.”
They transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed, and color to serve together — and sacrifice together — in absolutely perfect cohesion. That is because all service members are brothers and sisters. They’re all part of the same family; it’s called the American family. They take the same oath, fight for the same flag, and live according to the same law. They are bound together by common purpose, mutual trust, and selfless devotion to our nation and to each other.
The soldier understands what we, as a nation, too often forget that a wound inflicted upon a single member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all. When one part of America hurts, we all hurt. And when one citizen suffers an injustice, we all suffer together.Loyalty to our nation demands loyalty to one another. Love for America requires love for all of its people. When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, and no tolerance for hate.
The young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve to return to a country that is not at war with itself at home. We cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other. As we send our bravest to defeat our enemies overseas — and we will always win — let us find the courage to heal our divisions within. Let us make a simple promise to the men and women we ask to fight in our name that, when they return home from battle, they will find a country that has renewed the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that unite us together as one.
Thanks to the vigilance and skill of the American military and of our many allies throughout the world, horrors on the scale of September 11th — and nobody can ever forget that — have not been repeated on our shores. But we must also acknowledge the reality I am here to talk about tonight: that nearly 16 years after September 11th attacks, after the extraordinary sacrifice of blood and treasure, the American people are weary of war without victory. Nowhere is this more evident than with the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history — 17 years.