Why is the US allies with pakistan?

I don't get it. I keep reading in the news that Pakistan's government turns mostly a blind eye to it's jihad groups and in some cases have been found to support & fund the groups. What does the US hope to get from this supposed "friendship"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Historical "ties" and because Pakistan has nuclear weapons (which were acquired in an arms race which started with the Chinese and the Indians).

    What do you mean by "blind eye"....Pakistan had two successful offensives this year

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Black_Thund...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Rah-e-Nijat

    Obviously there are some problem....but Americans need to reconsider exactly what they are asking for.

    On Pakistani media I recently heard one commentator say: "[The Americans] want us to secure the border with Afghanistan and make sure no terrorists through, but in America, the Americans cannot stop Mexicans from crossing into Texas"

    Should there be more pressure on Pakistan....well maybe...but you also have to be realistic.

    Source(s): A Paki
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, if it does "turn a blind eye" to its' jihad groups, then it supplies the ability to deploy troops in Pakistan and kill the Jihad groups, without incurring a war with Pakistan.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They're playing both sides. Trying to get over.

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