I suspect that Trump’s pal Putin played a role in the president’s recent tweetdown on Pakistan.
It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue...
My guess is this: Putin gave Trump his personal guarantee that U.S. military supplies would have no problem being shipped by train through Russia to Afghanistan. In the past, the U.S. military has been unhappy with the time and expense of the Russian railroad route, as well as the high rate of pilferage. But I bet Putin said he would take care of those problems, thus freeing Trump to denounce Pakistan and to cut off some aid.
Of course, the ones who pay for this gambit likely will be Afghan security forces, who can be hit easily by Afghan militias and factions working hand-in-hand with Pakistan’s intelligence service.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."