Money Jihad – January 2, 2013
The number of civilian fatalities from terrorist attacks in Pakistan is rising on a similar trend line with U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan over the past 10 years.
The foreign aid isn’t working. It actually appears to be backfiring. More aid = more terror.
Although American financial aid to Pakistan has begun declining, there is no appetite in Washington, D.C., to stop spending taxpayer dollars to fund the de facto terrorist state of Pakistan. Sen. Rand Paul was right to push for at least making aid to Pakistan conditional. Although Sen. Paul’s latest effort was defeated, these findings should give some reason for reconsideration:
Sources: Congressional Research Service and SATP.org, graph by MoneyJihad
The possible correlation resembles the relationship between aid to the Palestinian territories and the number of Palestinian terrorist attacks.