Pakistanis will have to fend for themselves
The Pakistani Army – we have seen Obama’s and John Kerry’s largesse to Pakistan despite much evidence of their perfidy. It is very likely that in a Hillary Clinton presidency, her chief of staff might be Huma Abedin, a close aide who is a Pakistani-American, and no friend of India.
On average, Donald Trump, despite his loudmouth behavior, or in any fact any Republican left in the race, would be a better candidate for Indian-Americans and Indians. Oddly enough, most of them don’t seem to believe so.
An article passed through my eyes, a few months back, nevertheless is worth going though.The presidential election in the United States is being closely followed in South Asia, as elsewhere. Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump triumphs is an important, game-changing issue for many countries of the world, such as Russia or Japan.
However, in South Asia, it matters a lot less which of the two ends up winning in November. Pakistan, too, will not find it to be not all too different if Trump or Clinton wins. But this is not because both candidates are well disposed toward it. On the contrary, both Clinton and Trump have expressed skepticism over Pakistan’s foreign policy and counter-terrorism strategy over the past few years and are likely to take a harder line toward the country.
In keeping with his persona of acting tougher and making better deals, Donald Trump has frequently suggested that he would be harder on Pakistan. That has been scary for Pakistani in America, or those living in their own country of the subcontinent. His words are like pendulum and naturally untrustworthy.
On May 1, Trump upped that ante against Pakistan during an interview with Fox News last Friday, suggesting that he would stay in Afghanistan to keep an eye on Pakistan and by saying that he would use the full weight of the presidency, if elected, to free Shakeel Afridi, a Pakistani doctor under arrest for assisting the CIA in tracking down Osama bin Laden. Afridi is being held under vague charges and there have been many proposals to arrange for his release by U.S. agencies and politicians. Trump boasted: “I think I would get him out in two minutes. I would tell them, ‘let him out,’ and I’m sure they would let him out.”
The Pakistani government quickly hit back. On Monday, Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan called Trump “ignorant,” argued that only the Pakistani government would decide Afridi’s fate, and declared that “Pakistan is not a colony of the United States of America.”
More, surprising, however, were Hillary Clinton’s recent harsh words directed at Pakistan. Clinton, unlike Trump, favors maintaining and reinforcing existing relationships with U.S. partners and allies. Even when critical, she has seemed less likely to share President Barack Obama’s worries about free-riders or the value of relationships with countries like Saudi Arabia.
Perhaps, Clinton was expressing a common bipartisan exasperation with Pakistan, whether her remarks relate to Osama Bin Laden attack in Abbotabad or its elaboration in interview with CNN.
If elected president, Clinton would probably take a harder look at Pakistan and cooperation with that country, especially in light of concerns that Pakistan still has links to terrorist groups.
Come what may, U.S.-Pakistani relations will definitely become chillier under the next American president, as he or she reevaluates ties in light of constant obfuscation and disappointing results.
The erstwhile Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton knows Pakistan as well as any non-Pakistani can expect to. Despite this, I believe that Hillary Clinton is very cynical about Pakistan. She understands Pakistan, sympathises with the people, yet is very doubtful of the military regime. She essentially distrusts the Pakistani establishment. Thus, her policy towards Pakistan would be more aggressive than Obama’s, notwithstanding her genuine concern for the stability and prosperity of Pakistan.
That would explain the opening sentences of this article which demanded of the people of Pakistan to fend for themselves ,no matter who wins the race Not one of these potential presidents would be friends of or partial towards Pakistan, they would only be interested partners whom Pakistan has to evaluate and deal with in its own best interest. However, it would be much easier to deal with the right man or woman.