China Decides to Give Pakistan 50 Fighter Jets

Elisabeth Meinecke
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Posted: May 19, 2011 8:40 PM

The New York Times is reporting China will give Pakistan 50 fighter jets as a result of the Pakistani minister's recent trip to Beijing. Pakistan has been at best a questionable ally to the United States in the War on Terror, but it looks like they're more than willing to strengthen ties with other nations. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama talks about Middle East peace and snubs the wishes of America's strongest ally in the Middle East -- Israel -- in a policy speech today at the State Department.

According to the NYT, "The deal is another sign that Pakistan’s relations with China are frequently far less encumbered than those with the United States, and that in many ways the interests of Pakistan and China coincide more easily."

Your move, White House.