The americans believe that if you are in pain during a relationship with them---then speak up and speak up loud.
Rectify the situation then---but don't cry afterwards---.
Not getting the BENEFITS is purely the fault of the Pakistani Public, its Intellectuals, its politicians but not the military.
Pak military knew its weakness---understood its shortcoming and agreed to the demands.
It was then upto the public, intellectuals, politicians to take the lead and empty the US pockets out.
The Afghans did that right in front of you---. Got over a trillion dollars in their pockets then ran out of the country---.
The time it took the paqkistanis to acknowledge that the terrorists are terrorists and not their Islamic Bhai---things had gone from bad to worse to worst---.
at the end of the day---the pakistani public failed their nation.
Where they stand today---it is their own doing---.
You have an interesting take on the public failing the nation. Are you talking about public institutions failing the nation? Because otherwise, public = nation. I see you hold the public responsible for the chaos, but an alternate and well-grounded opinion suggests it's the army.
But, regardless of who is to blame, do we all agree that the current recipe for the relationship with the United States is doomed to fail? If Imran Khan regains power, he will not only continue to do what he was doing before, which enraged Americans, but he will also withdraw military assistance from Afghanistan, which the establishment offered in exchange for some military peanuts.
The Pendulum Effect states that when you push something out too far without infrastructure to keep it there, it always swings back in the opposite direction, causing more damage than it could have done originally. The aftereffect is worse than the original harm. I see a pendulum effect developing in Pakistan's relationship with America, and the Pakistan Army better be prepared with a backup plan. A change in Pakistan's political and military regimes will have a pendulum effect that will be "corrective" from Pakistan's perspective, but Americans will see it as "punitive" and react aggressively.
I keep mentioning how the people in charge of this state lack this ability. Whoever they are, they have turned this state into a garbage dump. No? To govern and control nations, you need all of the tools in your toolbox, and power is just one of many. In the nineteenth century, power used to flow through the barrels of guns, but now it's the narratives that control nations, and our establishment does not understand how this organism works. I sincerely hope that some bright minds within the institutions notice this and are working towards it.