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  •  I agree, and have a question... (10+ / 0-)

    I believe we should help them.

    I believe also they should help us by telling us where to find the person who committed 9/11 and caused suffering to us.  Someone, somewhere in that great country should know the answer to this issue that matters--this man who causes great human suffering among Muslims and Christians.

    I believe in mutual help, mutual respect.

    It is my greatest hope that Pakistan will get an enormous amount of help for their people.  These climate change events strike the most helpless, often those who can't get away from them, who cannot protect themselves.

    I was so pleased to see Marines scooping up Pakistani people the other day, and hearing about them dropping food aid.  This is what I think should happen between nations.  We are our brother's keeper.  We are our sister's keeper, and this goes across religious lines--people to people.

    •  Not to get off subject, but.. (11+ / 0-)
      ..as it pertains to Waziristan(since you're alluding to OBL), Pakistan has probably lost the capability to do much at all for the time being.  Operations in central-FATA against Pakistani insurgents(Pakistani Taliban) appear to have grounded to a halt since the floods began.

      Many of the roads and bridges that would have connected army and paramilitary units in the tribal agencies to the heartland of Pakistan ran through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province(formerly "North-West Frontier Province), which has been especially hit hard by the flooding.  What helicopters Pakistan has available are needed for saving innocent lives.

      •  I just linked to this article upthread (5+ / 0-)

        which is exactly about what you're talking about, Setrak.
        Pakistan floods could give Taliban time to regroup

        ISLAMABAD -- The floods ravaging Pakistan  are generating fears that Taliban insurgents could regroup amid the chaos and destruction. The country's already anemic economy is expected to weaken, increasing the poverty that is a factor in the militancy wracking the country.

        One of the hardest hit regions is the northwest, the heartland of the Pakistan Taliban and other insurgent groups. Over the last two years, the army has carried out several offensives against militants there. The U.S. has welcomed the efforts - and launched drone strikes of its own - because of the threat the insurgents pose to Western troops across the border in Afghanistan.

        Now, thousands of those Pakistani soldiers have been tasked with flood relief and will likely be crucial in rebuilding bridges and roads once the worst floods in Pakistan's history have receded. Helicopters that once backed up troops in the tribal regions may have to be dispatched for flood relief.

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        The insurgents have kept up attacks during the two-week flooding crisis, which has left 1,500 people dead and affected nearly 14 million people.

        A suicide bomber killed the head of a U.S.-backed paramilitary police force, while gunmen wounded the sister of one of the northwest's top political leaders. On Tuesday, the Pakistani Taliban said the flooding was God's punishment to Pakistanis for accepting secular leaders and urged Pakistanis to boycott foreign aid.

        The beatings will continue until morale improves. -8.50, -6.92

        by ferallike on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:28:10 PM PDT

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        •  Fucking rat bastards (1+ / 0-)
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          On Tuesday, the Pakistani Taliban said the flooding was God's punishment to Pakistanis for accepting secular leaders and urged Pakistanis to boycott foreign aid.

          Easy for them to say, boycott foreign aid, when they probably aren't the ones hurting the most. I'm sure the terrorist camps are well stocked with food and water, far more than the tiny little dirt-poor Pakistani villages.

          •  I couldn't agree with you more if I was (0+ / 0-)

            you re:

            Fucking rat bastards

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            The Pak Taliban want to be the saviors for these people especially in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. This is the area where the Pakistani military has been so successful in pushing the Pak Taliban back and where they are being pushed into by the US military from Afghanistan.

            My worst fear is these SOBs are going to attack people from the NGOs bringing food, aid and medical help because the Taliban care nothing for the civilians they hold captive at the ends of their guns.

            The beatings will continue until morale improves. -8.50, -6.92

            by ferallike on Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 01:19:36 PM PDT

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    •  Bin Laden is dead, according to B, Bhutto (0+ / 0-)

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