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  •  I'm just glad to finally see one of these... (16+ / 0-)

    make the rec list.  Thanks for yoru perseverance.

    If you can only count one really can't count.

    by quiet in NC on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 09:08:32 PM PDT

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    •  I'll second that! (6+ / 0-)

      Thank you GlowNZ for putting up this appeal to help the flood victims!!!!

      I am amazed that so little attention has been paid to this crisis as there was such an enormous effort last January when we all got together and raised a ton of money for the Haitian earthquake.

      I'm also surprised there's been so little coverage in the televised MSM about this disaster. By helping the flood victims, we could do so much more toward winning the hearts and minds of the Pakistanis than we are doing with our military efforts , especially in light of
      Pakistani Taliban: Reject Foreign Flood Aid

      The Pakistani Taliban has urged the government not to accept any foreign aid for victims of the worst flooding in the country's history.

      Spokesman Azam Tariq told an Associated Press reporter Tuesday that the Taliban would themselves provide money if the government stopped accepting international help.

      "Pakistan should reject this aid to maintain sovereignty and independence," Tariq said in a telephone call to an Associated Press reporter.

      The Taliban has often attacked foreign aid groups, which they say serve a Western agenda.

      The Pakistani military has been pushing back hard on the Pakistani Taliban but they have been forced to pull out to help with rescuing flood victims. So there is now a fear the Taliban could regroup as well as win more followers in the hardest hit flooding areas which are also the areas where the Pakistani military has been winning ground.

      Pakistan floods could give Taliban time to regroup

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

      by ferallike on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 11:16:52 PM PDT

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