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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:06 AM

 

Three more polio workers shot in Pakistan; eight dead in 48 hours

Source: Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Three workers in a polio eradication campaign were shot in Pakistan on Wednesday, and two of them were killed, the latest in an unprecedented string of attacks over the past three days that has partially halted the U.N.-backed campaign.

The United Nations in Pakistan has pulled all staff involved in the campaign off the streets, spokesman Michael Coleman said.

The government said immunization was continuing in some areas without U.N. support although many workers refused to go out. Women health workers held protests in the southern city of Karachi and in the capital, Islamabad.

"We go out and risk our lives to save other people's children from being permanently handicapped, for what? So that our own children become orphans?" health worker Ambreen Bibi said at the Islamabad protest.

The government was caught off guard by the violence, saying they had not expected attacks in areas far from Taliban strongholds and they would have to change tactics in the health campaign.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/19/us-pakistan-polio-idUSBRE8BI08Q20121219

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UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 OP
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #1
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #3
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #5
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #7
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #8
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #9
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #2
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #4
Igel Dec 2012 #10
Dokkie Dec 2012 #6

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:11 AM

1. Pakistan has Taliban????

"had not expected attacks in areas far from Taliban strongholds"

or were the attacks close to Afghanistan?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:16 AM

3. Oh yes.

 

The Taliban were created in Pakistan with U.S. funding.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:24 AM

5. So we use previously american funded groups like Al-Quada and Taliban

as excuses to invade and militarize countries.
I bet the world planners really really miss Communism.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:14 AM

7. Have you not seen this? It helps to explain somewhat.

A documentary adaptation of Naomi Klein's 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine.



Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism -- the rapid-fire corporate re-engineering of societies still reeling from shock -- did not begin with September 11, 2001.

The films traces its origins back fifty years, to the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, which produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:35 AM

8. wow..than you! for the link.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:56 AM

9. An amazing eye opener isn't it?

I hope you have a nice Christmas! LMSP

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:12 AM

2. Do something every day that terrifies you. n/t

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:20 AM

4. Thanks Panetta!

 

This is a direct blow-back from the CIA using vaccination programs in Pakistan.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:10 PM

10. Knowledge deficit.

It was happening before the CIA used vaccination programs in Pakistan.

There were several perceived threats (typically called "rumors", right?).

The dominant one was that the vaccinations would render the children and young adults sterile. It was a Western plot to reduce the number of Muslim children in order to wipe them out.

So, you see, "a CIA plot to gather information" is paranoia that pales to normalcy compared with the longer-standing paranoia.

When they say that "All politics is local" they don't mean "All politics in every country is local to the United States."

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:37 AM

6. This is what happens

 

when you use healthcare workers are intelligent agents. The bad guys are jumpy whenever they see them around. I wonder if their families can sue the CIA for their deaths

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