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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:23 AM
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Pakistani militants urge rejection of Western aid
Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban militants have urged the government to reject Western aid for victims of devastating floods, saying it would only be siphoned off by corrupt officials.

The call from the militants battling the government came as the United States stepped up aid for victims of the floods which have killed more than 1,600 people, forced 2 million from their homes and disrupted the lives of about 14 million people, or 8 percent of the population.

"We urge the government not to take Western aid," a Pakistani Taliban spokesman, Azam Tariq, said by telephone from an undisclosed location.

"The government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the center are desperate to get it, not for the people affected but to make their bank accounts bigger," he said, referring to the northwestern province hardest hit by the floods.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66T3RS20100811
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:10 AM
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1. Evil sadistic death cult m'fuckers!
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 05:14 AM by Turborama
Sorry, my rage has made words fail me and that's the only response I could come up with.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:30 AM
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2. '"We're not happy...
until you are miserable!"
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:30 AM
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3. I bet Azam Tariq is living well
Dry floor, roof over his head, family healthy, plenty to eat and drink, all that and more. That makes it easier to decline aid.
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cosmicone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:33 AM
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4. Let's do what they wish...
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:34 AM by cosmicone
Send the aid via NGOs and charitable organizations instead of the government.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 03:06 AM
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5. Taliban: Whatever amount the U.S. will give as donation, we'll give the government of Pakistan more

Islamic militants, however, called on the Pakistani government to reject any aid provided by the United States for flood relief. "For the sake of God, don't accept donations from the U.S. because they are our enemies," said Azem Tariq, spokesman for Pakistan Taliban. "Whatever amount the U.S. will give as donation, we will give the government of Pakistan more."

From this article: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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CJvR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 07:53 AM
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6. Very logical.
Just common sense from the Talibans really.
The more US and EU aid that reach the flood areas the harder it will get to recruit Jihadists.
Independent or foreign aid is always targeted if the gangs think they can get away with it.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:33 AM
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7. Same thing the Teabaggers are saying in some states.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 10:50 AM
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8. In that case stop taking all that US money and weapons you get through the ISI. nt
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