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Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:44 pm


Drone war: every attack in Pakistan visualised via the Guardian.
A truly must see interactive piece.
via newsflick

*Please look at this. Very relevant. Remember, this is Pakistan… a country we are not actually at war with. Yep.

Drone war: every attack in Pakistan visualised via the Guardian.

A truly must see interactive piece.

via newsflick

*Please look at this. Very relevant. Remember, this is Pakistan… a country we are not actually at war with. Yep.

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Oct 7th, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

Pakistan Drone Protest
Protest in Pakistan against US Drone attacks.

According to research:
Around 346+ Drone Strikes on Pakistan by the US in the last 8 years.
At Least 2570+ Deaths due to the strikes.
Estimates say 881+ of those who died are innocent civilians.
via paki-pride

*How is this not an act of war? How can we think this is acceptable behavior?

Pakistan Drone Protest

Protest in Pakistan against US Drone attacks.

According to research:

Around 346+ Drone Strikes on Pakistan by the US in the last 8 years.

At Least 2570+ Deaths due to the strikes.

Estimates say 881+ of those who died are innocent civilians.

via paki-pride

*How is this not an act of war? How can we think this is acceptable behavior?

Reblogged from Sabr, brown one.

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Jan 15th, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

Two major sectarian attacks have occured over this weekend, one in Iraq and one in Pakistan, attacking Shi’ite pilgims observing a holy day. Eighteen people were killed and about thirty wounded when a homemade bomb detonated near a Shi’ite procession in the Pakistani town of Khanpur in the southern Punjab province this morning. They were observing the chelum: marking the 40th day after the death of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. In southern Iraq on Saturday, in the city of Basra, a group of Shi’ite pilgrims headed to a mosque to begin their observation of the holy day were also bombed, and at least 53 people, among them several police officers, were killed. 

Photo 1: Khanpur, Pakistan. A man is transported to a hospital after the bombing. Reuters.

Photo 2: Basra, Iraq. Security forces inspect the site of the suicide bombing. AFP.

via thepoliticalnotebook

Reblogged from The Political Notebook.

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Nov 29th, 2011 @ 9:08 am

Pakistan gives America two-week ultimatum to abandon 'secret' airbase and closes border

*This is what happens when you have covert wars going on all over the globe. It was only a matter of time. 

The attack is the worst single incident of its kind since Pakistan uneasily allied itself with Washington in the days immediately following the September 11 attacks on U.S. targets.   

A spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said he believed aircraft that had been called in to provide air support for ground troops was responsible for the Pakistani casualties, guardian.co.uk reports.

NATO has called the attack a ‘tragic unintended incident.’

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Nov 28th, 2011 @ 3:01 am

Anger Grows in Pakistan Over US Attack on Soldiers

Already accused of being in league with the US government and facing a major investigation over a “coup memo” Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari must’ve been asking what else could go wrong. Then US warplanes attacked Pakistani military posts in the Mohmand Agency, killing 24.

And with NATO officials trying to balance precariously on the fence between “self-defense” and “oops,”major anti-US rallies are being held nationwide with growing calls for the government to cut off all ties with the Obama Administration.

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Aug 13th, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

Study reveals 168 child deaths in Pakistan drone war

US drone strikes in Pakistan have killed more civilians than previously reported, including 168 children, according to figures compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Remote-controlled US drones have been targeting militants in Pakistan for seven years - in a covert war led by the CIA.

The airstrikes are largely focused on the mountainous areas of Waziristan near the border withAfghanistan.

In December 2010, Channel 4 News spoke to witnesses on the ground who said that women and children had perished in the bombing raids, as well as rebel fighters.

Now a detailed study by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) has been published containing new figures on civilian casualties.

Its findings suggest the number of ordinary people killed could be 40 per cent higher than previously reported and that as many as 168 children have died since the strikes began.

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May 9th, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

U.S. Support for Pakistan: A Long Messy History

American aid is hardly the only factor that led these two countries (India and Pakistan) to such disparate outcomes. But, at this pivotal moment, it would be a mistake not to examine the degree to which U.S. dollars have undermined our strategic relationship with Pakistan—and created monstrous contradictions within Pakistan itself.

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May 2nd, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

Pakistan: A Hard Country

That is the new and excellent book by Anatol Lieven, and there is now more reason than ever to read it.  Here are a few things I learned from the book:

1. For most of the years since 1947, Pakistan has had higher economic growth rates than did India.  Pakistan does not have the same pockets of extreme poverty, or for that matter the extreme wealth.  The level of economic equality in Pakistan is relatively high.

2. Charitable donations run almost five percent of gdp, one of the highest percentages in the world and this reflects the emphasis on alms-giving in Islam.

3. A good quotation from a businessmen: “One of the main problems for Pakistan is that our democrats have tried to be dictators and our dictators have tried to be democrats.”

4. Agriculture pays virtually no tax and the government lends lots of money to businesses and doesn’t s seriously ask for it back.  As a result Pakistan collects far less revenue than does India, even comparing areas of comparable per capita income.  If Pakistan were a province of India, it still would be considerably richer than India’s poorest provinces, such as Bihar.

5. The Pakistani state is nonetheless a lot more stable than most people think.  In part this is because of the conservative structure of kinship and landholder power in the country.

6. The main threats to the future of Pakistan have to do with ecology and water, not politics.

7. The end of the book has a very interesting discussion about how U.S. actions in Pakistan affect different coalitions, feelings of humiliation, relative status relationships, etc.

Definitely recommended, as are Lieven’s books on the Baltics and Ukraine.

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Mar 29th, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

Trees cocooned in spiders webs, an unexpected side effect of the flooding in Sindh, Pakistan

An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.
Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenomenon before - but they also report that there are now less mosquitoes than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around.
It is thought that the mosquitoes are getting caught in the spiders web thus reducing the risk of malaria, which would be one blessing for the people of Sindh, facing so many other hardships after the floods.
via nolitetebastardes

Trees cocooned in spiders webs, an unexpected side effect of the flooding in Sindh, Pakistan

An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters.

Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh have never seen this phenomenon before - but they also report that there are now less mosquitoes than they would expect, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around.

It is thought that the mosquitoes are getting caught in the spiders web thus reducing the risk of malaria, which would be one blessing for the people of Sindh, facing so many other hardships after the floods.

via nolitetebastardes

Reblogged from words of love and despair.

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Sep 12th, 2010 @ 6:49 am

*This tragedy is getting so little coverage. Please donate if you can. Click here to donate online or text “FLOOD” to 27722 from your phone to give $10. 

Yes. Those babies are lying on concrete.
Yes. That bottle is empty.
Yes. Those are mosquitos swarming their little bodies.
Yes. This is the condition of Pakistan, at the moment.
A couple of weeks have gone by since the floods in Pakistan have flowed and the number of people effected by this are staggering & record breaking.
Over 20 MILLION PEOPLE.
That is MORE THAN THE COMBINED TOTAL of the 2004 Tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the American Katrina disaster. 
How many of you knew about this? It’s a shame at the extreme lack of coverage on this horrific disaster. Pakistan is getting MINIMAL help.
Ignorance never ends, a recent poll was taken in America on whether if they would donate or have donated to Pakistan or not. 67% DO NOT wish or want to help Pakistan. 67%. 
And as for the donations that are being sent… 60% of aid needed now, has not been delivered. Who has them & why haven’t they reached the public?
I was born in Karachi, Pakistan. My city is located in the south region of Pakistan (Sindh province). I can not fathom the words….The amount of hurt I am feeling.
No one is helping. 
I try to blog about it daily…only getting a few notes or so..I post a picture of myself and income the notes and comments. What I’m trying to say is, Please…take note of this. These people are innocent and now they are homeless and sick. Children are dying quickly due to the lack of care. People have drowned, crops are ruined..animals are dead, & homes are gone. It is being speculated that my city will eventually drown since it’s already low. The floods haven’t hurt my region yet but they have affected my friends & families home and so many other innocent people.
This picture breaks my heart..I want you all to look at this picture. What do you see?
Do you see terrorists? Do you see future killers? Do you see another plot against America? Do you see that in those mosquitoes that can possibly and most likely have left diseases such as malaria? Do you see harm in that empty bottle?

Help. Please. 
If you can…I’m not asking for a shitload of cash. But please, try to donate. Donating to UNICEF will send aid to children. Donate to the Red Cross & the UN Foundation. I trust the most in these three foundations, they’ve actually managed to send and successfully help the victims. 
One-fifth of the country is under water; 20 million+ people are homeless. All I ask if for you to help a little and spread awareness.
via stepone: karmahasutra

*This tragedy is getting so little coverage. Please donate if you can. Click here to donate online or text “FLOOD” to 27722 from your phone to give $10. 

Yes. Those babies are lying on concrete.

Yes. That bottle is empty.

Yes. Those are mosquitos swarming their little bodies.

Yes. This is the condition of Pakistan, at the moment.

A couple of weeks have gone by since the floods in Pakistan have flowed and the number of people effected by this are staggering & record breaking.

Over 20 MILLION PEOPLE.

That is MORE THAN THE COMBINED TOTAL of the 2004 Tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the American Katrina disaster.

How many of you knew about this? It’s a shame at the extreme lack of coverage on this horrific disaster. Pakistan is getting MINIMAL help.

Ignorance never ends, a recent poll was taken in America on whether if they would donate or have donated to Pakistan or not. 67% DO NOT wish or want to help Pakistan. 67%.

And as for the donations that are being sent… 60% of aid needed now, has not been delivered. Who has them & why haven’t they reached the public?

I was born in Karachi, Pakistan. My city is located in the south region of Pakistan (Sindh province). I can not fathom the words….The amount of hurt I am feeling.

No one is helping.

I try to blog about it daily…only getting a few notes or so..I post a picture of myself and income the notes and comments. What I’m trying to say is, Please…take note of this. These people are innocent and now they are homeless and sick. Children are dying quickly due to the lack of care. People have drowned, crops are ruined..animals are dead, & homes are gone. It is being speculated that my city will eventually drown since it’s already low. The floods haven’t hurt my region yet but they have affected my friends & families home and so many other innocent people.

This picture breaks my heart..I want you all to look at this picture. What do you see?

Do you see terrorists? Do you see future killers? Do you see another plot against America? Do you see that in those mosquitoes that can possibly and most likely have left diseases such as malaria? Do you see harm in that empty bottle?


Help. Please.

If you can…I’m not asking for a shitload of cash. But please, try to donate. Donating to UNICEF will send aid to children. Donate to the Red Cross & the UN Foundation. I trust the most in these three foundations, they’ve actually managed to send and successfully help the victims. 

One-fifth of the country is under water; 20 million+ people are homeless. All I ask if for you to help a little and spread awareness.

via steponekarmahasutra

(Source: state.gov)

Reblogged from Doing Time On The Outside♡.

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