US diplomats have been holding secret meetings with members of the anti-war group Code Pink, warning them against attending a rally in Pakistan’s South Waziristan Agency which aims to protest ongoing US drone strikes against the region.
During the meetings the diplomats reportedly showed the activists a “threat assessment” which was a piece of paper with a single sentence of text claiming there was a threat, then warned them not to go on to the Pakistani tribal areas.
The march will begin in the capital city of Islamabad tomorrow and will move into the Pakistani tribal areas from there. The Americans already in Pakistan say they will go on with the march despite the warnings.
The Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan has issued a statement disavowing claims that they had endorsed the event, but those statements don’t appear to have included any specific threats to attack.
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The code pink people are incredibly brave. God bless them!
No doubt they are brave but my advice would be against them venturing into the tribal area. There are too many people with vested interest who want to prolong the war. Any harm done to the peace activists will help rally American public's support for war and even more drone attacks.
Are there no American companies that the Pakistanis could boycott? If they were successful in eliminating many "American interests”, through boycotts, they could probably then get the peoples in fellow Muslim countries to follow suit. Out of sympathy for drone victims and indeed hatred for illegal and immoral wars, that boycott could grow throughout Europe and the rest of the world to some extent or another. There would be absolutely nothing the governments or their enforcers could do about people choosing not to spend their money on anything American. Perhaps those attacks on American corporate profits would make our leaders think twice about their evil toys and adventures. There are peaceful solutions to fighting state terror.
Their are much more peacefull ways to stop STATE SPONSERD TERRORISM put someone in charge of the American government that follows the constitution and is not a criminal of war.
Great idea, but is anything "Made in America" anymore, let alone exported???
Hump, we are talking about many services, especially in the food industry: McDonalds, Wendy´s, Pizza Hut, Duncan Donut, etc. Then there are the sportswear, IT, and telecommunications manufacturers to be dealt with. It doesn´t really matter where the product is produced, the goal is to affect the corporate profits, not American jobs. Corporations are making record profits from their outsourced manufacturing – so they should be first choice for boycott. Americans should even consider such boycotts for outsourced products.
It's more difficult to drone them if there are us citizens in the crowd.
Nowadays state terrorism doesn't care about that minutiae.
In truth, I wouldn't go there, warning or not. Tempers can flare, pitchforks can come out, police forces may roll in, various underground actors may start shooting from the rooftops, organized groups may want to grab you and do a beheading on YouTube to generate some publicity. Daniel Pearl was killed for no other reason than being there.
This is Pakistan, not a love-in!
The State Dept. people are just 'covering their backs' with these warnings. This anti-drone march could turn out to be a big deal and the CIA is worried that their murderous plans could be upset.
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