The Pakistan Government knows it needs the Taliban and the fighters in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to be ready to fight India when that war breaks out again. Now the Pakistan Government is using its own troops to kill these same fighters that they will need to fight against India. Appease the U.S. government, and lose the next war to India. President Zardari allows this to continue, and allows U.S. assassination drones to continue to kill ‘targeted’ people and those innocents that happen to get in the way.
Pakistani officials: Take action to stop US airstrikes By Bill Roggio at the Long War Journal. Here is a good recap as to the problems facing the government of Pakistan. They want the U.S. assassination drones to stop flying over Pakistan. But they allow it to happen. Read Bill’s story here.
The Pakistani people believe that this is attacking their sovereignty. No foreigners on their soil, but now we have learned that in fact, U.S. Special Forces have been conducting search and destroy missions for months.
‘The US military is exhausted’ a story by Sarah Lazare
Read about U.S. soldiers organizing against the War(s) here. The troops can’t take more tours of duty, some having been sent to the war(s) zone for their 4th assignment. We are destroying our troops. Either they get wounded or killed, or return with severe stress and depression and their lives and their families lives are forever changed. What for?
More bombers on their way, Nigerian suspect tells FBI Read the full story here.
So the U.S. sends more troops to “Afghanistan” and will be chasing the “Taliban” into Pakistan to make America and the rest of the world safe from “extremists”. One person gets on an airplane and almost blows it up from a bomb he puts together with smuggled on pieces sewen into his underwear. How does 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan stop this from happening? It is all a sham. The Neo-Cons under George W. Bush put a plan in place and the Military continues to push the plan and President Obama makes choices to his plan of action from the list provided by the Military. The sales pitch: “We can’t let the Afghanistan people down, we must help them stabilize their government”. Or you come up with a better pitch, there’s been many of them brought forth. For What?
Water Wars: The impact of India stopping Pakistani water
According to the Indus Water Treaty the waters of the Western rivers belong to Pakistan and the waters of the Eastern Rivers belong to India–at least in theory. By illegally occupying Kashmir with a forged article of accession (which is ostensibly lost now–and was never shown to either Pakistan or the UN), India now controls all the rivers. Water wars are not part of some sci-fi movie–they are happening now. Read the rest here.
Behind the scenes. This is the first real battle for Water between countries. Pakistan will dry up if nothing is done to stop India’s dam building. The above article from 2008 outlines the problem and shines a light on one of the “real” reasons for tension and conflict. Pakistan has no choice, either dry up and have many people starve, or get the India dams taken down (a fat chance of that without a war taking place).
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War causes death and serious injuries. The United States troops hurt or dead is over 70,000. WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH? End the War(s) NOW.
Read the story here: Last Week: US Iraq Casualties Rise to 72,548 From Voters For Peace By Michael Munk
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Stop the Assassination Drones:. Call Leon Panetta at (703) 482-0623, CIA headquarters, leave a message: No More Drone Assasination attacks, and don’t attack Quetta. End the War(s) NOW.
Call President Obama ALL WEEK LONG. Let’s keep his White House lines busy: Take Action Now ! ! Call President Obama: To reach the U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121 Leave a message: “You made the wrong decision. I do not support you on this. I feel betrayed.” Say NO to Escalation in Afghanistan. Sign the petition here. No funds from Congress for the troop escalation. Tell them now.
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