Thursday, July 19, 2012

A diplomatic gesture worth nothing

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis in several major cities have been protesting against the re-opening of NATO supply routes from Pakistan to Afghanistan. Thousands also protested along the route of the hundreds of supply trucks that cross into Afghanistan every day. Pakistan had closed the roads last November to protest the killing of 24 soldiers in a NATO airstrike. They re-opened the route on July 3rd, after Hillary Clinton apologized for their deaths. That apology exposes the utter bankruptcy of the Pakistani government. A wimpy diplomatic gesture cannot possibly outweigh the US drone attacks in Pakistan that have killed & displaced millions. What about those lives? The US-NATO war in Afghanistan has displaced, killed, maimed, orphaned, traumatized millions in Afghanistan. What about those lives? No apology by any minion to collaborators with US terrorism can suffice. Demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all US-NATO forces from Afghanistan & the end of the US drone siege in Pakistan. In this photo, 22 NATO trucks were destroyed by magnetic bombs just north of Kabul.  (Photo by Javed Dehsabzi/AP)

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