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Old 08-19-2010, 04:33 PM   #16
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Hillary Clinton was supposed to speak at the UN today and announce that US aid has been increased to 150 million
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:49 PM   #17
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Yep
USA has promised $150 million
UK has bumped their donation up to £65 million

With regards to the super rich arab countries
Saudi Arabia has chipped in with $100 million

And Pakistan is in Asia. Its part of the Indian Sub-contient of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal
They are not an Arab country and Arabic is not their official language. Urdu is the official language of Pakistan (plus numerous regional languages like Pashto)

Shockingly, Pakistan has yet to accept India's offer of aid or to issue Indian doctors and emergency staff visa's to enter Pakistan

Zardari should be ashamed
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:08 PM   #18
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There could be one very glaring reason why countries are "reluctant" to help Pakistan.

Nobody here has mentioned it, maybe because its politically incorrect to do so.

One reason for the reluctance could be Pakistan's direct and indirect involvment with extremly questionable organizations as well as terrorist activities.

The Pakistani spy agency , it was discovered recently, was helping train and probably equip numerous insurgent groups in Afghanistan.

Bin Laden, at this point is most likely hiding on the Pakistani side of the border.

just a couple of years back, a group of terrorists trained and equipped from Pakistan slipped into Mumbai, India, took over and destroyed two major hotels in the city and killed quite a few people.

Oh and don't forget, the USA, over the last few years has probably given billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan. All of that money was given under the condition that Pakistan will help fight terrorism. At this point it looks like we may have indirectly helped finance our own enemies.

I know the common folks are suffering due to the floods but, the Pakistani government itself has been very slow to provide any type of assistance and the people are finally starting to question their own government's motives.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:50 AM   #19
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There could be one very glaring reason why countries are "reluctant" to help Pakistan.

Nobody here has mentioned it, maybe because its politically incorrect to do so.

One reason for the reluctance could be Pakistan's direct and indirect involvment with extremly questionable organizations as well as terrorist activities.
They mentioned this on CNN this morning, saying individuals may be reluctant to give to aid agencies in Pakistan because the money may be funneled to extremists.
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Would not surprise me if that's the case. Which sucks, because those people suffering from the floods deserve as much help as they can get. That probably factors into the lack of "celebrity aid", too, in this particular instance, sadly. Little hard for celebrities to go on TV and rally to help a country that's had ties to extremists.

I feel bad for the people dealing with this. I hope they do get aid soon of some kind.

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Old 08-26-2010, 07:48 PM   #21
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Pakistani Taliban Threaten Foreign Flood Relief Workers
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:10 PM   #22
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Wow. Just sad.

I always have to remind myself what a huge population they have, not like India next door, but sizable none-the-less.

Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:54 AM   #23
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cause they dont have oil?
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