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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

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    Let us know when you actually meet a muslim and attend a mosque. Because obviously you haven't.

    Thanks in advance.
    This is about the Taliban.

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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    This is about the Taliban.
    My comment was a response to adpst comment about all Muslims. Don't like it? Report it or deal with it.

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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    So we have a Muslim guy who doesn't respect women and children?

    Stop the presses!!!

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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    Where's that Texan who killed a guy he caught molesting his daughter? Can we send HIM over there?
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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    Only a religious fanatic could think that killing the children of their own neighbors and countrymen is the righteous choice. These barbarous warlords should be killed.
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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    In other words, "Do as we command or we'll allow our own to sicken and die! That'll show you, infidels!"

    WTF will be next? "Do as we command or we'll lop of the head of every child we see and display them on pikes for Al Jaziera."

    Abhorrent and repulsive. Why anyone can continue to support these kind of animals is beyond my comprehension.

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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    So do some of you still believe their is no war on terror now?
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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    For me, it is not enough to state my outrage at this situation I wanted to understand more and I found this background information helpful.

    This grandstanding ploy seems to coincide with an appeal to be heard on behalf of "Dr. Afridi, who was recently convicted by a tribal court and sentenced to 33 years in prison. In March and April 2011, Dr. Afridi ran a vaccination campaign in Abbottabad that was intended to determine covertly whether Bin Laden lived in a house in the city. Dr. Afridi failed to obtain a DNA sample, a senior American official said, but did help establish that Bin Laden’s local protector, known as the “courier,” was inside the Bin Laden compound.

    Dr. Afridi was arrested three weeks after an American Navy SEAL team raided the house on May 2, 2011, and killed the Qaeda leader. American officials said Dr. Afridi had been working with the C.I.A. for several years, at a time when he was leading polio vaccination efforts in Khyber Agency, a corner of the tribal belt that harbors a rare strain of the disease.

    Dr. Afridi is in prison in Peshawar, where the authorities have acknowledged he faces death threats from fellow inmates. An appeal filed by his family was to be heard on Wednesday."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/wo...-pakistan.html


    The vaccines have help a great many people in this region where polio had reached Unicef says that 143,000 of the area’s 161,000 children younger than 5 were reached in the last round of oral vaccinations from June 4 to 6. Health officials say that in active polio zones it is vital that children receive several doses of vaccine over time.



    Again it is not enough for me to state my outrage over this situation, so I did some more reading and found a nicely written piece on this atrocity. Material has been sparse, as it seems the world is silent. The world has to stand up to this madman, take charge and protect these children.

    What captured my eye is the following: "The notion that letting polio run amok in Pakistan and Afghanistan will teach the world about the horror of drone attacks is manifest lunacy. There are plenty of legal, diplomatic and political forums to debate the morality of drone warfare. The ban on the polio vaccine is not needed to appeal to them. In reaching his decision to sacrifice the children of his region, Bahadur noted that the CIA had run a phony vaccination campaign in Pakistan to try to obtain DNA from some of Osama bin Laden’s children. The doctor who was allegedly involved, Dr. Shakil Afridi, was recently sentenced by a tribal court in Peshawar to 33 years in prison. Embarrassment over putting a humanitarian vaccine program to use in the effort to find and kill bin Laden may partly account for the relative silence that has greeted Bahadur’s ban on vaccination."

    Bioethicist: Where is outrage over Pakistan polio vaccine ban? - Vitals

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