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

    From CNN:

    A Taliban commander in northwest Pakistan has announced a ban on polio vaccines for children as long as the United States continues its campaign of drone strikes in the region, according to a statement by the Taliban. "Polio drops will be banned in North Waziristan until the drones strikes are stopped," said the statement, released Saturday.

    ...Bahadur commands the faction of the Taliban based in North Waziristan, the district Washington believes is the main safe haven for the Haqqani network and other militant groups fueling the insurgency in Afghanistan.
    It's not clear how Bahadur's decree will impact the polio eradication campaign in North Waziristan or in nearby districts, where he doesn't wield as much power.

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

    Sickening threat, so I hope it's an impotent one.

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

    Time to double down on drone strikes and to consider tactical nukes.

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

    That's a weak way to try to blackmail the U.S.

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

    More hiding behind women and children.

    I'm not surprised.
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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    And the sad part is the clueless dumbasses of Pakistan will see this as the fault of the US, not the ****ing Taliban.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    More hiding behind women and children.

    I'm not surprised.
    This rather gives the lie to the idea that all cultures are equal.

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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 rather gives the lie to the idea that all cultures are equal.
    Take your ethnocentric nonsense elsewhere. A minority militant group does not define an entire culture.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Take your ethnocentric nonsense elsewhere. A minority militant group does not define an entire culture.
    Pretty sure in North Waziristan it does.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Pretty sure in North Waziristan it does.
    You are referring to a subculture.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    You are referring to a subculture.
    No, I'm not -

    Bahadur commands the faction of the Taliban based in North Waziristan, the district Washington believes is the main safe haven for the Haqqani network and other militant groups fueling the insurgency in Afghanistan.

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