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Monday, September 14, 2009

US losing support in Pakistan

It is no surprise that the US is losing favor in Pakistan, According to the news agency McClatchy.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what the US is really trying to do in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s not surprising that there is a growing resentment of US presents in both countries. The US has suffered a lot of casualties so far in Afghanistan. The British and Soviets believed they could reconstruct that country in their own image and likeness and without any success. Why then should leaders in the US believe they are somehow above this? Do they believe they have such a superior culture and political system that no one can resist it?
Such a system is not even popular with many of us in the US and the war is quickly becoming unpopular. Also the military government, which has in the past crushed the democratic process, is now seen as reliant on the US for its survival.

According to McCatchy:

“Pakistanis are reacting to what many here see as an "imperial" American presence, echoing Iraq and Afghanistan, with Washington dictating to the Pakistani military and the government. Polls show that Pakistanis regard the U.S., formally a close ally and the country's biggest donor, as a hostile power.”

According to Al Jazeera there is also rising resentment from the killing of innocent civilians killed from US flown drone bombs:

“A suspected US drone attack has killed at least four people in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, officials say.A similar attack in South Waziristan in early August killed Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban chief.
The latest missile attack struck a vehicle near Mir Ali, the second major town of North Waziristan and a sanctuary for fighters linked to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.”

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