From the accounts I've read and seen, the flooding in Pakistan far surpasses any other natural disaster.
And yet, we (at least in the US) are not rallying to help with anywhere near the fervor accorded Haiti's earthquake.
There has been virtually no appeal to the people to do ANYTHING.
I can't help but wonder if the reason for this reluctance is the view that Pakistan is harboring terrorists who want us (Americans) dead.
Anyone know more about this or have a different take?
Anyone who wants to fight religious extremism had better stump up fast, because there are enough extremist-related charities to fill the void. Nothing convinces people like seeing their children get aid. If that aid does not come from the West, but instead from Taliban-associated groups, then loyalties will be bent in that direction in months to come.
As a matter of fact, the same goes for Afghanistan itself. For every school or hospital not built by the West, bang goes an opportunity to win hearts and minds in that country. This, then, is the MOTHER of anti-extremist opportunities.
I am appreciate that you are bringing this up and you are right, we have not seen anything done so far that's why we have started to do something on our own. We are trying to raise awareness of the fact that this disaster in Pakistan surpasses any we have seen. These people are in great need of our help, whether it be our prayers or financial help. We need to understand that the people that are affected by this include men, women and young children. I hope we can put our personal feelings aside for a moment and help these people on humanitarian grounds. Once again thank you for your concern and may God bless you.
Please read a Washington DC paper on-line, one reporting on the State department beat. We are and have been pledged to 150 billion in Aid. State department already did this. Pakistan wants it quiet for what ever reason. Because they have like monies filtering from Russia and Iran that they dont want the US donations to mess up. They take from all sides, but it does not flow down to the people. We are helping, in-between the stupid politics.
whenever Pakistan has any natural disaster , Pakistan gets Aid from all over the world, but sorry to say, the affective people did not get it in real , neither they get any relief nor their misery decreases , it goes in President's and Prime minister's account.
DR. DURRESHAHWAR PERVEZ
That's what I thought, too. What better way to be seen as the guys on the white horse than to be the face of humanitarian aid andsupport.
Ijust have not seen the mobilization of resourcs here that were put toward Katrina or Haiti.
Basically -- news is covering the disaster but not even a toll free number at the bottom of the screen showing how you can get involved.
Pakistan floods are extremely serious, and probably need all the help that can be given.
On the flip side, Pakistan authorities should also be ready to accept any aid that comes their way - it is humanitarian aid, no one means any slight or anything.
Pakistan has not yet even acknowledged an offer of USD 5 million aid from India - for reasons that are not far to seek, yet seem insensible at the moment.
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