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EUobserver / Pakistan to EU: Help us to fight terrorism

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Pakistani foreign minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has urged the EU to keep aid flowing in order to help combat extremism in the aftermath of the floods disaster.

Speaking at a hearing in the EU Parliament in Brussels on Thursday (14 October), the minister said: "If you want to help us fight extremism and terrorism one way of doing that is making Pakistan economically stable."

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:35:28 AM EST
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France24 - Police arrest suspects in plot to kill prime minister, foreign minister
AP - Pakistani police arrested a group of Islamist militants plotting to kill the prime minister in a gun and suicide bomb attack at his house, officials said Thursday. The seven men also are accused of targeting other government leaders for assassination.   Militants in Pakistan have frequently attacked government officials, security officers and political leaders as part of a campaign to destabilize the U.S.-allied government and take over the state. Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun-and-bomb attack near Islamabad in 2007.   The conspiracy against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was nearly complete, police officials said.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:49:27 AM EST
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France24 - NATO backs Taliban talks, vows no halt to military action
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday said the alliance was ready to support possible peace talks with the Taliban but ruled out halting military operations against the Afghan insurgency.

While the NATO-led force was willing to provide "practical assistance" for reconciliation efforts, "we should continue our military operations" against the Taliban, Rasmussen told a news conference.

Talks with the insurgents must be led by the Afghan government "but our position is if we can facilitate this process through practical assistance then why not?" said the NATO secretary general, without providing further details.

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 02:02:03 PM EST
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translation: we've lost the war, but the charade must go on until the treasury is dry, paying our enemy (in borrowed rembimbis) to enable us to kill them better.

vonnegut would have had a field day with this

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 05:30:08 AM EST
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"...and so it goes."

I guess you are saying that finally the Opium Wars are ending? the victors declared too early? My, how fast 150 years go by.

It occurred to me while reading some silly right wingers article...he was building his frame on how unfair the Chinese system was, because the state banks were funding industries without regard to profit...


It's like the mirage the Reaganistas created, imagining that capitalism won the war against the fascism of Russia...the Chinese are proclaimed as having turned into capitalists when all they are doing is using tools that others attribute to capitalism.

"...and so on."

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 08:22:17 AM EST
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