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US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink)
TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Jon Boone, The Guardian

Posted on 10/04/2012 10:44:43 AM PDT by blam

US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink)

Jon Boone, The Guardian
Oct. 3, 2012, 10:01 AM

Not content with a planned march into one of Pakistan's most dangerous regions, a group of middle-aged American women are considering mounting a hunger strike outside the US embassy in Islamabad as part a campaign against CIA drone attacks in the country.

Thirty-five activists from Code Pink, a US anti-war group, have gathered in the Pakistani capital this week as they prepare for an unprecedented march and political rally in South Waziristan, one of the semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan border, which is a hotbed of Taliban militancy.

Despite intense publicity surrounding the event, doubts persist over whether it will be able to take place. Local authorities have expressed strong doubts about the safety of the march, even though the Pakistani military has long claimed its operations in the area have brought a semblance of security.

Medea Benjamin, the veteran activist leading the Code Pink delegation, said: "Frankly, it's a win-win situation for us, whether we get into Waziristan or not.

"We are going because we are challenging the Pakistani government to allow us to go to a place that has been off limits but needs to be seen. And if they try to stop us, it will be clear they do not want the world to see what is going on there."

On Tuesday in Islamabad, the women met retired generals, ambassadors and even a former head of the notorious military spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and discussed other tactics to publicise their cause.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: codepink; drones; humanshield; pakistan; terror; wanker
These Islamic animals in the remote areas of Pakistan will kill, screw and then eat these fat old women.
1 posted on 10/04/2012 10:44:44 AM PDT by blam
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Best advice to these people - Nobody cares about their ‘hunger strike’.

Don’t give ‘em the publicity they crave.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 10:47:29 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Lucky I’m not in charge of those drones-I would make it an extra-exciting visit for these hags.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 10:48:30 AM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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Oh, and don’t give them protection.

They reap what they sow.... Again, nobody cares.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 10:48:39 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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A hunger strike is the best thing for these female sumo wrestlers. Most of them have never been able to say no to a hoho.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 10:49:20 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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this is great news !

please please please , I totally hope the Taliban do us all a HUGE favor .

Benajmin is Jewish and Wright claims to be a former U.S. Army Col . Perfect targets .

please please please .....get um !


6 posted on 10/04/2012 10:49:34 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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These Islamic animals in the remote areas of Pakistan will kill, screw and then eat these fat old women.

Just so long as the koranimals do it in that order.
7 posted on 10/04/2012 10:53:31 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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Message to Pakistan's Security Forces....these women are all atheists who,when not marching,are burning korans behind closed doors.
8 posted on 10/04/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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Personally, I hope they show the strength and dedication to go through with it, to the end. Bobby Sands style.

I'm tired of these old bats, off to the dustbin with them...

9 posted on 10/04/2012 10:56:15 AM PDT by Kenton (Happiness is watching MSNBC melting down after Obama got his skinny black butt wuipped int h)
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Code Pink hunger strike.

This could take a really long time. A REALLY long time.

And the Pinkers think this gives them leverage precisely how?


10 posted on 10/04/2012 10:56:57 AM PDT by RedElement
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These Islamic animals in the remote areas of Pakistan will kill, screw and then eat these fat old women.
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not their type. they prefer them closer to age 9...


11 posted on 10/04/2012 10:58:26 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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Well, hopefully, they will starve to death before election day so Obama looses five more votes.

Scum.

Jane Fonda Soul Sistas.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 11:00:42 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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Crones Against Drones!

I’d usually say a group of American women in Pakistan should be worried about getting raped by the mob but I don’t think these “women” have to worry too much about that.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 11:03:11 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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They should put on their v*gina costumes on traipse across the countryside.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 11:05:07 AM PDT by servo1969
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Where is Al Qaeda when you need them?


15 posted on 10/04/2012 11:05:30 AM PDT by PGR88
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If I were with them I’d be hunger striking too.

Pakistani food......YEEEEECCCCHHHH!!!


17 posted on 10/04/2012 11:10:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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“a group of middle-aged American women are considering”

Hmmm...they are considering protesting President Obama’s use of drones in a country where women are treated worse than cattle.

I can’t imagine a downside to this.


18 posted on 10/04/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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From the pictures of Medea Benjamin at the convention last month it looked like her a$$ was getting pretty wide. She could stand to go on a diet.


19 posted on 10/04/2012 11:12:19 AM PDT by tanknetter
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Will this be a real hunger strike, or a tag team Je$$e Jack$on style hunger strike?

In one you slowly commit suicide in order to show how serious you are about an issue. In the other you get a four hour shift of not eating and may feel a bit peckish after lunch to show how serious you are about the issue.

20 posted on 10/04/2012 11:15:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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Do these women seriously think that they will be safe? First chance a group of Muslim Jihadist’s get these women will be raped, and beaten, over and over. I pity them, and do not wish this on them, but it might be what it takes to open these bleeding heart liberals eyes.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT by Indika
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Middle-aged US women for the hunger strike?!?

It will be going on for months. Good grief.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 12:13:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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It would be a shame if they were all gang-raped, stoned almost dead and then beheaded, wouldn't it.

FMCDH(BITS)

23 posted on 10/04/2012 12:33:03 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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What are their coordinates?
24 posted on 10/04/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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These are some pretty sick folks and naive.

Waziristan is not Oakland or Berkeley.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 2:21:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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