Skip to comments.US Women Stage Hunger Strike In Pakistan Over Drone Strikes (Code Pink)
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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Best advice to these people - Nobody cares about their ‘hunger strike’.
Don’t give ‘em the publicity they crave.
Lucky I’m not in charge of those drones-I would make it an extra-exciting visit for these hags.
Oh, and don’t give them protection.
They reap what they sow.... Again, nobody cares.
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.
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 !
I'm tired of these old bats, off to the dustbin with them...
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?
These Islamic animals in the remote areas of Pakistan will kill, screw and then eat these fat old women.
not their type. they prefer them closer to age 9...
Well, hopefully, they will starve to death before election day so Obama looses five more votes.
Jane Fonda Soul Sistas.
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.
They should put on their v*gina costumes on traipse across the countryside.
Where is Al Qaeda when you need them?
If I were with them I’d be hunger striking too.
“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.
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.
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.
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