Comments on: Anti-Americanism in Pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: zulqurnain http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-3177 Sat, 30 Aug 2008 12:41:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-3177 i hate the all molvieizim and talieban.but i like the sir musharaf policey.i like the brought minded pakistan.but i am worry about the world.on this time world bis not good place or peacefull place for humainity to live here.every person hate the next person risen of some small cause.

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By: Mohammad Shah http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-511 Tue, 13 May 2008 15:54:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-511 “Unveiling his vision of regional integration for the first time, Dr Singh hoped one could have beakfast in Amritsar, lunch in Lahore and dinner in Kabul.”
“That is how my forefathers lived. That is how I want our grandchildren to live,” from http://www.ficci.com/news/viewnews1.asp

Dear Maximegalon,

That is how I would want our grandchildren to live.

Regards
Mohammad

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By: maximegalon http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-510 Tue, 13 May 2008 14:28:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-510 There is actually a great opportunity to be seized between India and Pakistan as Pakistan’s economic dependence on the US is being brought into question. There is no reason, not to improve indo-pak relations, via commerce. The ‘trick’ of pointing fingers to the ‘other’, across the border, for political purposes is over. Shame on globalised citizens for being duped by these politicians. The remnants of partition was an injury which was perpetrated by neither pakitstanis nor hindustanis… it’s been 60 years… does everyone from that generation need to die before we can make amends ?!?

“Unveiling his vision of regional integration for the first time, Dr Singh hoped one could have beakfast in Amritsar, lunch in Lahore and dinner in Kabul.”
“That is how my forefathers lived. That is how I want our grandchildren to live,” from http://www.ficci.com/news/viewnews1.asp? news_id=837

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By: tom schwartz http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-507 Tue, 13 May 2008 13:48:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-507 WHAT DID COLONEL SANDERS EVER DO TO THESE PEOPLE…? HE JUST MADE FINE FRIED CHICKEN AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.

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By: horace manoor http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-506 Tue, 13 May 2008 05:14:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-506 as an american taxpayer i resent it that my nation’s foreign policy is held hostage by interests that put america second — whenever the american government has a choice, it unfailingly takes the path leading to a further weakening of my nation — but there’s no escape because elected officials fear what will happen to them if they put america first

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By: david http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-504 Tue, 13 May 2008 04:25:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-504 It seems that there are many Pakistani and fundamentalist Muslim commentators on this blog who pretend to be either Christian, American or Hindu in order to spread anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-European, anti-Semitic, anti-India, and anti-Hindu vitriol. Please beware of these people.

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By: barry http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-503 Tue, 13 May 2008 04:20:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-503 The irony is that while most Pakistanis and other Muslims have anti-American sentiments, the vast majority of Pakistanis consider it a dream to emigrate to the US. Each day, hundreds of Pakistanis and others, including Bangladeshis and Sikhs, pay thousands of dollars for fake documents and passports just for the chance to land on American soil and work under the radar or to falsely claim asylum.

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By: Ilyas khan baloch http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-495 Mon, 12 May 2008 20:04:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-495 Dear Sir/Madam,
Patriotic way, to prevail “Democracy in Pakistan”…?

Democracy as a system of governance and interest representation demands respect for dissent and opposition. It recognizes the principle of majority rule and guarantees protection of minorities. Democracy also builds faith in electoral contestation to gain public office and gives legitimacy to political parties as primary instruments for acquisition and transfer of power from one set of individuals to another. Democracy teaches us equality, tolerance and justice without any discrimination to establish welfare society based on peace, progress and prosperity.

Therefore, it is essential to denounce the killing of innocent people in Pakistan, since it look excellent and compassionate but are we really feel sorry for that killing of innocent people ? if it is so, then we must eliminate the route cause of suicide killing and other hatred, being a democratic Islamic country and people, we must think in the light of teaching of our prophet (PBH) because killing for killing and bloodshed of innocent people, due to one pretext or other can never gives flowers in return, peace cannot prevail in this circumstances we must adopt democratic ways and means to settle the differences with who so ever they may be.

In reality, factual reason behind this hate is not born by us, but borrowed by us for the sake of US pleasure “Aa bel muje mar”. Because, those who were supported, financed, equip and trained by the USA and its allies, and who fight in the name of freedom of Afghanistan from occupied forces, were not aware about the truth behind their fighting, their fighting, was to protect the interest of USA, they were fighting a war of USA against USSR, for the political gain of USA (petrol resources around the Afghanistan and get easy excess for ,Iran, china) and when they realise their national interest was going to be robed, they dare to refuse, what kind of robbery was that is mentioned in the recently release book by the France authors.

“ French authors Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie recently published a book entitled Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth which tells of the negotiations for oil pipeline rights in Afghanistan that collapsed in August 2001 after the U.S. told the Taliban: Accept our offer of a carpet of gold or you’ll get a carpet of bombs.

Despite the fact that, “Bush administration was expecting from Taliban, to cooperate with their plans for exploiting the oil resources of Central Asia. US were sure until August, that the Taliban, as a source of stability in Central Asia, would enable the construction of an oil pipeline across Central Asia.” But, all of a sudden a trusted partner of USA, turn in to so-called terrorist?

But fortunately, the Taliban realize that their national interest was going to be robed by USA; they dare to refuse, to accept US conditions for their support in exploitation of oil resources from central Asia.

As a last hope in the talks between the Bush, administration and the Taliban which began in February 2001, shortly after Bush’s inauguration. A Taliban emissary arrived in Washington in March with presents for the new chief executive, (an expensive Afghan carpet). But the talks themselves were less than cordial. Brisard said; “At one moment during the negotiations, the US representatives told the Taliban, ‘either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs’.”

USA and its allies attack the Afghanistan under the immediate aftermath of September 11, there were press reports—against, largely overseas protest and hiding the factual reality behind the attack on Afghanistan, they almost destroyed remaining infrastructure and killed thousands of innocent people, such as they attack the Iraq under wrong pretext of having the WMD and against the will of the world to capture the oil resources and acquire a place for their continuous presence in the middle east for their political gain. The United National has lost its credibility as neutral authority to intervene and protect the small and week nation against foreign aggression but instead ,UNO, proved as failed organization playing in the hands of the brutal power intimidating and capturing the countries, in order to grab their, resources such as OIL and to attain political influence, while killing their innocent people under one pretext or other in the name to “demoralized” them and to accept the terms and condition suitable for the occupier.

At present they (US/NATO) are fighting their war of military/political interest in the region, involving the dependent country like Pakistan, under intimidation of sever consequences to bear, if refuse to support them; The current demand draft of 11 points, submitted by the so-called democratic imperialistic state of USA is a clear sign to a sovereign government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to accept and obey as matter of master’s voice. This act is a kind of intimidation and direct involvement in the internal matter of a sovereign state. This act create a question as if we are really a sovereign state or part and partial of USA, Because, they want Pakistan to fight and kill his own people under one ploy or another, want to drag them in to the chaos and uncertainty, so that they can further impose more condition on the Pakistani Government to follow them, dip and dip until armed forces of Pakistan loose the trust of the Pakistani people and come openly to fight against his own people like they did in east -Pakistan, this is the movement they (USA) are waiting for, so that their, in time financial help to the traitor can play the role to disintegrate the strength of the nuclear country.

This is a moment invite us all for serious consideration weather to keep our independence in tact or bow down before this mighty evil, democratically bullying to accept the terms and condition of his interest, or in other words be ready to loose our independence for ever.

How? a patriotic person can repeat, the past mistake for supporting the fight, for external political and regional gain instead, we have already paid to much price in the form of social unrest, ethnic conflicts, drug- addicting and arms problems through Pakistan, If, we have to survive as a Sovereign Islamic Nation, in this world with dignity and respect as a free nation, then we must adopt and adhere the following essential change immediately;

• Decentralize the power on the basis of division to empower the people at grass route level without any delay.
• Allow free, complete education with technical knowledge to every able citizen.
• Establish research institute at divisional level to encourage the youth with god gifted skill to develop and those who are interested in research work in all field, it is necessary step towards self sufficiency in technology.
• Provide guarantee for job opportunity to all man and women after education/technical training.
• Rapid industrialization of small, medium and cottage industries be allowed at the divisional level with total protection to capitals and facilities to flourish.
• A cooperative farming should be introduced at divisional level for large scale agriculture product and development of agro-industries.
• Supply of controlled price utilities could only be possible if we follow the mass industrial and agriculture production
• Provide separate working facilities for production and services to women, so that majority women force of 52% can join the force of national production/services.
• Insurance coverage should be provided all working man/women along with complete medical treatment coverage.
• Better residential facilities be provided to all
• Export oriented foreign policy should be adopted and find markets for our excess products in the regional country surrounding us, and provide them market place for their excess products.

The right way to reverence to Martyr is to eliminate the causes after the incidents. If we can redress the route cause after the suicide killing, we can save many lives in future. The only way out is the change of system, the route cause of all kind of grievances, the time is to empower the Pakistani at grass route level to eliminate the socio-political injustice and strengthen the unity within the society at large, and closing the door for outsiders or intruder to penetrate in our society because of social unrest.

Pakistani people are left at distant from the corridor of power. As this policy is denial of right of Pakistani igniting the unrest within the society, let the people of Pakistan, to rule their country according to their aspiration and desire to build, which can provide equal opportunity to all without any discrimination for the establishment of welfare society. Only the society base on tolerance, equality and justice can be the real guarantee for the prosperous and strong Pakistan

See www.idp.org.pk
Ilyas khan Baloch
Organizer Islamic democratic party

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By: Tauseef Zahid http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-494 Mon, 12 May 2008 16:59:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-494 I think author of the post spent too much time Guantánamo Bay and attached this to the hatred of Pakistanis for US.

Guantánamo Bay will clearly go down in history as a symbol of the decline of United States brutal empire but the real cause of hatred for US amongst Pakistanis is the occupation of Muslim world. Daily killing and torture of Muslims around the world and disregarding basic human rights. Supporting brutal dictators in the Muslim world i.e. Husni Mubarak, House of Saud, Musharraf, Karzai etc, Support for illegal states i.e. Israel and denying Muslims right to self representation by constantly meddling in their affairs.

If Anne W. Patterson want any sort of remote love from Pakistanis she need to close down FBI/CIA offices in Pakistan and shrink back to their hole called US away from rest of the world

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By: beecee http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-493 Mon, 12 May 2008 15:55:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/05/11/anti-americanism-in-pakistan/#comment-493 Well said, Abid Jan. And to this should be added the reminder that the US has on at least four occasions carried out missile attacks within Pakistan’s territory, in NWFP. Overflights by Predator drones are so frequent as to be unremarkable. There is little wonder that such arrogance has caused resentment in NWFP and indeed throughout the country.

As to the ambassador’s surprise, it has to be borne in mind that very few diplomats have the opportunity to meet people outside official circles. I doubt if she has ever been in a shop in Saddar bazaar in Pindi, or anywhere else, for that matter, and had a chat with people about their lives — the rising cost of living them, I mean — and their feelings about corrupt political fat cats.

And if she really thinks that Pakistan’s long-term interests are aligned with those of the US it would be interesting to hear her comment on the statement on 4 May by the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to the effect that America “has been at Israel’s side for all of 60 years, it will be for the next 60 years, 100 years and 1,000 years.”

Passing over the fact that it is intriguing that a person in uniform should commit the US to a precise foreign policy line for a thousand years, it is open to question whether this “long term interest” would be warmly endorsed by any government in Pakistan.

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