Comments on: A Mafia in FATA: Haqqanis and Drones http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rowena Budine http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-53983 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:31:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9079#comment-53983 I found your blog web site on google and verify just a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking for forward to reading more from you afterward!

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By: danielcamalloy http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-52547 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:14:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9079#comment-52547 This paper is an interesting read, one of the quotes sounds relevant to the current climate in the US, “analysts of conflict from Thucydides to Hobbes have argued that war destroys markets.In fact, conflict transforms markets, creating new winners and losers within shifting
socioeconomic power structures that generally harm the aggregate populace and the overall economy, but richly benefit the select conflict. Halliburton.

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By: ofilha http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-52460 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:50:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9079#comment-52460 zbrowne,
But it’s okay to forget who attacked whom? The US was attacked from Afghanistan and their leadership never gave up the Alqaida leaders. Mohammed Omar fully supported Alqaida, gave them sanctuaries while they went on their merry way bombing and maiming innocent people all over the world.
Your argument is very neglectful of what went on and is either ignorant or purposely one-sided. I am no war hawk but it sickens me when i see people being so one sided and ignorant about current history.

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By: ofilha http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-52459 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:46:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9079#comment-52459 @NeilMcGowan,
Nice thoughtful reply. I guess you have never had a daughter, sister or mother or son for that matter mutilated by these thugs.

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By: zbrowne http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-52456 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 04:57:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9079#comment-52456 No one invited the U.S. to be on the ground. Although they claim that they were chasing AQ, in reality NATO is in Afghanistan for one and one reason only: blocking China’s access to Iranian oil. There probably would never be Mafia in Afghanistan or Pakistan if it had not been for U.S. and its allies. So just leave and let these people sort their own affairs out. Their atrocities are not worse than NATO has committed, and probably less. So lets not forget who invaded whom.

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By: NeilMcGowan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-52377 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:29:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9079#comment-52377 Breezinthru

You are scum. I hope someone kills you in your house with a drone attack, and that you die amid your family’s own blood.

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By: NeilMcGowan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-52376 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:28:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9079#comment-52376 >> “When their bodies were found, one victim had been disembowelled; both had been crushed by boulders, had scalding iron rods shoved through their legs, and shot through the head.” <<

And frankly, it’s what they deserved.

You help yankee scum murder women & children?? This is what you get. Expect to get more of it.

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By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/08/04/a-mafia-in-fata-haqqanis-and-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-50047 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 08:52:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9079#comment-50047 Excellent article. I regret that it was published in August and that it took this long for me to read it.

I expect that there will be much less opposition to the drone strikes on the part of the average US citizen in the aftermath of the Malala Yousufzai story.

I’d like to read about Gretchen Peters and Myra MacDonald’s take on that. I wonder if the Haqqani and Taliban are seen in the same light by ordinary Pakistani’s and just how unfriendly that light is?

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