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US peace group heading to Pakistan to protest drone strikes (Code Pink)
Dawn ^ | 29 sep 2012 | staff

Posted on 09/29/2012 5:05:57 AM PDT by csvset

NEW YORK: A 40-member American peace delegation is leaving for Pakistan next week to protest drone strikes and promote peaceful relations between US and Pakistan, it was announced on Friday.

The delegation, organised by the activist group CODEPINK, a group of women peace activists, will meet with the families of drone victims, lawyers, academics, Pakistani politicians and US officials.

On October 7, they will march to South Waziristan in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest US drone strikes that have killed more than 2,500 people, including civilians, CODEPINK said.

“President Obama’s counter-terrorism chief John Brennan insists that US drones strikes aren’t harming innocent Pakistanis, but we know that’s not true, especially since the Obama administration calls all military-age males in the area ‘militants,” said CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who wrote the book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

The protest comes in the wake of a scathing report by New York University and Stanford lawyers that details how drone warfare affects citizens and humanitarian workers in Pakistan.

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end US funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: benjamin; codepink; drone; drones; humanshield; medea; pakistan; pink; targets; uav; wankers
Bitches in need of a drone strike.
1 posted on 09/29/2012 5:06:03 AM PDT by csvset
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Just in time for QVC's new line of pink burkas!

2 posted on 09/29/2012 5:12:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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Where’s all the white women?!!!? Hope they have a wonderful visit!


3 posted on 09/29/2012 5:13:09 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: csvset

Time would be better spent in Chicago....


4 posted on 09/29/2012 5:14:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Lets hope they have their own 40 on 4000 run in with the new face of the ‘religion of peace’, the moose-limb brotherhood and company.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 5:14:46 AM PDT by nomad
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To: csvset

It’s just another leftwingtard propaganda ploy to lead you to believe that drones work well AND to make sure Obamugabe gets great credit for being a warrior.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 5:14:46 AM PDT by muawiyah
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Would be sweet if they just kept them. Let them experience all the joy of living in an environment of oppression that they think the rest of us need.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 5:14:50 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: csvset

They must have enjoyed having their asses grabbed in Tahrir
Square!


8 posted on 09/29/2012 5:19:48 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: csvset

Cool. Let the Taliban keep them.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 5:22:47 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: csvset

Easy to spot too.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 5:26:53 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: kevslisababy
Travel in 3rd world countries can be dangerous, perhaps a bus plunge is in their future.
11 posted on 09/29/2012 5:27:08 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Their previous visit to Egypt destroyed the country
and the leader of Egypt.

Is their goal to repeat it in Pakistan?


12 posted on 09/29/2012 5:28:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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Amen brther, with any luck they will take them hostage and sell them in Saudi Arabia.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 5:31:19 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
That looks like it's from Burning Man, right?

They sure are sparkly. I wonder if that would be offensive to Mad Mo?

14 posted on 09/29/2012 5:31:39 AM PDT by csvset
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Pink sensitivity should be easy to program into the drone computers.

Leni

15 posted on 09/29/2012 5:40:04 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: ronnie raygun

I wish it would teach them to appreciate how liberated women are HERE. But I suspect their blinders are so tight that they are truly blind.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 5:41:06 AM PDT by tbw2
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They will be put up in a ***** star hotel and will never see the dangerous streets.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 5:42:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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Hmm how bout someone spread the rumor that they are a pork lobby...well pink...pigs...etc...with the mooselimb nut jobs shouldn’t be too hard to get that going ;)


18 posted on 09/29/2012 6:06:00 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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Will they be taking their “giant vagina” costumes with them? That would be a riot!


19 posted on 09/29/2012 6:14:51 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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I think those who will come back from that experience will be changed. I pray they see things that will make a difference in thier heart.

The best experience is living not just talking.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: csvset
On October 7, they will march to South Waziristan in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest US drone strikes that have killed more than 2,500 people, including civilians, CODEPINK said.

Right. The only marching these idiots will be doing will be back and forth to the nearest food supply.

21 posted on 09/29/2012 7:21:02 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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Serve them right if they got eaten by the alligator.
Stupid Biches think because they are sucking up to
the pakis they will be safe.
Guess they forgot about that anti-Mohammed movie
they were making...or about those burned Koran
pages in their luggage.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 7:27:16 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Those cute pink T-shirts should make good drone targets.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 9:36:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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I wonder if these ‘women’ realize that Obama has authorized drone flyovers here in the USA over THEIR homes???


24 posted on 09/29/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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