Skip to comments.US peace group heading to Pakistan to protest drone strikes (Code Pink)
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 Pakistans Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest US drone strikes that have killed more than 2,500 people, including civilians, CODEPINK said.
President Obamas counter-terrorism chief John Brennan insists that US drones strikes arent harming innocent Pakistanis, but we know thats 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.
Just in time for QVC's new line of pink burkas!
Where’s all the white women?!!!? Hope they have a wonderful visit!
Time would be better spent in Chicago....
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.
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.
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.
They must have enjoyed having their asses grabbed in Tahrir
Cool. Let the Taliban keep them.
Easy to spot too.
Their previous visit to Egypt destroyed the country
and the leader of Egypt.
Is their goal to repeat it in Pakistan?
Amen brther, with any luck they will take them hostage and sell them in Saudi Arabia.
They sure are sparkly. I wonder if that would be offensive to Mad Mo?
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.
They will be put up in a ***** star hotel and will never see the dangerous streets.
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 ;)
Will they be taking their “giant vagina” costumes with them? That would be a riot!
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.
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