Skip to comments.6 anti-polio workers killed in Pakistan
Posted on 12/18/2012 6:19:57 PM PST by South40
ISLAMABAD: In a string of attacks in Pakistan, unidentified gunmen killed at least five female and one male health workers who were employed with a UN-backed programme to immunize children from polio, an endemic disease in the country. Five health workers, four of them women, were killed in three different locations in the port city of Karachi while another female health worked was gunned down in the suburbs of Peshawar on Tuesday.
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They must have an advanced version of Obamacare in Hussein’s beloved Pakistan.
They are animal droppings. Pig droppings to be specific.
I must be missing something....what would anyone hope to achieve by doing that.....the deaths of more of their children?????
It's a sad story, though. I've helped
Hussein vacationed in Pakistan with his sugar daddy when he was young.
What a squirrelly, strange dude!
Unfortunately, there is some sense to it from their perspective, and the Obama administration has blood on its hands by revealing how we tracked down Osama bin Laden.
There's a history in that part of the world about vaccines and sterility.Hugh Pickens writes "Jamal Khan reports that the United Nations has suspended its polio vaccination drive in Pakistan after eight people involved in the effort were shot dead in the past few days. The killings dealt a grave blow to the drive to bring an end to the scourge of polio in Pakistan, one of only three countries where the crippling disease still survives. Militants accuse health workers of acting as spies for the U.S. and claim the vaccine makes children sterile. Taliban commanders in the troubled northwest tribal region have also said vaccinations can't go forward until the U.S. stops drone strikes in the country. Insurgent opposition to the campaign grew last year after it was revealed that a Pakistani doctor ran a fake polio vaccination program to help the CIA track down and kill Osama bin Laden, who was hiding in the town of Abbottabad in the country's northwest. The Pakistani government has condemned the attacks against aid workers, saying they deprive Pakistan's most vulnerable populations — specifically children — of basic life-saving health interventions. A total of 56 polio cases have been reported in Pakistan during 2012, down from 190 the previous year, according to the U.N. Most of the new cases in Pakistan are in the northwest, where the presence of militants makes it difficult to reach children. Clerics and tribal elders were recruited to support polio vaccinations in an attempt to open up areas previously inaccessible to health workers. 'This is undoubtedly a tragic setback,' says UNICEF spokeswoman Sarah Crowe, 'but the campaign to eradicate polio will and must continue.'"