Skip to comments.Pakistani merchants ban videogames for portraying country as terrorist breeding ground
Posted on 01/29/2013 1:42:14 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
Pakistan's electronic entertainment association has ordered merchants to pull the video games Call of Duty and Medal of Honor as the games "unfairly depict the country as a breeding ground for excessive violence, and where security forces have ties to al Qaeda," Al Jazeera reports.
For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the makers of Call of Duty and Medal of Honor would portray Pakistan in such a light. After all, Pakistan is the country where Osama bin Laden lived for 10 years after 9/11, the last six of them in a massive complex just outside of Abbottabad, Pakistan's version of West Point. Pakistani security forces were somehow unable to find him in the closed, garrison city, and yet the CIA and US Navy SEALs could. But Pakistan was able to jail a doctor who helped the US track down and kill bin Laden.
Without Pakistan's provision of a safe haven for the Afghan Taliban, the group would have been incapable of maintaining an effective insurgency that held off the NATO Coalition for 11 years. And Pakistan has further undermined the Coalition's effort in Afghanistan by choking off its critical supply line for months at a time.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's military and Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate shelter and coddle the so-called "good Taliban," such as the Haqqani Network, and the Hafiz Gul Bahadar and Mullah Nazir groups. . .
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Of Course, video games are fantasy, right? :)
I KILL YOU!
What if the Germans or Japs applied the same standards?
The truth is embarrassing, isn’t it?
"We DEMAND Call of Duty!"
Nope! No terror here....