Slashing aid to Pakistan but not stopping the drones = real war
RichardKanePA | 06.10.2012
War between US and Pakistan is near according to many in both India and Pakistan and the surrounding areas. But the US peace movement is silent, or perhaps I am imagining, whispering please don't say too much or you will make matters worse.
Therefore I will start at a distance. Sunnis and Shiites have been fighting for centuries except when nasty dictators like Saddam and al-Assad.force them to stop. If the US decides to overthrow the dictator it then decides to mediate between the Sunni and Shiite masses and ends up just joining the dying and killing.
Fortunately in the past Indians and Pakistanis managed to kill each other over Kashmir without the US doing any of the dying. But Rep. Dana Rohrabacher who I think is a Trojan Horse not the peace movements link to the right wing to get out of Afghanistan, thinks the way out of Afghanistan is by forming a strong anti-Islam alliance with India and try to get countries like Russia on board. In both India and Pakistan after Rohrabacher called for a strong alliance with India followed by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta going to India to work for more military cooperation, they see more than Rohrabacher trying to grandstand before the trip. Rohrabacher demands that the US help a rebellious province of Pakistan gain its independence, condemns Afghan President Karzai then demands that he be allowed into Afghanistan to investigate his accusations. Cutting off all aid to Pakistan without stopping the drone strikes spells war, and Rohrabacher got Rand Paul and fortunately not Ron Paul to join the effort.
There was enough hate between Suiis and Shiites without adding to it and enough hate between Hindus and Muslims without Rohrabacher trying to get the US involved.
Please Philadelphia Peace Movement work for peace between the US and Pakistan. All calls to end aid to Pakistan must be linked to totally ending the drone war
The US was fighting Mohammed Omar in Afghanistan until besides blowing up hotels in India the Haqqani Network decided to blow up hotels in Kabul where businessmen in India were staying.
The US siding with the Hindus against the Muslims is a dream only to Dana Rohrabacher but a desperate peace movement is looking for right winger allies who want US troops out of Afghanistan.
Similar to the way we like to protest Nazis. let's protest Rohrabacher's dream of a Christian-Hindu alliance against Islam. The Haqqani network had nothing to do with defending and hiding bin Laden. It wants Karzia who respects Sunni minority rights replaced with someone who stands up for the Sunnis and against the Hindus. They are bad news but worse news with the US stepping into the fray with drone strikes against them.
By the way Rohrabacher is wrapped around the Romney campaign the way Rev. Wright was wrapped around Obama. Rohrabacker is a very close and long supporter of Romney, We need to pressure Romney to explain how he agrees and differs over Rohabacker's plans for a Christian-Hindu alliance. .