Pakistan's American-Flag Makers in Hi...

Pakistan's American-Flag Makers in High Demand after Obama Win

There are 7 comments on the Common Dreams story from Nov 7, 2012, titled Pakistan's American-Flag Makers in High Demand after Obama Win. In it, Common Dreams reports that:

American flag makers in Pakistan are likely to benefit from US President Barack Obama's reelection this year, as mass protests over Obama's drone policy are likely to increase along with the demand for American flags to burn, Agence-France Presse reported Wednesday.

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Mahwah, NJ

#1 Nov 7, 2012
Lets Play

New Baltimore, MI

#2 Nov 7, 2012
In a related story, there was an increase in demand from US contractors for Hellfire Missiles and drones.

Mahwah, NJ

#3 Nov 7, 2012
How u planned to relocate all them without getting damaged

Sterling Heights, MI

#4 Nov 7, 2012
It's sort of like burning the Confederate flag. A fun bonfire activity we in the north do in the Fall.

Mahwah, NJ

#5 Nov 7, 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that US created Taliban and abandoned Pakistan. Hillary Clinton acknowledged that the United States too had a share in creating the problem that plagues Pakistan today.

Problems we face now to some extent we have to take responsibility for, having contributed to it. We also have a history of kind of moving in and out of Pakistan, she said. Lets remember here the people we are fighting today we funded them twenty years ago and we did it because we were locked in a struggle with the Soviet Union.

They invaded Afghanistan and we did not want to see them control Central Asia and we went to work and it was President Reagan in partnership with Congress led by Democrats who said you know what it sounds like a pretty good idea lets deal with the ISI and the Pakistan military and lets go recruit these mujahideen. And great, let them come from Saudi Arabia and other countries, importing their Wahabi brand of Islam so that we can go beat the Soviet Union.

And guess what they (Soviets) retreated they lost billions of dollars and it led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. So there is a very strong argument which is it wasnt a bad investment in terms of Soviet Union but lets be careful with what we sow because we will harvest
red red red

Leeds, UK

#6 Nov 9, 2012
Hope they piss on them before sending to usa..

Karachi, Pakistan

#8 Nov 11, 2012
1.2mn Euros for Munda Dam's climate study: Raghib Shah
Sunday, 11 November 2012 20:46
Posted by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui

european-buildingLAHORE: The European Union (EU) has provided 1.2 million Euros as grant to conduct climate change impact assessment study in Swat basin for Munda Dam multipurpose project, located in Mohmand Agency of the Federally Administered Areas (FATA).

A joint venture comprising two renowned firms namely AHT of Germany and NESPAK of Pakistan has also been appointed as consultants to carry out the studies, said Raghib Shah, Chairman of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) here Sunday.

He said Munda Dam project was of immense importance for socio-economic development and poverty alleviation, as it would ensure water for irrigated agriculture, control floods and generate low-cost hydel electricity.

Thanking the EU for its support, he said, the grant would help implement this vital project.

At present, detailed engineering design and the tender documents of Munda Dam project were being prepared, for which French development agency AFD had committed to provide 11 million Euros to WAPDA, he maintained.

Underlining the need of foreign assistance for completion of the projects, he hoped that the EU would also provide financial support for construction phase of Munda Dam project.

The Chairman said that Munda Dam Project would store 1.29 million acre feet (MAF) of water for irrigation, while power generation capacity stands at 740 mega watt (MW), contributing about 2.4 billion units of electricity to the national grid every year.

Benefits of the project have been estimated at Rs. 20.2 billion per annum, he added.

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