Warfare continues to become more professional and dehumanized every day.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pakistan and U.S. Angering Populace in At Least One of Those Countries

Thank you Radioactivegavin (see link at right) for the heads up to GRITtv with Laura Flanders and a Monday, Feb. 8 piece,

Lifting the Veil on US Troops in Pakistan

Flanders alerts us to a Feb. 3 New York Times piece on the inadvertent exposure in U.S. media of operations inside Pakistan resulting from the loss of three U.S. soldiers in a late January suicide bombing in the region of Lower Dir.

Flanders writes, "Among the Pakistani public, surveys constantly show that Pakistanis consider the US a greater threat than the Taliban, despite 3,021 Pakistani deaths in terrorist attacks last year. If the drones are controversial, the presence of US soldiers on Pakistani soil is far more so. If the US war is quietly shifting, it’s not quiet inside Pakistan. People are kicking up a stink."

The NY Times article appears at the following: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/world/asia/04pstan.html

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