Adding insult to injury: Perhaps We Should Just Delete the Aid (Atlas Shrugs)
“I wanna bite the hands that feed me, I wanna bite that hand so badly …Elvis Costello, Radio, Radio”
This is the poisonous fruit of an adminstration ashamed of our greatness, embarrassed by our achievements. The jihadist country of Pakistan, which works against us and aids the devout who murder the moderates, the infidels, the kuffar, wants our kindness, but no reminder of whose goodness it is. How did it get there, by allah?
We don’t want no stinkin’ kaffir aid. Now give it to us! (in other words: pay the jiziya with willing submission and STFU!)
A group of 11 prominent charities is preparing a letter calling on the US to remove logos on American-funded assistance in Pakistan.
The letter, signed by charities including Save the Children, Oxfam, and World Vision says that such “branding” of aid jeopardises their neutrality.
They say that this is especially dangerous in a country with numerous anti-American militants.
The letter will be delivered later this week in Washington, officials say.
All of this and more:
- Pakistan considers imposing tax on Nato supply trucks
- America should rebuild Pakistani highways used for NATO supplies …
- 500 oil tankers and supply containers for NATO troops go missing …
It says that there are “strong indicators” that branding will attract violent attacks for both economic and ideologically-motivated reasons”.
The letter will be sent to the US government aid agency, USAID, by the InterAction group, a coalition of more than 160 humanitarian organisations working around the world.
International charities have for several years refrained from using their own logos in Pakistan because of the security risk.
However the US government, through USAID, requires non-governmental organisations that receive funding to “brand” aid with the agency’s handshake logo and the words “from the American people” in local languages.
On Friday Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed in Afghanistan as US special forces tried to rescue her from kidnappers.
Save the Children Pakistan representative Mohammed Qazilbash told the BBC that the danger posed by such logos was especially apparent when displayed on rebuilt schools, reconstructed buildings, health posts, T-shirts, caps and vehicles.
“It is essential that the US considers this because the safety and security of our beneficiaries and partners in Pakistan is at stake,” he said.
“We are currently negotiating an alternative branding strategy with the US authorities,” he said.
In August the UN said it was reviewing security measures for its staff in Pakistan, after the Taliban warned foreign aid workers to stay out of the country.
There have been a number of attacks on aid workers in Pakistan in recent years, although none since devastating floods this summer.
In March militants killed six Pakistani staff working for World Vision in the north-west of the country.