Saturday, August 21, 2010

Not enough for Pakistan

Pakistan complains that the world is ignoring scope of disaster. A valid complaint, as funding not splendidly generous.

As it turns out, the world does not particularly care to send lots of money to a country which is a byword for corruption and terrorism, despite clear need of the population.
News articles last month made clear that the Pakistani government skimmed a very large proportion of previous disaster aid donations, some of which ended up in ISI and Taliban pockets.
Far too little got to the needy, far too late besides.

Why, the world is seeming to ask, send money and help if Paki military hijacks it, vakil class imposes commissions and conditions, and politicos direct to own pocket?
It is understandable that world is hesitant about a repeat.

The more so as Pakistani society is notorious for overlooking the world's contributions, and its own horrible failings, equally or much more so massive. Everything in Pakistan is the fault of the Zionists and the evil Yankees.
Rain, flood, earthquake, quagmire? Blame Z and evil Y.
Corruption, toxic waste, bad tv? Blame Z and evil Y.
India, existence and proximity of? Blame Z and evil Y.

But please understand, it just isn't proper entirely for a failed state, a terror supporting theftocracy, a loose cannon among the nations, populated by brigands, rapists, and violators of civilized values, to have so pressing a need. Sorry. No.
Perhaps some other time. After civilization has been succesfully introduced.

Or can we send in Christian missionaries to safeguard the donations and make sure that the suffering masses actually receive help this time?

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