Tuesday, October 11

Damned If We Do...


West's response condemned as slow and inadequate


The Independent reports...

Western governments rushed to step up their pledges for the earthquake relief effort after their initial response to the disaster was condemned as slow-moving and financially inadequate.

The United States, which was under pressure to increase a pledge of $500,000 (£280,000) considered almost derisory by many Pakistanis when it was made over the weekend, announced it intended to give $50m in emergency aid.

The gesture, intended to make up for the resentment caused by an initial pledge which, along with the British offering of £100,000, was labelled as "peanuts" by Qazi Hussain, the leader of the Pakistani opposition party Jamat Islami, was greeted as a major boost to the struggling relief effort.



Um, excuse me, but don't we have enough problems of our own right now? Isn't it time for others to step up and do more? Or is that asking too much. [/retorical question off]

The world's first response is "America is evil" then out of the other side of their mouths comes, "America, must do more."

Hey world... you can't have it both ways. We aren't Daddy Warbucks and we'll help when and how we can, but you don't get to have it both ways.

Where the hell is the UN on giving aid? Or are they too busy setting things up so they can rape the small children of Pakistan like they've done in so many other countries they've "helped"?

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