May 13, 2009
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John   May 13th, 2009 3:37 pm ET

I think so. People in the west can criticize everything a government does, but the situation in Pakistan seems to be a little more complicated then it is in Western countries. Fighting the Taliban, who don't care about human lives at all, is hard enough. You can't fight such enemies and at the same time guarantee that your own people wont get hurt at all. The Taliban is responsible for the situation, therefore the question should actually be if the Taliban is doing enough to help innocent civilians. The answer to that question of course is NO, but that fact wont be breaking new i guess.

Thamizhan   May 13th, 2009 5:23 pm ET

Pakistan is getting lots of military equipment from US for free to fight Al-Quida and seeling it to Sri Lanka at a cheaper price. Sri Lanka is getting money from international donors with excuses of Tsunami and IDPs and buying weapons from Pakistan for Genocide of Tamils....
And only thing the UN can do is "MOURN"....

Jamal Khan   May 13th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

I agree with Thamizhan,
The politicians in these countries are so corrupt. Since there is no proper account on these militory equipment specially the ammunitions the money obtained by selling them to Sri Lanka is put in to the politicians pockets. And same way in Sri Lanka there is no account for how much they are paying for these eqipments from Pakistan.
As my Sri Lankan collegue at work mentioned "How can Sri Lankan Defence Secratory afford a $26million home in the Southern California???!!!!"

Jamal from LA

John   May 13th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Todays poll was about Pakistan (and later on) about releasing US-miltary-pics, yesterday's poll was about Demjanjuk, but all i read in those two polls is about Sri Lanka. As horrible as the situation over there might be, the Sri Lankan poll was two days ago and i dont think the debate is getting better when every kind of poll question will end up being linked to Sri Lanka!

wisdom   June 29th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

The displaced population in Pakistan is a human tragedy of historic proportions. A crisis of this huge a magnitude has overwhelmed the nation. Have they done enough or can they really do enough for these refugees. Unfortunately not. It is easy to create human tragedies but much more difficult to reverse. Therefore, any proposition that leads to or creates such scanarios are inhumane, simply stated.

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