Got room for one more crisis? In Pakistan, protesters threaten government’s stability

posted at 4:31 pm on September 1, 2014 by Noah Rothman

With international crises boiling on three continents, it is easy to think that things could not possibly get any worse. But, of course, they can, and that proposition is being tested presently in Pakistan where anti-government protests area growing more aggressive.

300 were injured in overnight battles with government forces on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Demonstrations by Pakistanis loyal to opposition politician Imran Khan and cleric Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri that began two weeks ago became more violent this weekend as police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.

The protest movement has been camped outside of Pakistan’s parliament in Islamabad since August 14-15. They are accusing Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of rigging elections and are demanding that he resign. What began as a peaceful effort to seek Sharif’s abdication has grown more tense since the Pakistani military was asked to mediate negotiations between the government and the protesters.

NDTV reported that protesters fear the involvement of the military raises “fears the military would use the situation to enact a ‘soft coup’ and increase its dominance over civilian authorities.” Khan and Qadri have called on protesters to cooperate with the military.

Local and foreign observers said the polls were credible, and analysts believe the protests have been coordinated by the powerful army as a means of re-asserting its dominance over civilian authorities.

Overnight last night, anti-government protesters stormed a state-run television network. The channel was briefly taken off the air, but was resorted after a second night of fighting between protesters and government forces began to die down. Three protesters were killed in overnight clashes.

“[T]he deadlock has raised the prospect of an increasingly dangerous confrontation that could bring down the 15-month-old civilian government,” Omar Waraich wrote in Monday’s Time Magazine.

Doctors treating the injured said the police had used several rounds of tear gas, baton charges and even rubber bullets. Images circulating on social media showed the bodies of protesters bearing bloody and livid scars from the apparent use of rubber bullets. At the same time, the police said they were confronted with a contingent intent on carrying out violence against state institutions, armed with large sticks, hammers and iron rods. Some of the protesters cut the gates at Parliament, letting hundreds enter into its lawns and parking area.

Pakistan’s journalists were caught in the middle of the clashes. Geo TV, one of Pakistan’s largest news channels, claimed that its offices were attacked by protesters, broadcasting images of large holes in its glass building. The standoff between the government and the protesters has sharply polarized Pakistan’s lively and excitable news media, with prominent news anchors taking vocal positions on both sides of the divide.

Sharif’s government has attempted to engage with the demonstrators. Earlier in the week, the army chief General Raheel Sharif — no relation to the Prime Minister — had been asked by the government to step in and mediate an end to the protests. But neither Khan nor Qadri seem prepared to compromise on anything short of their exacting demands.

The tumult roiling one of South Asia’s foremost nuclear powers should certainly be on America’s radar, but the proliferation of crises in Ukraine, Libya, Syria, and Iraq have spread thin the nation’s attention span.


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I am here to see who is going to write that Obama can fix this if he just would stop golfing first. :-)

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Pahhhhkeeeestaaaahhhhhn has troubles? Go figure.

So the radicals there will probably get control, first thing they do is threaten India with a nuke attack.

What’s next? The south pole declares war on the north pole?

Diluculo on September 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Pahhhhkeeeestaaaahhhhhn has troubles? Go figure.

So the radicals there will probably get control, first thing they do is threaten India with a nuke attack.

What’s next? The south pole declares war on the north pole?

Diluculo on September 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

The south pole declaring war on the north pole would be quite funny. I would look forward to that declaration of war. lol

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

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davidk on September 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM

I am here to see who is going to write that Obama can fix this if he just would stop golfing first. :-)

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

He was one of the biggest voices, who wanted Musharraf out.

RickB on September 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Well, at least then we will know once and for all if he is in fact the Anti-Christ.

Speaking of whom, do all these crises exploding all over the globe remind anyone else of something they may have read somewhere?

pannw on September 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Well, at least then we will know once and for all if he is in fact the Anti-Christ.

pannw on September 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

No way. Too many people see through him.

Cleombrotus on September 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

#pakistanispring

I imagine Obama will have the US actively aiding the Islamo-fascist secular pro-western democratic leaders of the anti-government forces in Pakistan soon enough.

It worked so well in Libya and Egypt, after all, and surely will work in Syria as well.

MidniteRambler on September 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

He was one of the biggest voices, who wanted Musharraf out.

RickB on September 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Sooo you are saying that Obama is to blame? if yes then you are the winner. The prize is in the mail.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

I was wondering where the Occupy Wall Street-ers went?

viking01 on September 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Ummmm, yeah.

GrayDog on September 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Obama is not the actual antichrist, but the real one will be similar like Obama’s beginning where he attracted the masses like a demigod but the real one will be a lot more clever and deceiving. The worst thing about Pakistan is some radical group getting the nukes.

garydt on September 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Sooo you are saying that Obama is to blame? if yes then you are the winner. The prize is in the mail.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Lest you not understand the finer point … Obama has been opposed to any national leader who opposes radical Islamism. He supported the ouster of Gaddafi, Mubarak and continues to support the ouster of Assad.

darwin on September 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

He was one of the biggest voices, who wanted Musharraf out.

RickB on September 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

FYI to everyone who wants to know what happened. Musharraf was very unpopular in Pakistan and no one wanted him to seek reelection. He quit politics in August of 2008 and went to England in November of 2008.

Obama was not even president when all that shi!t went down. But why let facts get in the way of a good president blaming.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM

least there can’t be a pearl harbor in his third term…only because there won’t be a third term.

dmacleo on September 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Cool just quit with the Obama fluffing. It is embarrassing.

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O/T

Sam not on Rams’ practice squad

So sad.

CW on September 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

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davidk on September 1, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Coolrepublica I imagine you were blaming everything on Bush during his tenure. I remember that when everything went down it was Bush’s fault. Bush never had the advantage of owning the media, the universities and Hollywood that Obama enjoys. I still have relatives that call Bush hitler and other names. Now its the Obama’s turn to reap what he sowed.

garydt on September 1, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Obama owns nothing.

CW on September 1, 2014 at 5:04 PM

No way. Too many people see through him.

Cleombrotus on September 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

I tend to think so too, what with only a 40% approval rating here. That and the fact that he just doesn’t seem smart enough. Of course, it could just be his way of letting everything deteriorate so his near ‘miraculous’ handling of it causes his approval rating to go through the roof. Then we will know!

pannw on September 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Too bad the Paki’s aren’t using the same kind of “rubber bullets” that were used in Ferguson.

GarandFan on September 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I would appreciate it if someone would publish a crisis spread sheet (excel will do). I am having trouble keeping up. We will need a column to tell us which side we are on; a column designating varsity or JV; a column verifying that obumbles the incompetent has seen the crisis on MSDNC yet.

Old Country Boy on September 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Sam not on Rams’ practice squad

So sad.

CW on September 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I’ll bet huddles are less stressful already.

viking01 on September 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Obama was not even president when all that shi!t went down. But why let facts get in the way of a good president blaming.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM

no, he was a senator running for potus saying he wanted him out.
but why let facts flow from your keyboard.

dmacleo on September 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

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davidk on September 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Isn’t that where Obama got Osama?

albill on September 1, 2014 at 5:10 PM

How to win a Nobel Peace Prize:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists even without local permission if warranted — an attempt to show strength when his chief rival has described his foreign policy skills as naive.

The Illinois senator warned Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf that he must do more to shut down terrorist operations in his country and evict foreign fighters under an Obama presidency, or Pakistan will risk a U.S. troop invasion and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid.

“Let me make this clear,” Obama said in a speech prepared for delivery at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “There are terrorists holed up in those mountains who murdered 3,000 Americans. They are plotting to strike again. It was a terrible mistake to fail to act when we had a chance to take out an al-Qaida leadership meeting in 2005. If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.” …

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/ap-obama-might-send-troops-into-pakistan

davidk on September 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Loose nukes ahoy!

ISIS is probably bidding on one already.

$500 million looted from Mosul oughta buy a nice shiny new “Islamic Bomb”.

To humble a city of the Great Satan.

The Big Baked Apple anyone?

profitsbeard on September 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Pakistan huh ?
Isn’t that the place where Hussein earned his foreign policy creds hanging out with his cocaine buddy who has lips like Zakaria and Kal Penn ?
:O

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Obama was not even president when all that shi!t went down.

That didn’t keep the idiot from running his mouth every chance he got.

In all 57 states, too!!!

WhirledPeas on September 1, 2014 at 5:14 PM

How come every time there’s a revolution in the Middle East, a corrupt, murderous scumbag who has been running the country into the ground for decades is overthrown… by a pack of people who are furious that he hasn’t killed enough Jews and rape victims?

TaraMaclay on September 1, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

foolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.”

Barack O’bama, June 3, 2008

F-

Del Dolemonte on September 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Barack Obama, Neocon
Updated Aug. 3, 2007 12:01 a.m. ET

Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama is taking heat from liberals and conservatives alike for his comment that he wouldn’t hesitate to send U.S. troops into Pakistan to capture or kill al Qaeda leaders.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB118610868429787031

davidk on September 1, 2014 at 5:20 PM

F————————-

Del Dolemonte on September 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

FIFY

WhirledPeas on September 1, 2014 at 5:22 PM

davidk on September 1, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I was upset over him saying that because I knew it was a lie, knew he would hesitate unless it was a political boost.

dmacleo on September 1, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

foolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.”

Barack O’bama, June 3, 2008

F-

Del Dolemonte on September 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I don’t recall Candidate Obama shooting down the descriptions of him as a “Jedi”, “Lightbringer”, or “The One We’ve Been Waiting For”.

Obama is a complete and utter failure. Not only as a messiah, but as a leader.

MidniteRambler on September 1, 2014 at 5:26 PM

OK Cool, I won’t faulting Obama for this if you can tell me a problem he actually finessed and kept from being a crisis in the first place. I can exonerate a ventriloquist’s dummy (VD) from being responsible for the world’s problems; but I wouldn’t vote for one because it wouldn’t solve any or prevent any either. Got anything where Obama did better than the VD.

KW64 on September 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Got anything where Obama did better than the VD.

KW64 on September 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

fixed :)

dmacleo on September 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Got anything where Obama did better than the VD.

KW64 on September 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

He did Soros better than a VD.
;-)

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Another one already??

sorrowen on September 1, 2014 at 5:36 PM

I’ll bet huddles are less stressful already.

viking01 on September 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

so are Ram’s locker room showers….

HatfieldMcCoy on September 1, 2014 at 5:40 PM

I’ll bet huddles are less stressful already.

viking01 on September 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

so are Ram’s locker room showers….

HatfieldMcCoy on September 1, 2014 at 5:40 PM

So are NFL teams avoiding Sam because he’s gay?

According to one NFL player, the answer to that question is yes — but not because teams are homophobic. Bills center Eric Wood says teams are avoiding Sam because they don’t want the ESPN hype that would come with having Sam, the only openly gay player in football, on the team. In response to a question from Ross Tucker about Sam’s lack of practice squad offers, Wood said ESPN is to blame.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/31/bills-eric-wood-blames-espn-for-lack-of-interest-in-michael-sam/

davidk on September 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

foolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson is no stranger to effusive, over-the-top lobbying for Barack Obama. But on Saturday, he went so far that even fellow liberal host Melissa Harris Perry couldn’t believe it. Dyson called on the President to speak out more about the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, comparing, “I’m a Christian preacher and God finally said, ‘look, I can’t send nobody else. I got to go myself.’”

Dyson continued, “And I ain’t saying that Obama is Jesus, but for many of his followers he is.”

F-

Del Dolemonte on September 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Pervez Musharraf: “Miss me yet?”

ExpressoBold on September 1, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Another crisis?

“At this point, what does it matter?”

Khun Joe on September 1, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Barack O’bama, June 3, 2008

F-

Del Dolemonte on September 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

.
That grade is way over his demonstrated accomplishments…

ExpressoBold on September 1, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

As opposed to Bush, who could even be blamed for a hurricane.

Troll earns another F-.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 1, 2014 at 6:06 PM

I am here to see who is going to write that Obama can fix this if he just would stop golfing first. :-)

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Obama couldn’t fix the problem of the top being down in a rainstorm.

ConstantineXI on September 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

F-

Del Dolemonte on September 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

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That grade is way over his demonstrated accomplishments…

ExpressoBold on September 1, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I believe the grade is for the child with the grade school intellect.

Judge_Dredd on September 1, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Pakistan huh ?
Isn’t that the place where Hussein earned his foreign policy creds hanging out with his cocaine buddy who has lips like Zakaria and Kal Penn ?
:O

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

“That’s POCK-EE-STON. Pronounce it right.” -Barack HUSSEIN “Corpse-Men” Obama

ConstantineXI on September 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM

So are NFL teams avoiding Sam because he’s gay?

According to one NFL player, the answer to that question is yes — but not because teams are homophobic. Bills center Eric Wood says teams are avoiding Sam because they don’t want the ESPN hype that would come with having Sam, the only openly gay player in football, on the team. In response to a question from Ross Tucker about Sam’s lack of practice squad offers, Wood said ESPN is to blame.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/31/bills-eric-wood-blames-espn-for-lack-of-interest-in-michael-sam/

davidk on September 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM

The contrived cake kiss and his signing up for a reality show are proof that Michael Sam had every intention of making it about his queerness. The Rams told him to knock that crap off if he wanted a chance to make the team.

I expect him to go full attention whore this week since no one is going to offer better than the practice squad, if even that.

ConstantineXI on September 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Time was, the situation deteriorating in Pakistan would inevitably lead to a military takeover, whereupon the USA, India, and decent people everywhere would say, “Phew! That was close!” and go about their business.

Unfortunately, Pakistan has degenerated from a “moderate muslim” democracy where only 10% of the seats in Parliament were held by radical islamists, and most of those from the areas bordering Waziristan. Now, fundamentalist and radical parties are near a majority, only infighting keeps them from controlling the government.

Not that the “Democrats” in Pakistan are that much better. Like our own, they are power hungry and completely corrupt.

A military takeover is still the best option. Unfortunately, this is not your father’s Pakistani Army: it has also been infiltrated by radicals, and the secret service is now controlled by the islamists.

Adjoran on September 1, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Pakistan huh ?
Isn’t that the place where Hussein earned his foreign policy creds hanging out with his cocaine buddy who has lips like Zakaria and Kal Penn ?
:O

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

There is no record of any such trip on Obama’s US Passport.

I wonder how he managed to get all that way without one?

Adjoran on September 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

A crisis Access database would be better. You could run queries, run reports, and export to excel.

Tinker on September 1, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Obama couldn’t fix the problem of the top being down in a rainstorm umbrella being open behind an iron gate 8′ high.

ConstantineXI on September 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

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Fixed for photographic reality…

ExpressoBold on September 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM

who is going to write that Obama can fix this

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Nobody on Hot Air, except you, would ever write such nonsense.

corkie on September 1, 2014 at 6:20 PM

cool, you really need to get back and finish shampooing Obumble’s pubic hair- you didn’t use enough conditioner last time.

Dolce Far Niente on September 1, 2014 at 6:22 PM

I’m getting kinda’ glad that I’m middle aged, a heavy smoker, and have no progeny to worry about. Because all this sh!te cannot end well for the civilized world.

aquaviva on September 1, 2014 at 6:24 PM

What the meaning of IS is.

formwiz on September 1, 2014 at 6:24 PM

The south pole declaring war on the north pole would be quite funny. I would look forward to that declaration of war. lol

Penguins vs. polar bears and Santa Claus’ entire army of elves? My money’s on the North Pole.

Plus the North Pole is way more strategic … NP gets you easy access to all of Europe, Russia and North America. SP gets you Tierra del Fuego and South Africa.

Moron Labe on September 1, 2014 at 6:36 PM

There is no record of any such trip on Obama’s US Passport.

I wonder how he managed to get all that way without one?

Adjoran on September 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

But how can that be ? Hussein was always so proud of his visits to Pakistan to stay with his paki friends and cook dal and keema , remember ?
No wonder Leiutenant Quarles Harris, Jr. had to be killed , right John Brenan ?

burrata on September 1, 2014 at 6:44 PM

What kind of f*ckwit must one be to be a pro-Obama troll that would dare show their face in any context these days? Seriously? If they had a shred of self-respect they’d shoot themselves in the head in abject humiliation.

Midas on September 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Stupidest move ever: Allowing Pakistan to get nukes.

William Eaton on September 1, 2014 at 6:48 PM

No big deal. So what if in all the turmoil, ISIS pops in, lops a few heads off, and lays their hands on some nukes?

After all, there’s golf to be played, fundraisers to attend and swanky dinners to be consumed. It’s all good… //

bimmcorp on September 1, 2014 at 6:51 PM

“That’s POCK-EE-STON. Pronounce it right.” -Barack HUSSEIN “Corpse-Men” Obama

ConstantineXI on September 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Yeah…remember when that was part of his foreign policy cred…because he knew how to pronounce the name of that shitthole correctly? mmhmm. what a joke.

Where’s Biden by the way? I thought he was the other big contribution to Obama’s foreign policy cred?

Stray Cat on September 1, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Another crisis beyond Obama’s pay grade.

(Which would be too high even if he donated it all to charity.)

profitsbeard on September 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM

What kind of f*ckwit must one be to be a pro-Obama troll that would dare show their face in any context these days? Seriously? If they had a shred of self-respect they’d shoot themselves in the head in abject humiliation.

Midas on September 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM

The same type of f*ckwit that believes neither Trayvon nor Mike Brown did nuffin wrong. The result is left to the student as an exercise.

Judge_Dredd on September 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM

I am here to see who is going to write that Obama can fix this if he just would stop golfing first. :-)

Obama the godlike creature who has solutions to all problems.

coolrepublica on September 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

I don’t think he can fix anything. Not one damned thing. I don’t think he has the inclination or the ability.

We never even hear what his golf scores are. He probably sucks at that, too.

trigon on September 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Obama couldn’t fix the problem of the top being down in a rainstorm umbrella being open behind an iron gate 8′ high.

ConstantineXI on September 1, 2014 at 6:07 PM

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Fixed for photographic reality

ExpressoBold on September 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM

~

You know some staffer got fired over that. It was supposed to be a sweet photo op to get all the dumb single women who vote for Obama to say “Awwww!”

What they forgot is that not only had Obama never carried an umbrella for someone else, he hadn’t carried his own in years.

Still, it’s better than the baseball pitch in Mom jeans or the bicycle outfit.

Adjoran on September 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Do you think that barky sent autographed copies of Rules for Radicals by alinsky to all these crisis countries?

crosshugger on September 1, 2014 at 7:15 PM

You know, I take back a small part of my previous post. I believe Presnit Dilweed will probably manage to get the minimum wage increased. Fast food joints all over the country will then be impelled to automate their operations, putting hundreds of thousands of minimum wage workers out of a job. The resultant increase in quality and lowering of prices will benefit the economy overall.

I shall go to Micky D’s, order a RoboMac and some AutoFries and laugh.

trigon on September 1, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I shall go to Micky D’s, order a RoboMac and some AutoFries and laugh.

trigon on September 1, 2014 at 7:17 PM

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LOL

ExpressoBold on September 1, 2014 at 7:53 PM

ISIS has to get its nuclear weapons from someplace, you know?

Inspiring their fellow travelers in Af-Pak just might get them there.

You think they are bad now? Ask yourself what an ISIS-like or even just ISIS organization with nukes will do with them. They do go after Christians, Yazidis, Jews… but their main death toll is amongst Muslims who disagree with them.

There are some people who just want to see the world burn, and tipping over Pakistan is just the way to get there in a couple of steps.

ajacksonian on September 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Feelin’ safer and safer every day.
:-/

pambi on September 1, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Got room for one more crisis? In Pakistan, protesters threaten government’s stability

Yeah, all this stuff is…just happening…on its own (shrugs shoulders). No one is behind most of it. Move along folks…

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 1, 2014 at 8:11 PM

If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.” …http://sweetness-light.com/archive/ap-obama-might-send-troops-into-pakistan

davidk on September 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Hmmm. Heard that before a bunch of times-”if x won’t act, i will”. Who knew he was trying out the line way back then? /

This guy is the ultimate POS. His eternal reward of 72 bearded virgins can’t come soon enough. God help us all. Yes we did as a nation forsake Him, I just hope enough repent to turn His wrath from us.

AH_C on September 1, 2014 at 8:56 PM

But, but… the world is more at peace than ever or something.

Midas on September 1, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Fixed for photographic reality…
ExpressoBold on September 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Lol. Exactly the same thing I had in mind. You won’t find that clown under any dictionary definition of “grace”. Can’t shoot, can’t throw, can’t ride, can’t catch, can’t do anything at all that requires hand-eye or brain-mouth coordination. A veritable walking and talking vegetable. Dont know anything about history, geography, culture or language. All he knows is he doesnt like whats there and wants to chane everything. How pathetic.

AH_C on September 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Room for one more crisis?
With Obama, there’s always room for Jello yellow!

Tard on September 1, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Meh….just your regular wars and regular rumors of war stuff.

BL@KBIRD on September 2, 2014 at 12:03 AM

It sounds like this is Pakistan’s problem and I am sure it will end one way or another without our involvement. India should be more interested in the outcome than us and I don’t see them mentioned in the post at all – kind of like only the US can solve all of the worlds problems.

I think you warmongers, Noah, are just grasping at straws.

earlgrey on September 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM