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Pakistan Poses a Growing Challenge for the Obama Administration

Pakistan was once seen as the key to fixing Afghanistan, these days it's starting to look like an even more serious security crisis in itself. According to a report released by the Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies, a terrorism monitoring organization, last year 8,000 lives in Pakistan were lost to suicide attacks, terrorist bombings, Predator drone attacks and military operations against militants - some 600 less than the lives lost in Afghanistan, a country at war. And the government in Islamabad appears unable to respond effectively.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090126/wl_time/08599187390200

Don't take it as I agree with everything in this article, but I figured some of you guys might like to read between the lines. The issue with Pakistan worries me because we have not issued a declaration of war with them, yet we keep bombing them under their government's protests. Where does the authority come from people? The right answer should be us...the Sovereign States. Do we really want to keep antagonizing already unstable governments? Do we have the right to?
I'm pretty disturbed at how many people just accept that this stuff is for our safety, I mean we know that Pakistan has nukes- yet blowback seems to be a disregarded issue in D.C.
I think not only should the opinion of America's sovereign citizens dictate its course (and I do believe they neglected to ask or listen to the chatter), but also that our own personal safety should be a foremost consideration- and if they won't follow that cardinal law then we need to give them reason to. Be it peaceful or whatever.

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It's all about oil

I would like to focus today on three issues. First, the need for multiple pipeline routes for Central Asian oil and gas resources. Second, the need for U.S. support for international and regional efforts to achieve balanced and lasting political settlements to the conflicts in the region, including Afghanistan. Third, the need for structured assistance to encourage economic reforms and the development of appropriate investment climates in the region. In this regard, we specifically support repeal or removal of section 907 of the Freedom Support Act.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/oil.html

http://paguntaka.org/2008/11/02/iran-pakistan-india-gas-pipe...

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that New Delhi is working with Islamabad to resolve outstanding issues and insisted that the 7.4-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project can be finalised through cooperation of all the three countries.

Do not give into evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.

Do not give into evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.

Can I correct something

the term sovereign states and sovereign citizens has been revoked since the 14th amendment;therefore, relegating the states and citizens under federal government jurisdiction. This is why politicians won't respond to grievances under the constitution.

" Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. " - George Washington

" Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. " - George Washington

14th amendment was not properly ratified- thus unconstitutional

I understand what you are saying but...it was not properly ratified and is thus a unconstitutional amendment.
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1. The Joint Resolution proposing said amendment was not submitted to or adopted by a Constitutional Congress per Article I, Section 3, and Article V of the U. S. Constitution.

2. The Joint Resolution was not submitted to the President for his approval as required by Article I, Section 7 of the U. S. Constitution.

3. The proposed 14th Amendment was rejected by more than one-fourth of all the States then in the Union, and it was never ratified by three-fourths of all the States in the Union as required by Article V of the U. S. Constitution.

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It should be as ineffective as they have made the "Titles of Nobility" amendment.

Since all constitutional authority is derived from the people, we have the right (or should) to revoke those rights which have been given- especially those which have been taken.

Just Come Home

who said that?

Here's a start:

Stop killing innocent civilians in the homeland of one of our "allies."

I suspect the Pakistani government would be a little more willing to help.

http://federalfallacy.com

Ze Homeland?

May I suggest that is a poor choice of words.

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"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy

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"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy

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I agree completely!