Sunday, August 22, 2010

Really Crappy Irony

So, I keep hearing about how Americans aren't donating to Pakistanis to help them recover from the flooding in Pakistan because people (and apparently American media, given their totally lack of coverage) fear that giving money to Pakistan will mean funding Al Qaeda or feeding Arabs or whatever other xenophobic issue people have. Because of this, according to the UK Telegraph,

"Radical Islamic groups are jockeying to fill the vacuum left by government incompetence and relative international indifference."

Nice. Way to shoot ourselves in the freaking foot.

Also, from the same article, this is the scale of horror we're talking about:

"The United Nations has rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history with more people affected than the South-East Asian tsunami and the recent earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti combined."

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