The myopia of these Leftists is stunning. They think they can prance into Waziristan in some fantasy of solidarity with “the oppressed,” and that “the oppressed” will greet them as saviors. In reality, “the oppressed” are planning to wake them up to reality by means of a few jihad/martyrdom suicide attacks, demonstrating the deep gratitude that Islamic supremacists have for their Leftist allies.
Useful Idiots Update: “Americans in Pakistan to protest drone strikes,” by Zarar Khan for the Associated Press, October 5 (thanks to Suleiman):
ISLAMABAD (AP) “” A group of American anti-war activists are in Pakistan to join a march into the country’s tribal belt to protest U.S. drone strikes in the rugged northwest territory. Their presence has energized organizers behind the protest but also added to concerns that Islamist militants will target the weekend event.
The two-day march “” in reality a long convoy “” is to be led by Imran Khan, the former cricket star-turned-politician who has become a top critic of the American drone strikes in Pakistan.
It is to start Saturday in Islamabad and end in a town in South Waziristan, a tribal region that has been a major focus of drone strikes as well as the scene of a Pakistani army offensive against militants.
Khan, like many Pakistanis, alleges that the drone strikes have killed large numbers of innocent civilians and terrorized the tribes living along the Afghan border.
The U.S. rarely discusses the top-secret program, but American officials have said the majority of those killed are Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaida militants and that the missiles used in the strikes are very precise.
The American activists “” around three dozen representatives of the U.S.-based activist group CODEPINK “” along with Clive Stafford Smith, founder of the London-based legal advocacy organization Reprieve, want to march with Khan and publicize the plight of communities affected by the U.S. drones.
I knew Clive slightly when we both attended the University of North Carolina. It is sad to see that he has become a full-blown stooge for the jihad. The gratitude with which Islamic supremacists are greeting this planned march is indicative of its foolishness and wrongheadedness.
Ahead of the march, local media carried reports Friday of alleged suicide bombings planned against the demonstration and a pamphlet distributed in a town along the march route warned participants they would face danger. The main Pakistani Taliban faction issued a statement criticizing the event.
The foreign activists, meanwhile, met with relatives of people said to have been killed in drone attacks. The group also marched in the capital’s Jinnah Supermarket, chanting “Stop, stop drone attacks!” and singing “We are marching to Waziristan.”
One placard said: “Drones fly, Children die.”…
Ahsanullah Ahsan, the spokesman for the main Pakistani Taliban faction, issued a statement Friday calling Khan, the ex-cricket star, a “slave of the West” and saying that the militants “don’t need any sympathy” from such “a secular and liberal person.”
Ahsan refused to reveal anything about the militants’ plans regarding the march, but added: “Imran Khan’s so-called Peace March is not in sympathy for drone-hit Muslims. Instead, it’s an attempt by him to increase his political stature.”
The local newspapers carried short items referring to an Interior Ministry warning that several suicide bombers planned to attack the march. Separately, pamphlets signed by a group calling itself the Army of the Caliphate were distributed in Tank, a town just outside South Waziristan. The fliers criticized Khan as an “agent of America, Israel and Jews.”
“People are sincerely and emphatically advised to stay away from the public meeting, and anyone suffering any loss of life will himself be responsible in this world and in the world afterward,” the documents warned….