TALIBAN THREATENS TO BOMB CODE PINK DEMONSTRATION IN PAKISTAN AGAINST U.S. DRONE STRIKES
(TheBlaze/AP) — About three dozen American anti-war activists are headed toward Pakistan’s militant-riddled tribal belt to protest U.S. drone strikes, but a faction of the Taliban has warned that suicide bombers will prevent their demonstration.
The anti-war activists– many of whom are from the far left women’s organization Code Pink– are reportedly joined by thousands of Pakistanis in their march, and their motorcade is being led by ex-cricket star turned politician Imran Khan. Militants have dismissed Khan as a mere tool of the West despite his condemnation of the drone strikes, which have killed many Islamist insurgent leaders.
Odds are, the Taliban aren’t too crazy about getting help from women who dress up as giant vaginas either.
Pakistanis in small towns and villages along the roughly 400-kilometer (250-mile) route warmly welcomed the 150-plus vehicle convoy, however. Footage broadcast on Pakistani TV showed people showering rose petals on the motorcade, but by late Saturday it appeared increasingly less likely that the protesters would reach their ultimate destination. The South Waziristan tribal area, where the group hoped to stage a major rally, is simply too dangerous.