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In Pakistan Code Pink Activists Apologize For US Drone Attacks (Video)

Katie Falkenberg, 23rd Studios

32 American members of the far left Code Pink activist group joined a Pakistani march this weekend against US drone attacks.

(Code Pink Alert)

Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin apologized to the Pakistanis for the actions of the United States.

The Code Pink members joined the caravan from Pakistan to Waziristan.
The Tampa Bay Times reported:

Hundreds of political activists, led by the opposition politician Imran Khan and accompanied by 32 American peace activists, left Pakistan’s capital Saturday in a convoy headed toward the country’s tribal regions to protest U.S. drone strikes.

Khan’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf or Pakistan Movement for Justice, called the motorcade a “peace march” to demand an end to U.S. drone strikes, which he says kill innocent civilians and breed militancy.

The convoy’s destination is Kotkai, a town in the South Waziristan tribal region, which is the hometown of Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, and is currently under the control of the Pakistani military. Mehsud is believed to be hiding in North Waziristan, which has become a militant stronghold.

Katie Falkenberg, 23rd Studios

(Code Pink Alert)

Pakistani authorities prevented the caravan from entering the lawless tribal region.

Katie Falkenberg, 23rd Studios

(Code Pink Alert)

Katie Falkenberg, 23rd Studios

(Code Pink Alert)

Terrorists have threatened to attack the demonstration.

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