October 5, 2012
Ambassador Richard Hoagland
Dear Ambassador Hoagland,
Thank you and your staff for meeting with our American delegation for peace on October 3.
As you mentioned,
your meeting with us demonstrates one of the strengths of American
society -- freedom of speech to criticize policies of one's government.
We fully appreciate the United States warning about travel
for Americans to Pakistan.
We strongly believe
that as long as the United States continues its war in Afghanistan, the
violation of Pakistan sovereign territory by the use of CIA assassin drones and
their use on civilians of Pakistan, the U.S. President's extra-judicial drone
"kill list," the U.S. reward/bounty program that has consigned innocent
civilians to a decade of imprisonment without trial in Guantanamo and perhaps
other locations, kidnapping through extraordinary rendition, and sending
detainees for torture in other countries -- Pakistan will remain a dangerous
place for Americans to visit.
In the name of U.S.
national security we demand that the United States government change these
Our delegation of peace will meet representatives of those
affected by the CIA assassin drones. Although more people have been targeted for attack by assassin drones in
North Warizistan, we hope the Government of Pakistan will allow our delegation
to travel to South Wairzistan to witness the destruction wrecked by drones on
the lives of people there.
Our delegation follows in the footsteps of American groups
that, over the decades, have traveled to North Vietnam, Cuba, Nicaragua,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Gaza and North Korea to witness the effect of
disastrous war and sanctions/quarantine policies of the United States and to
bring back to the American people the stories of the citizens of these
countries, stories of harm that are, not surprisingly, never told by our
While in Pakistan we have met with Pakistani think tanks, the
Pakistani Government's National Defense University which provides senior
educational opportunities for both military and civilian employees, human rights
groups, parliamentarians and politicians. Our message of concern about American policies by American citizens has
received a warm reception from all the groups.
We ask that you and your staff meet with us again after we
return from South Warizistan so that you, as a representative of our government's
drone policies, hear first-hand from those who have witnessed their effects.