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US Has Always Responded To Human Tragedies

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This is a fact which cannot be denied that the United States has always responded to human tragedies in the world. There might be some bad people in the US as well, but this does not mean that all the people are bad. Just look if George W. Bush, who is American, started the war, Barack Obama, who is also an American, started initiative for peace. So the US cannot be blamed for all wrongs in the world. Actually we are responsible for own miseries. If Al-Qaeda entered tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border it was not the fault of the US, but actually rulers of Pakistan have sold the areas to terrorists.

In the present crisis in Pakistan after the unprecedented flood and rain the response of the US remained very positive. At the moment the US has been helping the flood victims. The US has been appealing to the world to help Pakistan. People of Pakistan will be the most fortunate people on this Earth if they have a leader like Barack Obama.

People of tribal areas have welcomed the help of the US for the flood victims, but they have made a demand from the US administration to approach the people directly as majority of the rulers are corrupt. During the IDP crisis they have embezzled the fund provided for the provision of relief to the IDPs.

According to newspaper report, the United States said on Monday that the world's response to the worst ever flood in Pakistan was not adequate and urged the international community to do more. "I am concerned that people do not see it as yet another catastrophe" that often beset Pakistan, US special representative Richard Holbrooke told a briefing in Washington. "It is a huge catastrophe."

Also on Monday, the US decided to send more helicopters to Pakistan for relief and rescue operations.

The United States also contacted a number of allied nations, urging them to step forward to help Pakistan deal with this catastrophe.

"It is not just a talk. We are calling some of our allies and asking them to help," Mr Holbrooke said, noting that the international community's response to the flood was not adequate.

Six US Army helicopters began humanitarian assistance operations on Aug. 5, but were grounded on Aug. 6 -8 due to weather conditions. On their first day of operations, they evacuated more than 800 people from Kalam to Khwazakhela and transported 66,000 pounds of relief supplies.

The helicopters resumed operations on Monday. They rescued approximately 565 people and delivered 56,000 pounds of relief supplies.

The decision to send more helicopters was taken at a high-level meeting on Monday, Mr Holbrooke said.
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Muhammad Khurshid, a resident of Bajaur District, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border is journalist by profession. He contributes articles and news stories to various online and print newspapers. His subject matter is terrorism. He is (more...)

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