Flag makers in Pakistan joyous about Obama reelection

| November 8, 2012 | 12 Comments

Someone sent us this link to Al Arabiya News on how some in Pakistan are quietly celebrating the re-election of President Obama. I looked all over the place trying to find something that said it was satire or had it’s roots in The Duffel Blog or something, but apparently it’s legitimate news that flag makers in Pakistan are excited that Obama has been re-elected;

Demonstrations against Washington’s program of missile strikes against suspected Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants are common in Pakistan, and no protest is complete without a Stars and Stripes being sent up in flames.

Nadeem Shah, the owner of a flag business in Rawalpindi, the twin city of the capital Islamabad, said he expected more drone strikes — and more protests.

“Of course Obama has become stronger now and he will push his policies harder and there will be more drone strikes because he himself is stronger now,” Shah told AFP.

“When the drone strikes increase the protests against these strikes will also increase in Pakistan and it can have an impact on the flags and poster business.”

Pakistan’s flag industry enjoyed a boom in September when a U.S.-made anti-Islam film sparked weeks of demonstrations, almost all lit up with “Old Glory” being burned.

So there you go – more jobs for Pakistanis. I’m sure this administration can add this into Labor Department numbers somehow.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Terror War

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  1. PigmyPuncher says:

    I wonder if Obama will take credit for these jobs he helped create?

    :/

  2. © Sponge says:

    Just goes to show you who’s in agreement with the mindset of the left.

    I weep for the world.

    The beacon of freedom is flickering it’s last bit of light.

  3. martinjmpr says:

    Maybe this is what the president meant when he said “the private sector is doing fine?”

    As far as Nadeem Shah’s E-Z-Burn flag shop, all I have to say to him is “you didn’t build that!”

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Let’s hope they use the same stuff that gives off toxic fumes in that flag that was burned during the protests over the YouTube non-filma few short weeks ago. Remember that one? Sent someone to the hospital.

  5. Jonn Lilyea says:

    #4, I think it killed someone. But who are we to complain?

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    @5 – I think you’re right. I’ll see if I can find something on that.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    See, if you look hard enough, you can find anything. This comes to us, courtesy of the Aussies:

    http://www.news.com.au/world/how-burning-the-american-flag-can-kill-you-protester-dies-in-pakistan/story-fndir2ev-1226477229229

  8. SFC Holland says:

    @3 brilliant!

  9. MCPO USN NYC (Ret.) says:

    @ 3 … you are on to something!

  10. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Ex I like this exchange from your link….

    “”The one thing he wanted me to tell all of you is President Obama may have gotten Osama bin Laden, but he didn’t kill the ideology,” Seiden said.

    Asked what that meant, Seiden said, “I didn’t ask him, and I don’t know.”"

    –Someone had to ask what that meant? Really?

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    VOV, I know! I could not stop laughing!

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