Pakistan subject to pecking order
Published 25/08/2010 | 05:00
Maybe if one was hewn from stone, could the present destruction in Pakistan be viewed dispassionately.
But there seems to be a tardiness to respond to the tragedy -- both from governments and some NGOs, at variance with the fulsome response that usually follows such disasters. Perhaps it is a function of our straitened economies.
But I am wondering if this troubled area is widely viewed in the West as beyond redemption, cloyed down in a morass of jihadism and instability, and thus less worthy of help.