"Pakistan Flood Victims Struggle To Rebuild Alone"

In Pakistan, "Floodwaters have receded but left small children, women and the elderly battling to survive on food handouts in refugee camps on roadsides, increasingly angry at a government they say has failed them." The inadequacy of flood relief is weakening the incumbent Pakistani government and strengthening Taliban for a takeover of that nuclear-armed country. This has sparked speculation about a possible coup by Pakistan's army against the current civilian government. It has also raised concerns about the viability of the U.S. military strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

AFP had the story September 30, 2010.


"U.S. Tense Over Pakistan" (Washington Post)

"Flood-Hit Pakistan Seeks Priority Access To Climate Change Aid" (Reuters)

"UN Links Pakistan Floods to Climate Change" (AOL News)

"Will the Pakistan Floods Strike Again?" (BBC News)

"The Coming Conflicts of Climate Change" (Council on Foreign Relations)

"New Bin Laden Tape Released" (AP)

"Dozens of NATO Oil Tankers Attacked in Pakistan, Police Say" (AP)

"Pakistan Closes Critical Border After Confused U.S. Attack" (McClatchy)

"Possible Army Coup in Works" (Nation)






Source: AFP, 10/01/2010