Public support pours in for US occupation of Pakistan: Poll

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Bangalore, May 24: Last week, when a Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul suggested about the possibilities of US occupying Pakistan, many around the World thought that it was not practically possible. But a poll conducted by www.oneindia.com has shown that the general public have no qualms if US takes over Pakistan and brings in necessary reforms to dismantle the thriving terror-camps in the south-east Asian country.

The poll saw votes from people around the world. And the responses extending support if ever US occupies Pakistan can also be interpreted as a growing outrage over Pakistan's dual face in the war against terror. It can be recalled that terror lynchpin Osama bin Laden was killed in a US raid at a mansion in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.

Osama, according to a reported admission by his youngest wife, was staying there for the past five or more years. People and governments around the world aren't willing to buy the Pakistani argument of claiming ignorance of Osama's stay.

60 percent Of all the respondents strongly favoured a US takeover of the troubled Islamic nation while 13 percent felt that any such action would further damage the US' image after its war in Afghanistan. The naysayers believed that not only Pakistan, the US shouldn't even consider occupying any other.

26 percent of the respondents were against US occupying Pakistan but preferred an intermediate action over the extreme suggestion. According to them, the US should completely shun Pakistan and avoid occupying it as well along with putting an end to the insane amount of money it doles out as financial aid.

While the majority of the respondents responded positively to the question of US occupying Pakistan, we are of the view that it shouldn't be done as it may promote the now extent culture of colonialism. Instead, the US can put an end to the unreasonable donations to Pakistan and make the country realise that money doesn't come easily. If the US does it, then there is every chance of Pakistan trying to focus on rebuilding its fledgling economy than perpetrating terrorism.

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