» News

Flags on fire: Obama win may be good news for Pakistan flag-makers

Home - by - November 9, 2012 - 09:00 America/New_York - 6 Comments

Al Arabiya

Pakistan’s flag industry enjoyed a boom in September when a U.S.-made anti-Islam film sparked weeks of demonstrations. (AFP)

 

Many Pakistanis fear President Barack Obama’s re-election will mean a surge in America’s unpopular drone campaign, but for those making and selling U.S. flags to burn at protests this could be good news.

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.”

more

» 6 Comments

  1. BILL

    November 9th, 2012

    don’t get all misty eyed.

    obama has started a strong surveillance drone program in the US and soon will be targeting all those homegrown terrorists like returning vets and people with don’t tread on me flags on their cars.

    i am sure our flag and poster business will be booming soon to(sarc).

    Thumb up 0

     
  2. Racist

    November 9th, 2012

    Why do these asshats think that Obama would increase drone strikes on muslims now that she doesn’t have to pretend not to “Stand with the Muslims when the political winds shift”? Whom exactly has he been targeting with the drone strikes before now? Why bomb some muslims and not others? Is 0bama carrying out a sectarian Jihad? Is he targeting Sunni Muslims like the other Shit(e) Muslims do? Come to think of it, which brand of Jizzlam was Hussein HopenChange raised in? He ain’t one of them Wasabi Muttslims is she?

    Thumb up 0

     
  3. FreeMan & Sarah Screwed Again

    November 9th, 2012

    But their guy won

    Thumb up 0

     
  4. CrustyB

    November 9th, 2012

    Give me an address, I’ll ship them some flags to burn.

    Thumb up 0

     
  5. Carlos The Jackal

    November 9th, 2012

    I can only hope thatflag material is EXTREMELY toxic…

    Thumb up 0

     
  6. [...] Banderas en  fuego: Obama gana puede ser una buena noticia para los fabricantes de la bandera de Pa… [...]

    Thumb up 0