Little Green Footballs

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Another LGF myth demolished

Well, sort of.

Pakistan on Saturday welcomed an offer of earthquake assistance from Israel but said it would have to be channeled through the United Nations, the Red Cross or donated to a relief fund.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said since Pakistan does not have diplomatic relations with Israel it could not receive aid directly from the Jewish state.

"We have established the president's relief fund and everyone is free to contribute to it. If Israel was to contribute, that's fine, we would accept it," Aslam told The Associated Press.

Earlier, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mark Regev said Israel offered the aid through direct channels with Pakistan, and will decide Sunday what teams and equipment to dispatch to the disaster zone.

Israel was one of the first countries to offer aid to Pakistan, and several of the LGF Collective instantly leapt to the conclusion that Pakistan would categorically reject it. Like so much else that is purveyed by Charles Johnson and his saurian horde, this claim turns out to have been completely bogus.

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