Meanwhile In Pakistan: Fake Viagra Pills Marketed With Obama’s Face

Meanwhile in Pakistan: fake Viagra pills marketed with Obama’s face

"Pills" by Fillmore Photography, flickr (CC BY 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
“Pills” by Fillmore Photography, flickr (CC BY 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

This came out of nowhere. In Pakistan, merchants are apparently selling generic Viagra knockoff pills against erectile dysfunction. And how do they advertise them? By slamming Obama’s face on the package, as a “symbol of strength and virility.”

On some packages Obama gives a thumbs-up sign, on others he appears James-Bond-like, with a silenced gun, just in case somebody needed an extra load of phallic symbolism. Oh, and the pills are supposedly smuggled into Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Bonus quote from a resident of the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the pills are sold:

They help anyone who is unable to have sex, they improve the duration for people who have destroyed their youth through masturbation [!] [emphasis mine]

Oh my!

Watch “UNMANNED,” A New Documentary About America’s Drone Wars Online

A New Documentary About America’s Drone Wars

CREECH AFB, Nev. -- A MQ-9 Reaper flies above Creech AFB during a local training mission here. The 42nd Attack Squadron currently operates the MQ-9. 7 August 2008. http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090609-F-0000M-777.JPG | U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway. This image or file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MQ-9_Reaper_-_090609-F-0000M-777.JPG
CREECH AFB, Nev. — A MQ-9 Reaper flies above Creech AFB during a local training mission here. The 42nd Attack Squadron currently operates the MQ-9. 7 August 2008. http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090609-F-0000M-777.JPG | U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Ridgeway. This image or file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MQ-9_Reaper_-_090609-F-0000M-777.JPG

The new documentary UNMANNED: America’s Drone Wars by Robert Greenwald examines the impact of the United States’ drone wars on countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, as well as at home.

The film focuses on the plight of civilians targeted by so-called signature strikes and the continuing efforts by U.S. government officials (including President Barack Obama) and intelligence agencies to play down or deny the existence of civilian ‘collateral damage’ by retrospectively declaring civilian victims as ‘militants’ or ‘terrorists’ in media appearances to justify their killing.

Featuring interviews with former drone operators, relatives of drone victims, and legal experts, UNMANNED gives a rounded insight into the human cost of the drone wars that are being waged in the name of fighting terrorism.

For a limited time, the film’s production company Brave New Films streams UNMANNED on YouTube. I highly recommend watching it.

In addition, a report on Democracy Now! covers the film and its subject matter.

The official film website is here: http://unmanned.warcosts.com/