Twitter alert: Get lost NATO

Published: May 11, 2012
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Pakistanis have protested against Nato's presence in the region. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistanis have protested against Nato's presence in the region. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Since its arrival in Afghanistan, Nato has been generally loathed by Pakistanis. The hatred, however, reached new heights when a Nato airstrike on Pakistani check post killed 24 soldiers last year.

With the government blocking Nato supply routes to Afghanistan, and the ensuing freeze in US-Pak ties, Pakistanis protested against Nato’s presence in the region.

Taking the protest online, some local twitter users started a trend #GetLostNATO where people tweeted, calling Nato to end the war and leave the war-torn region.

Top tweets

Mohsin

NATO: Group of countries responsible for modern day colonialism, instead of trade these countries use weapons and media to occupy

A. Ali

NATO, in reality, is North Atlantic Terrorist Organization.

Ch, Qaseem A Kaleem

Opening NATO supply will mean betrayal to the Shuhada of Salala incident.

Shuweikh Haqqani

Thousands killed in #Palestine #Kashmir by Israel, India, you don’t care. You care about resource rich Afghanistan

Sahibzada Shabir

Wait to get destroyed like Russia or #GetLostNato

Ambreen Ejaz ‏ @ProudPakistanii

Because of you this world has forgotten the meaning of peace.

Sheharyar A. Siddiqi

#getlostnato because you can only fight innocent civilians

Danish Khan

Learn from Alexander over two millennial ago and more recently the Soviets. Stop wasting lives in this pointless war!

The Sufi Soul

I do not wish bad upon anyone; but I will say this; may all that you have done to others be done unto you.

anjum kiani

You are War Criminals with suits & ties.

M. Hasan Khursheed

Your aggression against our people & all the other people is unjust, inhuman and barbaric.

Dawood Butt

#getlostnato or wait till Imran Khan kicks you! Yah till now u Faced corrupt & money Lover dummy .IK will show U what a Pakistani say n wants

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Reader Comments (19)

  • Asad
    May 11, 2012 - 8:27PM

    NATO = No Action Talk Only

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  • faraz
    May 11, 2012 - 8:27PM

    As a protest, they should boycott Twitter because its a US based company

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  • May 11, 2012 - 8:32PM

    NATO Stop terrorizing the world, stop disturbing the peace of the world

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  • bangash
    May 11, 2012 - 8:43PM

    Bunch of frustrated Pakistanis whose blackmail of NATO over supply lines didn’t work.

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  • Umer
    May 11, 2012 - 8:45PM

    Since the dollar aid has stopped, everyone has become patriotic. Wait till when the army agrees the new rate then it will all die down and back to business as usual.

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  • Pungi
    May 11, 2012 - 9:03PM

    Yes…Get Lost Nato!

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  • Haider A.
    May 11, 2012 - 9:25PM

    Your brother Turkey and Albania are also members of NATO…..But Oh! They don’t give a damn about religion.

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  • May 11, 2012 - 9:28PM

    NATO is the real Terrorist Organization, and their target is only Islam/Muslims… why they don’t visit/see Kashmir, Palestine etc ? :O

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  • zindabad
    May 11, 2012 - 9:33PM

    fool’s paradise!!

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  • May 11, 2012 - 9:39PM

    Love the last tweet by Dawood Butt.. GetLostNato

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  • zia
    May 11, 2012 - 9:39PM

    @Haider A.:
    but our brothers Turkey and albania are not involved in any killings. Infact, PM Erdogan of Turkey, when he visited to paksitan, said clearly that USA is backing enemies of Pakistan and Turkey….See the following link:
    http://www.paktribune.com/news/print.php?id=232490

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  • May 11, 2012 - 10:05PM

    Some valid GetLostNato tweets…
    An extremely HUMBLE request by all Pakistanis “GetLostNato
    http://pic.twitter.com/uTl6mOP5

    ++
    GetLostNato Mr. President (& all Politicians + Generals): No more excuses for opening NATO supplies. Stop the SLAVERY
    http://pic.twitter.com/Yp1gSWYv
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    Rameen (7-months old daughter of Captain Usman, a Salala Shaheed) says GetLostNato & “NO to NATO supplies”
    http://pic.twitter.com/KRurHmIgRecommend

  • Mj
    May 12, 2012 - 12:36AM

    Can these patriots get #getlostTTP or #notoreligiousterrorism trend? I guess not.

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  • Jehangir Aziz
    May 12, 2012 - 4:05AM

    NATO won’t be leaving and neither would they be apologising. In an ideal scenario, NATO should not have been assisted with their agenda here. However, things being the way they are, America should seriously contemplate on swallowing their pride and make better use of the capital left to be employed. Pakistan on the other hand should strictly instate a transit tax on the NATO supply routes. Heck, we’ve got our death wish already with them instigating enough instability. A transit tax and a condition of gradual reimbursements of the $2bn owed should suffice as prudent conditions to have the routes reopened.

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  • Pollack
    May 12, 2012 - 4:13AM

    @Mj: “Can these patriots get #getlostTTP or #notoreligiousterrorism trend? I guess not.”

    But that needs courage and ability to think clearly and to introspect. These patriots lack all those qualities. They are good at playing blameless victims.

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  • Abbas
    May 12, 2012 - 8:47AM

    We should call war on NATO/USA.
    We are Muslims. We have word of Allah – Quran.
    We are destined to win it.

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  • Shyam
    May 13, 2012 - 3:11PM

    @Abbas
    We should call war on NATO/USA.
    We are Muslims. We have word of Allah – Quran.
    We are destined to win it.

    How many wars have Muslims won in the last 100 years?

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  • G. Din
    May 13, 2012 - 4:37PM

    @Shyam: to Abbas
    “How many wars have Muslims won in the last 100 years?”
    I think you missed a zero at the trailing end. I believe you meant 1000 instead of 100!

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  • MAK
    May 14, 2012 - 11:04AM

    @G. Din: u r right if Salahuddin Ayoubi and the Mughals were not muslims

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