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KFC Closes Restaurants in Pakistan Amid Protests: Should U.S. Retailers Get Out of the Middle East?

Chris D 2012/09/21 17:00:00
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Now the enraged Muslim protestors are taking it out on the Colonel! What did those chickens do to you anyway? Well, it looks like lashing out against anything American is "in style" in the Middle East right now. Oh, and help me to understand again what Pakistan is so mad at the U.S. about? Are those hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aid we send for free just not enough? Should the U.S. just pack up and get out?

MONEY.CNN.COM reports:
Yum! Brands is shuttering all of its KFC franchises in Pakistan in the wake of anti-American protests there, after one of its KFC restaurants was attacked in Lebanon last week.
franchises pakistan wake anti-american protests kfc restaurants attacked lebanon week

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  • CODE 11 2012/09/22 00:33:53 (edited)
    Yes
    CODE 11
    +16
    We should all get out of the Mid East..let them live in the 3rd century like they want !!

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  • Leslie Goudy 2012/09/24 15:46:53
    Maybe
    Leslie Goudy
    +2
    I still cannot see this any differently than our own protests and what they are protesting is the drone issue. If we didn't swagger around overseas there would be a chance
  • wgossett99 2012/09/24 15:18:34
    No
    wgossett99
    All this will blow over in a few weeks, This is nothing new. It's happened before and we all survived.
  • SAIFULLAH Riaz 2012/09/24 15:17:17
    Maybe
    SAIFULLAH Riaz
    What the need is UN should stop killing innocent muslim through there millitary wars ,drone attacks ,muslims don't need UN hundreds millions dollars they just want UN to stop killing muslim in Afghanistsn, Iraq and Pakistan. UN have been so many muslim making base 9/11 which they themself planed to capture muslim oil resources because UN oil resources were at there end.
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/09/24 14:29:52
  • MissAshley 2012/09/24 13:34:16
    Yes
    MissAshley
    +2
    Absolutely! Obviously they don't want anything related to the U.S. to be in that stink hole country. They don't deserve the deliciousness that is KFC
  • El Prez 2012/09/24 08:48:01
    Yes
    El Prez
    +3
    Never should have been there in the first place. Their being there and the governments being partners with the big oild companies are the only reason we are concerned with these shabby, 8th century, rel9igious fanatics. Pull out now, let them sell their oil to anyone they want, until it's gone. Then they can sell sand and see how rich the sick assed royals are.
  • Pete 2012/09/24 08:17:48
    Yes
    Pete
    +3
    AND WE SHOULD PULL ALL AID TO ALL COUNTRIES THAT SHOW ANY DISLIKE TOWARDS US, "YOU NO LIKIE YOU GET NO MONEY"! PERIOD!!!!! THESE PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE THE USA AND WE SHOULD NOT FUND THEM ANYMORE!!!
  • Neutron... Pete 2012/09/24 21:04:11
    NeutronBomb
    +2
    What a ridiculous statement. What exactly constitutes 'showing a dislike' of the USA?
  • Pete Neutron... 2012/09/24 21:30:12 (edited)
    Pete
    Would you like me if I came over to your home and kicked the crap out of your dog? Or did something evil to you, you think we should keep sending money to countries that treat us this way? Being evil and killing our people that are there trying to help? I can't figure folks out like you. I am tired of this way of treating the US after all we do for most of the middle east and what they do in return.
  • Neutron... Pete 2012/09/24 21:40:34
    NeutronBomb
    +2
    Doesnt really answer my question though does it? Think about what I am asking instead of ranting. Please specify what you think shows a dislike of the USA and by whom to justify stopping sending aid to all those that might need it.
  • Pete Neutron... 2012/09/24 21:44:25
    Pete
    I'm happy with the answer.
  • Neutron... Pete 2012/09/24 21:49:18 (edited)
    NeutronBomb
    +2
    So who would have to commit these acts? a minority? a majority? the government? What level does it have to be at? You say countries that are treating the US this way but a whole country does not take part in a terrorist act. By the way you should perhaps look at some of the things the US government has done over the years in the Middle East it is not innocent itself.
  • MudBlogger 2012/09/24 07:43:53
    Yes
    MudBlogger
    +2
    ...and the troops should follow them.
  • sjalan 2012/09/24 05:51:07
    Yes
    sjalan
    +1
    There used to be a saying "When you leave a war zone, leave nothing behind"

    Maybe all US based companies should BURN IT ALL TO THE GROUND and pull out totally from all such inconsiderate countries.
  • Roblem ... sjalan 2012/09/24 22:42:20
    Roblem BN-0
    Way too much money for the US corporations to pull out of anywhere.
  • sjalan Roblem ... 2012/09/24 23:40:45
    sjalan
    Then maybe they are just a little to greedy!
  • marty 2012/09/24 05:35:34
    Yes
    marty
    +1
    Go to India, where our money and culture are valued.
  • Common Sense Conservative 2012/09/24 05:24:37
    Yes
    Common Sense Conservative
    +2
    And we should kick out any foreign shop in the U.S.
  • bpf 2012/09/24 04:55:54
    Yes
    bpf
    +1
    Let them go back to eating dogs!
  • tjhugh77 2012/09/24 04:54:22
    Yes
    tjhugh77
    +1
    HELL YES!!!
  • jool 2012/09/24 04:44:36
    Yes
    jool
    +1
    I wouldn't wanna work at one, that is a fact!
  • strawberry 2012/09/24 03:29:19
    Yes
    strawberry
    First it is too dangerous for retailers to stay. Maybe Pakistan consumers will realize how they benefit off the United States. Now they can go pluck their own chickens.
  • suspendedme325 2012/09/24 01:55:17
  • Matt 2012/09/24 01:41:05
    Maybe
    Matt
    +2
    If corporations want to do business in Islamic countries, they should pay for their own defense.
    halal chicken
  • GoatHorns 2012/09/24 00:52:45
    No
    GoatHorns
    +1
    ...our military should get out of the middle east
  • Rocky Raccoon 2012/09/23 23:58:29
  • belle 2012/09/23 23:21:22
    Yes
    belle
    +1
    Yes as fast as they can. It is not worth the money. Also these people don't deserve any of the Colonel Chicken or what ever services the other business are providing them. Let them go back in the dark ages if that is what they want. Sometimes you have to say well it is time to pack up and go back where we are appreciated.
  • WTF belle 2012/09/23 23:35:56
    WTF
    +2
    They all get high smoking hookas sitting in their dirt hovels and looking at all those black burkas... Bet that would enrage us too... Everyone wants to be us! They hate us because they can't be us and they are easily influenced because they are ignorant and mostly uneducated.
  • belle WTF 2012/09/23 23:46:06
    belle
    +5
    many have been educated and seem to be the ones that hate us the most. I have never understood why they come here to live the American dream, but after a few years they want America to let them have all the things from their homeland and claim discrimination if we refuse. Go back home if that is what they really want, leave America alone,
  • WTF belle 2012/09/23 23:57:20
    WTF
    +5
    Well half of them will not be educated because they are girls!,,, they can't have girls growing up to know that they don't have to accept the BS they deal out...
  • belle WTF 2012/09/24 00:45:04
    belle
    +1
    true I had forgotten about their thought on females.
  • WTF belle 2012/09/24 00:49:12
    WTF
    +3
    I keep saying fry that chicken in pig fat. Lol
  • belle WTF 2012/09/24 01:09:55
    belle
    +1
    that is funny
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/09/23 22:06:09
    Yes
    BlackwinterG36C
    +2
    It will send a message just as strong as pulling out our embassies. If you can't tell the difference between a independent citizen's free speech and an ENTIRE nation. Then maybe we should just leave you alone until you figure that one out.
  • Lucy 2012/09/23 22:03:14
    Yes
    Lucy
    +2
    When people act like fools there are consequences. I think all American companies etc. should leave.
  • OGMGS1 2012/09/23 21:28:23
    No
    OGMGS1
    +1
    Overreaction. How come nobody has burned down the Cinnabon building in Libya yet? Why would we pull shops out of the middle east? Oh my God Americans are so funny in the middle of crises.
  • belle OGMGS1 2012/09/23 23:24:06
    belle
    +1
    Yet is the magic word, Do you think the 4 damilies of those killed on 9/11 in Lybia are laughing trying to be funny about what happened.?? NOT
  • Kim 2012/09/23 21:19:45
    Yes
    Kim
    +3
    It is time to let the Middle East live or die on their own. It is time to leave the entire region and let them fall back into the dark ages....then they can kill each other and finally wipe the region off the map
  • belle Kim 2012/09/23 23:24:35
    belle
    exactly
  • wgossett99 Kim 2012/09/24 15:23:45
    wgossett99
    And we would get our oil from where? US proven reserves would not last more than a few decades at best.

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