In this file image taken on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamat-e-Islami take part in an anti-American rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. American plans to expand its diplomatic presence in Pakistan, including possibly turning a recently bombed luxury hotel into a consulate close to the country’s Taliban heartland, have spurred concern and rumour in a population rife with anti-U.S. sentiment. Among the tales being floated: That 1,000 U.S. Marines will land in the capital, that Americans will set up a Guantanamo-style prison and that private security contractors including the infamous company once called Blackwater will come in and cause havoc. (AP)
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