#1 US drone missiles kill 25 people in Pakistan tribal area home04-22-2011, 12:30 PM
OMG!!!! What an outrage!!!! :eek:
Bluebear (1000+ posts) Fri Apr-22-11 03:26 AM
Original message US drone missiles kill 25 people in Pakistan tribal area home
Edited on Fri Apr-22-11 03:27 AM by Bluebear
U.S. drones fired 10 missiles at a house in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border on Friday, killing at least 25 people, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strike came a day after Pakistan's army chief denounced such attacks, and could further sour already deteriorating relations between Washington and Islamabad.
Also Friday, hundreds of militants attacked a checkpoint in a northwest Pakistani district along the border overnight and into the morning hours, killing 14 security troops, officials said — a show of insurgents' continued strength despite army offensives against them.
The latest U.S. missiles hit Spinwam village in North Waziristan, a tribal region home to Islamist militants that target American and NATO troops in Afghanistan. The three intelligence officials said civilians were believed to be among the dead, and that several people also were wounded. The reported death toll was relatively high for an American missile strike.
The U.S. rarely acknowledges the CIA-run missile program, meaning the usual sources for the confirmation of strikes are Pakistani intelligence officials, who speak on condition of anonymity because they do not have permission to speak to the media. That information from the region is nearly impossible to verify independently. The area is remote, rugged and dangerous, and access to it is legally restricted.
Except on the DUmp...
Violet_Crumble (1000+ posts) Fri Apr-22-11 05:41 AM
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6. I think it speaks volume that this thread sinks with little comment...Edited on Fri Apr-22-11 05:41 AM by Violet_Crumble
...while a thread about the possibility of dog ownership being banned in Iran inspires outrage and lots of comments.
:DMay the FORCE be with you!
04-22-2011, 12:36 PM
There's a lot of casualties and questionable accuracy in these strikes in Pakistan. Sending unmanned drones to fly into countries that we are not at war with to shoot and kill people from so far away that you can't even tell the difference between children and adults?
the left needs to be just as hard on Obama here as they were with Bush.Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
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04-22-2011, 01:23 PM
should we bomb any US city that produces terrorists or criminals?
after all, that's what they get for HARBORING themOriginally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
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