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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:49 PM
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Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 9 people
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed nine people on Thursday in Pakistan's tribal region, officials said, less than a week after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the nation.

One strike killed four suspected militants when a suspected U.S. drone fired four missiles on a hideout in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.

Another suspected U.S. drone fired five missiles at a vehicle in neighboring South Waziristan, killing five senior members of the anti-American group Mullah Nazir, which has links to the Haqqani network but is known to have no grudge with Pakistan, intelligence sources said.

The intelligence officials asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/27/world/asia/pakistan-d...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:53 PM
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1. when bush did it = bad, when obama does it = good. ok nt
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:58 PM
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2. Had Bush struck Osama with a drone, I would have been happy with that.
I really don't have a problem with use of targeted drone strikes against militants. Saves us troop lives.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:10 PM
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4. Just hope when other nations employ targeted drone strikes against militants in the USA, care
will be taken to hold the collateral damage down to an acceptable level. :patriot:
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:59 PM
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3. i'm sure they deserved it
look where it happened. What kind of person would want to live in North Waziristan? :sarcasm:
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firehorse Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:17 PM
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5. Just wait till we start using drones on our own people.
It's just a matter of time.
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