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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:49 AM
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Pak May Approach UN to Halt US Drone Strikes in Its Territory
Source: Hindustan Times

Pakistan is mulling approaching the UN Security Council to mount diplomatic pressure on Washington for halting drone strikes inside its tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, a media report claimed on Monday. "We have decided it in principle. We will soon be preparing our case for approaching the UN on these attacks," a federal minister told The Express Tribune daily requesting anonymity.

The move comes amid protests in Pakistan against the attacks by the American CIA-operated pilot-less aircraft in North and South Waziristan tribal regions.

The paper quoted another unnamed official as saying that "since the UNSC resolution that allowed international forces' attack Afghanistan back in 2001 did not sanction any hot pursuit inside Pakistan, we have a solid case."

Though it is still not decided how the UNSC would be asked to use its influence to stop drone attacks, the Minister said the preferred methods might be to send a letter to the council through a cabinet panel.

more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Pak-may-approach-UN-to-ha...
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:59 AM
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1. Yikes.
Well I guess we could withhold aid then. More $ for us.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:05 AM
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2. Aid, as in 85 drones? Yeah, we could and we should.
Would be better spent here than spending int of murdering people half a world away.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:09 AM
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3. So, exactly what are the terms of the U.S. presence in Pakistan?
Did we invade Pakistan and this just slipped me by?

:shrug:

PB
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:12 AM
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4. It's never been clear.
The Pakistani government has contradicted itself at times. Sometimes they have given permission and assistance for strikes, other it has adamantly demanded we stop. They have been more consistent lately in publicly opposing the strikes and demanded they end. They also recently stopped allowing the CIA to use a Pakistani airbase to launch attacks.
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