HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Strikes Pound Pakistan in...

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:20 PM


Strikes Pound Pakistan in Ongoing Drone War

Strikes Pound Pakistan in Obama's Ongoing Drone War
At least 10 reported killed in latest casualties of clandestine war
- Andrea Germanos, staff writer

A series of drone attacks killed at least 10 people on Sunday in a continuation of the Obama administration's drone war on Pakistan.

Corporate media reports say the attack included missiles targeting three compounds that were hideouts that held militants or Taliban fighters in the South Waziristan region of Pakistan.

But exactly who has died, let alone why they were targeted, in this most recent attack is as yet unclear.

"We are not sure who was killed on the ground, whether they were indeed militants as claimed by the intelligence sources," Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports. "Normally, there are civilian casualties as well, particularly when compounds and houses are hit."

The drone strikes have been furiously condemned in the country, and on Saturday thousands of Pakistanis protested over strikes on Thursday that killed Mullah Nazir, reportedly a top leader in the Pakistani Taliban.



1 replies, 287 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Strikes Pound Pakistan in Ongoing Drone War (Original post)
JReed Jan 2013 OP
Kingwithnothrone Jan 2013 #1

Response to JReed (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:16 AM

1. blinded by Nationalism


Welcome to the Homeland, where the killings of civilian adults and children in "foreign lands" are considered collateral damage in the quest for "victory".The stench of the dead doesn't even enter the nostrils of the controllers at the helm of the new American video game Drone Strike.What a smashing success...what a country...USA USA USA

Maybe while we close their eyes to the slaughter,we can all read a copy of The Hollow Gospel Of Empire.That should ease our pain,don't you think JReed?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread