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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 05:02 PM
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Stop drone attacks
If the US, now somewhat relieved that their most wanted man has been flushed out, claims that the world is a much safer place without the Al-Qaeda supremo, it should stop its drone attacks in tribal areas of Pakistan that has killed more civilians than their intended targets.

The US gives Pakistan $20 billion-plus aid package. But Prime Minister Yousaf Reza Gilani says it is not enough to sustain the countrys military offensive against militants operating within its borders. So this aid needs an overhaul after the sting operation - ostensibly carried out without the knowledge of the Pakistan Army - leaving both Washington and Islamabad, allies in the war on terror, embarrassed.

If the Pakistani Defense Ministry was caught flat-footed over its ignorance of the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden, then Washingtons state-of-the-art surveillance equipment was equally, inoperative for the better part of ten years. Hence, such blame should be apportioned! The US armaments industry is thankfully reliant on such lapses. How else can they keep that sector of the economy afloat?

Source: http://arabnews.com/opinion/letters/article398275.ece?c...
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