At least four children were killed today in addition to 20 other “suspected militants” in a series of four US drone strikes against sites tied to the Haqqani militant group in North Waziristan, part of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
The attacks destroyed three homes in North Waziristan as well as a car. The children were in a home near one of the targeted homes which was also damaged in the blast. The US has launched a number of drone strikes over the past several days, but there has been no indication that any “high value” targets were killed and most of the dead appear to be local tribesmen who are nominally affiliated with militant factions.
The deaths of civilians have been a serious problem over the long-term in Pakistan, with estimates of over 700 civilians killed in 2009 and large (though as yet unclear) numbers killed this year. Today’s killings were the second time in a few weeks that a house full of children ended up taking the force of a US attack.
Which is a major, but rarely mentioned, factor in the repeated threats by the militant factions in the region to attack US targets abroad. Groups like the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) sprang from factions of local tribes which suddenly became targets in Pakistan’s US-demanded offensives, and as the US has killed large numbers of their tribesmen, the attacks have spread not just throughout Pakistan but look poised to go global.
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And they hate us for our freedom, or they attack us beacuse they adhere to a radical version of Islam. The governmen't and media's interpretation of events is such BS. We here on this site know better, but we're on the fringe. Most people are complete idiots and don't realize the truth about issues that affect the future of the country they live in. The masses deserve what they get. Wish we could all move to an island and form our own country. Just better make sure we don't have any natural resources.
There is a difference/ The USG government is killing children and other innocent persons in the name of democracy, freedom, motherhood, and apple pie which makes those killings morally acceptable/ Muslims, on the other hand, kill children and other innocent persons in the name of their satanic religion and because they worship death which makes their murders morally unacceptable/ I hope you got that because I do not want to have to explain it to you again/
You forgot to mention visiting Disneyland!
The excuse in the media is always "suspected militants". In Nevada the excuse is "oops", well we were kind of close" . Who are the the terrorists?? Is it the children? Their mothers? Or is it the incompetents playing their video games on the other side of the planet? I had the "pleasure " of witnessing these morons on a special secret tour of their "watch" —trust me, they are playing an arcade video game—their favorite saying is :" HEY, WATCH THIS !!" The excuse is always "Well, they looked like they were militants, but who cares, it's only a few ragheads and the missles are only a couple thou each, —no sweat !!
Can you imagine living in perpetual fear of being bombed in your own home! If you weren't a radical to begin with, this should convince you to become one. The founding fathers must be turning in their graves over this bankrupt strategy of alienating a whole nation through intimidation. And look who you have for your partners in crime: President Asif Ali Zardari, a mafia don many suspect of being complicit in his wife's assassination, with impeccable credentials that won him the epithet "Mr 10 percent" for his unparalleled corruption during his wife Benazir Bhutto's stints as Prime Minister. If Pakistanis love Americans as much as they love Zardari – and they really must, considering their partnership in crime – can any American be safe? And, it wouldn't have to be a Taliban you have to watch out for….
We're number 1. Remember that as America "smokes these snake children and baby terrorists out of their holes."
Drones are the new "nannies." The operators have a lot of fun killing by remote control.
Killing innocent children makes sense.
Killing children ensures that more aggrieved Parents and Relatives will join the ranks of the insurgency thereby prolonging the fighting. Thus is what the Arms Manufacturers in the US want. More demand for their products – more death and dstruction in the world. More "damaged " vets returning home to tortured existence.
Thats what makes America "GREAT".
what makes "America" great is the constantly repeating that they are great, if they forget, reality sets in, they see millions of fat, arrogant stupid wankers
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