In a move that may bring further attention to the extralegal assassination campaign being conducted by the CIA against Pakistan’s tribal areas, Pakistani Kareem Khan is looking to launch a wrongful death lawsuit targeting CIA director Leon Panetta and others.
The suit would seek $500 million in damages for the assassination of his 18 year old son Zaenullah and his brother Asif Iqbal in Mir Ali. Asif Iqbal was employed as a school teacher and Zaenullah was training to be a teacher as well. Kareem, a journalists, was away working in Islamabad at the time of the attack.
Though the US will almost certainly stonewall such a trial and Pakistan’s government is unlikely to let it get anywhere it will likely bring more attention to the program. The assassinations, reported last December, reported the victims were “suspected Islamic militants,” though officials at the time conceded they have no evidence to support this allegation.
Usually the “suspicion” is the end of things, as most US attacks leave no survivors to come back on them. In this case, however, Khan was not present and we get a rare glimpse into the reality that these “suspects” are all too often just random people, and the basis of suspicion begins and ends with the assassination attempt itself.
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This report shows that the U.S. is seemingly beyond the reach of the law.
If the U.S. could be sued by anyone who it injures or by the relatives of those it kills, then its callous and casual attitude to civilians across the world would be severely curtailed.
Why have we allowed the U.S. to adopt this position? Why aren't the other big nations of the world raising a ruckus, putting pressure on the world's biggest warmonger to keep it in line?
It is obvious that the U.S. is a rogue State which is using its military strength to make its own rules.
It should be treated as a rogue State and brought into line before it claims the world for its own use.
This is the biggest tragedy of the world to have super power like america there is no doubt america is a rogue state and biggest killer in the history.
God may help the people to save their life for american hegomonie and liers and decievers which we have never seen in the history.
There is no doubt america has become a rogue state and there will be other comment but they are dictating the world in the language of war potential.This is not the first case, they shoot down Iranian civilian plane over Russia and they shoot down Russian plane etc but with no regret or compensation. They believe that only the life of americans s worth and they have a free licence to kill Afghanis, Irakis and Pakistanis for what? Only for false or corrupt and inefficient politicians who to win the elections wil kill the whole world.
When a Lochbie plane crashed they alleged that Libians did although their intelligence services have no sofisticated means as CIA and Mossad but they cashed the dead bodies and was paid by Libia in billions of dollars.
One day Irakis will file a suit and Afghanis too will get not a single pense but warnings.
God must save the world from such infidells who kill innocent people. Arrogance is biggest crime which God does not like.
Unfortunatly most US military personal incharge of such operations are either psychopaths or intellectually retarded in terms of human compations.It no secret that US is among the worst nations afflicted by crimes.Yet the big question remains:what the hell is the US doing in Pakistan or any other country for this reason, and who has authorized this rogue nation to take into it hands, to protect a law that”s never been respected by it
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