Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has demanded a formal apology from the United States for a drone strike earlier Thursday which targeted a tribal jirga, killing large numbers of civilians and tribal fighters loyal to the Pakistani government in North Waziristan.
Other officials chastised the US over the attack as well, including Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani and Army Chief General Parvez Kayani, who insisted the attack was a “complete violation of human rights.”
The attack was among the deadliest single US attacks on the tribal areas in the past several years, rivaling a 2009 attack on a funeral procession which killed over 80 people over the course of two strikes.
Though the Pakistani government denies it, US officials have repeatedly confirmed that Pakistan has a secret agreement in place permitting the constant US drone strikes. The US rarely comments on its attacks, except on the rare occasions when a militant leader is actually killed. The vast majority of the victims are never identified.
10 thoughts on “Furious Pakistan Demands Apology Over US Drone Strike”
The CIA was just sending a message.
and I believe Rambo Davis pressed that button to release hell fire.
This is Pakistani governments fault as much as anyone. They allow their own people to be walked on.
This is the fault of PPP govt. and if they want they can stop drone immidiately but now the Zardari govt. will be under sever pressure as these innocent persons to kill apology will not solve the problem.
Americans will never learn except to kill innocenmt people around the world.
An arrogant unjustified policies of americans.
I hope one day they will face sonammy although american public is ignorant.
Regrettably, Pakistan is a miserable country. They have no honor or self respect and will do anything for money.
Unfortunately not everyone though POVERTY does play huge role being so.But pakistani people have been sale since 1947…at the hands of Establishment.
I think it a fair assessment that the US people are going to be paying for this and attacks of this sort for a very long time. It almost seems like the US is intent on destabilizing the Pak government – for what purpose? To grab the nukes? Is that a stretch? Regardless, the killing of innocents, despite what the US spokesperson says, is a policy that carries a heavy toll in long-term animus.
"The US rarely comments on its attacks, except on the rare occasions when a militant leader is actually killed. The vast majority of the victims are never identified."
These are the actions of a 'civilized' country?
The people should rise and throw out their criminal government and nuke the American soldiers in the Middle East.
Fascist amerika WILL pay, its Karmic burden has it on the decent into the abyss of failed empires !
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