Over a week, US drones launch nine separate attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas, killing dozens of unnamed tribesmen. It was a resumption of strikes at a rate unseen since before last year’s Pakistani elections, where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promised to end the attacks.
The few drone strikes launched in the wake of the election were met with loud condemnations by the Sharif government. Today, the silence is deafening, and underscores a policy shift from the Sharif government.
Following the trend of the Mubarak and Zardari governments before them, Sharif is on the path of “tacit approval,” with growing speculation in the Pakistani press that the government is cooperating in the attacks.
Sharif joined the opposition to the drone strikes primarily because it was a politically winning issue, and it undercut Imran Khan, whose party was gaining huge support campaigning almost exclusively on ending the drone war.
Now, the Pakistani government isn’t even offering the weak criticism the Zardari government was in the waning days of their rule, and is risking growing public backlash from the attacks, which are as unpopular as ever.
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this country is weak country which betrays everything and everyone as long as it serves the interest of the ruling elite the chief among them is the military officer class they carried out genocide in 1971 in bangladesh because the bangalies wanted a better system which would have made the country more attuned to the needs of the people but which would have gone against the interest of the ruling class which views the populace as nothing more than pawn to be used for their benefit and thankfully now pakistan burns and it will keep burning till nothing is left. they betrayed the taliban at the same time betrayed the usa also. they have no identity that binds them together and have no core principles guiding them nothing at all so they are a soulless people that will keep making decisions that will be contradictory and the only thing those decisions would have in common is how that benifit the rulling class in hte short term till there will be no more pakistan and that WOULD BE GREAT
Hence why the Pakistanis should over throw the govt of Pakistan.
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