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The tribal elders in Waziristan can do little more than make forlorn appeals for negotiations.
But the young Waziris do not want to talk. Inspired by the local mullahs, they are vowing to fight.
"Their features are not local. They appear to be Chechens or Central Asians," said Muhammad Azam Khan, a local government official in the tribal region.
Attackers set military vehicles ablaze while terrified townspeople streamed out of the remote tribal village of Kaloosha.
Because it is not a political organization but a terrorist organization, supoorted by members of that community who are willing to hide a murderer, we should do nothing to win the war.
Because it is not a country, they should not be confronted, they should be allowed to kill us.
Because it was not a country that attacked the U.S. time and time aain, finally leading up to 9-11-01, none of the attacks offficially happened, therefore we should do nothing.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
What? The whole country is responsible for the actions of a few?
We didn't bomb the whole country. We bombed where the
terrorists were. If those harboring the terrorists died too...
then they are to blame. Personal responsibility. You harbor a
terrorist, then you take a chance of getting yourself blown up.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
This was said by the author of this thread -
quote: What we do know is that 5000 people living nearby have protested. Who can blame them?
Answer - They have only themselves to blame. If they weren't
harboring terrorists, there wouldn't have been a bombing.
If they don't take seriously the consquences of harboring
murderers, it's their own fault.
I may be wrong about this, but I get the distinct impression that the Pakistani government knew full well that these operations were underway.
By the way,m I have an idea. How about a highly trained, crack, elite team of highly trained Flower Children? We can call in the Thpecial Forthes Pink Berets! They'll flush the bad guy out, the one who is single-handedly stalking this lovely little community of people who do not support him!
I thought the missles were fired from a drone or outside of pakistan. (though I may be wrong.)
According to preliminary investigations there was foreign presence in the area and that in all probability was targeted from across the border in Afghanistan. [...]
Villagers in Damadola said they heard aircraft or helicopters before the strike [...]
Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao said a number of the dead appeared to be foreigners �possibly involved in sabotage activities.
Locals said senior Egyptian Al-Qaeda commander Hamza Rabia was killed in the tribal zone in December by a missile fired from a Predator, although Pakistan said the blast happened when munitions exploded inside his house.
The official said that hours before the strike some unidentified guests had arrived at the home of a tribesman named Shah Zaman.
Some unidentified miscreants launched attack from two posts of security forces here in Chashma and Surband areas of Miran Shah while no loss of life was reported.
According to official sources miscreant launched attack on night between Friday and Saturday night on two check post of security forces.
Security forces launched retaliatory attack on miscreants due to which electricity of various areas has been suspended.
After the attack, local tribal also formed a Lashkar to hunt down the miscreants who managed to escape the scene due to darkness.
from WyrdeOne Does the quote feature no longer work? I just tried it to no avail. Ah well, anyway.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Does the quote feature no longer work? I just tried it to no avail.
I always expect to see excuses here for the slaughter of innocent civilians, but these are the most distasteful comments I've seen yet.
I can't find a way to respond without making a personal attack, so I'll just shut up now.
Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster . . . for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader was invited to a dinner marking a Muslim festival on the night of the devastating U.S. missile strike in a Pakistani border village, but he failed to show up, Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday.
Ayman al-Zawahri sent aides instead, the officials said, and investigators are trying to establish if any of them were among the at least 17 people killed in the attack, which sparked a second day of anti-U.S. protests across the country Sunday.
Two Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday that al-Zawahri, who has a wife from a tribe prominent in the region around the attacked village, had been invited to a dinner in Damadola to mark last week's Eid al-Adha holiday