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200,000 civilians flee Pakistan military offensive

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posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:03 PM
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200,000 civilians flee Pakistan military offensive


news.yahoo.com

The exodus of civilians from Orakzai adds to the more than 1.3 million people driven from their homes by fighting in the northwest and unable to return...The United States has carried out scores of missile attacks in the northwest over the last 18 months, killing many alleged insurgents. Some independent experts and rights groups have alleged many civilians have also died. Independent reporting of the attacks is impossible.
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posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:03 PM
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Nearly a quarter of million added to the 1.3 million refugees doing their best to not look like insurgents.

Just like My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war what we are afraid to report is that these types of attacks are not the exception. Wikileaks is preparing to release another video exposing these crimes.

news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:20 PM
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And a great Exodus happened in modern times so they say.

anyways sad to see.

good find
though not good news




posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:33 PM
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over 200,000 Fled their homes "unable to return" due to the military attacking 41 "SUSPECTED" Insurgents

SAD STUFF Amerika



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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This is a major historical tragedy. These people will never live the lives they worked for and the blame lays on our shoulders. This government needs to stop thinking their agenda and missions are more important than the lives of everyone in the world.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 12:22 AM
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The people are fleeing the Pakistani military's offensive, not the US military. This has nothing to do with the US military.

Pakistan is trying to maintain internal security.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
The people are fleeing the Pakistani military's offensive, not the US military. This has nothing to do with the US military.

Pakistan is trying to maintain internal security.



Glad you pointed that out.
Maybe people should read the article before blindly assuming it is U.S. forces



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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the artical leads one to belive it is a joint strike between us and pakisani military.

also with the fear of being tageted as a (suspected) insurgent not confirmed i think to flee the US war machine is more than justified



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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Originally posted by Acid_Burn2009

Originally posted by MikeboydUS
The people are fleeing the Pakistani military's offensive, not the US military. This has nothing to do with the US military.

Pakistan is trying to maintain internal security.



Glad you pointed that out.
Maybe people should read the article before blindly assuming it is U.S. forces


sorry we're just so used to the US wreaking havoc all around a world that only wants to be left alone and peaceful. if we're not killing children here, we're throwing puppies off cliffs there.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 02:56 AM
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Did you read the "snippet" above??? The article mentions "scores" of missile attacks by the US over the past 18 months. "Scores" is defined as "a great many" a "score" can also mean a group of twenty...so "scores" plural would mean many groups of twenty...

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Citing statistics compiled by Pakistani government officials, Dawn reports that these missile strikes succeeded in killing only “five key Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders,” while their so-called collateral damage included the lives of 708 innocent civilians.

“For each Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorist killed by US drones, 140 innocent Pakistanis also had to die,” the newspaper reports. “Over 90 per cent of those killed in the deadly missile strikes were civilians, claim authorities.”


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ISLAMABAD — In the first such strikes since the inauguration of President Obama, suspected U.S. missile barrages Friday killed at least 18 people in the lawless tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said.

The two raids suggested that the new administration intends to press ahead with attacks against militants in the rural areas, even though the campaign has been politically costly to Pakistan's Western-leaning government.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by Leo Strauss
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Did you read the "snippet" above??? The article mentions "scores" of missile attacks by the US over the past 18 months. "Scores" is defined as "a great many" a "score" can also mean a group of twenty...so "scores" plural would mean many groups of twenty...

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Citing statistics compiled by Pakistani government officials, Dawn reports that these missile strikes succeeded in killing only “five key Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders,” while their so-called collateral damage included the lives of 708 innocent civilians.

“For each Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorist killed by US drones, 140 innocent Pakistanis also had to die,” the newspaper reports. “Over 90 per cent of those killed in the deadly missile strikes were civilians, claim authorities.”


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ISLAMABAD — In the first such strikes since the inauguration of President Obama, suspected U.S. missile barrages Friday killed at least 18 people in the lawless tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said.

The two raids suggested that the new administration intends to press ahead with attacks against militants in the rural areas, even though the campaign has been politically costly to Pakistan's Western-leaning government.




I saw it, yes. However, I decided to read the whole article before blindly posting anything. The snippet was just enough to lead one to believe it was because of the U.S. which will bring out the anti-military nuts.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
This has nothing to do with the US military.


lmao, I beg to differ sir
Pakistan Forces are using US Drones now
and where do u think Pakistan GOT
those drones from and WHO trained
them to use them ?????

US Military

www.nytimes.com...



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 09:55 PM
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Those dozen drones we gave to Pakistan are unarmed recon drones.

It says that at the start of the article.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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There didn't seem to be too big of a problem before the US started raining missiles down on "insurgents."


If some big powerful nation flew drones over my neighborhood and shot up homes with missiles from the sky, there'd be a huge insurrection here, too.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
There didn't seem to be too big of a problem before the US started raining missiles down on "insurgents."


If some big powerful nation flew drones over my neighborhood and shot up homes with missiles from the sky, there'd be a huge insurrection here, too.


Hey now, that's completely uncalled for. You pledged allegiance to the flag of our country in 1st grade... So if the flag gives you an order, or decides to bomb you, you better comply and be happy about it.


You sound like one of those crazy Hutaree tards...


[edit on 14-4-2010 by denialofignoranceattack]



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