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The U.S. Is Shipping Tons of Deadly Weaponry to Pakistan

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posted on May, 12 2010 @ 12:50 PM

U.S. drones bomb Pakistan regularly. Now, Washington is about to deliver 20 F-16s and surveillance planes to Islamabad along with a thousand 500 lb bombs.

Obama administration, that expanded the U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan. Citing current and former counterterrorism officials, the paper reported that the CIA had received "secret permission to attack a wider range of targets" allowing the Agency to rely on "pattern of life" analysis.

"The information then is used to target suspected militants, even when their full identities are not known," according to the report. "Previously, the CIA was restricted in most cases to killing only individuals whose names were on an approved list. The new rules have transformed the program from a narrow effort aimed at killing top Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders into a large-scale campaign of airstrikes in which few militants are off-limits, as long as they are deemed to pose a threat to the U.S., the officials said."

There is no doubt that the Obama administration has dramatically expanded the use of drones in Pakistan and that the drone attacks are unpopular. It is far from a radical position to assert that the bombings are creating fresh enemies, inspiring militants and empowering the Taliban.

On Monday, I reported on the comments of Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer and Georgetown Professor Christine Fair on the issue. Shaffer said he was against the drone attacks because they create a reality where the "Taliban are more motivated than ever to come at us... the Predator program is having the same effect [it had] in Afghanistan two years ago in killing innocents" that it is now having in Pakistan. Shaffer is no anti-war activist -- on the same show he advocated deploying U.S. "boots on the ground" in Pakistan.

Fair, a respected former UN advisor in Afghanistan, made the ridiculous claim that "the drones are not killing innocent civilians," adding that the "residents of FATA [the Federally Administered Tribal Areas] generally welcome the drone strikes because they know actually who's being killed."

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I have mixed feelings on this but ultimately thought it should be brought to be viewed. Again, if it's already posted please tell me. Sometimes headlines vary quite a bit. Otherwise, what say ye?

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 12:53 PM
Every bomb that is made.. A child goes hungry.

I swear to GOD, if I was ever PM of Canada I would call out our gov't, the American administration and other like countries around the world to just f*cking STOP!!!

I'd make it something awful dramatic too...
Something the media would bite.

Obama has the power to make this all just stop...........

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 01:12 PM
So, first sell weapons to Pakistan and let them make the first move against Iran. Then Invade both countries to secure Oil.
This is clearly another outlined plan made by the USA to terrorize the world while making (as always) large amount of profit.

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by lifeinthematrix

interesting... will Rockefeller fund both sides, you think, to claim intrest back for a huge profit :O This might actually come out like a WW1 and WW2 scenario.

sorry for my spelling!

PS! will stop saying "sorry for my spelling" soon

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 01:26 PM
Wow the chess pieces are busily being moved into position. I'm sure the Indians are going to love this? Why the hell are we so adamant about pissing off our allies?

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 01:29 PM
The trains of death rolled by my house last month. They no longer have a helicopter escort. They are watched from very high altitude. I can feel the death as these weapons roll past. This is more evil that all of Nazi Germany's weapons, on a few trains.

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 01:58 PM
If thats the case then, and they are supplying weapons, Would that not hold those that sent the soldiers in, not accountable to murder?
They are arming those they are or would be against? WTF!!!

posted on May, 12 2010 @ 09:32 PM
"Hundred per cent [of Pakistanis] are against the drone attacks".

100% is a pretty large margin..

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