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US Ramps Up Pakistan Drone Strikes

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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 01:28 PM
Just caught this on the Huff and Puff. Of course it was way down the list due to the gang shooting that occurred In California today and the anti gun agenda they are quite obviously pursuing.

QUETTA, Pakistan -- A bomb targeting paramilitary soldiers killed 12 people in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, while five suspected militants died in a U.S. drone strike in the country's northwest, officials said.

President Barack Obama ramped up drone strikes in Pakistan when he took office in 2009. There were 53 attacks that year, more than in the previous five years combined, according to the Long War Journal website, which tracks the strikes. Since Dec. 28, there have been seven drone attacks, according to an Associated Press count. The AP counts an attack that hits multiple adjacent targets as a single strike.

Link to story on Huffing Post

I personally find it absolutely disgusting that the Gun Control issue is blazing madly away in the USA while the same Administration is increasing the number of drone/missile attacks in a Country we are not at war with.

Wagging the dog.

edit on 10-1-2013 by Mamatus because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 01:35 PM
Yes... It's the Government's way, isn't it? When something isn't working well, it can NEVER mean it was a bad idea or outright wrong approach. It must mean there hasn't been ENOUGH OF IT being done.

This admin has already taken the idea of UAV hunter/killer units to the level of a common practice and routine part of battle today.......and we needed more of it? Did Pakistan EVER come around to actually agreeing with these being done as we choose to, when we choose to? Last I heard, Islamabad was still unimpressed by our favored method of fighting among civilian populations.

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