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A suspected U.S. drone fired a missile on Thursday into Pakistan's North Waziristan, a tribal region on the Afghan border regarded as a safe haven for al Qaeda and Taliban militants, a Reuters witness said.
Since the start of September the United States has carried out at least nine missile attacks, including this one, and a commando raid on militant targets in Pakistan's tribal areas.
posted on 10/9/2008 at 14:08 Finding bin Laden? Great! Weakening Al-Qaeda? Aweome! Pissing off another country? A country w/ nuclear capabilities (however limited)? Not so great. What is the use of harming a "terrorist" group if, in the process, you inadvertently give birth to another generation of people that will hate the US? According to a variety of reports, there have been quite a number of civilian casualties in our attacks in Pakistan. We need to start realizing the role that "collateral damage" plays in fueling the problem with "terrorism". [edit on 9-10-2008 by kawz1]