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Pakistan 'mulls US drone action'

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posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 12:06 PM
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Pakistan 'mulls US drone action'


news.bbc.co.uk

Pakistan's PM Yousuf Raza Gilani says his government is considering "a number of options" to counter attacks by US drones inside its territory.

His statement came after Pakistan's air force chief said his force was equipped to tackle the drones militarily.

US-operated pilotless drones have launched more than 20 missile attacks in Pakistani tribal areas since August.

The government is under immense public pressure to defend its territory against such attacks.

The drone attacks are believed to have been largely on-target, hitting Taleban and al-Qaeda hideouts in the north-western Waziristan tribal region.
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posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 12:06 PM
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With the recent terrorist atrocity in Mumbai and India's awaited reaction putting the heat on Pakistan, it appears that the ongoing US drones attack on the Taliban in the Pakistani tribal areas and inevitable collateral damage has suddenly become a concern for the Pakistani government.

Why is Pakistan suddenly rattling its sword? Most likely it is a reaction to the current US cozying up to India as the population mourns the murderous assault in Mumbai.

While the horror felt by India can be considered genuine, whether the crime was a false flag operation or not, Pakistan's sudden indignation of the violation of her sovereignty and the killing of her civilians in Waziristan is as disingenuous as a lady of the night discovering modesty. It is more of an act of desperation and a reminder to the US of Pakistan's previous role.

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posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 12:18 PM
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Maybe the Pakistani government should get a grip and start dealing with the murderous tribal types themselves?



posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 12:27 PM
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I think the government in power fears a coup attempt. Many Pakistani are angry because the government seems to let the US military dictate what is permitted or not permitted in Pakistan airspace. I believe that radical Pakistanis are the ones rallying the people to speak out. Why is this area of importance to Pakistanis who don't live in that region? This area has been self ruled for a long time.




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