Saturday, March 14, 2009

Obama 'murders' another 22 in Pakistan

Obama is President - but nothing seems to have changed.

USA still shows no respect for other nation states...and human life.

The new President taking their army out of Iraq ... but wait, he is sending them to Afghanistan. Sitting safe, protected by Oceans, the US have possibly killed the biggest number of civilians, not its citizens, since World War II.

And these killings are still on-going, but alas with the Media controlled by them, we do not always hear about the wrongs of the US..

Al-Jazeera, a bit more independent, that other news providers, sometimes gives us a glimpse of what are being 'covered up'...

Well - recently another US Drone attack in Pakistan - killing 22 persons (and amongst the dead there may be 'suspected' al-Qaeda fighters). What happened to rule of law? What happened to the right of defence...the right to a fair trial.

We strongly condemn police 'shoot to kill' incidents in Malaysia - and we must be even more angered about these murders perpetrated by Obama - using un-manned planes.

Murder? - ...oh yes, it is. These are planned killing of human persons. It is not accidents.

It was shocking to learn that since Obama became President - there were 5 such attacks...

And since August 2008, there have been about 30 such attacks killing more than 320 human beings..

At least 22 people in Pakistan, including suspected al-Qaeda fighters, have been killed in a missile attack thought to have been carried out by an unmanned US drone.

Security officials said the raid targeted a Taliban camp in northwest Pakistan on Thursday.

Two missiles fired by a drone hit the alleged camp in the tribal area of Kurram, one of seven semi-autonomous regions near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.

A senior security official, speaking anonymously, said "the training centre was run by local Taliban commander Fazal Saeed and training was under way at the time of the strike".

The Taliban has sealed off the area and was retrieving bodies from the rubble of the building, officials said.

Kurram is a known hub for fighters loyal to Baitullah Mehsud, Pakistan's most wanted man, and Sirajuddin Haqqani, de facto commander of Taliban-aligned groups on the border.

Security officials had earlier said that at least seven fighters had been killed in the attack, including "foreigners" - using a term adopted to mean al-Qaeda operatives.

Repeated strikes

More than 30 such missile attacks have been carried out since August 2008, one month before Asif Ali Zardari was sworn into office as president of Pakistan, killing more than 320 people.

The US military does not confirm drone attacks, but it and the Central Intelligence Agency operating in Afghanistan are the only forces to deploy drones in the region.

It was the fifth missile attack blamed on unmanned US aircraft since Barack Obama, the US president, came to power, dashing the Pakistani public's hopes that the new administration would abandon the policy.

Obama says fighters in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where US troops are battling the Taliban, pose a grave threat.

Islamabad has repeatedly protested to Washington that drones violate its territorial sovereignty and deepen resentment among the 160 million people of the nuclear-armed Islamic nation. - Al-Jazeera, 14/3/2009, Deaths in Pakistan drone strike


3 comments:

raymi07 said...

Are you talking about the same rule of law and trial given to Daniel Pearle?

kenny said...

I wonder why you are sympathetic t the taliban. The taliban is one of the cause and symbol of extremism.

If Pakistan cannot control this region, somebody should do it for them.

Tungsten said...

Pls do not coimment or poke your nose into issues you have no knowledge of.You are merely trying to win brownie points from the Taliban?