Pakistanis against US drones

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Thousands of people rallied in cities across Pakistan today to condemn the Obama administration’s drone attacks on the country and to press Islamabad to end its “pro-US policies”: here.

Washington’s increasing use of unmanned drones to kill people in developing countries looks set to remain shrouded in secrecy after a US federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday that aimed to force the Obama administration to divulge official information: here.

Britain: Campaigners have condemned plans by BAE Systems to showcase a new “autonomous” unmanned drone at this week’s London arms fair, citing evidence that the existing Reaper models have killed civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan: here.

Officials: Drone Crashes In Northwestern Pakistan: here.

Pakistan reacted with outrage today after the US’s top military official accused the country’s intelligence agency of involvement in attacks on Nato occupying armies in Afghanistan: here.

The crisis in US-Pakistan relations continues to escalate more than a week after chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, accused Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Agency of supporting the Haqqani network: here.

NATO is pissed Pakistan isn’t killing enough of its own people to satisfy the West’s foreign policy goals: here.

The Obama administration is building a network of secret drone bases to expand its illegal campaign of extra-judicial executions deeper into Africa and the Arabian peninsula, the Washington Post reported today: here.

US drones in the Horn of Africa: here.

Security guards shut the National Air and Space Museum in Washington on Saturday after nearly 200 people tried to stage a protest against an exhibit that sanitises the US government’s use of drones to assassinate people abroad: here.

Anti-Drone Movement Grows: here.

“Grim Milestone as 300th CIA Drone Strike Hits Pakistan. Chris Woods, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: “The United States ‘covert’ drone war in Pakistan reached a new milestone today with the 300th attack on alleged militants in the country’s tribal areas, according to research by the Bureau…. The Bureau has now identified 300 drone strikes since June 17 2004. Of these, 248 have occurred during President Obama’s three years in office, rising to a frequency of one strike every four days”: here.

Nick Turse: America’s Secret Empire of Drone Bases: here.

5 thoughts on “Pakistanis against US drones

  1. American missiles kill 3 in northwest Pakistan

    By RASOOL DAWAR, Associated Press – 31 minutes ago

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed three people in an al-Qaida and Taliban safe haven along the Afghan border.

    The two officials say a pair of missiles Sunday struck a house near Mir Ali town in North Waziristan.

    They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk with reporters.

    The attack is another reminder of America’s ongoing fight against militants 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

    The United States has fired scores of missiles into northwest Pakistan since 2008, trying to keep al-Qaida operatives there on the run.

    The undeclared program is a source of tension with Pakistan, which has not launched a military operation in North Waziristan despite American requests.

    Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press.


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