"For all we know they could be 100% innocent civilians."
Only in your perverse dreams. More likely, for all you know, they could be 100% irhabists.
"A third factor is simply predator drones do not offer the choice of surrender. The procedure with drones is shoot first, ask questions later."
Indeed. The Islamic State of Pashtunistan is at war with the U.N. and Afghanistan. We attack targets-not arrest them. Dead is very good with these men as nothing else stands between them and the afghan people whom they slaughter daily without a tear by their Pakistani "brothers". Why should you, correct? You're the ones who have unleashed these dogs upon them and given them succor in defeat.
Now they bite you too and yet you still waffle. There's a reason for that, of course.
"Let's hope you get yourself, what you wish on other people."
Same to you. Enjoy.
Regardless of whether it's afghan or Pakistani men doing the killing in Afghanistan, much of them, their supplies, and their sanctuary lie in Pakistan- by consent of your government and people.
Epool, today, barely 5 minutes ago, Gen (R) Mirza Aslam Beg has said in a GEO TV program "Meray Mutabiq" that these drones are flown from inside Pakistan from a base near Tarbela.
He even disclosed that Marriott Hotel in Islamabad was being used as a control for UAVs, before the bomb attack. I think you should use "I think" or "It seems that" instead of being sure and taking false stand on issues.
much of them, their supplies, and their sanctuary lie in Pakistan
thanks alot, for your hounrable comments
i am sory,that i was a spook from MI, but sir , i had a long bad experinces, with the elites of pakistani high society, who keep begging the army genrals some contracts, some backings for thier personal intersts, i surlly , hope that you are not one of them!
No I am not one of them! I am not an elite nor have anything to do with contracts or anything of that sort! But I know your MI very well especially the non-career 'type' of officers army generally sidelines in its ranks!
Coming to the point! Agreed, the drones attacks are causing resentment but I support them for the time being for as long as they are ridding us of the foreigners involved in our border areas. This is of course until such time we get the same drones, do the same thing and then hear from ex-spooks like you that now the Army is killing its own people instead of the US! It never ends does it now my ex-MI comrade?
Why would she disclose it as it weakens the GOP and gives a shot in the arm for those who cries GOP has 'surrendered' to US. She is member for senate intl comittee. Its not a slip of a tongue, they are aiming for something which we cant foresee.
Many a times i have felt US govt desperatly wants GOP to lose control or face heavy turmoil.
It was intentional. No doubts about it. These sorts of slips of tongue do not happen. But does it matter? Either way, whether it was intentional or a slip, it's been one giant show by the current GoP during its protests. One cannot imagine many other governments enacting such a film script of protestation, unless it's blackmailed somehow.
Tarbela??!!?? Tarbela has no valid airfield for a UAV of Reaper's size to be launched and recovered except for a triplet helipad at SOTF HQ. The SOTF HQ houses a few US Special Forces officers designated for the counter insurgency training of our SSG troops fighting at the border areas.
Marriott being used as a control launch pad for UAV's??!!!?? That is the most absurd and uninformed reasoning I have come across yet! Someone who says that the US military uses local hotels as UCAV operating bases is obviously never seen a Reaper Ground Control Station! It requires complexed equipment, antennas, communications hardware, operating screens etc etc! Where did they put that in the Marriott? Nadia Cafe??
I have my reasons and firm knowledge to 'know' that the said UCAV's operated in WANA are NOT launched from Pakistan.
Of course you can believe whatever you can including that Elvis is alive and well!