The Times Online (UK) reports that "suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and a clear sign that the controversial military policy begun by George W Bush has not changed."
The report says further that "Security officials said the strikes, which saw up to five missiles slam into houses in separate villages, killed seven "foreigners" - a term that usually means al-Qaeda - but locals also said that three children lost their lives."
Yesterday President Obama appointed former UN ambassador, Richard Holbrooke, as the special envoy to Pakistan and the greater region.
So where is the change then?
Don't hold your breath broer ... remember when Obama said he would launch an attack in Pakistan even if the leadership there did not condone such action?
He just did.
Pakistan for it part says that the US is violating its territorial integrity and by implication, international law.
Obama, like Bush, is obviously not buying the Pakistani protest. Afterall, what can Pakistan do to stop Obama launching attacks inside its sovereign borders?
The age of empire continues ... and rapidly too!
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*UPDATE(Sunday, January 25)*
The Guardian reports that Obama ordered the two air strikes after being consulted by "US Commanders". 18 people are said to have been killed.