Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Two US Missile Strikes In Pakistan In Three Days Kill More Than 60"

By Barry Grey
World Socialist Web Site
17 February 2009

The United States on Monday carried out its second missile strike in three days inside Pakistan. More than 30 people were reported killed after four CIA Predator drone aircraft launched at least four Hellfire missiles at a purported Taliban training camp in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram.

It was the first US strike in Kurram, one of seven semi-autonomous tribal areas in Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan. Monday's attack followed a missile strike on Saturday on a building in the South Waziristan tribal district that killed at least 30 people.

The two strikes in rapid succession came within days of a visit to Pakistan by Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Holbrooke met last Wednesday with top Pakistani government and military officials in Lahore as part of a tour of the three countries whose principal aim is to prepare the way for an escalation of US military violence in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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3 comments:

Dade said...

Sadly, Ridwan, my friend, I'm coming to understand that it doesn't much matter who the president is...

This is just more evidence to support that theory.

GiGi - The Shy Giraffe said...

hello ridwan, sorry its been a while since i drop a note. i do sneak in n read your post...hee hee.

i began to wonder if there ever going to be any peace, with all these chaos going on.

anyway, i hope you and your love ones are well and in pink of health. keep smiling always my brother =:O)

Ridwan said...

Dade and Gigi thank you both for your comments.

Dade I am with you on the systems critique of power. It is a sad reality brother.

Gigi I am always happy to know you are around and "sneaking" in to read my sista.

I too an wondering when we will live in peace.

Peace to both of you,
Ridwan