Drones Bomb North Waziristan Out of a Peace Deal

Posted: July 1, 2009 in Uncategorized

Al Jazeera:

Taliban fighters in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan say they have pulled out of a peace deal with the Pakistan government…

“This accord is being scrapped because of Pakistan’s failure to stop the American drone attacks in North and South Waziristan,” Ahmadullah Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, told the Associated Press by telephone.

…The agreement in North Waziristan had appeared to keep things relatively peaceful there – calmer than in neighbouring South Waziristan, where the army is preparing for a major offensive against Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud.

Another casualty of the U.S.’s reliance on drones, which so far have killed more than “780 civilians and about 50 alleged terrorists.” Fifteen civilians for every one suspected legitimate target. Disgraceful.

  1. Greg says:

    Disgraceful indeed. Thanks for your tireless efforts in bringing these facts to the light of day.

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