Amid flooding, CIA resumes Pakistan drone campaign



After a little-noticed, weeks long disruption caused by the monsoons that devastated Pakistan, the CIA in recent days has picked up the pace of its missile strikes against Islamic militants with back-to-back attacks against terror targets that have killed at least 11 people in the country’s northwest region. But the air strikes have raised fresh concerns among some Pakistani officials that the agency is resuming its lethal campaign at the worst possible moment, in the midst of a humanitarian crisis that has submerged one sixth of the country and left at least six million people homeless...

18 killed in three US drone strikes

Dawn [Pakistan]


Fourteen suspected militants and four children were killed when US drones carried out three attacks in North Waziristan on Wednesday. Missiles targeted a compound, a car and a house in parts of North Waziristan near the Afghan border, according to reports...

Pakistan: Suspected US drone attack kills five



A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal region on Sunday morning, intelligence officials told CNN. Two intelligence officials said two missiles were fired on the hideout of suspected militants in the Data Khel area of North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan...

Pakistan: Suspected US drones kill 13



Two suspected U.S. drone strikes killed 13 alleged militants in Pakistan’s tribal region Tuesday, intelligence officials said. The first strike killed nine people. Two intelligence officials said three missiles were fired Tuesday morning on the suspected hideout of militants in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The second strike killed four people in Pakistan’s tribal region Tuesday evening, intelligence officials said...

Six killed in US drone strike

The Nation [Pakistan]


Six people were killed in suspected US drone strike in North Waziristan on Monday, security officials said. Three missiles struck a house and vehicle linked to militants at Darazinda village, 40 kilometres northeast of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan region, they said...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


US Attack Kills 20 People In Pakistan

Four women and three children were also among the dead.

Another U.S.-Inflicted "Ground Zero" in Pakistan

By William N. Grigg

If opinion polls are reliable at all, most Americans are too enthralled by the manufactured outrage over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque to notice that the government claiming to represent them just massacred, via remote-controlled drone, at least twenty innocent people in Pakistan.

US Attack Kills 4 In Pakistan

US drone strike on Saturday killed "four militants" in Pakistan's north-western tribal belt near the Afghan border, security officials said.

US attacks kill 10 in Pakistan

Two US drone attacks have killed at least ten people in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region amid growing discontent over climbing number of civilian casualties.

US attack kills 8 alledged militants in Pakistan: Officials

An earlier strike yesterday killed six militants when it hit a compound on the outskirts of Miranshah.

US kills five people in Pakistan

A United States unmanned aircraft fired two missiles into Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border on Monday, killing five people, security officials said.

US attack kill 14 "militants" in Pakistan

More than 1,040 people have been killed in 122 drone strikes in Pakistan since August 2008, including a number of senior militants. However, the attacks fuel anti-American sentiment in the conservative Muslim country.

US Kills 11 In Pakistan

A salvo of missiles fired by US drones killed 11 alledged militants in Pakistan's tribal "badlands" on Tuesday, the 10th strike in 11 days, officials said.

From Information Clearing House


The Great Pakistani Deluge Never Happened

Juan Cole, Tomdispatch: "In the United States, the contrast with the wall-to-wall cable news coverage of the Haitian earthquake in January and the consequent outpouring of public donations was palpable.... What of American civil society? No rock concerts were organized to help Pakistani children sleeping on highways or in open fields infested with vermin. No sports events offered receipts to aid victims at risk from cholera and other diseases. It was as if the great Pakistani deluge were happening in another dimension, beyond the ken of Americans."

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