Wednesday, 15. September 2010

US airstrikes in Pakistan hit all-time high in intensity

Winston-Salem Journal


Drone aircraft made two missile attacks in a lawless tribal region on the Afghan border yesterday, making September the most intense period of U.S. strikes in Pakistan since they began in 2004, intelligence officials said. The stepped-up campaign is focused on a small area of farming villages and mountainous, thickly forested terrain controlled by the Haqqani network, a ruthless American foe in Afghanistan, U.S. officials say...

17 more killed as US steps up drone strikes

Daily Times [Pakistan]


Two separate US missile strikes targeting al Qaeda-linked fighters in the Tribal Areas on Wednesday killed 17 terrorists, local security officials said...

US missile strike kills five

Worcester Telegram & Gazette


A suspected U.S. drone fired three missiles at a house in northwestern Pakistan today, killing five alleged militants in the 14th such attack this month — the most intense barrage since the strikes began in 2004, said intelligence officials. The house belonged to a local militant and was located in Datta Khel, a town in the North Waziristan tribal area that is controlled by militants who regularly launch cross-border attacks against NATO troops in Afghanistan, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


US Kills 32 people in Pakistan

US drones killed five militants in a strike in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region of northwest Pakistan today, taking the taking the number of rebels killed in four consecutive attacks since yesterday to 32.

US Attack Kills 8 In Pakistan

At least eight people were killed and two others injured in a U.S. drone strike launched Monday afternoon. One of the missiles reportedly hit a vehicle carrying five local welfare workers and all of them were said to be killed.

From Information Clearing House

Tuesday, 24. August 2010

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."

Monday, 16. August 2010

100 US attacks in Pakistan in 18 months under Obama compared to 45 in entire Bush term

Over 700 people have been killed in such attacks under Obama, compared to 200 under, George W. Bush.

From Information Clearing House

Saturday, 14. August 2010

Why no rush to aid Pakistan? Russia, Pakistan Show Need for Climate Action

The images are devastating, as are the numbers. The floods in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, by now reaching as far south as the Punjab, have affected more people than all major natural disasters in the past six years combined. Some 14 million people - 2 million displaced - and 300,000 homes have been hit, with 1,600 fatalities so far.

Global Warming and the Pakistani Flood

It's impossible to look at the images coming out of Pakistan and not shake your head at the brutality of Mother Nature. But is it Mother Nature's fault-or our own?

Errant climate may be sign of breakdown, scientists say

Floods, fires, melting ice, and feverish heat - from smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Iowa and the High Arctic, the planet seems to be having a midsummer breakdown. It is not just a portent of things to come, scientists say, but a sign of troubling climate change already under way.

'Blocked' jetstream to blame for freak weather in Russia and Pakistan, say scientists

A massive heatwave in Russia and the current devastating floods in Pakistan could be linked by the unusual behaviour of the jetstream, scientists believe.

World feeling the heat as 17 countries experience record temperatures

2010 sees record highs in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine but also many African, Middle Eastern and Latin American countries.

Biggest relocation in China since Three Gorges

China's growing thirst for water is driving one of the world's biggest mass relocations, with 440,000 people leaving their homes to make way for a huge man-made canal project to channel water to drought-prone Beijing.

Russia, Pakistan Show Need for Climate Action

By Simon Butler

If you are not at least a little bit scared about the Russian heatwave or the huge floods in Pakistan, then you really should be.

Am I an Activist for Caring About My Grandchildren's Future? I Guess I Am

Concerted action to tackle climate change will happen only if the public demands it for the sake of future generations.

From Information Clearing House


Why is the World Unmoved by the Plight of Pakistan?

Thursday, 12. August 2010

Wenig Hilfe für Pakistan?

Anders als in Haiti oder beim Tsunami Ende 2004 kommt die Hilfe für das regionale Pulverfass Pakistan nur langsam in Gang.


18. August 2010

Humanitäre Hilfe statt Kriegseinsätze

Zum Welttag der humanitären Hilfe der Vereinten Nationen am 19. August erklärt Christine Buchholz, Mitglied des Geschäftsführenden Parteivorstandes:

Die humanitäre Hilfe der Bundesregierung für Pakistan sind Peanuts im Vergleich zu den Ausgaben für den Krieg in Afghanistan. Die Bundesregierung hat Pakistan Soforthilfe erst von einer Million Euro, dann 15 Millionen Euro versprochen. Allein der Afghanistan-Einsatz der Bundeswehr kostete letztes Jahr eine Milliarde Euro. Angesicht der drohenden humanitären Katastrophe in Pakistan gilt es, dieses Missverhältnis zu beseitigen. Hunderttausende Menschen in den pakistanischen Grenzregionen waren bereits auf der Flucht vor den Bombardierungen durch die USA. Nun wird diese Region durch den Monsunregen überschwemmt. Ein langfristiges Hilfsangebot gegen sozialen Missstände und die Folgen des Klimawandels muss aufgelegt, der NATO-Krieg und militärische Aufrüstung beendet werden. Zudem wird angesichts der Überschwemmungskatastrophe zum wiederholten Mal deutlich, wie unentbehrlich ein internationales Klimaschutz-Abkommen ist. Die Industrienationen müssen den klimapolitischen Stillstand vor dem Klimagipfel in Cancun am Jahresende überwinden.

Wednesday, 28. July 2010

Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and Ron Paul, R-Texas Propose Vote to Exit Pakistan

By John Nichols

It's not generally known that we have at least 124 Special Forces troops on the ground inside Pakistan. It is absolutely urgent that we take a stand to stop spreading war in Pakistan. To nip in the bud the U.S. ground presence."

War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed Forces from Pakistan

How They Voted:

From Information Clearing House


Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul Force Debate Over Af-Pak War


Pakistanis have negative view of US



Despite billions in aid from Washington and a shared threat from extremists, Pakistanis have an overwhelmingly negative view of the United States, according to results of a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday. The survey also found that Pakistanis have grown less fearful of extremists seizing control of their country, perhaps reflecting gains that government troops have made against militants since early 2009...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Pakistan's President: War with Taliban Being Lost

Friday, 23. July 2010

U.S. Forces Step Up Pakistan Presence

U.S. Special Operations Forces have begun venturing out with Pakistani forces on aid projects, deepening the American role in the effort to defeat Islamist militants in Pakistani territory that has been off limits to U.S. ground troops.

US Kills 16 People in Pakistan

Local people have started rescue activities following the drone attacks and are engaged in clearing rubble and hurrying wounded men to hospital, said the report. The death toll could further rise as many of the injured people are in critical condition.

US Kills13 in Pakistan attacks

Thirteen people were killed and 11 others injured in drone attacks in Pakistan's North and South Waziristan areas on Sunday, local media reports said on Monday.

US Attack Kills 4 In Pakistan

A US drone fired 2 missiles in Dandi Darba Khel area of South Waziristan on Sunday.

Cameron sparks diplomatic row with Pakistan after 'export of terror' remarks

David Cameron today sparked a furious diplomatic row with Islamabad after accusing elements of the Pakistani state of promoting the export of terrorism.

The CIA & The ISI: More In Common Than We Think?

By Nida Khan

Drones Kill 12 Children Playing Outside' - 'A Family Buries 15' - 'Americans Target the Wrong House Again'. Virtually every morning on the streets of Karachi, Pakistan, these sorts of headlines gleamed across the front pages of major papers, led the evening news broadcasts and drove conversations around dinner tables in both elite and impoverished households alike.

From Information Clearing House


Kucinich Says White House Abused Its Power, Wants Forces Out of Pakistan

Deb Weinstein, Truthout: "The five hundred million dollars in aid the US pledged to Pakistan this week is not the only backing the United States is providing the country considered an ally against terrorist elements. According to a statement by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the White House has increased its military commitment to Pakistan without Congressional oversight or approval. The White House's abuse of its authority, Kucinich says in his statement, 'must stop.'"


Congressman Dennis Kucinich: House Expected to Act Next Week on Kucinich, Paul Privileged Resolution to Remove U.S. Forces in Pakistan

Weekend of Pakistan Drone Attacks Leaves 35 Dead

Sunday, 4. July 2010

Drone attacks have increased terror acts

The chief justice of the Lahore High Court ON Wednesday remarked that drone attacks are against the integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan, and if these are not being carried out with the government consent, it should take measures to stop them.

Extrajudicial Killing: US Kills 10 People In Pakistan

A drone reportedly fired three missiles at a house in the Datakhel area of North Waziristan, which was allegedly used by militants. The house has been completely destroyed, a Press TV correspondent reported. Officials claimed the building was being used by militants, but local sources told Press TV that the house belonged to a tribesman.

From Information Clearing House

Friday, 11. June 2010

Amnesty International: Millions Suffer in 'Human Rights Free Zone' in Northwest Pakistan


Officials: US missile kills two in Pakistan

Chicago Sun-Times

A suspected American missile strike killed two people Thursday in a militant-controlled region of northwest Pakistan. U.S. drones routinely hit suspected militants Pakistan’s tribal regions close to the Afghan border. The Obama administration regards the attacks as a vital weapon in the fight against al-Qaida and related Islamist extremist groups...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


US kills 15 people in Pakistan

The toll in the US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area has risen to 15 while 10 were wounded in the incident Friday, media reports said.

US kills 15 in Pakistan

Six missiles were fired in a pre-dawn attack on a house in Maizer village, 45 kms from Miranshah, the main town in north Waziristan killing the 15 militants, official sources said.

From Information Clearing House

Thursday, 10. June 2010

US Attack In Pakistan Kills 3

Three suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan, security officials said on Thursday. The attack targeted a compound used by the alledged militants as a hideout in Norak, a village some 20 km east of Miramshah.

From Information Clearing House

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