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The Nation, Pakistan

Time for Pakistan to Down America's 'Bionic Dragons'

 

"Abandoning the tribal population to brutal treatment by the U.S. and its destructive airpower would be a dreadful crime. Ö The government must lay it on the line that no further U.S. attacks will be tolerated. If the U.S. still won't listen, the best response would be to start shooting down the drones."

 

EDITORIAL

 

April 18, 2010

 

Pakistan - The Nation - Original Article (English)

Map shows area of Pakistan's FATA where militant positions have come under drone missile attack in recent weeks.

 

PAKISTAN TV NEWS: Footage of terrirst attack on U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Mar. 6, 00:00:56 RealVideo

With four people killed and many more injured in a drone attack on a residential compound in North Waziristan on Friday, the U.S. killing spree in our tribal areas continues. So far, over 1,000 people have died in these attacks. When people whose loved ones fall prey to these sinister war hawks can't seek direct revenge against the United States, it's obvious that their only recourse is to point their guns at their own government and people. The deadly suicide attack in Kohat that ripped apart a camp for the internally displaced killing a large number of people - including women and children - along with the spate of mass casualty blasts that have rocked Quetta and Peshawar over the past few days, are grim reminders of how the fallout from drone attacks is destabilizing the country.

 

A major cause of these continued attacks is Islamabadís failure to decisively convey to the Americans that they wonít be permitted to impose their will or violate Pakistani sovereignty. In fact, it's no exaggeration to say that the PPP-led government is a Janus - with one face full of tears over what's happening and the other watching the mayhem and smiling along with the U.S. Indeed, had it not been playing a double game with its own people, the bloodshed and unrest triggered by the fury of those whose relatives have been devoured by these bionic dragons would never have occurred.

 

At this point, Pakistan's peace and stability are directly linked with these strikes. Even U.S. analysts and military officials make no bones about their dissatisfaction with the drone policy. They are of the view - and rightly so - that missiles are counterproductive and no antidote to the situation in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas [FATA]. But the situation seems almost beyond Islamabad's comprehension. In fact, as recent events demonstrate, it's trying to match the U.S. by starting its own so-called bombing campaign of suspected militant hideouts with fighter jets, which is causing a tremendous amount of collateral damage.

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Abandoning the tribal population to brutal treatment by the U.S. and its destructive airpower would be a dreadful crime. The PPP has formed a civilian government and so under no circumstances should be doing so. In order to avoid a backlash among tribesmen, the government must lay it on the line that no further U.S. attacks will be tolerated. If the U.S. still won't listen, the best response would be to start shooting down the drones.

 

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