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Suspected U.S. missiles kill 7 in Pakistan
MSNBC ^ | Mar 1

Posted on 03/01/2009 5:42:59 PM PST by rdl6989

At least four of the dead were believed to be foreign militants

ISLAMABAD - Suspected U.S. missiles killed seven people in a Pakistani Taliban stronghold Sunday, officials said, while an attack on a military convoy and a cleric's two-week deadline for the creation of Islamic courts rattled peace talks with militants elsewhere in the country's northwest.

The missile strike underscored the Obama administration's unwillingness to abandon a Bush-era tactic said to have killed several key al-Qaida figures, despite persistent Pakistani protests. The Muslim nation has used both peace pacts and military offensives to deal with insurgents along its border with Afghanistan, and it warns that the missile attacks dent civilian support for its actions.

The missiles landed in Murghiban village in the South Waziristan tribal region and also wounded three people, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. At least four of the dead were believed to be foreign militants, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Story continues below ↓advertisement | your ad here

Drones seen in the air They said drones believed to be used by the U.S. were seen in the air ahead of the strike and that Taliban fighters surrounded the damaged stronghold afterward. The compound was allegedly a militant training facility, the officials said, citing field informants.

The U.S. has dramatically stepped up its missile attacks on al-Qaida and Taliban targets in Pakistan's northwest since mid-2008, a policy that has not changed under new President Barack Obama. Pakistan insists the strikes inflame anti-American sentiment and often kill civilians, though many analysts speculate the two countries have a secret deal allowing them.

Pakistan has also turned to peace talks to deal with some insurgent groups, much to Washington's consternation.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gwot; missilestrike; pakistan; wot

1 posted on 03/01/2009 5:42:59 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

Obama is a war criminal! His illegal war in Pakistan was not approved by the UN!!! Why are we doing this unilaterally? Where are our allies? Where are the French and Germans and Russians?? Why the rush to war? Why not give sanctions a chance? The 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia not Pakistan!!!

/s


2 posted on 03/01/2009 5:48:39 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: rdl6989
Goooooooooooooooal. props to csvset for the pic....
3 posted on 03/01/2009 5:48:54 PM PST by GSP.FAN
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To: rdl6989
The only thing I am aware of that Obama has not totally screwed up:

Hellfire missle launches from Predators flying 24/7 over the al Queda held Pakistan frontier.


4 posted on 03/01/2009 5:48:58 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: rdl6989

Why is Obama slaying innocents in a neutral country?


5 posted on 03/01/2009 5:51:13 PM PST by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: icwhatudo

My thoughts exactly. When a Republican did the same thing the loons came out of the woodwork but where are they now?


6 posted on 03/01/2009 5:52:54 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: icwhatudo

Obama’s Bushwar continues! When does he stop killing innocent civilians? /s


7 posted on 03/01/2009 5:53:25 PM PST by omega4179 (I hope he fails)
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To: icwhatudo

Suspected US missiles kill 7....Read those suspects their Miranda rights.


8 posted on 03/01/2009 5:55:59 PM PST by csmusaret (You can't spell Democrat without R-A-T.)
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To: saganite
"Why is Obama slaying innocents in a neutral country?"

It's far worse than that...

The Magic Kenyan - our first mulatto illegal alien president is killing innocents in the country of our ALLY!!!!

He's killing our friends!!! Oh my God - he's killing practioner of the Religion of Peace - whose call to prayer is the sweetest sound the Dalai Bama has ever heard..... Woe be us....

9 posted on 03/01/2009 5:59:04 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: rdl6989

The Obama death toll continues to rise


10 posted on 03/01/2009 6:01:05 PM PST by motor_racer (What is the color of the boathouse at Hereford?)
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To: icwhatudo

Comeon....
People getting killed, INNOCENT OR OTHERWISE, no longer matter now that a DEMOCRAT is in charge. The media could now care less.

You’ll notice you haven’t seen THE DAILY DEATH COUNT of American Soldiers on ANY Big 3 Evening Newscast since Nov. 4??


11 posted on 03/01/2009 6:01:16 PM PST by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..
Image and video hosting by TinyPic "'At least four of the dead were believed to be foreign militants'?!? They are my brothers in faith."

12 posted on 03/01/2009 6:01:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: tcrlaf
You'll notice you haven't seen THE DAILY DEATH COUNT of American Soldiers on ANY Big 3 Evening Newscast since Nov. 4??
That's just a weird coincidence, or maybe the MSM can't get any figures on that now. /sarc

What about Snuffleupagus? Does George do the "killed this week in Iraq" on his show anymore?
13 posted on 03/01/2009 6:03:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: river rat
You obviously severely underestimate the power of Cheney's mind control faculty.
14 posted on 03/01/2009 6:04:09 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ouch! lol.


15 posted on 03/01/2009 6:08:10 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989
Let's play, "Who Said It?"

You get three guesses. and the first two don't count.

“We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians,

16 posted on 03/01/2009 6:16:39 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: icwhatudo

“Obama is a war criminal! His illegal war in Pakistan was not approved by the UN!!! Why are we doing this unilaterally? Where are our allies? Where are the French and Germans and Russians?? Why the rush to war? Why not give sanctions a chance? The 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia not Pakistan!!!”

QUAGMIRE...HALLIBURTON...NO WAR FOR HUMMUS.


17 posted on 03/01/2009 6:17:50 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Control the information and you control the people.)
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To: icwhatudo

That was SO good that it bears repeating again and again...

>”Obama is a war criminal! His illegal war in Pakistan was not approved by the UN!!! Why are we doing this unilaterally? Where are our allies? Where are the French and Germans and Russians?? Why the rush to war? Why not give sanctions a chance? The 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia not Pakistan!!!”


18 posted on 03/01/2009 6:20:11 PM PST by J40000
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Cheney?????

All this time I've believed it was that Magnificent Bastard, Rove...

In any event - all negative results will have been inherited from the Bush Administrations - they've already used the expression dozens of times explaining their clean hands in the financial meltdown....

No Republican has been able to drive that stake into their lying hearts and draw blood...

If they had any sense at all - the Republicans would DEMAND and investigation by outside auditors to determine facts and assess responsibility for the mess....

Reason this hasn't happened?????????
They're not called the Stupid Party for reason...

Don't you KNOW that the Democrats would have staged a show trial to get to the bottom, if they didn't already KNOW all the main players/thieves/corrupt bastards were DEMOCRATS.. Many got stinking rich for being the assholes who pulled off the heist....and they're ALL Democrats in good standing.

19 posted on 03/01/2009 6:20:15 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: J40000

Obama is a war criminal! His illegal war in Pakistan was not approved by the UN!!! Why are we doing this unilaterally? Where are our allies? Where are the French and Germans and Russians?? Why the rush to war? Why not give sanctions a chance? The 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia not Pakistan!!!


20 posted on 03/01/2009 6:20:51 PM PST by J40000
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To: J40000

And what is our exit strategy for Afghanistan? /s

We need to give those un-American Dems a taste of their own medicine.


21 posted on 03/01/2009 6:22:55 PM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: icwhatudo
Obama is a war criminal! His illegal war in Pakistan was not approved by the UN!!! Why are we doing this unilaterally? Where are our allies? Where are the French and Germans and Russians?? Why the rush to war? Why not give sanctions a chance? The 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia not Pakistan!!!

Obama lied... terrorists died... arrest the bum!

22 posted on 03/01/2009 6:25:55 PM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: John123

Calling Code Punk for impeachment charges.


23 posted on 03/01/2009 6:28:13 PM PST by nufsed
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To: nufsed
Calling Code Punk for impeachment charges.

Let's not. They are ugly and I need my sleep...

24 posted on 03/01/2009 6:29:20 PM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: rdl6989
The missile strike underscored the Obama administration's unwillingness to abandon a Bush-era tactic...

May be our Military Leaders' unwillingness to answer any of the O's messages. "Who's calling? Just unplug the phone."

25 posted on 03/01/2009 6:50:08 PM PST by WesternPacific (I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Or for chickpeas either, damnit.

What does Obama have against chickpeas and gastronomy?

He’s declared war against food and didn’t ask the French about stinky cheese?

Somehow, the long tentacles of Rove, Bush and Cheney are still in play.


26 posted on 03/01/2009 7:04:24 PM PST by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: rdl6989

“...and that Taliban fighters surrounded the damaged stronghold afterward...”

Oh, what a missed opportunity to send more towelheads on the way to collect their 91 (or whatever the hell the number is) virgins!

My kingdom for another Hellfire (or two) missile!


27 posted on 03/01/2009 7:29:55 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: rdl6989
...also wounded three people...

Hey, no prob. The Kenyan's real good at writing checks. Whatyasay--'bout 58 billion make things right?

28 posted on 03/01/2009 8:32:08 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

give him time...


29 posted on 03/01/2009 9:13:43 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: rdl6989
The missile strike underscored the Obama administration's unwillingness to abandon a Bush-era tactic said to have killed several key al-Qaida figures, despite persistent Pakistani protests.

Even though they screamed continually that the US shouldn't be in Iraq, instead should concentrate on Afghanistan, you KNOW they're not gonna like hearing that!

30 posted on 03/01/2009 9:56:37 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: J40000

Obama is a war criminal! His illegal war in Pakistan was not approved by the UN!!! Why are we doing this unilaterally? Where are our allies? Where are the French and Germans and Russians?? Why the rush to war? Why not give sanctions a chance? The 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia not Pakistan!!!
________________
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 03/01/2009 10:22:51 PM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: rdl6989

Must have been a rogue missle. The Bammer would never hurt a fellow Muslim.


32 posted on 03/02/2009 6:51:17 AM PST by Piquaboy
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