Skip to comments.Eight ‘foreigners’ killed in second N.Waziristan drone strike
Posted on 02/16/2012 5:38:32 AM PST by csvset
MIRANSHAH: Two US drone strikes struck suspected militants in Pakistans tribal badlands on Thursday, killing at least 13 fighters in North Waziristan near the Afghan border, officials said.
The aircraft fired missiles hours apart on separate targets in what is considered the premier bastion of Taliban and al Qaeda in Pakistan as the government in Islamabad welcomed the Afghan and Iranian leaders for a summit.
Five militants were killed in the first attack that destroyed a compound in Spalga town near Miranshah and at least eight died in the second attack on a vehicle near the town of Mir Ali, about 25 kilometres to the east.
The death toll may rise, a Pakistani security official warned AFP after the second strike targeted militants travelling in a double cabin pick-up.
At least eight militants have been killed in the second strike, he said, describing them all as foreigners.
Another security official in Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan, put the death toll at 12, saying they were all Uzbek Islamist fighters.
The vehicle caught fire and the dead bodies are badly mutilated, he added.
Did I miss a memeo ?
Congress declared war on this country when ?
Iranians?, chicoms? norks?
there is no county there
Al Qeada is legitimate where ever they are
We declared war on AL-Queda where ever they might be.
Here is the memo:
SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
(a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
(b) War Powers Resolution Requirements-
(1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION- Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.
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