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US Drone Crashes in NW Pakistan: Official
AFP ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2012

Posted on 02/25/2012 10:01:20 AM PST by kristinn

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — A US drone crashed in northwest Pakistan's tribal district near the Afghan border late Saturday, officials said.

The unmanned aircraft came down in the mountainous Machikhel area about 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan region, which is frequently targeted by drone strikes against Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants, military and security officials said.

"A US drone crashed, apparently due to some technical fault," a military official in the northwestern city of Peshawar told AFP.

Security officials in the region confirmed the crash saying it fell in the mountains.

The crash site has been surrounded by militants, one security official said, refusing to confirm claims by some Taliban that the drone was shot down by insurgents.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drone; dronecrash; pakistan

1 posted on 02/25/2012 10:01:26 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Why hasn’t Zero bombed the crash site to destroy the drone?


2 posted on 02/25/2012 10:10:08 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: kristinn

The Af-Pak coalition must have needed more tech info so the admin drop it in their laps. No confidence?...you’re right!


3 posted on 02/25/2012 10:11:40 AM PST by mcshot (What happened to the US flags at the Presidential podium?)
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To: kristinn
This day has just gone from bad to worse for Obama and his Tinkerbell Foreign Policy.
4 posted on 02/25/2012 10:12:29 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tennmountainman
Why hasn’t Zero bombed the crash site to destroy the drone?

Professional courtesy.

5 posted on 02/25/2012 10:14:16 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: mcshot

drop = dropped.


6 posted on 02/25/2012 10:14:35 AM PST by mcshot (What happened to the US flags at the Presidential podium?)
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To: kristinn

What if the “malfunctioned” drone was armed to take out the surrounding militants? That would sure curb their enthusiasm for drone celebrations.


7 posted on 02/25/2012 10:16:16 AM PST by KMJames
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To: KMJames

I like the way you think...


8 posted on 02/25/2012 10:28:03 AM PST by null and void (Day 1131 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: KMJames

Aaah...if only.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 10:30:51 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: tennmountainman

He hasn’t bombed the site because he is feverously writing an apology letter to Karzai. Oh, and he’s probably including a plea to return the wreckage.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 10:42:03 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: bushbuddy

LOL. Is he bowing down to Karzi, like he did to China?


11 posted on 02/25/2012 11:19:30 AM PST by tennmountainman
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LOL. Is he bowing down to Karzi, like he did to China?

Obower,our Bower in Chief, , will bow to Karzi otherwise, Karzi WILL DO to him what Jesse Jackson wished to do.

12 posted on 02/25/2012 11:27:56 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: tennmountainman

Because he’s busy working on his apology speech to Pakistan for cluttering up their country.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 12:05:58 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: kristinn

did the chinese break the first drone?

really, who does self delivery these days? 0failure should just pack up the drones and ship them FedEx.

of course, that would save in ‘shipping’ costs.. and isn’t everything these days about jacking up the costs to max level?


14 posted on 02/25/2012 12:37:19 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: kristinn

I just hope the pilot is ok.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 12:38:04 PM PST by isom35
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