Skip to comments.UN says US drones violate Pakistan's sovereignty
Posted on 03/15/2013 11:03:48 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The head of a U.N. team investigating casualties from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan declared after a secret research trip to the country that the attacks violate Pakistan's sovereignty.
Ben Emmerson, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said the Pakistani government made clear to him that it does not consent to the strikes - a position that has been disputed by U.S. officials.
President Barack Obama has stepped up covert CIA drone strikes targeting al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border since he took office in 2009.
The strikes have caused growing controversy because of the secrecy surrounding them and claims that they have caused significant civilian casualties - allegations denied by the United States.
According to a U.N. statement that Emmerson emailed to The Associated Press on Friday, the Pakistani government told him it has confirmed at least 400 civilian deaths by U.S. drones on its territory. The statement was initially released on Thursday, following the investigator's three-day visit to Pakistan, which ended Wednesday. The visit was kept secret until Emmerson left.
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The Nobel Peace Prize Winnah personally ok'ed the kill on his daily kill list, because he is the messiah or something. What is a mere drone over Pakistan's airspace.
Remember this is the candidate who said he's going to send our troops into Pakistan (to capture OBL), and he did (killed OBL).
Then harboring Al Qaeda and the Taliban is an act of war.
In any case, I think it came out some time back that the drones are flying out of Pakistani bases. So, no violation of sovereignty by us. Maybe the violation of sovereignty is on AQ and the Taliban’s part. Maybe the UN should do something about it, maybe write them a strongly worded memo.
Has evidence, if any, of Osama bin Laden’s death ever been made public by the Hussein administration?
Apparently Pakistan has little sovereignty over the northern border provinces.
Then Senator Scott Brown said he saw them (photos) and that should be good enough for the rest of us.
All of a sudden the UN, the sole objective of which is to become a world government with taxing authority and military capability, is worried about preserving national sovereignty?
Get the US out of the UN, and the UN out of the US.
Well the muzzies violated our sovereignty....and you said nothing.
sure. and economic sovreignty is something they’ll get around to...as soon as your money’s gone.
So? What are you going to do about it? 0bambi is your guy.
Islam violates United State’s sovereignty
What is next, US drones can only be used against white American citizens with private firearms and their bible, for which the UN would fully support!
The artistry of the UNs actions since inception (save for Israel’s re-establishment) leaves nothing undabbled with on the old palette.
Finally, hearsay testimony is good evidence. /sarc
Good Heavens, doesn't 0bama own a Peace Prize?
Nothing to be concerned about.
The Feds are just perfecting the techniques they will be using against us.
Wish I can laugh at what you said.
Sad, isn’t it?