Skip to comments.Chorus grows in Pakistan for strike against US assassination drones
Posted on 06/21/2013 1:58:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
With Washington perversely continuing to violate Pakistans sovereignty with its assassination drones, a chorus is growing in the Asian country for military action against the unmanned aerial vehicles, Press TV reports.
Many in Pakistan are demanding that the high courts order the government to shoot down the US assassination drones.
The newly elected members of Pakistan's parliament have also shown resentment against the US for the violations.
The Obama administration has to back off because they should decide whether Pakistan is a friend or if Pakistan is a foe. If Pakistan is a friend of the United States of America, then the drone strikes must end. It is incumbent on the newly elected government of Pakistan to take a clear, principled, strong position on this issue, said Mushahid Hussain, a member of Pakistans parliament.
The statement came following a petition filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday that requests the federal government stop US drone attacks - which are a violation of Article 245 of the Constitution.
The petition pointed to a declaration in the Constitution stating that armed forces can be called to defend Pakistan against external aggression or threat of war.
Opposition groups, including the countrys leading opposition party - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), recently blamed the Pakistani military for providing intelligence reports to the CIA, calling on the newly formed government to reform its domestic policies in order to find a diplomatic solution to rampant US aggression.
The entire nation, a national consensus has evolved around drone attacks, and people feel that they should be stopped forthwith. Tehreek-e-Insaaf has very clearly said that if the government takes a position on this, we will give them all the support that they require, said Shah Mehmood Qureshi, vice chairman of the PTI.
This is while Pakistans Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has criticized the assassination drone strikes, saying they violate the countrys national sovereignty and territorial integrity and describing the CIA-operated strikes as a violation of international law and the UN charter.
Washington claims to target militants in the country but reports indicate that many of the drone strike victims are civilians.
Over the past several years, Washington has been launching drone attacks on Muslim countries, including Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. The strikes have also triggered massive protests in the Middle East.
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If one can’t learn from the mistakes of others, one is likely doomed to make the same errors again, while hoping against hope for different outcomes—FAIL!—while the adversary has experienced enjoyed the spoils of victory and the relatively futile behaviors of its enemies at its feet.
“they should decide whether Pakistan is a friend or if Pakistan is a foe.”
Easy. “Pakistan is a foe.”
Do whatever the mullahs tell you, “vet.”
Paks better learn to fly MiGs. No more F-16s for you!
Chorus grows in USA for strike against US assassination drones
Freedom Press TV ^ | June 21, 2013
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 4:58:47 PM by unvettedpres4U
With Washington perversely continuing to violate American citizens Constitutional rights with its assassination drones, a chorus is growing in the North American country for citizen action against the unmanned aerial vehicles, Press TV reports.
Many in America are demanding that the high courts order the citizens to shoot down the US assassination drones.
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