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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Pakistan air force to shoot down US drones

Call Me A "Crazy" Blogger

  • Call me a crazy Constitutionalist blogger, which I am, but I don't recall Congress voting to bomb inside Pakistan.
  • To me this is just more of that "eternal war" crap from the Military-Industrial Complex that wants to bomb just about everyone till the end of time.
  • Frankly who cares which faction of third world tribal primitives controls some remote Pakistani village out in the middle of Who-Gives-A-Fuck-Stan.

(Times of India)  -  Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief Sohail Aman said here on Thursday that he has ordered his force to shoot down any drones, including those of the US, if they violate the country's airspace.

The announcement was made public about two weeks after a US drone strike targeted a militant compound in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, killing three militants.

Pakistan had always condemned drone strikes on its soil but had never said they would shoot down the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). "We will not allow anyone to violate our airspace. I have ordered PAF to shoot down drones, including those of the US, if they enter our airspace, violating the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity," Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman told an audience in Islamabad.

If he meant that US missile strikes on militant positions were a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty, then these violations have been occurring since 2004. The CIA was responsible for all US drone strikes in Pakistan until November 30, 2017.

After every drone strike, the Pakistan foreign office issues a condemnatory statement claiming that it will not allow such strikes on its territory.

Hundreds of civilians, according to media reports, including women and children, as well as many senior members of terrorist groups have perished in these attacks. The status of many more people remains unknown.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thats fair
no surprise in it