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Life After a Drone Strike

aa-Dees - drone attack The only thing the outside world really knows about Waziristan is that it is dangerous. Since 2004, there have been hundreds of US drone strikes there, which government officials assure are killing dangerous people. But no foreign journalist travels to the most-bombed region of Pakistan to separate dead mother from militant; not even other Pakistanis can travel there without first getting special approval from the government. And so the news that gets out is, “Danger!”; a 20- second story on CNN about “bad people dying over there.” http://www.lobelog.com/life-after-a-drone-strike/


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The Great U.S. Crisis in Pakistan

The U.S. strikes against Pakistan or invasion when Pakistan implodes or is taken over by a more openly anti-U.S. army dictatorship could trigger the first nuclear war. Or they might simply lead to another huge land war in Asia for the U .S. that will help to bleed the U.S. to death immensely faster than Vietnam, Iraq, Afghansitan, etc. and trigger its own financial-economic-political-cultural implosion. The U.S. was loved by most Pakistanis before it invaded Afghanistan and slaughtered women and children in Pakistan. Now even Western polls there show almost total loathing of the U.S., which is obvious without any poll. http://lewrockwell.com/douglas/douglas74.1.html


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It’s Time to Challenge the Propaganda Regarding Who is Killed by U.S. Drones

The U.S. claims that drone missiles are aimed at potential terrorists but because the ground rules of who can be targeted is both vague and has been loosened, the number of innocents being killed has risen sharply. Furthermore, the information that is used to target people, appears to be the result of a system of bribery at the local level, which is of questionable reliability. http://www.alternet.org/world/its-time-challenge-propaganda-regarding-who-killed-u-s-drones


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Continuing Devastating U.S. War Crimes

During the tumultuous months of the presidential campaign, most Americans heard nothing of this report in the (Minneapolis-St. Paul) Star Tribune (that originally appeared in The Los Angeles Times): “To live under drones is to live in terror.” Based on a study by Stanford University and New York University, it was written by Jennifer Gibson, who was one of the on-site researchers of this startling account of the CIA pilotless drones’ killings in Pakistan under the enthusiastic authority of President Barack Obama. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/continuing-devastating-us-war-crimes


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Drone war is terrorism. It is the most terrorizing of surprise bombing techniques. So much for rationalizing the "War on Terrorism".

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Washington’s Pakistan Meltdown

The United States and Pakistan are by now a classic example of a dysfunctional nuclear family (with an emphasis on “nuclear”). While the two governments and their peoples become more suspicious and resentful of each other with every passing month, Washington and Islamabad are still locked in an awkward post-9/11 embrace that, at this juncture, neither can afford to let go of. Washington is keeping Pakistan, with its collapsing economy and bloated military, afloat but also cripplingly dependent on its handouts and U.S.-sanctioned International Monetary Fund loans. Meanwhile, CIA drones unilaterally strike its tribal borderlands. Islamabad returns the favor. It holds Washington hostage over its Afghan War from which the Pentagon won’t be able to exit in an orderly fashion without its help. By blocking U.S. and NATO supply routes into Afghanistan (after a U.S. cross-border air strike had killed 24 Pakistani soldiers) from November 2011 until last July, Islamabad managed to ratchet up the cost of the war while underscoring its indispensability to the Obama administration. At the heart of this acerbic relationship, however, is Pakistan’s arsenal of 110 nuclear bombs which, if the country were to disintegrate, could fall into the hands of Islamist militants, possibly from inside its own security establishment. As Barack Obama confided to his aides, this remains his worst foreign-policy nightmare, despite the decision of the U.S. Army to train a commando unit to retrieve Pakistan’s nukes, should extremists seize some of them or materials to produce a “dirty bomb” themselves. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2012/10/18/washingtons-pakistan-meltdown/


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Children Under Attack in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Six children were attacked in Afghanistan and Pakistan this past week. Three of them, teenaged girls on a school bus in Peshawar, in the tribal region of western Pakistan, were shot and gravely wounded by two Taliban gunmen who were after Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old girl who has been bravely demanding the right of girls to an education. After taking a bullet to the head, and facing further death threats, she has been moved to a specialty hospital in Britain. Her two wounded classmates are being treated in Pakistan. The other three children were not so lucky. They were killed Sunday in an aerial attack by a US aircraft in the the Nawa district of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, not so far from Pakistan. The attack, described by the military as a “precision strike,” was reportedly aimed at several Taliban fighters who were allegedly planting an IED in the road, but the strike also killed three children, Borjan, 12; Sardar Wali, 10; and Khan Bibi, 8, all from one family, who were right nearby collecting dung for fuel. Initially, as is its standard MO, the US denied that any children had been killed and insisted that the aircraft had targeted three “Taliban” fighters, and had successfully killed them. Only later, as evidence grew indesputable that the three children had also been killed, the US switched to its standard fallback position for atrocities in the Afghanistan War and its other wars: it announced that it was “investigating” the incident and said that it “regretted” any civilian deaths. http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/18/children-under-attack-in-pakistan-and-afghanistan/


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Drones: The West’s New Terror Campaign

Living Under Drones, a new report from Stanford and New York universities, was a difficult piece of fieldwork – I was with the law students in Peshawar as they tried to interview victims of the CIA’s drone war. But it has made an important contribution to the drone debate by identifying the innocent victims of the CIA’s reign of terror: the entire civilian population of Waziristan (roughly 800,000 people). Until now, the most heated dispute has revolved around how many drone victims in the Pakistan border region are dangerous extremists, and how many children, women or men with no connection to any terrorist group. I have been to the region, and have a strong opinion on this point – but until the area is opened up to media inspection, or the CIA releases the tapes of each hellfire missile strike, the controversy will rage on. However, there can be no sensible disagreement over certain salient facts: first, the US now has more than 10,000 weaponised drones in its arsenal; second, as many as six Predator drones circle over one location at any given time, often for 24 hours a day, with high-resolution cameras snooping on the movements of everyone below; third, the Predators emit an eerie sound, earning them the name bangana (buzzing wasp) in Pashtu; fourth, everyone in the area can see them, 5,000ft up, all day – and hear them all night long; fifth, nobody knows when the missile will come, and turn each member of the family into what the CIA calls a “bugsplat”. The Predator operator, thousands of miles away in Nevada, often pushes the button over a cup of coffee in the darkest hours of the Waziristan night, between midnight and 5am. So a parent putting children to bed cannot be sure they will wake up safely. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/25/drones-wests-terror-weapons-doodlebugs-1


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America is Deluded By Its Drone Warfare Propaganda

Unmanned droned strikes are all about American domestic politics rather than about the countries where they are used. They cater to illusions of power, giving Americans a sense that their technical prowess is unparalleled, despite the Pentagon’s inability to counter improvised explosive devices, which are no more than old-fashioned mines laid in or beside roads. The drones have even been presented as being more humanitarian than other forms of warfare, simply by claiming that any dead males of military age killed in a strike must have been enemy combatants. http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/patrick-cockburn-america-is-deluded-by-its-dronewarfare-propaganda-7834089.html


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Next: Police Drones"Recording Conversations In Your Home & Business To Forfeit Property? Police are salivating at the prospect of having drones to spy on lawful citizens. Congress approved 30,000 drones in U.S. Skies. That amounts to 600 drones for every state. It is problematic local police will want to use drones to record without warrants, personal conversations inside Americans™ homes and businesses: Consider the House just passed CISPA the recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. If passed by the Senate, CISPA will allow"the military and NSA spy agency (warrant-less spying) on Americans™ private Internet electronic Communications using so-called (Government certified self-protected cyber entities) and Elements that may share with NSA your private Internet activity, e.g. emails, faxes, phone calls and confidential transmitted files they believe (might) relate to a cyber threat or crime (circumventing the Fourth Amendment) with full immunity from lawsuits if done in good faith. CISPA does not clearly define what is an Element; or Self-protected Cyber Entity"that could broadly mean anything, e.g. a private computer, local or national network, website, an online service. Despite some U.S. cities and counties banning or restricting police using drones to invade citizens™ privacy, local police have a strong financial incentive to call in Federal Drones, (Civil Asset Forfeiture Sharing) that can result from drone surveillance). Should (no-warrant drone surveillance evidence) be allowed in courts"circumventing the Fourth Amendment, for example (drones™ recording conversations in private homes and businesses) expect federal and local police civil asset property forfeitures to escalate. Civil asset forfeiture requires only a preponderance of civil evidence for federal government to forfeit property, little more than hearsay: any conversation picked up by a drone inside a home or business, police can take out of context to initiate arrests; or civil asset forfeiture to confiscate a home/business and other assets. Local police now circumvent state laws that require someone be convicted before police can civilly forfeit their property"by turning their investigation over to a Federal Government Agency that can rebate to the referring local police department 80% of assets forfeited. Federal Government is not required to charge anyone with a crime to forfeit property. There are more than 350 laws and violations that can subject property to government asset forfeiture that have nothing to do with illegal drugs.

putnamvt

Yes , amerikwantards, our goose does indeed hang high. (Long may she wave):)

Raymond

I realize this isn't related to the above article, but it's a big shame this kind of technology, like many others is being used to serve Big Jew, Inc. in their relentless quest for global enslavement. A much more productive and positive use a craft like this is it could be used by NASA, SpaceX, or other party to explore Mars, flying at a much lower altitude than a satellite in orbit and cover a much wider area than unmanned rovers like Spirit and Opportunity. I imagine the drone could be solar-powered, with battery power at night, or even nuclear-powered, with a larger wingspan and propeller to operate in the thin Martian atmosphere which is mostly CO2. The drone would require a very large booster rocket like Europe's Ariane 5, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy or the planned U.S. Space Launch System, NASA's Space Shuttle successor(assuming it even gets off the drawing board due to the collapsing economy and huge US war budget). Sure, it would be expensive to launch such a mission, but any money space exploration gets is still chicken feed compared to the nation-bankrupting cost of the US Empire invading, and policing all of Planet Earth is. Oh well, nothing wrong with dreaming, I guess.

Raymond

ZOGbot drone operator: "Anyone who runs is al-Qaida. Anyone who doesn't run is a well-disciplined al-Qaida!"

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Obama Endorses Another Escalation of CIA Drone Strikes in Pakistan

As officials express public outrage at the Pakistani government for various perceived slights, President Obama has been authorizing more and more aggressive levels of drone strikes against the tribal areas, further escalating the war in the area. A top U.S. official quoted in McClatchy but unnamed said that the administration’s attitude toward Pakistan’s opposition to the strikes is “what do we have to lose?” UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay has called for a UN probe into the indiscriminate killing of civilians in the strikes. http://news.antiwar.com/2012/06/08/obama-endorses-another-escalation-of-cia-drone-strikes-in-pakistan/


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Thousands Protest Against U.S. Death Squads and Drone Strikes in Pakistan

The protesters said on Sunday that they would not let the government reopen Pakistani roads to NATO’s supply trucks, closed after the U.S. forces conducted a deadly raid against the country’s troops in November. The angry demonstrators also condemned the American drone strikes, which are regularly conducted by the U.S. forces on Pakistan’s tribal regions, claiming that the airstrikes target al-Qaeda and Taliban militants but locals say civilians are the main victims of the assaults. http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/04/16/thousands-protest-death-squads-drone-strikes-pakistan-118991/


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Pakistani President Says His Country Will Back Iran in Case of Foreign Attack

Amid the US-led publicity campaign on the prospect of an Israeli military strike on Iran, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says his country will support Iran against any foreign aggression, Press TV reports. Islamabad will also not provide any assistance to Washington over a conflict with Tehran, Zardari told reporters in a joint press conference with his Iranian and Afghan counterparts Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hamid Karzai in Islamabad on Friday. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/227144.html


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The Life and Death of American Drones

When he was still CIA director, Leon Panetta termed the Agency’s drone campaign the “only game in town.” Now it’s “on hold.” (“There is concern that another hit [by the drones] will push U.S.-Pakistan relations past the point of no return,” one official told The Long War Journal. “We don’t know how far we can push them [Pakistan], how much more they are willing to tolerate.”) After those hundreds of strikes and significant civilian casualties, which have helped turn the Pakistani public against the U.S. — according to a recent poll, a staggering 97% of Pakistanis oppose the attacks — it’s a stunning reversal, however temporary and little noted. In other words, we’ve come a long way, baby, since the moment in 2001 when Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage reportedly stormed into the office of Pakistan’s intelligence director and told him to either ally with Washington in the fight against al-Qaeda or prepare to be bombed “back to the Stone Age.” As the U.S. leaves Iraq with its tail between its legs, the setback in Pakistan (as in Iran) should be considered a gauge of just how little Washington’s massive high-tech military edge, drones and otherwise, has been able to alter the shifting power equation on the planet. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2011/12/20/the-life-and-death-of-american-drones/


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Pakistan: Raiding U.S. Drones to Be Shot Down

Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, reports coming out of NBC News suggest the Obama Administration’s drone war against Pakistan’s tribal areas could be over as of this weekend, with a top official quoted as saying future drones entering Pakistani air space will be shot down. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/12/11/pakistan-raiding-us-drones-to-be-shot-down/


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Luke

I say good decision by Pakistan. A better idea might be to figure out a way to hack into one of these despicably cowardly, spineless ZOG killer drones, reprogram it, and have it play the old Elvis song: "Return To Sender". Along with it's deadly cargo. Thank you, thank you very much. Elvis has now left the building.

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Pakistan Orders Troops to Return Fire if NATO Attacks Again

Pakistan’s military commander, General Parvez Kayani, has issued a new order on the rules of engagement along the Afghanistan border, saying that the troops should return fire if NATO forces attack their positions. The move comes just a week after U.S. warplanes and attack helicopters crossed the border into the Mohmand Agency, attacking a pair of military bases and killing at least 24 Pakistani soldiers. The attack has sparked massive anti-U.S. protests across the nation. http://news.antiwar.com/2011/12/02/pakistan-orders-troops-to-return-fire-if-nato-attacks-again/


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NATO Gangsters: U.S. Plays With Fire Infuriating Nuclear Pakistan

NATO admits it’s probably to blame for a deadly helicopter raid on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, that killed up to 28 Pakistani soldiers and injured over a dozen others. Islamabad responded by cutting off the flow of vital NATO supplies to Afghanistan. The incident may deal a serious blow to their already-strained relations over lethal incursions in Pakistani territory. http://revolutionarypolitics.tv/video/viewVideo.php?video_id=16793


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Pakistan Army Chief Warns U.S., Flexes Nuke Muscle

The U.S. claims they are fighting “Militants” is not fooling anyone. Pakistan understands that after these drone attacks will come another U.S. “liberation” of another nation Israel hates. The difference here is that Pakistan actually does have nuclear weapons and missiles with up to a 7000 km range. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImW66qSZAo&feature=player_embedded


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Neo-Con Extremists Targeting Pakistan as Next Enemy

Warmongers in both monopoly parties continue to make war on the world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjFn7pnU1gM


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Will Uncle Sam Go Postal in South Asia?

The U.S. is now risking a military confrontation with old ally Pakistan that is both highly dangerous and unpredictable in the extreme. It’s awfully hard for the world’s greatest power to admit its high-tech military forces are being beaten in Afghanistan by a bunch of lightly-armed mountain tribesmen that we dismiss as “terrorists.” But that’s what’s happening in the “Graveyard of Empires.” Washington can’t and won’t admit it has blundered into a bloody, trillion dollar fiasco in Afghanistan. Right now, Pakistan is the chief whipping boy for US imperial fury. http://lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis261.html


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LabMan

Threats,invasions,occupations,destruction of all areas involved,mass slaughter of civilians,who is making these decisions?,and why does no one have the power to stop them?,perhaps the powers that be want all countries involved to turn on the U.S.,to physically destroy us,and rebuild it in a manner that they want,it has already happened morally,the internal gutting is just about complete,perhaps this is how the new world order will proceed.

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‘Pakistan to Return Potential U.S. Attack’

Pakistan would not allow the situation to get to a ‘point of no return,’ should the U.S. carry out an attack against the country, the Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, said on Thursday, Reuters reported. “An American attack on Pakistan in the name of (fighting) extremism is not acceptable,” he said. On Monday, the U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Washington had to consider military action against Pakistan in the event of, what he called, Islamabad’s continued support for militant attacks against the U.S. troops in Afghanistan. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/201893.html


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LabMan

As Ron Paul once said,they are over here,because we are over there,any blowback happenings in the U.S.,after false flags have been identified,goes right back to Mr.Pauls statement.

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Pakistan Pushes Back Against U.S. Charges, Woos China

The flag of Pakistan

China and Pakistan call each other “all-weather friends” and their close ties have been underpinned by long-standing wariness of their common neighbor, India, and a desire to hedge against U.S. influence across the region. http://www.tehrantimes.com/index.php/world/3017-pakistan-pushes-back-against-us-charges-woos-china


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Is Washington At War With Pakistan?

The Americans are playing a very dangerous game with Pakistan, doing everything in their power to undermine the elected government, while at the same time decrying the threat of “extremism” in that nation. But they can’t have it both ways: if they fear destabilization, then why are they doing their utmost to provoke it? You’d almost have to be a “conspiracy theorist” to make sense out of it. We are fighting an unwinnable war in the region, one that doesn’t serve our interests, either geopolitical or economic, and we’ve tasked our military with solving an insoluble problem: how to win over a people whose land we’ve occupied. Our military leaders, in response, are forced to invent plausible reasons explaining why they’ve been unable to accomplish the impossible. The blame Pakistan narrative serves that purpose admirably. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/09/25/are-we-at-war-with-pakistan/


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Pakistani Belief About Drones: Perceptive or Paranoid?

Two weeks ago, President Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence, Adm. Dennis Blair, excoriated the White House for its reliance on drones in multiple Muslim nations, pointing out, as Politico put it, that those attacks “are fueling anti-American sentiment and undercutting reform efforts in those countries.” Blair said: “we’re alienating the countries concerned, because we’re treating countries just as places where we go attack groups that threaten us.” Blair has an Op-Ed today in The New York Times making a similar argument with a focus on Pakistan, though he uses a conspicuously strange point to make his case. http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/08/15/drones/index.html


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Suspected U.S. Drones Kill 38 in Pakistan

The unusually heavy barrage suggests the U.S. has no intention of halting its drone program despite tensions with Pakistan. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/12/us-drones-pakistan


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Extremism Watch: Pakistan May Be Next Target of Washington Warmongers

The ultimate prize for U.S. imperialism in the Middle East – the jewel in the crown of the emerging American empire – is Iran, long the chief target of the War Party’s attention. Yet they don’t have either the resources or the political support for such an attack, and so the strategy, for the time being, is encirclement. First, Iraq and Afghanistan, buttressing the substantial U.S. military presence in the Gulf – and now, Pakistan. (Azerbaijan, to the north, has replaced Kyrgyzstan as the main way station funneling supplies to American troops in the region.) Shorn of its obstreperous military leaders, who entertain delusions of autonomy, Pakistan will be fully integrated into the American orbit – and Iran will be surrounded on all sides. While keeping the heat on for a direct attack on Iran, the powerful pro-Israel lobby – the driving force behind the anti-Iran crowd – is biding its time, confident they’ll win in the end. In the meantime, they are carefully building up momentum for the final push toward war, and a key part of that is agitating for a complete break in U.S.-Pakistan relations. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/07/10/next-up-pakistan/


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Pakistan Playing the China Card

The Chinese response to bin Laden’s killing and its immediate aftermath in Pakistan should be a reminder to the Obama administration: in its dealings with Pakistan in pursuit of its Afghan goals, it has a weaker hand than it imagines. Someday, Pakistan may block those supply lines and play the China card to Washington’s dismay. http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2011/05/24/pakistan-playing-the-china-card/


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LabMan

"The Supply Line As Jugular",the second part of this article should make the hair stand up on the back of the necks of all who read same,ever since the illegal imperialist attacks,and occupations started in the Middle East the fear of many fine internet journalists has been losing an entire U.S. army,how can this happen?,when all occupied territories have had enough,will they block and cut supply lines?,bringing food,water,fuel,ammunition,etc.to the troops,we all hope and pray that this will not happen,and a way to make sure that it does not?,get them out now!

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Pakistan Gun Battle Rages as Militants Storm Naval Air Base

A gun battle raged at a Pakistani naval air base in Karachi after militants stormed the premises with rockets and grenades targeting surveillance aircraft provided by the U.S., the biggest such attack in 18 months. http://www.infowars.com/pakistan-gun-battle-rages-as-militants-storm-naval-air-base/


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China: U.S. Should Respect Pakistan’s Sovereignty

China has warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China. Beijing has advised Washington to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty and solidarity and this was formally conveyed to the United States at last week’s China-U.S. strategic dialogue and economic talks. http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?239475


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NATO Helicopter Attacks Pakistani Army Post

Pakistani troops and a NATO helicopter that crossed into Pakistani territory exchanged fire on Tuesday, wounding two soldiers, local officials said, and Pakistan protested, further straining relations with the West following the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110517/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan


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The ghost of an Iraq War veteran says: “This Memorial Day, remember that I died not for America, but for Israel.”

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David Frum and the Winds of War

keyboard neo-con chickenhawk David Frum

While Frum was a mere White House speechwriter in the Bush years, in no position to be in on the administration’s secret pacts, he could conceivably have learned of the pact in leak-prone Washington, where the neocons had no compunctions about divulging secrets if it served their political ends. I wouldn’t be too surprised if Frum knew about this all along, and is taking the opportunity to target Pakistan anyway, secure in the knowledge that Islamabad could never acknowledge their agreement with Washington. He’s that kind of person. Aside from that, however, the secret agreement certainly undermines the whole premise of Frum’s argument that Pakistan is now the main enemy of the United States. The outrageousness of this line of argument is apparent when we note that Pakistan has captured far more top al-Qaeda operatives than the intelligence services of the US and all other Western nations combined. Under General Pervez Musharraf, and continuing under the present government, the Pakistanis have been doing our dirty work in the region ever since 9/11. They have faithfully executed policies dictated to them by Washington – albeit often a little resentful at being required to do most of the heavy lifting – and how are they being rewarded? With slander, not only from the politically irrelevant Frum, but out of the mouths of anonymous administration officials who whisper their calumnies in the dark. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/05/10/david-frum-and-the-winds-of-war/


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It’s All About Pakistan

With the assassination of Osama bin Laden, U.S. foreign policy – or, rather, the rationale for it – has a giant hole in its very center: the task of the War Party is to fill it, and quickly. Without a human face to put on the Terrorist Threat, without an ever-elusive target to lure us even deeper into the Muslim world, domestic political support for our post-9/11 multi-trillion-dollar excursion will quickly dry up. In a sense, the War Party is facing the same prospect they faced when the Soviet Union collapsed: total and complete irrelevance. That is particularly true at this conjuncture, with the U.S. hurtling toward economic catastrophe and Americans getting noticeably restive in the face of cutbacks and severe economic straits. What’s a warmonger to do? Simple: come up with a new enemy, a fresh face – or, better yet, an entire nation that can be demonized and made to play the role of stand-in for bin Laden. That nation, as you’ve probably already guessed, is Pakistan. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/05/08/it%e2%80%99s-all-about-pakistan/


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Washington’s Endless War Shuffle

Someday, when historians look back, they will undoubtedly be struck by the utter inanity, not to say collective insanity, of the United States fighting what our president has called a “war of necessity,” now in its tenth year, in Afghanistan, as well as a “covert” war in the Pakistani tribal borderlands. It will undoubtedly look like a classic case of a declining empire overextending itself, squandering its treasury, and then, in its moment of crisis, extending itself yet further. After all, the date to get U.S. “combat troops” out of Afghanistan has already been officially put off to the end of 2014, more than three years away, and that doesn’t even include U.S. trainers and other supposedly noncombat troops, possibly numbering in the tens of thousands, who may remain for years more. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/05/04-1


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Arrest of CIA’s Davis in Pakistan Confirms Illuminati Behind Terror

Obama has claimed that Davis is an American diplomat entitled to diplomatic immunity. However, the US blundered their story from the beginning, first claiming he was an ‘employee of the US Consulate General Lahore’ and then later a member of the ‘administrative and technical staff of the US Embassy Islamabad’. Then Davis claimed he worked for a security firm called Hyperion LLC, under a contract with the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan. But the BBC reported that Hyperion exists only as a website, and its offices in Orlando have been vacant for several years. The numbers on its website are unlisted. i.e. it is a CIA front. The men he killed were revealed to be ISI agents who were trying to arrest Davis. Davis gunned them down rather than surrender. Pakistan is in a furor. The incident is viewed as the intentional and cold-blooded murders of innocent men. Davis personifies the immunity the American military has to murder Pakistani citizens at will. Outside his jail huge crowds have gathered demanding justice. They have burned effigies of him. http://www.henrymakow.com/raymond_davis_arrest_confirms.html


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Davis Arrest Throws U.S. Undercover Campaign in Pakistan Into Disarray

Raymond Davis

The ongoing case of Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor facing murder charges in Lahore for the execution-style slaying of two apparent agents of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, is apparently leading to a roll-back of America’s espionage and Special Operations activities in Pakistan. A few days ago, Pakistan’s Interior Department, which is reportedly conducting a careful review of the hundreds of private contractors who flooded into Pakistan over the last two years, many with “diplomatic passports,” and many others, like Davis, linked to shady “security” firms, arrested an American security contractor named Aaron DeHaven, a Virginia native who claims to work for a company called Catalyst Services LLC. http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/487


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The CIA’s Killing Spree in Lahore

Raymond Davis

When CIA-agent Raymond Davis gunned down two Pakistani civilians in broad daylight on a crowded street in Lahore, he probably never imagined that the entire Washington establishment would spring to his defense. But that’s precisely what happened. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Mullen, John Kerry, Leon Panetta and a number of other US bigwigs have all made appeals on Davis’s behalf. None of these stalwart defenders of “the rule of law” have shown a speck of interest in justice for the victims or of even allowing the investigation to go forward so they could know what really happened. Oh, no. What Clinton and the rest want, is to see their man Davis packed onto the next plane to Langley so he can play shoot-’em-up someplace else in the world. http://www.counterpunch.org/whitney02242011.html


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Reinhardt

Read between the lines, and you see why Bin-Laden has never been found. First, and foremost, he has been dead for several years. Second, USA/MOSSAD need him to launch more false flag ops!

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End the American Raj

Raymond Davis

Raymond Davis has really kicked off the anti US demonstrations in Pakistan. The already frustrated people have become more hateful of the Americans. When I say America, I do not mean the American continent or the American people but to be precise it’s the power intoxicated arrogant people in the corridors of power of D.C. The developments in Tunisia and Egypt have provided the inspiration to Muslims all over the world that they can have their say. This is going to be a chain reaction in different Muslim countries of the world; a farewell to US puppets. Pakistan is considered to be a ripe case; Raymond Davis has come as a catalyst. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/02/06/off-the-net-end-the-american-raj/


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Americans should take note of this and be very afraid. Not just so called diplomats, but all Americans. Right, or wrong, Americans will be blamed for their governments actions. Logic will be that these people are put into place by those who the general public elected to office. The problem is that most foreigners do not understand that Americans have no real say in who is elected to office in this country. Germans were told, in 1946, that ignorance of government misdeeds was not a defense. How many Americans are guilty? How many Americans actually know what their government is doing? Does Kommisar Klinton ask for a referendum before acting? How about the illegal alien prez? Does anyone, other than the communist/zionist cronies, know what he is up to? People in the Muslim world are reacting the same way Germans did after Versailles. Until Americans rise up to throw our own bums out, we are destined to increased anti-American activity!

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Relatives of Pakistani Drone Victims to Sue CIA

Almost every day, people in the Pakistani region of Waziristan are killed or seriously injured by drone attacks carried out by the CIA. Now a group of victims’ relatives is standing up to Washington — by suing the U.S. government. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,740638,00.html


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Speech Pathology: Rain Puddles in Heaven, Hellfire on Earth

As President Barack Obama consoled the nation Wednesday with talk of “rain puddles in heaven,” his agents were murdering four more people in his illegal war in Pakistan. The incongruity was excruciating; you could almost feel your neck snapping from the moral whiplash induced by the contrast between word and deed. But of course this contrast remained totally obscured. Instead, the media was saturated with bipartisan praise for Obama’s heavenly puddles and “transcendent” rhetoric about “aligning our actions with our values” and measuring our lives by “how well we have loved and what small part we have played in making the lives of others better.” Naturally, in the midst of so much self-congratulatory afflatus, there was not much room for a short story from the Associated Press noting that Wednesday saw yet another attack by American drone missiles on a remote village in Pakistan. http://uruknet.com/?p=m73893&hd=&size=1&l=e


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CIA Drones Have Killed Over 2,000 Pakistani Civilians

A new report from the Conflict Monitoring Centre (CMC) has reported that 2,043 Pakistanis have been slain in CIA drone strikes in the past 5 years, with the vast majority of them innocent civilians. The report notes that the attacks target Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas where “people usually carry guns and ammunition as a tradition. U.S. drones will identify anyone carrying a gun as a militant and subsequently he will be killed.” Pakistan’s government, which has only a nominal presence in the region, traditionally brands anyone killed by the U.S. a “suspect.” http://news.antiwar.com/2011/01/02/report-cia-drones-killed-over-2000-mostly-civilians-in-pakistan-since-2006/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AntiwarNews+%28News+From+Antiwar.com%29


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LabMan

It would be interesting to know if drones were available,or even thought of when Ruby Ridge,or Waco happened,these sacrifices would have been much cleaner,we would only be able to guess where death came from,with satellite images now able to zero in on homes,or cars on the road we would be wise to make sure property taxes are paid up,and all seat belts fastened.

Luke

I am sure that I am not the only one who's been watching the recent moves by certain factions inside the USA to authorize the use of these drones over the continental United States, right? The usual names: Schumer, Lieberman, and others of Semitic origin appear in the articles that describe the spittle-coated, pathological clamoring for the use of these killer drones - in order to 'protect us' from those CIA and Mossad manufactured, government created 'terrorists'. Well, let me warn my fellow patriots, white nationalists and anunews readers: This alien, hate-consumed enemy who we have foolishly allowed to hijack our nation - is pathologically insane and is literally consumed with raw, festering, Satanic hatred for the White European Founding Stock of this nation. News Flash: Jesus was right when he told them that their father was Satan. And, the last time the world saw a White Christian nation fall under the totalitarian control of this enemy - they racked up a death count total of over 65 million White people in Russia. That appears to be a mere apetizer for them, however. Thanks to technology that was created primarily by white brains and ingenuity - it appears to me that they are lusting to unleash that awesome and destructive weaponry upon whoever they perceive as 'dissidents' - here in America. Remember - when Rumsfeld was doing a celebratory press conference, boasting about how one of his Predator Drones had fired a missile at, and destroyed, a SUV which was driving down the road in either Iraq or Afghanistan - I forget which - instantly killing all the occupants of that vehicle? Do you also remember how he said that the SUV was thought to be carried 'suspected' terrorists? No proof, no evidence, no specific knowledge - just a gut instinct which originated inside the belly of someone of Semitic descent, who very likely gave the order to hit the 'fire' button. Well, that is what Schumer and Lieberman and Abe Foxman and Mark Potok and the rest of these alien and hate filled monsters who are running our nation want to start doing to white Americans who are wise to their agenda and who speak out in protest against it. Mark my words, friends - because I can read the laces on every one of these fast balls they try to whiz past the plate.

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All Pakistani Political Parties Demand End to Drone Attacks

As another drone attack killed more than 20 people on North Waziristan on Monday, all leading political parties of the country unanimously declared that these attacks were tantamount to compromising the sovereignty of Pakistan and the government and the Pakistan Army should take immediate measures to stop them. http://uruknet.com/?p=m73356&hd=&size=1&l=e


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Easy to see what the response to their demands will be. They will be labled as terrorist sypathizers, reclassified as "enemies", and Islamabad, Karachi will be bombed into submission. Encirclement of Iran continues, and another promise to India is delivered.

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A Flood of Drone Strikes

What the Wikileaks revelations tell us about how Washington runs Pakistan. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/09-6


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The Glorious Imperial Multicultural Empire Edges Closer to Invading Pakistan

This writer has been warning for years that US and NATO efforts to defeat resistance to Western occupation by Afghanistan’s fierce Pashtun tribes would eventually lead to spreading the conflict into neighboring Pakistan, a nation of 175 million. We’ve seen it all before in Vietnam. It was then called, “mission creep.” The focus of the Afghan War is clearly shifting south into Pakistan, drawing that nation and the United States forces ever closer to a direct confrontation. This grim development was as predictable as it was inevitable. http://www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis208.html


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Invading Pakistan

The Americans are constantly harping on the alleged unwillingness of Pakistani authorities to take on the terrorists, but in reality it is Pakistan that has caught and neutralized more terrorists than the US and its allies combined. However, the Obama administration facing political pressure on the home front to “do something,” and stuck in a quagmire of its own making, needs a scapegoat – preferably a foreign (and Islamic) one. Pakistan fits the bill. It’s all about politics – shocking, isn’t it? Driven by this dynamic, the US is on a course that has to end in a much-extended war, one that will have us openly fighting in Pakistan before too long. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/09/30/invading-pakistan/


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Dodge City Meets Pakistan

Bob Woodward, the investigative reporter of Watergate fame, has a new book, Obama’s War, that gives new insights into the White House’s struggle over Afghan War policy. Woodward’s most interesting revelation: the US Central Intelligence Agency is operating a secret, 3,000-man Afghan mercenary force whose mission is assassinating Taliban and al-Qaida fighters. The hunter-killer force described by Woodward was set up to operate inside Pakistan, where US troops are officially not allowed to go. The mercenaries are mostly Afghan Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Hazara – all traditional enemies of the majority Pashtun – as well as renegades, common criminals, and mercenaries. Their raids into Afghanistan’s tribal territory are sometimes coordinated with CIA’s intensifying drone attacks on Pakistani tribesmen that are causing heavy civilian casualties. http://www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis207.html


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Michael C. Scott

We did this during the Vietnam war, too, hiring Cambodian mercenaries who were nasty enough to earn the nickname "KKK".

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Another U.S.-Inflicted ‘Ground Zero’ in Pakistan

If opinion polls are reliable at all, most Americans are too enthralled by the manufactured outrage over the so-called Ground Zero Mosque to notice that the government claiming to represent them just massacred, via remote-controlled drone, at least twenty innocent people in Pakistan. Several of those killed in the attack were children whose lives were violently ended by a missile fired at the hideout of “suspected militants.” It was their fatal misfortune to be living next to an address chosen for a “targeted execution” — that is, an assassination conducted pursuant to presidential order. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26237.htm


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JamesinUSA

I would like to see Iran turn Israel into a great big fireball and have the entire area contaminated with radiation for a thousand years. Then we may see peace in the Middle East!

Reinhardt

Unfortunately, Americans, in general, are too stupid to understand what is really going on. The information is there for all to see, if you want to see it. Ignorance is no excuse, and certainly no defense. Kiss your sons goodbye, and start funeral planning. When the next attack comes to this country, don't claim to not know. And don't try to convince me, along with others, that we need to defend israel. We need to bomb israel!

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A Lullaby of Lies

While most Americans were sitting out on their decks barbecuing over the Memorial Day weekend, our leaders were planning to barbecue a few Pakistanis, as the Washington Post reported. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/05/30/a-lullaby-of-lies/


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Obama’s Gulf of Tonkin

The claim by the US government that the Times Square would-be bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was “trained” and “directed” by the Pakistani Taliban is looking more bogus by the moment. The latest: one of at least three people arrested in connection with the alleged “plot,” Mohammad Shafiq Rahman, hadn’t seen Shahzad in years, and even admitted to his employer that he knew the accused. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/05/16/obamas-gulf-of-tonkin/


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U.S. Threatens Pakistan Over Times Square Bomb

Once touted as proof of the floundering Zardari government’s loyalty to the US, the offensives and the almost ridiculous lengths to which the military has suspended civil liberties in the tribal areas are falling so short of American expectations that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday threatened “very serious consequences” against Pakistan over the Times Square bombing and said she expected the Zardari government to do more against militants. http://news.antiwar.com/2010/05/09/all-eyes-on-pakistan-a-week-after-times-square-bombing-attempt/


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Michael C. Scott

Fair enough. Since Pakistan claims ownership of these "tribal" areas, they are responsible for keeping order in them. If they are unable or unwilling to do so, we will do it for them. In an ideal world, Muslims would simply not be permitted in Western countries, and domestic converts would be stripped of their citizenship and deported, thus eliminating the ability of these creeps to hurt us in our own nations, but that isn't the case. Yet.

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U.S. Takes the War Into Pakistan

The approval given to the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by the administration of President Barack Obama to expand drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal regions is on face value a declaration of war by the US inside Pakistan. The move comes at a time when Pakistan is trying to win some breathing space to delay an all-out operation in North Waziristan, home to powerful militant groups and an al-Qaeda headquarters. The CIA was given authority on Wednesday to expand strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against low-level combatants, even if their identities are not known. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LE08Df01.html


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Hundreds Killed as U.S. Escalates Pakistan Strikes

After killing a record 700 civilians last year in at least 44 distinct drone strikes against Pakistan in 2009, the Obama Administration looks to be escalating the rate even further in 2010, to the point that drone strikes have become a decidedly ordinary occurrence. Less than four months into the new year, the US has already launched 40 attacks and killed at least 268 people. The most recent strike yesteray in North Waziristan killed at least nine people. http://news.antiwar.com/2010/04/25/hundreds-killed-as-us-escalates-pakistan-strikes/print/


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‘At War’ U.S. Justifies Drone Attacks in Pakistan as Act of ‘Self-Defense’

Amid growing discontent in Pakistan over the continuous drone attacks in the ungoverned tribal regions near the Afghan-Pak border, the United States has justified the Central Investigation Agency (CIA) operated missile hits against Al-Qaeda and Taliban extremists citing the right to “self-defence” under international law. The drone attacks in Pakistan as well in Somalia have increased considerably under the Obama Administration, which have been severely criticised by human rights groups across the world. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18375


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Michael C. Scott

The drone attacks have been severely criticized by human rights groups? Does this mean these bed-wetters now consider conspiracy to murder Americans a "human right" that we now need to "respect". We learned in Vietnam that if you allow an insurgency a sanctuary from which it can operate with impunity, it is IMPOSSIBLE to defeat it. Blowing these bastards up with drone-launched Hellfire missiles is one of the few legitimate uses to which the US government has recently put our tax money. I'm only sorry we can't go after some of the "human rights" dingbats as well.

James in U.S.A

I believe much of Obama's support from independents and many others was based on the fact that he had given them the impression that he was going to end these wars in the Middle-East. We can now plainly see, that he's no better than Bush in containing the will of the New World Order, and is in fact a willing participate. If not, he wouldn't have been allowed to recieve the Democratic nomination to begin with. If Pakistan isn't willing to lounch a full scale invastion of these tribal areas to get Bin Laden for us as well as insure their own survival, than we should allow them to suffer the consequences and possibly have India deal with their unruly neighbor. While the United States is spending literally billions of dollars a month being the Bully Boy in the world, countries such as India. Israel, and Saudi Arabia are most effected by these conflicts lets let them handle it.

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Fifth Drone Strike of the Week as Tensions With Pakistan Rise

Pakistani officials have expressed increasing consternation with the growing number of civilian casualties in the strikes, with President Zardari warning that it was undermining support for the war effort that the U.S. has demanded Pakistan start in those regions. Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani added that U.S. policies on this and other issues were threatening bilateral ties. Despite the growing complaints and increasing questions about the policy’s effectiveness, a delegation of U.S. senators to the region praised the strikes and vowed that they would continue. If the strikes continue at the frenzied pace so far throughout 2010, the issue will likely become a much bigger one. http://news.antiwar.com/2010/01/08/fourth-drone-strike-of-the-week-as-tensions-with-pakistan-rise/


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U.S. Killed 700 Pakistan Civilians in Drone Strikes in ’09

Much has been made of the successes, but while the strikes have been regular and they almost always are presented by Pakistan’s intelligence community as having killed “suspects,” the actual successes are few and far between, with only five confirmed kills of real militant leaders, and a handful of unconfirmed claims that usually haven’t panned out. The vast majority of the deaths, around 700 according to one estimate, have been innocent civilians. With such a massive civilian toll and so little to show for it, it is no wonder that Pakistani people have been up in arms over the continued strikes. http://news.antiwar.com/2010/01/02/us-killed-700-civilians-in-pakistan-drone-strikes-in-2009/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AntiwarNews+%28News+From+Antiwar.com%29


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Michael C. Scott

Ethnic cleansing of whites is already underway in the developed West. By deliberately importing hordes of nonwhite Third-Worlders with completely alien, unassimilable cultural and religious backgrounds, and subsidizing - via welfare programs we are compelled to pay for - their high reproductive rates, our governments are replacing us in what had been our own nations. The only effective response is civil war, followed by trial and execution of every government official involved on any level in this crime against humanity.

LabMan

Your points are valid Luke,it appears that all means of ethnic cleansing will be used against White America,with White males being the main target,want to speak out against your upcoming demise White Western European man?,proposed hate speech laws will take care of that nicely,endgame?,total uncontrolled non-white immigration into the U.S.with all newcomers bearing a grudge against White men,happily aided by our own pressure minority groups.

Luke

Does anyone besides myself get the distinct feeling that our hostile, anti-white, Jewish elites who've hijacked the second white majority nation in the last 100 years - are practicing with their new toys and are itching to send these drones out to target pro-white leaders, pro-white organizations, and maybe a future American Renaissance Conference? After all, if you are white and proud of it - you classify as a potential domestic enemy. If you are white and not in favor of being reduced to a minority in your own ancestral homelands by millions of swarms of invading Third World aliens - then you are a 'hater' and a 'xenophobe' and, why, you probably think White genocide is an evil idea and want to resist it. Perfect enemies to send these drones to kill, right?

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‘The War is in Pakistan Right Now’

Yet another undeclared war of aggression by the Glorious Imperial Multicultural Empire

Yet another undeclared war of aggression by the Glorious Imperial Multicultural Empire

Scahill emphasized that the most destabilizing actions come not from the CIA but from Blackwater mercenaries, whom he recently described in The Nation as working for US special forces to “plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, ‘snatch and grabs’ of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan.” http://rawstory.com/2009/12/scahill-us-military-in-pakistan/


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Hillary’s Ill Will Tour

aa-map-of-pakistan In what the Los Angeles Times described as “a fence-mending trip” to Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton managed to tear down more fence posts than she repaired. Abrasive, arrogant, and condescending, she fired a series of verbal RPG volleys that nearly demolished what remained of good relations between the U.S. and its principal ally in the region.  http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2009/11/01/hillarys-ill-will-tour/


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