Comments on: Pakistan: in defence of drones http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RajeevK http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27336 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:22:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27336 @See item on ACLU seeking more transparency on drone strikes:

http://washingtonindependent.com/73876/a clu-wants-to-know-the-legal-basis-for-ci a-drone-strikes
Posted by Myra.MacDonald

—So ACLU Wants to Know the Legal Basis for CIA Drone Strikes. They can check that with PA/ISI who will know that very well and perhaps ACLU should file a similar request to Taliban, A-Q and other similar philanthropist organizations which the CIA is targeting.

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By: Myra.MacDonald http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27335 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:06:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27335 See item on ACLU seeking more transparency on drone strikes:

http://washingtonindependent.com/73876/a clu-wants-to-know-the-legal-basis-for-ci a-drone-strikes

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By: G-W http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27331 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:26:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27331 The U.S. and NATO should adopt Drones, develop hypersonic drones and bomber drones of every type to take the fight to militants and enemies of civility, right to their doorstep, while minimizing loss of life on both sides by avoiding ground invasions.

It won’t be long before the U.S. develops intelligent humanoid android drones,which will act like infiltration units and be able to blend, perhaps even “learn”. That day will be the end of Radical Islamists, wherever they are and perfect the art of apprehending the bad guys. One will not require the level of intelligence resources to do the same level of work and achieve the same objective.

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By: rexminor http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27324 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:30:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27324 We should not forget the Greek who said, war is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.”Immanuel Kant(1724-1804)”

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27314 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:23:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27314 Some folks may feel comfort in being reminded how little they know, and understand, about the drone war. I don’t. Some folks may feel inclined to gloss over the issue of who created and subsidized the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the first place, profiting from it to this day. I’d be disinclined to.

Some folks are too confused to wonder why, when these same people are running covert drone operations against the enemy they spawned to being with, in flagrant incursion on other nations’ sovereignty, it’s allegedly no big deal to the potential civilian victims on the ground – or so, according to sources who also draw their paychecks from the same people that… etc.

You shouldn’t be.

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By: G-W http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27309 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:50:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27309 Myra,

Please allow posting through, here is some information for our Pakistani bloggers:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/worl d/poll-afghans-overwhelmingly-prefer-kar zai-to-taliban/article1427895/

It seems that the Taliban defeat is plausible after all, it is the will of the people of Afghanistan, as they prefer Karzai to Taliban rule.

Enjoy the light reading.

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By: RajeevK http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27306 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:26:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27306 Correction:

“My friend Umair, who recently showed his UNHAPPINESS about drones and the capacity of PA to shoot down drones, can tell us more on this”

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By: RajeevK http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27300 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:27:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27300 Myra:

Good article.
So drones are not killing civilians as some tend to believe.

Farhat Taj did good work in knowing the facts and breaks the myth of “civilian casualties”. It is fair that we believe Farhat Taj until someone got the guts to enter the area and report the contrary.

That brings into question the loss of Pak’s “sovereignty” by these drones. It is no secret that Pakistan Army has allowed to fire the drones by US.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.a sp?id=163174

http://www.france24.com/en/20090214-sena tor-reveals-us-drones-launch-inside-paki stan-

Gullible Pakistanis think that PA is against the drones based upon what PA says in news—keep uncle Sam happy and Pakistanis public in control.

My friend Umair, who recently showed his happiness about drones and the capacity of PA to shoot down drones, can tell us more on this.

Myra: How is the information for firing the drones gathered and what is Pakistan’s role in it?

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By: rexminor http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27294 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:04:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27294 We are living in strange time, the world war 2 has ended so has the cold war! now the lunitics have taken over, the americans are sendind drones and killing innocents and the lunitics from the third world are carrying bombs in the underwear for delivery in the US. We the little passive peaceful citizens of the world are watching day out and day in, the military elites in their uniforms full of medals and the so called radicals, insurgents, talabans, terrorists etc. displaying their kk’s swearing vengence for their deads. I wonder who is going to win this conflict, one thing is sure we the little innocent and peaceful people would be the loosers. Let us pray for the sanity.

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By: verboseguy http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/01/09/pakistan-in-defence-of-drones/comment-page-1/#comment-27288 Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:11:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=4515#comment-27288 Excellent piece! I believe the US should use the drones and go after these lunatic Pashtuns, who have nothing better to do than kill people.
Besides, it should never be given to the Pak Army who will always compromise the intelligence on who is next in return for a few thousand dollars!
CIA is doing a wonderful job. It should complete the mission and now with even more zest after what happend in Khost.

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