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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 02:35 PM

UN official: drone attacks violate Pakistan's sovereignty, Obama admin. repeatedly told to stop

http://m.guardiannews.com/world/2013/mar/15/us-drone-strikes-pakistan
Friday 15 March 2013 09.43 EDT

US drone strikes in Pakistan 'carried out without government's consent'
UN official says drone attacks violate Pakistan's sovereignty and Obama administration has repeatedly been told to stop


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US drone attacks on Pakistan's tribal districts are carried out without the consent of the government in Islamabad and are a violation of its sovereignty, a UN official has warned.

Returning from a three-day visit to the country's capital, Ben Emmerson QC, the UN's special rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, said he had been given assurances that there was no "tacit consent by Pakistan to the use of drones on its territory".

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Islamabad's records showed that about 2,200 deaths had been caused by drone strikes and a further 600 people had suffered serious injuries.

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Of those who died, at least 400 were said by the government to have been civilians and a further 200 were regarded as probable non-combatants.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 02:42 PM

1. Just like Israel, we do what the f' we want and have the gall to demand others' obey the UN.

 

I have no idea why the UN continues to be so swayed by our demands on other countries, sanctions and such, when we have such a bad record and are in deep cahoots with Israel whose record seems on par or worse. They should revolt against us and refuse our demands until we treat their rulings with the respect we demand others use.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 03:51 PM

2. I also find it ironic that many

teabaggers believe the UN
and Obama are coming after them (this may include Rand Paul, I don't know)

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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:50 AM

3. k

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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:56 AM

4. Remember: It's not Murder if they died for Freedom.



So that the Super-Rich can be free to enjoy the hegemony, administer the spoils, and pass the loot-n-power on down to their kids.

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