US Terrorist Attack Kills Eleven

At least 11 suspected militants have been killed in drone strikes in north-west Pakistan in the past 24 hours, local officials say.

Officials say planes fired two missiles into a militant compound in North Waziristan early on Thursday, killing at least five people.

And up to six militants were killed in strikes in the area on Wednesday.

The lawless region, a haven for members of the Taliban and al-Qaeda, has been repeatedly targeted by US drones.
(Source: BBC News)

For “suspected militants,” please read “totally innocent civilians.” Unless, like the USA, you follow the doctrine of guilty until proven innocent.

On the news yesterday was MI6’s leader, bleating on about what a bang-up job they do defeating international terrorism.

Really? So why didn’t MI6 foil this terror attack? Or, in fact, any of the other attacks carried out by the US on Pakistanis this year? Or the drone strikes in 2009?

Over two hundred innocent people have been killed in 2010 by the US in Pakistan. Just imagine if Al Qaeda had killed that many British or Americans on their home soil. What would our TV news be full of? Justifiable fury at the murder of innocents.

But when it’s us or our allies carrying out the slaughter…

Nothing.