Biggest US drone attack ever in Pakistan's N. Waziristan

http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9379/

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US Kills 17 In New Pakistan Attack

"Seventeen people have been reported killed. However, there is mounting fear that the death toll could be at least over two dozen or even cross 30." Locals were digging dead and wounded out of the debris.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/02/201022151350906994.html



Obama proposes $1.2 bln to aid Pakistani military

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday proposed $1.2 billion in funding next year to help train and equip Pakistani security forces to fight Taliban militants.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=97643



US attack kills five in Pakistan

A US drone missile attack has killed at least five "suspected militants" at an alleged training compound in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=118598&sectionid=351020401


From Information Clearing House

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Washington's Refusal to Talk about Drone Strikes in Pakistan Meets Growing Opposition
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/02/02-7

Pentagon to Increase Stock of High-Altitude Drones
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/02/05-7

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Obama Administration's Budget Calls for Billions of Dollars in New Spending for Drones

Jason Leopold, Truthout: "This is how major US defense contractors reacted to the Obama administration's unveiling of its fiscal year 2011 spending plan for the Pentagon, part of the president's overall $3.8 trillion budget proposal."

http://www.truthout.org/obama-administrations-budget-calls-billions-dollars-new-spending-drones56588



A Pitiless, Punitive Giant and the Death of Empire

Fran Schor, Truthout: "In the aftermath of the December 30 suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA employees, US drone assaults in Pakistan's northwest border region have increased in number with the resultant 'collateral damage.' Seventeen such missile launchings occurred on February 2, the largest number in a single day."

http://www.truthout.org/a-pitiless-punitive-giant-and-death-empire56679

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Pakistan: Drone strikes kill 29

CNN

02/02/10

Several suspected U.S. drone strikes killed at least 29 people in Pakistan on Tuesday, Pakistani intelligence sources said. … The reported strikes were unusual for the relatively high number of missiles fired — at least 17, intelligence sources said — and for the high death toll. … The missiles hit targets Tuesday morning in at least four villages in North Waziristan, a region rife with Islamic extremists, the Pakistani intelligence sources said...

http://tinyurl.com/yl8tamm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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