Act of war: US Troops Attack / Kill Civilians in Pakistan

Mowaz Khan, an official in South Waziristan tribal district, said on Wednesday that helicopters dropped troops into the border village of Jalal Khel, and that the troops shot civilians who had left their homes upon hearing the helicopters.

//english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2008/09/20089313256901630.html



Pakistan strongly condemns cross-border killing by coalition forces

This completely unprovoked act of killing is strongly condemned and the loss of precious lives is regretted, said the statement.

//news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-09/03/content_9765868.htm



Pakistanis furious over U.S.-led border raid

"At a minimum they want an apology ... and an assurance that this kind of operation will not be repeated ... It could have an irreparable effect on long-term relations."

//news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080904/wl_nm/pakistan_usa_dc



US attack inside Pakistan threatens dangerous new war

By Peter Symonds

The attack was unprovoked. US troops landed by helicopter in the village of Jalal Khei in South Waziristan at around 3 a.m. and immediately targetted three houses. The engagement lasted for about 30 minutes and left between 15 and 20 people dead, including women and children.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20693.htm



Turning Away From American State Terrorism

By Peter Chamberlin

In Pakistan we find the complete history of the American "war on terrorism," from its Cold War origins nearly thirty years ago to its present incarnation in the illegal American aggression in Pakistan's Frontier region (FATA, Federally Administered Tribal Areas) and in American attempts to reignite the Cold War with Russia.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20696.htm


From Information Clearing House

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US Troops Enter Pakistan, 20 Dead

Candace Rondeaux, The Washington Post: "At least 20 people were killed in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday after U.S. and Afghan troops crossed from Afghanistan to pursue Taliban insurgents in an early morning attack that marked the first known instance in which U.S. forces conducted an operation on Pakistani soil since the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan began, according to witnesses and a Pakistani official."

//www.truthout.org/article/us-troops-enter-pakistan-20-dead-0



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