Pakistan throws hissy fits over Obamessiah's missile attacks

Holy Missile Watch:

* Because these hellfire missiles are “killing civilians”- who are sheltering Islamic terrorists. And the good news is: this time they got “eight foreign militants”- I’d say these ‘civilians’ are acceptable losses….

Pakistan urges Obama to halt missile attacks


Pakistani tribesmen stand beside coffins of the victims of a suspected U.S. missile strike in Zharki village, near Miran Shah, the main town of Pakistan’s tribal area along Afghanistan border, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan urged President Barack Obama to halt U.S. missile strikes on al-Qaida strongholds near the Afghan border, saying Saturday that civilians were killed the previous day in the first attacks since Obama’s inauguration.

Pakistani security officials said eight suspected foreign militants, including an Egyptian al-Qaida operative, were among 22 people killed in Friday’s twin strikes in the Waziristan region.

But the Foreign Ministry said that the attacks by unmanned aircraft also killed an unspecified number of civilians and that it had informed U.S. officials of its “great concern.”

“With the advent of the new U.S. administration, it is Pakistan’s sincere hope that the United States will review its policy and adopt a more holistic and integrated approach toward dealing with the issue of terrorism and extremism,” a ministry statement said.

“We maintain that these attacks are counterproductive and should be discontinued,” it said.

Pakistani leaders complain that stepped-up missile strikes — there have been more than 30 since August — fan anti-American sentiment and undermine the government’s own efforts to counter Islamist militants.

But their protests have had few practical consequences, fueling speculation that Islamabad’s cash-strapped, pro-U.S. government has given tacit approval in return for political and financial support from Washington.

Obama has not commented on the missile strike policy.

However, he has made the war in Afghanistan and the intertwined al-Qaida fight in Pakistan an immediate foreign policy priority. Few observers expect him to ditch a tactic that U.S. officials say has killed a string of militant leaders behind the insurgency in Afghanistan — and who were perhaps plotting terrorist attacks in the West.

Three intelligence officials told The Associated Press that funerals were held Saturday for nine Pakistanis killed Friday in Zharki, a village in the North Waziristan region.

The officials, citing reports from field agents and residents, said Taliban fighters had earlier removed the bodies of five suspected foreign militants who also died in the first missile strike Friday. Initial reports put the death toll from that attack at 10.

A senior security official in the capital, Islamabad, identified one of the slain men as a suspected al-Qaida operative called Mustafa al-Misri. He said it was unclear if the man was a significant figure.

The second strike hit a house in the South Waziristan region. Residents and security officials say eight people died in the village of Gangi Khel.

Resident Allah Noor Wazir said he attended funerals for the owner of the targeted house, Din Faraz, his three sons and a guest.

“I also heard that three bodies had been taken away by Taliban. They say they belong to foreigners,” Wazir told the AP by telephone.

The security officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The United States does not directly acknowledge firing the missiles, which are believed to be mostly fired from drones operated by the CIA and launched from neighboring Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s government has little control over the border region, which is considered a likely hiding place for al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders.

While protesting the missile strikes, Pakistan’s government on Saturday also welcomed Obama’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

A Foreign Ministry statement Saturday said the move was a step toward “upholding the primacy of the rule of law” and would add a “much-needed moral dimension in dealing with terrorism.”

Pakistan helped the United States round up hundreds of militants in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including several al-Qaida leaders still incarcerated at Guantanamo.

Associated Press writer Munir Ahmad contributed to this report.

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  1. A little-known fact is that the master was repeatedly raped during his cladestine trip to Pakistan on his communist mission with his mother.

    A Pashtun warlord laid the first rails as a naive young Barry Soetero warned from village to village preaching Marx and Mohammad. Then he was traded along as a sex-slave all over Waziristan — passed along from one hairy Mohammadan after another. From Pakistani goatherders to Iranian traders to Arab Mujahadeen refugees to Jimmy Carter’s arms-suppliers . As time passed he became worth less and less goats, until he was just thrown out as not worth feeding. It was then that his KGB handlers decided to rescue him and pump him, so to speak, for info on bin Laden, Khalid Shiek M, and his other paramours.

    This explains the one’s loss of control during the election campaigns, when he drooled at the prospect of obliterating Pakistan in a nuclear holocaust.

    Now he’s in power, and we’ll see more and more incidents like that, with the one relieving his long-suppressed libido with orgasmic strikes of death and destruction against the site of his strangely exhilarating humiliation.

    This is why he’s inventing disputes with Pakistan — daring them to retaliate so he’ll have an excuse to nuke Islamibad. Iran will be next.

    Yaaahoo, you go Obama!

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