Drones and Democracy

The social worker recalled arriving at a home that was hit, in Miranshah, at about 9:00 PM, close to one year ago. The house was beside a matchbox factory, near the degree college. The drone strike had killed three people. Their bodies, carbonized, were fully burned. They could only be identified by their legs and hands. One body was still on fire when he reached there. Then he learned that the charred and mutilated corpses were relatives of his who lived in his village, two men and a boy aged seven or eight. They couldn't pick up the charred parts in one piece. Finding scraps of plastic, they transported the body parts away from the site. Three to four others joined in to help cover the bodies in plastic and carry them to the morgue.

But these volunteers and nearby onlookers were attacked by another drone strike, 15 minutes after the initial one. Six more people died. One of them was the brother of the man killed in the initial strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Pakistani government and military, working in tandem with the US (for which, by they way, they have been handsomely compensated with your tax dollars), has declared a war against its own people.

Insurgency looks attractive when corruption, coupled with grinding poverty, and a completely non-responsive central government, become a deadly combination which creates all-consuming hatred of that government.

And that hatred can only result in one ultimate outcome, no matter how strong that country's military may be, and that is the destruction of that government.

These "armchair", extrajudicial assassinations the US is doing in Pakistan will ultimately create this result.

If chaos and the complete destabilization of Pakistan is what the US wants, then it is absolutely "on target" for accomplishing this.

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