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Posted on 06/14/2010 3:04:40 AM PDT by Scanian
Ten more Islamist terrorists -- this time belonging to the Taliban -- were killed by Predator drones in Pakistan's North Waziristan on Friday, just days after a similar attack took out al Qaeda's No. 3.
But as far as the United Nations is concerned, both strategic assaults constitute war crimes.
Looks like the timid titans of Turtle Bay are up to their old tricks.
A recent UN Human Rights Council report slammed Washington for its use of CIA-directed unmanned drones to root out terrorist havens in Pakistan.
Philip Alston, the UN's special investigator on extrajudicial executions, complained of the US asserting "an ever-expanding entitlement for itself to target individuals across the globe."
Not surprisingly, he called for a halt to the drones -- saying that targeted killings not within the immediate confines of a specific battlefield are "almost never likely to be legal."
Well, the random killing of thousands of innocents in New York, Madrid and London wasn't "legal," either. Now the drones are targeting the architects of that slaughter.
Curiously, Alston's report came barely 48 hours after news broke that a US drone had killed al Qaeda kingpin Mustafa al-Yazid in Pakistan last month.
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Scew the morons in the UN !!! Keep using the drones to kill more of the diaper headed dirtbags.
Don’t need to worry about the toothl;es old hags in the UN, all they do is talk and scratch their a$$ and pick thier noses.
I’m surprised obama has allowed these tactics to continue. Maybe he isn’t paying attention. One can only hope.
Must be one of the more satisfying tech jobs on the planet... working on the support teams for these drones.
Send in the Mexicans to prospect for the trillions in minerals we just heard about. That should keep the Taliban
Re-target the drones to the UN building. Problem solved.
That’s what I’m thinking. A good reason for him to continue golfing and partying.
We need to target strikes on the UN.