U.S. Drones Killed 2,800 Civilians in Pakistan in 7 Years

Drone FiringVia Press TV:

A Pakistani human rights lawyer says over 2,800 of the 3,000 people killed over the past seven years in non-UN-sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Pakistan were civilians, Press TV reports. Shahzad Akbar, the director of the Foundation for Fundamental Rights, told Press TV on Saturday that only 170 of the people killed in the aerial attacks on the northwestern tribal belt of Pakistan have been identified as militants.

That means that “over 2,800 people were civilians, whose identities are not known, and they have just been killed on suspicion of being militants,” he added. US President Barack Obama publicly confirmed for the first time in late January that drone aircraft have struck targets inside Pakistan. Obama said “a lot of these strikes have been in the FATA”, the acronym for Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Pakistan contends that the drone strikes are counterproductive. “We are of the firm view that these are unlawful, counterproductive and hence unacceptable,” Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said on January 31.

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21 Comments on "U.S. Drones Killed 2,800 Civilians in Pakistan in 7 Years"

  1. Hmm…. I wonder how we would react to a foreign entity that killed thousands of our people on our native soil…

    • I bet we’d be totally level-headed about it and not embark upon a multi-generational military campaign against the rest of the world. 

  2. As soon as we kill as many innocent people as they did on 9/11, there will be justice in the world.

    • GoodDoktorBad | Apr 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm |

      Then justice has been done -many times over….(in keeping with the sarcasm)

      • Then I guess they need to kill more innocent Americans.  (also in keeping with the sarcasm)

  3. I have an idea! Lets stop blowing everyone up.

  4. Daedalus1960 | Apr 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm |

    Link seems to be broken(: Try this (for as long as it lasts)…
    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/238685.html

  5. And we are to believe anything this Shahzad Akbar says as the truth? I’m sure he wouldn’t lie……after all I’m sure he’s probably a devout Muslim waiting for a chance to claim his 72 virgins!!!!!

  6. Sally Yasmer | Apr 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm |

    need to aim better

  7. SmokinTokinJokinBrit | Apr 30, 2012 at 11:15 am |

    its all bullshit, yeah the us uk etc are pretty much evil, but then again much of the culture we’ve blown up is evil, it feels harder and harder to want to be a part ouf this world anymore, thank fuck for pot 

    • Jin The Ninja | Apr 30, 2012 at 11:48 am |

      you know, part of the ‘evil’ of this world, is the orientalist, moralist, racist eurocentric bullshit you demonstrated above.

  8. Congratulations! We did it! We made it over the ever important 2800 mark of pointless civilian killings by unmanned aircraft! My freedom to supersize has been protected! (please add appropriate level of sarcasm while reading aloud.)

  9. The link doesn’t work anymore, does anyone know why that is? 

  10. that’s too bad    that’s too islama bad

  11. whaaaaat!?

  12. whaaaaat!?

  13. whaaaaat!?

  14. and why would they do this? what is this some aim at de-populization? Why no just gas everyone!?

  15. ARAY VAAAHHH bhai vahhh!  These murderers are gonna BURNN BABY BURNN IN HELL FOREVER !!!  they won’t even be able to smell Paradise! 

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