Americans LOVE to fight dirty because they have no honour
Missile death toll at 55 in Pakistan
Intelligence officials denied reports Wednesday that the head of Pakistan's Taliban narrowly escaped death in a suspected US missile strike that killed about 55 people, saying he was elsewhere at the time.
Baitullah Mehsud, accused of plotting suicide bombings and the assassination Tuesday of his chief rival, is the target of a looming offensive by Pakistan's military in the South Waziristan tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
Clashes continued Wednesday in the volatile northwest, with a rocket attack at a police checkpoint on the outskirts of Peshawar killing three officers, local police chief Yasin Khan said. Three rockets were fired at a military base in Wana, the main town in South Waziristan, triggering a shootout but no known casualties.
But the focus is on Mehsud, who reportedly has up to 12,000 men under his control, entrenched in the lawless tribal areas. Suspected missile strikes killed several people at a purported Taliban training centre early Tuesday, then another barrage rained down on a funeral procession for some of those killed in the first attack.
Intelligence officials had said Tuesday night that Mesud was at the funeral and that militants lost contact with him for a while. Media reports suggested he had a very close call.
However, two intelligence officials said Wednesday that although Mehsud had visited the village where the funeral took place, he left before the drone-fired missiles killed 55 people – reportedly including several senior Taliban leaders – and wounded dozens more. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media.
Let’s get this straight, the American’s BOMBED a funeral, a freakin funeral. Just think about that for a second, if it had been ‘us’ (the west) who had been bombed by ‘them’ at a funeral this would be front page news at the disgusting horror of an enemy who would chose to attack and bomb during a funeral. There would be pundits clogging the airwaves telling us how evil it was that someone would bomb people during a funeral, there would be righteous foaming and frothing for such a dirty, dirty tactic. But of course not a whisper of that kind of talk because WE (the west) were the ones bombing a funeral, oh and it gets better, the man who apparently justified such a dirty tactic WASN’T EVEN AT THE BLOODY FUNERAL! When the west fights with so little honour how can it ever hope to win in Pakistan or Afghanistan, perhaps if the American’s hadn’t spent so many billions arming and building the conditions that spawned these groups in the first place they wouldn’t need to stoop to such dirty levels, but America is blind to learning the lessons of the past and are creating new atrocities to radicalize the next generation of orphans.