Reports out of Pakistan indicate that missiles fired from American drones killed over a dozen people in that country on Monday, bringing the three-day total of Pakistanis killed by lethal drone strikes to 27.
Monday’s attack was reportedly aimed at a “militant hideout” in Hesokhel, a village located in the North Waziristan region.
South Waziristan was abuzz with the unmanned aerial vehicles over the weekend as U.S.-controlled Predator drones are believed to have launched four Hellfire missiles that killed nine men branded as militants living in a village near Wacha Dana. A statement made to CNN by a local government official confirmed the body count.
Of course, these numbers of dead by drone, as harrowing to the conscience and humiliating to the Constitution as they are, are likely low given the President’s penchant for disregarding “civilians” or other bystanders murdered in the attacks “on terror” when tallying the day’s death toll from his beloved drone program.
Although Pakistan has demanded that the United States cease the drone attacks within its sovereign borders, the Obama administration has ignored this request; in fact the number of drones in the air, missiles fired by them, and the body count all continue increasing greatly under orders issued by Barack Obama.
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