January 18, 2006


Pakistan confirms militant deaths (BBC, 1/17/06)

Pakistan government officials have said as many as five foreign militants were killed in last week's US air strike on a village near the Afghan border.

Eighteen people were killed in Damadola village last Friday in an attack which has sparked anger across Pakistan.

The US strike was reportedly aimed at assassinating Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's number two, but it does not appear that he was hit.

The Pakistani prime minister has warned against any more such strikes.

Thing is, when you have terrorists using your territory you don't get to issue the warnings.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 18, 2006 7:48 AM

Wait, you mean the President was serious when he said we will make no distinctions between terrorists and the nations that harbor them?

Posted by: kevin whited at January 18, 2006 9:54 AM

Remember after Sep 11, when we told Pakistan that we were going to use their military bases? It's good to be us.

Posted by: b at January 18, 2006 11:16 AM

Note how the Globe, the WaPo, the NY Slime are still shopping around the story that the US aimed the attack at women and children. No mention is even made of there being actual terrorists there. Our media is so patriotic and really does support the troops. Just ask them. They'll tell you.

Posted by: dick at January 18, 2006 12:25 PM

Are still shopping around that fake photo with the kid standing next to the (probably Soviet) 155mm artillery round?

Posted by: Gideon at January 18, 2006 3:57 PM
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