Obama Condemns Assassination In Pakistan

Obama Condemns Assassination In Pakistan

There are 12 comments on the WFTV story from Mar 2, 2011, titled Obama Condemns Assassination In Pakistan. In it, WFTV reports that:

President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the assassination of the only Christian member of Pakistan's government, calling the slaying of Shabaz Bhatti a "horrific act of violence." Republicans and Democrats in Congress echoed Obama's outrage, hours after Bhatti was gunned down outside his mother's home.

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Ross

Leesburg, FL

#1 Mar 3, 2011
Instead of sticking his nose in a domestic situation in Pakistan, this idiot president should be focused on US energy problems...like drilling. By stopping all drilling in the Gulf last year, odummy has placed this nation's security in a precarious position.
Buford

Nitro, WV

#4 Mar 3, 2011
The Predator War
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/10/26...

"...The image remained just as stable when the C.I.A. remotely launched two Hellfire missiles from the Predator. Authorities watched the fiery blast in real time. After the dust cloud dissipated, all that remained of Mehsud was a detached torso. Eleven others died: his wife, his father-in-law, his mother-in-law, a lieutenant, and seven bodyguards.

Pakistan’s government considered Mehsud its top enemy, holding him responsible for the vast majority of recent terrorist attacks inside the country, including the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in December, 2007, and the bombing, last September, of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, which killed more than fifty people. Mehsud was also thought to have helped his Afghan confederates attack American and coalition troops across the border. Roger Cressey, a former counterterrorism official on the National Security Council, who is now a partner at Good Harbor, a consulting firm, told me,“Mehsud was someone both we and Pakistan were happy to see go up in smoke.” Indeed, there was no controversy when, a few days after the missile strike, CNN reported that President Barack Obama had authorized it.
Buford

Nitro, WV

#5 Mar 3, 2011
The U.S. government runs two drone programs. The military’s version, which is publicly acknowledged, operates in the recognized war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, and targets enemies of U.S. troops stationed there. As such, it is an extension of conventional warfare. The C.I.A.’s program is aimed at terror suspects around the world, including in countries where U.S. troops are not based. It was initiated by the Bush Administration and, according to Juan Zarate, a counterterrorism adviser in the Bush White House, Obama has left in place virtually all the key personnel. The program is classified as covert, and the intelligence agency declines to provide any information to the public about where it operates, how it selects targets, who is in charge, or how many people have been killed.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/10/26...
Buford

Nitro, WV

#6 Mar 3, 2011
The Predator program is described by many in the intelligence world as America’s single most effective weapon against Al Qaeda. In May, Leon Panetta, the C.I.A.’s director, referred to the Predator program as “the only game in town” in an unguarded moment after a public lecture. Counterterrorism officials credit drones with having killed more than a dozen senior Al Qaeda leaders and their allies in the past year, eliminating more than half of the C.I.A.’s twenty most wanted “high value” targets. In addition to Baitullah Mehsud, the list includes Nazimuddin Zalalov, a former lieutenant of Osama bin Laden; Ilyas Kashmiri, Al Qaeda’s chief of paramilitary operations in Pakistan; Saad bin Laden, Osama’s eldest son; Abu Sulayman al-Jazairi, an Algerian Al Qaeda planner who is believed to have helped train operatives for attacks in Europe and the United States; and Osama al-Kini and Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, Al Qaeda operatives who are thought to have played central roles in the 1998 bombings of American embassies in East Africa.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/10/26...
Buford

Nitro, WV

#7 Mar 3, 2011
Bruce Riedel, who has been deeply involved in these debates during the past few years, sees the choices facing Obama as exceedingly hard.“Is the drone program helping or hurting?” he asked.“It’s a tough question. These are not cost-free operations.” He likened the drone attacks to “going after a beehive, one bee at a time.” The problem is that, inevitably,“the hive will always produce more bees.” But, he said,“the only pressure currently being put on Pakistan and Afghanistan is the drones.” He added,“It’s really all we’ve got to disrupt Al Qaeda. The reason the Administration continues to use it is obvious: it doesn’t really have anything else.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/10/26...
scout

San Francisco, CA

#8 Mar 3, 2011
We are directly responsible. If we simply BUTT out of pak affairs, paks would be more tolerant.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#9 Mar 3, 2011
Obama's Incursions and Military action in Pakistan is a huge Destabilizing force.

We need to get the hell out of there.
Deng

Nanjing, China

#10 Mar 3, 2011
THE "CHRISTIAN" WAS PROBABLY ANOTHER UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AGENT THERE WORKING UNDERCOVER.
rabia

Pakistan

#12 Mar 4, 2011
Ross wrote:
Instead of sticking his nose in a domestic situation in Pakistan, this idiot president should be focused on US energy problems...like drilling. By stopping all drilling in the Gulf last year, odummy has placed this nation's security in a precarious position.
hey idiots it's our country who are u to interfare or to give any comment on that.

Since: Oct 06

Location hidden

#13 Mar 4, 2011
If Pakistan's government and people would get rid of their savage religious laws and dealt a swift blow to the Muslim radicals/militants within their borders, maybe there would be some hope for the country.
scout

San Francisco, CA

#14 Mar 4, 2011
Deng wrote:
THE "CHRISTIAN" WAS PROBABLY ANOTHER UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AGENT THERE WORKING UNDERCOVER.
duh, just like the rest, including panty bhutto, or however ya spell it.
scout

San Francisco, CA

#15 Mar 4, 2011
rabia wrote:
<quoted text>hey idiots it's our country who are u to interfare or to give any comment on that.
Yes, it's our Marxist Political rulers. And our STUPID idiot voters, dumbed by Marxist TV/films, drugs, porn, sugar, and flay obese morons. An embarrassment to over 13000 years of ancestors.

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