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'Wounds of Waziristan': The Story of Drones As Told By the People Who Live Under Them

How can I in good faith reassure the children that the drone will not come back and kill them, too, if I do not understand why it killed my mother and injured my children?

Zubair's grandmother was killed. In Rehman's testimony, which caused the translator to break into tears at one point, he questioned why a 67-year-old woman would be targeted.

"Nobody has ever told me why my mother was targeted that day," he said. "Some media outlets reported that the attack was on a car, but there is no road alongside my mother’s house. Others reported that the attack was on a house. But the missiles hit a nearby field, not a house. All of them reported that three, four, five militants were killed."

"But only one person was killed that day–Mammana Bibi, a grandmother and midwife who was preparing to celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid," he continued. "Not a militant, but my mother."

Interviews with victims of drone strikes in Waziristan conducted by journalist Madiha Tahir
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Submited By: Joseph A. Mungai
04 November 2013 GMT
NSA spying on the world hasn’t helped convict any members of government for crimes against humanity or banksters for collapsing the global economy.
Submited By: Irfan Wazir
01 November 2013 GMT

well, it should to be stopped? do any one know about taliban and can compare the casualties of pakistan and drone attacks?
Submited By: Blanka
01 November 2013 GMT
UN must stop US drones ASAP,

US secret war is illegal , un human, primitive and cruel!
Submited By: Naveed Hasan
01 November 2013 GMT

I hope better sense prevails and humans become humane. Good work by Madiha Tahir.
Submited By: Saulat Alamgir
01 November 2013 GMT
@ Mansoor Just imagine a toy is flying on top of your head 24/7 and you don’t know when that toy ganna kill you. Isn’t also terrorism? I don’t recall any example in the Human History where a country wants to punish single person with a bomb
Submited By: Paul
01 November 2013 GMT

To : Mansoor Ul Islam

Drone strikes are terrorism. You can't stop terrorism by using terrorism. The problem is NOT the solution.

Also, if you really wanted to stop Al Quaida and the Taliban, then perhaps you should lobby the US federal government to stop funding, arming, training, and otherwise aiding them?
Submited By: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf FATA
01 November 2013 GMT
@ Mansoor Ul Islam
Why not ask "Who started this death & destruction"?
Why blood of Pashtun tribesmen is not valued?
Till the day people learn to call a wrong a wrong, this death & destruction will continue. You kill them in drones & operations, they will keep killing you in suicide bombings.
Wake up Mr Mansoor, Pakistan is going nowhere with all this
Submited By: Mansoor Ul Islam
01 November 2013 GMT
Al Quaida and Taliban must stop their death and destruction campaign, in our country... they must stop killing our men women and children, they must stop destroying our schools and properties. They must stop interfering in our way of life...then only will I join those who want the drone strikes to stop..
Submited By: Guma
01 November 2013 GMT
I'm don't exactly condone drone strikes but I bet these same Reps. who are upset about Pakistani civilian casualties, would be even more riled up if young Americans were dying in Pakistan while trying to do the work of drones
Submited By: Ahmad Abumaraq
01 November 2013 GMT
Submited By: OutCry
01 November 2013 GMT
None of this matters. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack Obama is president, so anyone he orders killed by drone will be conveniently ignored by the American press.
Submited By: Subhan
01 November 2013 GMT
Can you imagine the outcry that would emerge if a Pakistani weapon killed an American civilian?? Every single major news network would be covering it. You would never hear the end of it, and the Pakistanis would pay dearly. I wonder when the United States is going to pay for the crimes they've committed.
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