About 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. About 3,000 have been killed in Pakistan because of drones strikes. The first number doesn't include attacks since 2001. An eye for an eye. And we're killing Basilisk eyes while the terrorists killed perfectly fine eyes.
The drones are getting rid of high Al Qaeda leaders, and making great progress in the fight to end the war on terror, but Obama needs to keep it under better control and make sure no innocent people are in the bombing areas. But these operations were highly effective in killing Bin Laden, so hopefully more good will come.
Yes, because we are attacking terrorists with drones. Pakistan has shown that they are the leading supporter of the Taliban. They have shown that they are two-faced, and we will not support terrorists. We must take action into our own hands and make sure that the Taliban is stopped. Thus using drones are very effective.
We arent attacking Pakistan with drones, we are attacking terrorists within Pakistan with drones, and the only other way to kill terrorists in Pakistan would be to deploy a crapload of ground troops there (something nobody would be happy with) so drone warfare is a simple and easy way to fight terrorism in Pakistan.
USA is rouge country( a corrupted congress), they think that they can do whatever they want and nobody can stop them.They together with Israel are the trouble of the world now. Most of the problems the world encountered regarding terrorist attacks came because USA gov. foreign policy. US gov. supported in the past dictators as long as they are in US interest, financed democratically elected regime's coup in many, many countries, provoked and started many wars, support Saddam Hussein's war against Iran just because Iran humiliated USA in '79 after Islamic revolution overthrew US's puppet shah and latter US invaded Iraq for a prefabricated reason. I suggest to USA government to invade Israel because for sure there they will find nuclear weapons!!! USA government, you became the trouble of the world, together with your ally, Israel. Keep in mind, The World is Watching and maybe one time everything will turn against You.
The US has killed many insurgents by the use of drones in Pakistan. Pakistan has not been 100% willing to support the fight against terrorism. The fact that Bin Laden was found in Pakistan only further supports the need to continue these drone strikes. While there have been some casualties, overall it has been beneficial in helping stop terrorism.
The United States is absolutely right to use drones in Pakistan. Pakistan has proved unable or unwilling to control its often lawless frontiers. Taliban and other extremists have exploited this for years. Drones have allowed the U.S. to take the fight to the Taliban in these areas and have proved very effective, killing numerous high Taliban leaders. Furthermore since drones have no human aboard there is less chance for loss of life or capture which would lead to uncomfortable hostage incidents.
When the Obama administration took office it made an about face and distanced itself from India, presumably to make Pakistan feel more secure and thus encourage greater cooperation with the United States in Afghanistan. This about face encouraged Pakistan to move some of its military forces to the Afghan border in the west from the Indian-Pakistan border in the east, where most of its army had been positioned for the past half century. This was theoretically done to support the counterinsurgency effort against Taliban bases in Pakistan. But that effort has been a failure, as the Camp Bastion attack demonstrates.
Firstly, the United States is not attacking Pakistan, itself, with drones. The US is using the drone technology to destroy Al Qaeda cells who are currently taking refuge in Pakistan.
And yes, I genuinely support these operations. They've had an excellent effect dealing with the War on Terror, and Al Qaeda is now weaker than it has been in many years.
However, the US should engage in greater communication with the Pakistani government, allowing the two countries to work together to fix this growing issue. The US has to take the necessary precautions and gather the correct information before launching ANY attacks within the borders of Pakistan, to ensure there will be no violations of human rights and that the safety and security of Pakistani civilians is guaranteed.
Moreover, these operations do not cost a large sum of money, they're effective and no American soldiers are being called to put their own lives in danger.
The United States should not be attacking Pakistan with drones, for several reasons. They should not interfere with a sovereign nation, unless they are a clear danger to national security. Furthermore, drone strikes would deplete our already weak budget.
The US should not be attacking Pakistan with drones because of the amount of people they are killing. When the USA sends in drones they might kill about two terrorists in the group of people aimed at, but overall they are killing thousands of innocent people in Pakistan of all generations. The families in Pakistan has lost many young children, in America the Sandy Hook Massacre has occurred, but this happens every single day. Even the United Nations has condemned the US for drone attacks, and believes we should respect the sovereignty of Pakistan. This is very unfair to the people of Pakistan, and the use of drones should come to an end with all countries of this world.
It's against independence of Pakistan. What America is actually doing is illegal, killing innocent ones in 'search' for the 'criminals' who were once favored by United States during it's own during war against Russia, is not acceptable, if you cannot control them in Afghanistan, how can you control them in Pakistan ? Need to reconsider your policy.
Is ask yourself how would you like it if pakistan did the same thing that were to to them and have it done to us. The answer is no. We must work dipolomatically with pakistan, we must respect the fact that they are a sovereign nation and just because we are still a military might doesnt mean we get to do whatever we please. Attacking pakistan will have blowback affects just like what we did to the middle east leading up to 9/11. It all comes back to haunt us if we don't follow rules and have respect for other nations
America has enough conflicts on its hands, without attacking Pakistan with more drones, or anything else, for that matter. Sending a drone to get a man or a few men is one thing, and should be done with diplomatic regard for
Pakistan. Otherwise, we are just inviting more trouble.
It's against the sovereignty of Pakistan. It is violation of human rights. No one can kill any one without any trail, and the biggest thing is that they kill innocent children and women. In fact, the so-called "War Against Terror" is the biggest terror in Pakistan. Americans just attack and then they are safe, but Pakistanis are the people who bear the cosequences after that.
No, I don't support drones anywhere in the world... It's against the sovereignty of Pakistan. It is violation of human rights. No one can kill any one without any trail, and the biggest thing is that they kill innocent children and women. In fact, the so-called "War Against Terror" is the biggest terror in Pakistan. Americans just attack and then they are safe, but Pakistanis are the people who bear the cosequences after that.
United States as a super power has the responsibility to set precedent for International Law. At present more than 45 countries possess drones and more than 1000 programs are in process to equip drones with weapons. How will the torch bearer of liberal democracy respond if tomorrow Iran or China start using drones to attack targets of interest in Israel or Arunachal Pradesh? What moral grounds will there be to stop nations to do so, as they all can quote the same arguments which US is presently using for Pakistan !
Try doing the same in America then we will see how much you support it .We live here not you .We know how it feels when innocent people die in drone attacks its easier saying that "Sorry some innocent folks also died in the drone attacks." It's not that US itself is "super purified" and there are no terrorists there, because if this was the case then there would have been no "9/11".Try droning in America then we would vote on the topic.
Moving to using unarmed drones to attack enemies is just another step to removing the face of the victims and sterilizing warfare. The further we move in that direction, the easier it becomes to kill. We need instead to find ways to work on peace, not make it even simpler to create war.
If for no other reason (and there are plenty of other reasons), respect for the sovereignty of an ally should cause the US to stop attacking it with drones! The first way this question was posed was, "... should the US attack Pakistan with drones instead of soldiers to save lives?" First of all, what a sucker's choice! As if there were only two ways to do anything. Second, whose lives are saved? Not a single US life, as those killed in Pakistan are militant goat herders and farmers with no capacity to attack the US, either on US soil, or next door in Afghanistan. Many became militant BECAUSE of drones, according to Foreign Minister Hina Rabbini Khar. This is about US hegemony, not "saving lives." It is about US dominance in the region.
We need to stop using drones in attacking Pakistans because too many innocent people are killed. I also think we real what we sow. It is going to come back to hurt us & what should it not?!?
Love & Peace is the answer. We should only resort to violence when we have to defend ourselves from an attack.
War is not the answer. God please help us & bring peace & harmony back into our lives.
Sure the U.S. isn't attacking Pakistan, it is attacking terrorists that are hiding in pakistan, but these drones can quickly turn into a horrible attack on the human rights. When Drones fly in over Pakistan, they are controlled from far away, and one never has a full view of the situation. With drone attacks we raise the chance of innocent people perishing, but isn't our goal to protect innocent? Before we cant fully rely on the successfulness of an attack with drones, we shouldn't attack. A real life soldier can much better asses the situation at hand, though I understand that they are at much higher threat.
Really, I should be saying that the U.S. should forget attacking Pakistan until all information about the terrorists is complete.
These people have no right to this. Due to the drone attacks in Pakistan, many people are dying, even innocent children, and believe me, I've seen pictures. Life is very complicated in Pakistan and the people could lose their minds and we could be on the verge of another 9/11.
If we agree with the assumption that there are terrorist in North Waziristan, Pakistan. Even then it is a crime to kill a single innocent person on this theory. And by drone attacks in Pakistan hundreds of innocent persons including innocent children died in drone attacks. Killing by drones results killing of less then 20% of terrorists according to US figures and more then 80% innocent persons including women and children are killed by this brutal exercise.