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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    12 years ago, and define justice and at what price.
    If we can initiate a war of choice that costs several trillion dollars for no reason in Iraq we can send a drone to kill the leader of the taliban in Pakistan for a couple grand.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a US drone strike sources are confirming to the BBC.
    This is one thing, and probably the only thing I give Obama a tip of the hat. He's smacking the vermin down.

    Now... wait until a republican is in The White House and watch the worldwide outrage hit the fan.
    But... Obama's set precedent here, and hopefully the next in line will continue playing whack-a-mole.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    If we can initiate a war of choice that costs several trillion dollars for no reason in Iraq...
    This statement is a reflection of the depth of ignorance that is out there.
    Simply amazing.
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    If we can initiate a war of choice that costs several trillion dollars for no reason in Iraq we can send a drone to kill the leader of the taliban in Pakistan for a couple grand.
    Yea, because two wrongs always make a right.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    Muzzies will go all jihad no matter what USA does or doesn't do. Haters gonna hate.
    Not if we just leave them alone to kill each other off.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    What difference does it make? There are 100 standing in line to take over the position. We get excited when one guy dies, but the war never ends, does it?
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a US drone strike sources are confirming to the BBC.

    BBC News - Hakimullah Mehsud killed by drone, Pakistan Taliban say

    While his killing is being given a mixed reception in a Pakistani media loathe to cast accolades onto the United States, it is never the less being viewed with quiet optimism. Efforts to forge a political understanding with the Taliban have been fruitless with Mehsud being a consistent opponent of the government and unwilling to scale back large scale terror attacks. Splinter commanders like Khan Said Sajna are being touted as possible successors who will be more willing to engage with Islamabad. It is unclear how Washington and the Pentagon would view this development but with involvement being scaled back in Afghanistan the US approach may have changed. Or not.

    Either way this strike reaffirms the overwhelming utility of drones as a means for maintaining an aggressive and persistent campaign against the al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and its Islamist affiliates with great precision. In conjunction with the dramatically revised numbers coming out of Pakistan on civilian death tolls (which are in line with major studies and tallies conducted by RAND, LWJ, NAF, etc) will likely do much to neuter the effect of the recent HRW and UN reports. Indeed the revised numbers had already done much to do so.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    What difference does it make? There are 100 standing in line to take over the position. We get excited when one guy dies, but the war never ends, does it?
    It's fairly likely that a more negotiable leader will take over the Pakistani Taliban. In any case, the more terrorists we kill the more it proves to the others that they cannot possibly win this war.
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    One dead, 50 new fighters born. Great job.
    Well, since the Taliban kill more people, by that logic the West is still winning. Lots more fighters on our side.
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not if we just leave them alone to kill each other off.
    Why would you think this?
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