Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Amazing Accuracy

From the AP today comes this,

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Intelligence officials say four suspected U.S. missiles strikes have killed 11 militants in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. The officials say the strikes occurred Wednesday in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal region.

The first attack targeted a house in Lataka village, killing four militants. Minutes later, a drone attacked a vehicle nearby, killing two foreign militants. Another attack 15 minutes later against a second vehicle killed three militants. The final attack occurred a half-hour later and targeted militants collecting bodies from the house destroyed in the first strike. The attack killed two militants.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media.

Four missiles destroyed a house (twice) and two vehicles and managed to very discriminately kill eleven "militants" without harming anyone else. Apparently, only militants were collecting the dead militants from the destroyed house, and seemingly no families had gathered around the dead militants when the second destruction of the house occurred. Those are some amazingly accurate missiles. They are called "Hellfire" missiles, but maybe they should be called "Magic Bullet" missiles.

And, of course, the people who told the media about it could not give their names because they "were not authorized to talk to media." That's some discipline we have there.

4 comments:

Ema Nymton said...

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"Been there, done that, got a t-shirt, wore it out."

"Apparently, only militants were collecting the dead militants from the destroyed house, and seemingly no families had gathered around the dead militants when the second destruction of the house occurred."

Given that _NO_ USA personnel were present at the attack sight one does wonder about just how accurate and wonderful your ANONYMOUS "magic bullet" report is.

Were the people 'militants' before they were killed or did they become militants because they were killed?

You are willing to accept blindly this anonymous 'war story' why?

Ema Nymton
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Jayhawk said...

"You are willing to accept blindly this anonymous 'war story' why?"

And what are the grounds for your conclusion that I accepted the story? The point of my post was that I did NOT accept the story.

Or did you perhaps think that I actually MEANT the part about the "amazing accuracy" of the missiles? You are covered up with even more stupidity than I originally thought you were.

Ema Nymton said...

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"And what are the grounds for your conclusion that I accepted the story?"

Your posting of the story, you jacka$$. You breathlessly gush about "Amazing Accuracy."

If now you are trying to weasel out of this by implying you were being sarcastic, then BS. Colbert you ain't.

Were the people 'militants' before they were killed or did they become militants because they were killed?

Ema Nymton
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Jayhawk said...

She thinks I was serious. Oh my God. She actually thinks I was serious. I have been harping on the evils of the war in Afghanistan and its incroachment into Pakistan for two years. I have never, in the history of this blog, ever had one favorable word to say about the drone attacks or about the war in Afghanistan, and she thinks I was serious.

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