Pakistan Demands US Vacate Suspected Drone Base

By: AP
By: AP
The Pakistani government has demanded the U.S. vacate an air base within 15 days that the CIA is suspected of using for unmanned drones.

AP

The Pakistani government has demanded the U.S. vacate an air base within 15 days that the CIA is suspected of using for unmanned drones.

The government issued the demand Saturday after NATO helicopters and jet fighters allegedly attacked two Pakistan army posts along the Afghan border, killing 24 Pakistani soldiers.

Islamabad outlined the demand in a statement it sent to reporters following an emergency defense committee meeting chaired by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Shamsi Air Base is located in southwestern Baluchistan province. The U.S. is suspected of using the facility in the past to launch armed drones and observation aircraft to keep pressure on Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's tribal region.


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  • by NotAnymore Location: El Paso County on Nov 26, 2011 at 03:18 PM
    Hey Paki! If you hate my country so much, GET OUT OF IT and go live in your third world country.
  • by Paki Location: California on Nov 26, 2011 at 01:04 PM
    Well no doubt US has serious fire power & technology to back it up with, but my dear average american. Your country is digging its own grave. History shows no one can hold on to power for long. Its just a matter of time where US will feel the heat with the economy going down drastically. LOOK AROUND!!! NO country really likes you. You have history with Russia, many in Europe and China doesn't get along. Or maybe you don't know much. Oh yes!! I just remember!! Americans think US is the entire world.... LOL!! talk all you want but arrogance always pay the price. Happy Holiday!! LOL!!
  • by hmm on Nov 26, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    Pakistan fired first with small arms fire on NATO helicopters. Dear Pakistan when you are stupid enough to poke a hornets nest with a stick expect to get stung. Don't worry though Pakis we will be back in your land and American flags will fly while yours is torn down to the ground.
  • by Jason on Nov 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    Or else what Pakistan? The US military can mow your country over in a matter of weeks.
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      by JW on Nov 30, 2011 at 03:33 PM in reply to Jason
      IT SUCKS THAT PEOPLE DIE HOWEVER KEEP IN MIND WE ARE AT WAR & PEOPLE DIE BUT IF YOU DONT LIKE OUR FREEDOMS WE GIVE YOU GET THE HELL OUT!! WE DONT WANT YOU !
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