Diplomacy through Murder


In the aftermath of the Chicago NATO meet and Pakistan’s refusal to open NATO supply lines, a flurry of drone attacks have been carried out in a very short period of time. In the immediate aftermath of Raymond Davis’s release, USA had carried out a drone attack on an elders meeting which killed many innocent people. So, it seems to have become a popular mode of US diplomacy to express their displeasure by killing people. Strange diplomatic norms.

But of course the narrative that the american media laps up is that these are wonderful precision strikes based on ‘solid’ intelligence which magically target ‘militants’ in mosques, cars, houses, markets while avoiding ‘civilians’. Wonderfully smart bombs these.

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