October 4th, 2010
01:06 PM ET

Sources: Possible drone strike in Pakistan kills 8 Germans

Eight suspected German nationals were killed in a suspected drone strike in northwestern Pakistan, two Pakistani officials said Monday.

The strike happened in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, the officials said. Missiles struck a building that eight suspected German militants were in,
the officials said.

The eight are believed to have been members of the group Jihad al Islami, the officials said.

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  1. pkfops

    Go get em.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jennbear8

    good

    October 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AvianRaptor

    Auf wiedersehen!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brucey

    Hey Germans are on our side!!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • AvianRaptor

      Not these ones. They were collaborators with the enemy.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      Probably "German" in the sense that they immigrated there, but insisted on keeping their filty desert terrorist customs. They were German in name only.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ausmadmaxx

      Some of the cult followers happen to live in Germany. Hence they are Germans.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chimo

      Not these guys. These are just some of the many militant Islamic Europeans that are in Pakistan to be come full fledged suicide bombers so they can go back to there countries and commit horrible suice attacks. This is why there is currently a travel alert for all Americans in Europe.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Triple

      They're about as German as those "British" guys who blew up the red double decker buses several years ago!

      October 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • usafbiker

      Always watch for the word "Militant". Dead give away. No pun intended.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pkfops

    Looks like Ahmed Sidiqi sang like a canary.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • hiboy00

      Tweet, tweet

      October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Will

    One shot 8 kills, gotta love it.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • IMHO

      Yes but at $68,000 per Hellfire missile, that comes to $8,500 per head. Not a very cost-effective way to prosecute a war

      October 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big B

      IMHO-It is when you consider none of our troops have to be in harms way to accomplish this.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • CBC

      I believe we'd take out as many as we can at $8,500 a head and consider it a bargain.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dadsnorz

      $8,500 a head is a bargain. Keep em coming.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      IHMO.....i'd gladly pay $200,000 per head for these a$$h0le$....efficient nothing.....this is war you idiot.....kill em any way you can....how many women and children's lives were just saved at some hotel in Europe. Idiot.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trash

      Bull, that is cheap. It costs a 1000000 a year to field a us soldier.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idaho Tom

      Trash@ That cannot be for a year right? I can understand throughout his career. But a year? That's more than 10 times my annual salary with me driving my hummer H3 every day for 100 miles, sending three of my kids to a private college all at the same time and feeding my family a 10lb meal everyday and firing my AR-15 round daily and sky jumping every weekend. And I'll still have more than half of my money left over every year. I think you have an extra zero in there just to point it out.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • AGeek

      @Tom: not in pay, but in support & equipment, you bet. You don't get to dwarfing every other military on the planet without spending some massive bucks. That said, at $8.500/head, I'll take as many as they can get. Keep 'em coming!

      October 4, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. scranton

    Gotta love those drones.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ondine

    God Bless America!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cam

    were these the same germans that are behind the "europe terror plot"

    October 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • rutgersmo

      Say....maybe these were the same Germans that bombed Pearl Harbor!~

      October 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • hiboy00

      That wasn't the Germans, Iraq was behind Pearl Harbor

      October 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      No, I think it was Mexico.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goopedup

      Yeah, it was Mexico. The Germans bombed the Bay of Pigs.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. coldturkey

    Good riddance

    October 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Crusade Now

    Wow...that's fantastic. Action being taken. Now for the rest of em!!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mel

    nice and clean

    October 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tim

    Well done my good and faithful drone.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Michael T

    Can we get some of those drones on the Mexican border?

    October 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      They're already there, just not armed.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • BuzzTheOlder

      Yo Michael, they already have one in the air on the border. unfortunately unarmed so they say.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Robert Pearce

    SHULTZ! Bring the car around we must go see General Burkhalter at the Hofbrau!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
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