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. paris hilton

    hey i love germans!!!!! you jerks

    October 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Peter E

    Well, it's an improvement over the last administration's policy of allying itself with Pakistan's military dictator and never daring to strike at the new base of Al Quaida. What a waste of time this past decade has been! We had Al Quaida in our grasp, but Bush and Cheney thought we need to redirect our resources to Iraq instead until Al Quaida conveniently sets up new bases elsewhere, escaping Afghanistan. Now we have to start the hunt all over again!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anson

    Yes, I believe! Yes, we can defeat the terrorists! lol

    October 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dugo

    Auf wiedersehen!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kojin

    So when are we going to drop a neutron bomb on them.... Quit messing with the small stuff... Time for operation glass parking lot

    October 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • D Frost

      Yes, cap the wells, make a diamond desert out of it, and call it "New Texas!" Just think, if we could come up with a replacement for oil, we would have no use for them and their uncivilized, violent religion. We can only hope.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Michael Jackson

    i like to dance!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Michael Jackson

    with germans

    October 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shane

    ....Es tut verdammt weh (hope it did)

    October 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rav

    So, if they were in Germany instead of supporting Terrorism they might still be alive! Welcome to Hell!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dan

    To quote the general manager of Al Jazerra TV:
    "Not all Muslims are terrorists.
    "Unfortunately, most terrorist are Muslims..."

    October 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Salop

    I don't care if they are Germans, or British, or Americans...if they are in that region in the terrorist camps, they are there for one reason only. They are not sight-seeing. They are all terrorist criminals, and deserve what comes to them.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Esteban

      Exactly. Just like American hikers in Iraq / Iran

      October 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Alex

    Nice shooting!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dadsnorz

    Velcome to Sprockets!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. AmericanPieX

    You know whats funny the Jihadi's on the other side probably give the same news alerts,

    1 roadside kills 8 invading murderous troops.
    1 suicide kills 20 gun toting hicks

    hahaha

    October 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • D Frost

      They have your IP address and I think I hear the drone coming now....

      October 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • duh!

      ...you know what IS funny, AmericanPieX, the way I'm gonna kick you f'in teeth in along with any other member of the military that gets ahold of your location....rest easy over the next several nights.....

      October 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChicagoRich

      There more common news flashes from them would then read:

      -bomb attack kills 20 of the evil citizens here trying to get jobs building the roads used by the infidels.
      -two of our brethren have successfully killed a village elder who stood against us.
      -successful gas attack poisons and kills 15 girls who dared to go to that evil school and get an education.
      -5 martyrs will ultimately get their reward for dying in a missile attack while planting a roadside bomb to target the infidels.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ann Miller

    So many of these comments are evil, pure and simple. Unmanned drones are about the most evil weapon we've come up with and their use is criminal. We have absolutely NO right to kill people with unmanned drones, to invade and destroy other people's countries and to behave as we have been. So many in this country pride themselves on their "Christianity" – what a truly SICK joke! Christ demanded our love for one another – the crimes we're committing against humanity are blasphemous. We have become the terrorists and I pray we regain our humanity before it's too late.

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

      It would be irresponsible NOT to kill these terrorists. They deserve no better treatment than a rabid dog on a playground.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann Miller

      Dadsnorz, do you not understand the TERROR we're causing throughout the world? The innocent people we've maimed and killed are in the hundreds of thousands! And they are mostly CHILDREN, just like our own! If it's irresponsible not to kill "terrorists" we need to look in the mirror.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnskrb

      The drones operate with the Pakistanis approval, and approval for killings is obtained one-by-one from both the Pakistanis and the US President.

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

      tell them that as they approach you in the lobby at the Berlin Hilton.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnskrb

      Ann wrote: "And they are mostly CHILDREN"
      Evidence please? I don't believe this. There certainly are some innocent lives that are lost, but less from drones than other attacks.
      And a child's life living under the Taliban is already "lost"...

      October 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • pkfops

      From a military point of view this was by the book. Ahmed Sidiqi was captured and through interrogation he informed on his buddies of their intent and location. A strike order was drawn up, authorized and executed. Nothing personal.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • descarado

      Ann, being a Christian does not mean that you have to stick your neck out so a Muslim can chop your head off.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobmc2

      "Annie Get Your Gun" we should be using them on the Mexican Border also!

      October 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChicagoRich

      Ms. Miller, I must respectfully disagree with you. You state that the U.S. actions are terror, yet they are military actions aimed against combatants. I am not sure what your definition of terror is, but my working definition is attacks whose aim it is to incite fear in the population, and specifically aimed at civilians. These drone strikes are clearly not that. While I am certain that some civilians have been inadvertently killed in drone strikes, the same was also true of combat operation in World War 2, the Korean War, or any other recent conflict. When civilians were targeted in the U.S. by terrorists given sanctuary by the government in place in Afghanistan on September 11, 2001, the only logical response was war. The rest is incidental to winning that conflict. I would also point out that wars are won by attrition of resources. You have to kill the enemy. Upon examining the facts, your views are clearly delusional.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
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