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. Mikey Bobby

    There's a lot of "suspected" things in that "article."

    October 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AmericanPieX

    Is this the message board where one can ask all Americans to explain and apologize for the actions of Timothy McVeigh, seeing as how he's white, christian and American and by the logic of most on this message board see birds of a feather flock together, then that would make all Americans terrorist that like to blow up buildings with little children in them.


    October 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sgt. Feltcher

      No, this is the message board where you lick my balls while your children watch.

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

      If I remember correctly, Timothy McVeigh received the exact same punishment as these Vermin. Take Religion out of it.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • D Frost

      Right. As if one person, or a small group, is the same as the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of Muslims that would like to see the end of the US. What a moron!

      October 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kev

    German militants my behind. those Germans were going to find out the truth about this war by going to wariristan. they seen something they wasn't suppose to see and got handled. U people keep believing what the press and our government say u big dummies.

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

      I believe the press a lot quicker than 8 Germans who were somewhere they didnt need to be. I somehow doubt they were 8 misunderstood beacons of truth. They're dead. Good shot.

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

      Yeah, Kev

      They were just peaceful truth-seekers who got caught up in a bad Matt Damon movie.

      Or maybe, they were just visiting a Pakistani outpost, asking for directions, while it was giving signals to helicoptors from the ground with machine guns.

      Or maybe, they didn't pay their taxes and the Bundestag called in a favor with the IRS to put a hit out on them.

      Not all Muslims are terrorists, not all Muslims are Arabs, not all terrorists are Arabs, but Waziristan still has the most popular terrorist school.

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

      I believe those Germans seen a bunch of white men in suits showing the enemy how to use the weapons our government supplied the so call terrorist with..

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

      Well, this does fit with the story of the Mumbai style attacks allegedly planned for Europe. In one of the articles it stated that they were training European passport holders so that they could easily infiltrate and carry out the attacks.

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

    One day they find out some Germans are planning to attack and next day they find and kill them in Afghanistan!!!! 10 years and they can't find Bin Laden... hmmm

    October 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Patrick Bavier

    I don't understand how "German" Nationals could be a part of a Jihadist group... this is what they get for their lax immigration policies, that is the kind of people they are letting into their country.

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

      Be careful with this line of logic. Terrorist (be it Islamic, Christian, whatever) live everywhere. We have terrorist cells living right here in America. They could be your neighbors, your co-workers, or the person in line behind you in the grocery store.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • GT66

      Spoken like someone who has no idea the types of people we are letting flood into this country.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • pkfops

      What about you Fred? Can you be trusted?

      October 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prof.

      Fred, that's the point! By letting in all these types we have created a big, big problem. Kind of obvious...

      October 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Citizen

    Muslim terrorists do not owe their allegence to any country but only to their religion.
    So please do not address them as Germans,Americans etc...and do injustice to the peace loving population of these countries....just call them Jihadists or Muslim terrorists

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

      Good point.

      October 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beasley

      But, "Drones kill Jihadists" isn't news anymore. "Drones kill Germans" is news. Give me a headline I can get excited about, even if the story behind it is a little, uh, suspect.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr Burns

    "(sarcastic) Oooh, the Germans are mad at me... I'm so scared! Oooooh, the Germans... Uh oh...The Germans are coming after me... Oh, don't let the Germans come after me... Oh, the Germans are coming after me... No, they're so big and strong... Protect me from the Germans! The Germans!"

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

      (not sarcastically) The Germans there were likely going after Germans in Germany.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anthony

    8 Kill streak.. call in the AC130 now, and that should get us the nuke!
    Gotta love the predator missiles!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ricardo101

    Good job, keep it up. Let the boms drop like rain from the sky until there is no more terrorists.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. D

    Was this written by a middle school student? Seriously, it's a half dozen sentences, how hard is it to not repeat yourself half a dozen times?

    October 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AFE8

    Planning attacks to kill innocent citizens, huh? May this be the fate of all fanatical cowards! Enjoy your 70 virgins!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Fred

    This was a nice precision strike (and I'm all about taking out the enemy wherever they hide), and our allies should do the same. But, how long before a missle fired by one of our allies detonates in a neighborhood in New Jersey (or L.A.) killing terrorists who just happen to be American citizens? That's going to be a difficult moment for many of us to come to grips with.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • GT66

      I would think the difficult thing would be noticing that NJ or L.A. were even hit in the first place.

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

      I was thinking more along the lines of a drone attack against the Prophet Obama's Victory mosque at Ground Zero,

      October 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Wrong

      Good point. That's reason #2000 that I don't want any of them living near my house!

      October 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChicagoRich

      As long as we are able to exercise our sovereignty over those areas, such would not be necessary. If we were informed of terrorist attacks being plotted on our allies by people in New York, and we knew who they were we would apprehend them and forestall such attack. The same is not true in Pakistan where parts have no law and order.

      October 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Matt A from Philly

    You know al Queda is struggling when theyre recruiting germans who already got whooped on 2 times by the US .. What next the Redcoat Islamic Militia ?

    October 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. D Frost


    October 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Matt D from LA

    Good, now the operator can call in an emergency airdrop.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
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