January 23rd, 2011
03:40 AM ET

At least 4 killed in drone attack in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed four in Pakistan's tribal region on Sunday, two intelligence officials said.

The four are suspected militants, according to the Pakistani officials, who asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Suspected drones fired two missiles on the militants' vehicle in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of a volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The United States is the only country in the region known to have the ability to launch missiles from drones, which are controlled remotely.

U.S. officials normally do not comment on suspected drone strikes.


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  1. Philip

    @whomever hijacked Jim Brieske's name. You aren't fooling anyone. Pestering an old man is hideous you little imp. (if you aren't familiar with the word 'imp', it's pelled I-M-P, so look it up in a dictionary, then look in a mirror for an example) @the real Jim Brieske: If you have had a change of heart, I applaud you...and it's about time.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. ThomasD

    Heya Phil. I hear ya. With all the news about illegal immigration from Mexico it seems odd it would seem so hard for an Arab to come in from Mexico with tons of drugs (explosives) like some poor Mexican does. So many haphazzard terror attempts in the 10 years since 4 perfectly orchistrated hijackings in one day. Kinda odd, dont ya think?

    January 23, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    @DfromC...it's been 10 years. Where are the "terrorist" attacks on our own soilsince then? Our borders are still wide open, with nothing to stop "terrorists" nor illegal's from entering. Get a clue. (you might want to check out the Pentagon's own security video of a missile, noot flight 77, hitting the building on 9/11. For years the Pentagon refused to release this video claiming "for reasons of national security". Under the 'Freedom of Information act' they were forced to release it. Go watch it and let us know what you think. (it's never been shown on TV, so google it)

    January 23, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    @George...your suggestions are logical. But it's been 10 years since 9/11. If our leaders were going to take these logical steps, they would have by now. They obviously don't believe themselves. Why would you believe them?

    January 23, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. tomcat

    Philip....I am not buying the Jim B. bs either.....What I don't understand is "U.S. officials normally don't comment on drone strikes". Why then was this one reported then? Yes, I did read the article and the Official didn't want to be named. The whole thing just doesn't add up. It seems that maybe a mistake was made or will an official that can comment tell us that they finally got Bin Laden.....hmmm...wishful thinking

    January 23, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mr X

    Someone is posting with Jim's name. This coward does not have the courage nor the intelligence to post under its real name.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Markey Marshall

      Quite wrong,Mr. X. Jim Brieske is just a very lonely old man seeking attention and the more he gets the more he's pleased. So the best way to deal with him is to just ignore him!

      January 24, 2011 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scotty

    Point 1. The missiles are called "Hellfire" and they only run about 15,000.00 and they are pin – point accurate
    Point 2. Are you really using the success of our security forces as "proof" that we don't need them.

    January 23, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scotty

    I'll give you credit though, illegal immigration is the number 1 problem facing this country. Stop the illegals and here's what you'll get; Billions of dollars not wasted on thier healthcare, billions not wasted on fraudulant welfare,unemployment,disability,social security payments, billions not wasted in the legal system including local law enforcement, court tie ups, prison housing costs,etc. Oh and lets not forget the terror imposed on citizens of this country as the illegals "look for easier ways to get cash".

    January 23, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    If I've read this right, the article said that the US is the only KNOWN country to have these drones. And it was PAKISTANI officials that didn't want to be named, because they aren't authorized to talk to the media.
    And they were "suspected" to be drones...
    And the US doesn't normally comment on these types of things; they didn't HERE, either.
    Why can't it be another country that is testing the drones?
    What the article says to me is: four suspected militants are suspected dead by a suspected drone that is suspected to be from the US, who is the only ones KNOWN to have this technology. This was reported by two suspected Pakistani officials who would get their booty's kicked if their I'd were known because they're not authorized to talk to the media.

    This whole thing sounds extremely suspect to me...

    January 23, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    I meant I D's...my crackberry automatically corrects itself even when it's wrong! 🙂

    January 23, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. ThomasD

    I wonder what Rep. Dennis Kusivich thinks about this.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. ThomasD

    Kucivich, rather.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. michaelfury


    January 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. James

    Not all Muslims are terrorists, but just about all terrorists are Muslims. Let their countries governments eradicate their own terrorists, and the USA will not have to.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    @Offtopic: That's what they said before 9/11.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
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