January 8th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

9 suspected militants killed in drone strike in Pakistan

A drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan early Tuesday killed nine suspected militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the drone fired four missiles at the hideout in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

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  1. saywhat

    "suspected'? Sure.
    Two ex-aides to Pr.Obama have criticized US drone attacks as "counter productive". Michael Boyle Counter terrorism adviser and Ge. McChrystal.

    January 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    25 people killed in just two days. Total civilian deaths estimated at almost 3500. Including women & children.

    January 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    Good Afternoon saywhat, if this even posts. Being blocked at every attempt.

    January 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Just what we like to see...suspects being killed. (as long as it's not inside OUR borders) Right?

    January 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    How many well-known suspected street gang militants would be walking our streets tonight if drones were flying overhead? ZERO

    January 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    good afternoon to you too@dazzle. Its getting to be frustrating, this blockade.

    January 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    I could start posting the names of well known suspected militants operating in the USA right now, and by the end of the day still not listed every known street gang in the USA. THAT'S how many there are.
    Drone-em down.

    January 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, not drone them down.
      You are on a slippery slope here, having the US declare war on its own citizens.
      Freaking Nazi Germany started altruistically, too.
      The government will never do that.
      I don't see how any person who claims to be of an advocate of Jesus would advocate killing all people YOU deem undesirable.
      The US government isn't going to drone its own citizens.

      January 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Oh! Never mind. The CIA already moved to Denver, and drones are already warming-up for US along our southern border.
    You WILL see drones over America taking-out well known suspects in the near future, and you will see our Homeland Security Prisons filled with domestic terrorists. So get used to the idea. ty

    January 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    That somehow America's war criminals and militant gang bangers deserve bettter treatment than those commonly found in other nations is stupid.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What is stupid is thinking it's perfectly fine to drone citizens of the United States.

      January 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Lol. Who gets to decide which people get droned, which people are deemed 'undesirable'?
    Sorry. Won't happen. Wholesale droning of our citizens, even if they are in gangs, is not what the US is about, no matter what some guy on a compound in Idaho says.
    And gleefully advocating it is bloody awful.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    And STOP giving the Iraeli MOSSAD gang diplomatic immunity when they are arrested by US already! ty

    January 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    @Banasy. Are criticizing President Obama? He himself ordered the assassinations of two passport carrying US citizens last year, becoming the first to ever do so.
    Do you have a better idea on how to end street gangs of america terrorizing US?

    January 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    "THE GOVERNMENT" is already "doing that" to citizens of other nations, Banasy. Stop saying they would never do that.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    Read the 500 plus commandments, not just the first ten. There you will find instructions on when it is good to kill people. The ban is on murder, not on killing those who terrorize you.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    It's nit a dream. It's a dream already coming true. Over 700 CIA agents were called home to Denver from Iraq last year. They aren't in Denver for foreigners. Get a clue. That Homeland Security Prison system is for YOU who are crooked Americans. OBVIOUSLY not for foreigners. For the few, the lazy, the workshy.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
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