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Drones will push people towards terrorism' - Imran Khan

Imran Khan tells Channel 4 News drone attacks in Pakistan are "fomenting radicalisation" and calls on the US to name victims to prove they are killing terrorists, not civilians.


Your march against drones happens on 7 October. What is the rally's aim?

Imran Khan: The key aim is to show to the world that these strikes are being carried out in clear violation of international laws and fundamental human rights. We want the world to see how counter-productive these strikes are in curbing terrorism. If anything they are actually fomenting radicalisation.

The people of Waziristan stand isolated, infrastructure has been destroyed, people have been displaced, their children haven't gone to schools in years and economic activities stand paralysed.

We believe that continued reliance on military strategy will push the people of the region towards the terrorists. We want to give hope to the people of the region and show the world that the way to win this war is to isolate the terrorists and win the hearts and minds of the people.

US officials call drones the 'most precise system' in their arsenal. What is your response?

IK: There is complete media censorship in the region and there is no reliable way of verifying claims of militant casualties. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rejects US and Pakistani government claims suggesting that drone strikes are highly precise and effective. If they were to be believed, why is not the media allowed to verify these claims?

We reject claims suggesting that drone strikes are highly precise and effective. If they were to be believed, why is the media not allowed to verify these claims?


If the strikes are as accurate as being suggested, the identities of the victims should be disclosed for the world to see the efficacy of the drones in eliminating terrorists. We believe that these strikes are killing people indiscriminately, complete media censorship and non-disclosure of victim identities supports our assertion.

A total of 32 drone strikes have hit Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in 2012. To date, close to 340 drone strikes have killed more than 800 civilians and have caused approximately 3,300 casualties, which, for reasons of media prohibitions in the region, are also dubious as to whether the victims were militants or civilians.


Both In the US and UK, legal challenges related to US drone use are about to hit the courts. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will take the CIA to court for refusing to comply with a Freedom of Information request for copies of documents related to the CIA's drone strike programme.

In the UK, Reprieve and Leigh Day are bringing legal action against the foreign secretary, William Hague, over the passing of UK intelligence to the US for use in targeting of drone strikes in Pakistan. The case is schedule to take place in the High Court next month. The British people have a right to know about the policies being pursued by their government.

Analysts pointed out that drone strikes would only be one option among many potential uses of shared information, including arrest, surveillance, black propaganda, ground force attacks, or drone strikes.

Why do you think President Obama's drone policy is not a bigger election issue?

IK: The US government is projecting the drone campaign as a success on the most absurd assumptions. As for President Obama and [as far as] his election campaign is concerned, I must say that I am extremely disappointed for how he has expanded military action in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan. Even the Americans feel that Obama has strengthened the police state and expanded US militarism abroad, according to reports.




(Above: A building reduced to rubble following a drone strike in a village in Waziristan)



What is your reaction to the Taliban who are reported to have made threats against you and the march?

IK: A man of faith doesn't fear death and a march for peace against drone strikes that have affected hundreds of thousands of people in the tribal areas is worth dying for. We come in peace, with no political or religious agenda but in humility for humanity - we are not the threat!


What happens next in your fight against drones?


IK: Of drones I think of two words - immoral and insane. Immoral because you cannot justify eliminating suspects and insane because it's counter-productive. All it does is it turns more people against the US, hatred grows and the beneficiaries of this insanity are the militants. Having seen the impact of drone attacks, I completely disagree with this way. It is inhuman. I dont know how anyone presses buttons and eliminates human beings on information that might or might not be correct. How can this be civilised? As for the PTI, we will continue our struggle against the drone campaign, because we stand opposed to indiscriminate and extra-judicial killings.

Imran Khan is leader of Pakistan political party Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice. He is former captain of the country's cricket team.

Source: http://www.defence.pk/forums/national-political-issues/209493-imran-khan-challenges-obama-give-names-people-killed-drone.html#ixzz27VYOWjcq


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    • @dorbie The only 'fucktard' here is Obama. Imran Khan actually fights for humanity, while you support those who don't.

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    • @dorbie if you support civilization thickhead then where is your support for innocent people who are getting killed in those drones retard...

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    • @dorbie
      fuck your self or obama!
      if he is a fucktarded politician, than u, your family, your president and country is fucktared, fucking each others anals!

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  • Muslims - Guilty until proven terrorists.

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    • @hatemosquito Your hate will be requited upon that day.

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    • @Pakistan_Has_Nukes lol! you need to examine your shit stain faith before you point the finger at anyone.

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    • @scrote Explain to me that how my faith is a 'shitstain', Scrote?

      You have been fed too much Zionist propaganda, and fell for it too.

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    • @Pakistan_Has_Nukes ok, you follow a murdering child molesting piece of shit called muhammad. he raped children, murdered thousands, and thats what you idiots follow. you even name your kids after the piece of shit. islam is perverse in every way. its full of terrorists, old men who have child brides, and blood sucking leaches who emigrate into host societies. a bit like a tic on a dogs back. none of that is zionist propaganda, its all facts! you cant blame jews for everything you More..

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    • @scrote "Murderer and Rapists, Mohammad" - Explain, and provide facts. Mohammad wasn't allowed to wage war unless he was threatened against first. And child brides were a common practice in the past, as even western countries (who were in the dark ages practiced it). Western countries also, today, have the youngest pregnancies ever to exist.

      Terrorists? Why are resistors called terrorists, where actual terrorists like the west are ignored?

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  • that would be the easiest question ever to answer...every one is named Muhammad.

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  • "Drones will push people towards terrorism'
    so Imran Khan, what was going on before the drones...

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    • @napster835 Resistance, and even after the drones, it's called resistance. Terrorism is an ideology, used by the Americans/NATO and the Taliban.

      You can't call one side the terrorist because they are resisting, while the other side is using terrorism to justify their claims.

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    • @Pakistan_Has_Nukes resistance huh.. lets see iraq, libya, bosnia, egypt, tunisia, Israel, burma, india, russia, thailand, sudan, yemen, somalia, mali, nigeria, kenya, syria, albania, armenia, turkey... do you see the irony here??

      you just can't be the victim in all of these places ( theses are the few places that come to mind when the word "resistance" come to mind

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    • @napster835 A better example would be the war of 1812, Napster. When your country was a part of the Kingdom, it resisted against American incursion.

      This is how we relate. Same is going on in Afghanistan.

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    • @Pakistan_Has_Nukes

      Yes, resistance, against the barbaric Islamic fascism that portrudes from muSlime countries like Porkistan. And don't even let me mention the propaganda that you useless idiots spew.

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    • @Pakistan_Has_Nukes

      Last time I checked, Americans did not crash airplane into buildings. And by the way, you know nothing about the war of 1812, so please, shut the fuck up, because you're making everyone here dumber with your stupidity.

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  • apt username..gives em pause when they deem it time to "save" you.

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  • Fuck you Pakistan!!!!! Fuck you!!!

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  • Why don't you challenge the Taliban to do the same you dumb fuck.

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  • you get a bit good at cricket and all of a sudden it all goes to your head and you actually think the world gives a flying fuck about what you have to say... ..well here is the news mr KHANT.. ..WE FUCKING DONT! for every civilian ACCIDENTALLY killed in war, your filthy muzzie brethren have killed THOUSANDS in cold blood in the name if islam-ham, SO WHO REALLY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT YOUR BITCH-MOANING BULLSHIT. go back to playing cricket you pyjama wearin paedo worshipper.

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  • *looks at top of list* "Imran Khan."

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  • Hes white.

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  • Who gives a flying fuck what that shit has to say?

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  • Watched "The Matrix" a few too many times and decided Neo's look was pretty cool, am I right Mr. Khan?

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  • Why? They were all named muhammed anyway.

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  • Does anyone here actually think the us is killing civilians Lol. Furthermore. Killing them on purpose. Further more killing Muslim civilians on purpose. Furthermore killing muslim civilians in tribal areas in which Pakistan itself has trouble securing. Furthmore killing Muslim civilians on purpose which would lead for more hatred towards them lol. Really? Lol really? Spin it all you want. Everyone knows they are killing bad guys. There not gonna waste millions of dollars put CIA or speci More..

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  • The Nobel Peace Prize Winner refuses to answer this question.

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    • @2Phast4Rocket Yep.

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    • @2Phast4Rocket
      world still don't know why a person got Nobel Peace Prize before any actions.
      what he did and is doing........shame on the committee!
      he is killing innocents! where is the humanity? where is international law?

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    • @LovePakistan There is no 'humane' law in our hypocritical one sided world, my friends. Only patriotic-God fearing people like Imran Khan, Nelson Mendala, and many more like them are the just people.

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  • Imran Khan challenges Obama to Cricket.

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  • Obama, or his agencies wont be able to provide anything, because when you have a military as big as the US military it makes you feel as if you are carrying a sledgehammer and when you are carrying a sledgehammer everything seems like a nail. America's so called "democratic principles and human rights" only apply to its citizens, they have started to kill them now too though.

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