Mission Accomplished: Peace Is Drone-Bombed


Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service


      “A Pakistani government minister said the (U.S.) strike by an unmanned aircraft on Friday [1 Nov 2013] had destroyed attempts to hold peace talks with the militants which began this week.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the interior minister, said: ‘This is not just the killing of one person, it’s the death of all peace efforts,'” relates a report from The Guardian on 2 Nov.

      Many Pakistanis believe the American drone strike on Hakimullah Mehsud was intended to do just that, destroy the peace talks.  Fearing a drone strike on the funeral, Mehsud was secretly buried under cover of darkness in the early hours yesterday.  Now it appears there will be no peace talks.

      Three Pakistani Taliban commanders said they had been due to meet a government delegation on Saturday and they had been meeting to discuss the talks. They said they felt betrayed by Mehsud’s killing and were now not interested in talks.  A Pakistani Taliban spokesman vowed a wave of revenge bombings.

      The government must stop the drone attacks before peace talks with Taliban,” Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid told media. “Without ending these strikes, there will no dialogue, and attacks on the army and police will continue.” 

      It would appear the Empire has succeeded in both preventing peaceful negotiations and continuing the drone bombing that stirs up hatreds and foments that which our mainstream press label as “terrorism,” without including the drone attacks.

(From: [libertyunderground] LUV News: 3 November, 2013)

War is good for business profits! Ground the Drones!  Say No to War!

  • Mourn all victims of violence.
  • Reject war as a solution.
  • Defend civil liberties.
  • Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
  • Seek peace by peaceful means  through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Hilo Peace Vigil (November 8, 2013– 633rd week) – Friday 3:30-5p.m. downtown Post Office – Hilo, Hawai’i.


James Albertini is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment and director of Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760 USA. Phone 001 808 966 762 email ja@malu-aina.org   http://www.malu-aina.org.


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