Religous students found guilty of being Pakistani

When a man shot up a Sikh temple in Wisconsin last year, Barack Obama announced how “deeply saddened” he was that such an attack “took place at a house of worship.” His Republican challenger for the presidency, Mitt Romney, likewise expressed his disgusted at “a senseless act of violence . . . that should never befall any house of worship.”

At the time, that was grotesquely funny because, by that point, Barack Obama had himself committed numerous acts of senseless violence against houses of worship. And, being the commander-in-chief of a military fighting a war in Afghanistan and Pakistan that he dramatically expanded upon taking office, he has continued to bomb religious institutions ever since.

As Reuters reported on Wednesday:

A suspected U.S. drone fired on an Islamic seminary in Pakistan’s northwestern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early on Thursday, killing at least five people, police said.

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Fareed Khan, a police officer, said the unmanned aircraft fired at least three rockets at the madrassa in the Hangu district, killing two teachers and three students just before sunrise on Thursday.

Now, and this is important: an anonymous official did say a potentially bad person was potentially seen at that madrassa a few days earlier (potentially), so Barack Obama can sleep soundly at night knowing he authorized the killing of a few people who were probably familiar with that bad guy, even if that bad guy himself is currently back at home alive and well playing Call of Duty: Death to America.

Meanwhile:

The attack took place a day after Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz was quoted as saying that the United States had promised not to conduct drone strikes while the government tries to engage the Taliban in peace talks.

The United States has not commented on Aziz’s remarks.

I’m really pretty sure that it has.

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About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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2 Responses to Religous students found guilty of being Pakistani

  1. Kyle says:

    You are racist. Plain and simple. You are an elitist and a snob. You are no better than the people you seek to discredit. In fact, you are just a cog in the elitist wheel of deception. You like yourself too much and it is grossly apparent. You fool no one with an IQ above 140. Your stile is smug and conceded. The most humorous part about your ill earned self confidence (I bet you once got a trophy for “participation” didn’t you?) is that you don’t even know that your self centered fly is open. Kiss yourself goodnight.

  2. Aristophon says:

    This country’s leaders have led us into a long, dark winter of the soul.

    It bothers me to know the word “complicit” applies to so many persons and institutions. It’s uncanny to realize some in the Federal government now implicitly understand the emotions amd feelings that Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fellow conspiritors had as they worked in the Abwehr way back when.

    I believe generational change must occur to even begin to deal with it.

    P.S. a note to commentor “Kyle”: Don’t let yourself be intellectually “complicit” with the butchery.

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