by Joe Wolverton, II, Infowars:
At a conference of top Pakistani and American officials in Aspen, Colorado, Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, criticized the Central Intelligence Agency’s drone warfare in Pakistan, describing it as having reached the point of “diminishing returns” and contributing to the growing anti-American sentiment in the country.
“This adds to the pool of recruits we’re fighting against,” Rehman said at the Aspen Security Forum held July 25-28.
With Pakistan’s spy chief, Lt. General Zaheerul Islam is scheduled to meet with CIA Director David Petraeus at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, next week, Rehman also added that “we will seek an end to drone strikes and there will be no compromise on that.”
Ambassador Rehman’s remarks are understandable and are backed up by data contained in a report issued by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ). According to that document, the United States has carried out at least 337 drone strikes in Pakistan, mainly centered in the tribal areas in the northern part of the province of Waziristan.
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