February 16, 2009

Pakistan: Air strikes, Sharia Law and kidnappings

Pakistan is never far from the headlines, and three stories are generating tweets right now. Per Channel 4 News, in the UK, at least 30 people were killed after an American un-manned drone fired missiles at a house allegedly being used by the Taleban. The BBC website reports the same story but says only eight people were killed. @APNewsAlert says 20 more bodies have been found at the site of the air strike.

Meanwhile, Per ABC News in Australia, Sharia Law is to be imposed in one part of Pakistan, in apparent move by the Pakistani Government to appease the Taliban. The BBC website also takes an inside look at the area in question.

And Per CNN, there's renewed confusion about the fate of a UN diplomat kidnapped in southern Pakistan earlier this month.

Twitter users are posting about all these news items:

@imrananwar (Lahore, Pakistan) re missile strikes Pakistan, stop, or be one-time million dollar kill of specific bad guys, not random weapon daily use

@billroggio New audio of latest interview with military.com's Christian Lowe on bombing in Afgh, at LWJ main page: www.longwarjournal.org

@ekawaaz (India) @india_today A nightmare comes True: Pakistan surrender to Taliban’s tinyurl.com/czpxwl

@guardiannews Pakistan makes sharia law concession: Pakistan is to impose Islamic law in a vast region of the north-west calle.. tinyurl.com/bqustg

@joelmichael pakistan capitulates to taliban terrorists, adopts sharia law tinyurl.com/bqustg

@virtaaj (New Jersey, USA) Air Strike Kills 31 in Pakistan ff.im/-14YnM

@newsline Pakistan set to restore Islamic law to pacify Swat - Reuters India @tinyurl.com/b4bjal

@jalaybi (Pakistan) tinyurl.com/dk96vt War in Pakistan [Ed note: This is a link to a recent 60 Minutes video report about the fight against Taliban in Pakistan]

@thecnnwire Conflicting reports surround kidnapping of U.N. official: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN)

@zeroping Pakistan kidnappers extend deadline for UN hostage spokesman newsbb.org/?p=5386

blog comments powered by Disqus