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Have we declared war on Pakistan?

Missiles slam into Waziristan compound formerly used as a religious school.

ISLAMABAD - At least one suspected U.S. drone fired on a house in Pakistan's volatile tribal region Sunday, killing 20 people in the 11th such attack since militants in the area orchestrated a deadly suicide bombing against the CIA in Afghanistan, intelligence officials said.

I understand we are trying to hunt down the Taliban, but should we be bombing other countries? Do we have Pakistan's approval to bomb within their borders, or is this continued bombing of their country going to lead to another war?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:48 PM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • Yeah, we have not declared war on Pakistan, Pakistan has clearly stated they do not want our help. I posted about a bombing a while back. The article is here and this quote.

    Pakistan opposes US drone attacks on its soil as a violation of sovereignty, the government's public condemnation of the strikes has subsided since a US missile killed Taliban warlord Baitullah Mehsud in August.

    They have been making sure the MSM actually claims its on the border etc and not directly at Pakistan.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 8:07 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • I didn't know you needed approval to bomb another country???

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:58 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Not sure about the permission thing. AM THIS Bush's fault too?


    Answer by momof030404 at 7:02 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • How many times have we bombed Pakistan this year? Seems like a few. I have no idea if this will lead to war, but I can't imagine bombing other countries lead to peace. Pakistan seems pretty pissed at the U,S,

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:18 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • We have been bombing in Pakistan. They aren't happy about it, but they know they need our help. Not to long ago the Taliban came perilously close to taking control of the nuclear bombs in the country. That would have been catastrophic for a LOT of people.

    The problem is that the Taliban has inflitrated Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, in fact a lot of their training has moved to Pakistan since the US has been in Afghanistan. It is so sad for the regular citizens because the Taliban hide among them, not hesitating to sacrifice them for their own protection.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:05 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • This is why this war needs to stop...The expansion seems limitless


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:53 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Pakistan WELCOMES the bombings! They ASKED for the help of our troops when the talibums were terrorizing people.  It's not "declaring war" it's showing these bastards exactly what we told them we'd do when they attacked us, "There won't be any borders we won't cross to hunt you down and eliminate you."  We're keeping our promise, and I'm thankful for that.  We cannot, must not, go soft on terror now.   We need to continue to hunt them down and kill them until we get rid of them altogether.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 AM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • What's the Goal? Is there a limit? Country after country, millions will turn to billions. Again, what's the goal and the timetable? What's the budget and when do we say "Enough"? Enough loss of life, destruction and debt!


    Answer by Sisteract at 1:07 AM on Jan. 18, 2010


    For those interested in actually becoming educated about the plethora of known terrorist groups around the globe-


    Answer by Sisteract at 1:21 AM on Jan. 18, 2010