The truth about drone attacks (II)


May 28, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Those who say drone attacks are bad miss the point that were people like Jalauddin Haqqani and Hafiz Gul Bahadur not provided safe havens by Pakistan, there would be no need for drone attacks at all.

The Taliban and al Qaeda are in a state of war with the whole democratic world, and, indeed, their epicentre is Pakistan. Therefore, before we criticise drone attacks we need to provide a moral justification for harbouring terrorists who keep attacking other states.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 29th, 2010.

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