Dec 5, 2011

Pakistan to US Drones: GTFO

Don't worry, Pakistan’s decision to evict the United States from a Predator-drone launching base will have little impact on the CIA’s ability to strike terrorists in the country’s austere tribal areas because the U.S. built backup bases in Afghanistan.

The official told The Washington Times that the U.S. military and CIA built the launching strips in Afghanistan in anticipation of the day when Pakistan wanted U.S. forces out of the Shamsi facility run by Pakistan’s intelligence service. Shamsi is widely understood to be the base of operations for the covert CIA drone war on terrorists in Pakistan’s lawless border areas with Afghanistan.

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