A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in BloodSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:45
A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood
By MARK MAZZETTI
Published: April 6, 2013
Nek Muhammad knew he was being followed.
On a hot day in June 2004, the Pashtun tribesman was lounging inside a mud compound in South Waziristan, speaking by satellite phone to one of the many reporters who regularly interviewed him on how he had fought and humbled Pakistan’s army in the country’s western mountains. He asked one of his followers about the strange, metallic bird hovering above him.