Pakistan’s Likely Prime Minister Vows To Shoot Down U.S. DronesSubmitted by Chris Souptonutski on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 17:57
Drone wars to come? PolicyMic reports:
In the lead up to Pakistan’s general election on May 11, former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has again vowed to shoot down American drones if elected. Given that most polls show Khan ahead of Nawaz Sharif (previously thought to be the favorite), there is a very real chance that Khan will become Prime Minister.
Drone strikes have increased dramatically under President Obama, and while Pakistan has always been publicly opposed to attacks conducted by the CIA, the possibility of a prime minister who has promised to shoot down the drones could make things very awkward for the U.S.