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Pakistan’s Likely Prime Minister Vows To Shoot Down U.S. Drones


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.


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Imran Khan

seems to me principled and unrepentant, courageous, cerebral, and sophisticated. I bet he'd fit in quite well here on the DP

He's also fully committed to fighting terror in Pakistan their own way, and re-stablishing their sovereignty

Seems like a reasonable man. judge for yourself:
nice post, btw and thanks

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Good for him. He should also work with the leaders of...

other countries that have fallen victim to US drone strikes and put a bounty on "our beloved president".

He should be arresting Obama

And charging him with murder. That'd make a real difference.