DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — U.S. missiles fired from a drone in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border killed eight suspected militants early Sunday, officials said, as the controversial American strikes continue despite Islamabad's persistent demands that they stop.
The continued strikes, despite the likely political fallout, show Washington's confidence in the effectiveness of the drone program against al-Qaida and Taliban fighters who allegedly use Pakistan as a base. [Yeah, that's what they show.]
Two Pakistani intelligence officials said four Hellfire missiles were fired at a house used by suspected militants in Dre Nishter village of North Waziristan. All the Pakistani officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.from Pakistan: US drone strike kills 8 militants
A US drone attack on a militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area killed six insurgents, security officials said. The unmanned aircraft on Sunday fired two missiles on the compound in Shawal district, 50 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan tribal district, near the Afghan border, they said.
"Two missiles targeted the compound, killing six militants," a security official told AFP.
"The strike destroyed the house and triggered a fire," another official said. "It was difficult to identify the bodies immediately as some of them were charred," he said.from US drone kills six militants in Pakistan: official
The authors found that emotional distress was caused less by fear of personal harm than by the dissonance between what soldiers had done or seen and what they had previously held to be right.from Mad, Bad, Sad: What’s Really Happened to America’s Soldiers
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.from 1984 by George Orwell
These excerpts refer to aspects or symptoms of Satan's efforts to drive the human spirit out of the world, which is what 1984 is really about. From my perspective, PTSD involves a sort of spiritual paralysis, which is effectively the same as driving the spirit out. US soldiers who end up with PTSD are often "treated" by the same sort of people who choreograph the "war on terror," which is designed partly to cause PTSD.
The two above-referenced articles on drone strikes are examples of the sort of product of the BS-factories that crank out our consensus reality. For all I know, they're complete fabrications written for their psychological effects. There's no way to prove anything about them, partly because those who try to provide independent reports end up as targets.