Our friend and ally Pakistan once again demonstrates its commitment to fighting against the jihadists. “Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strikes,” from the BBC, June 5:
Pakistan’s foreign ministry has summoned a senior US diplomat to lodge a formal protest over a series of drone strikes in its volatile tribal regions.
There have been eight drone attacks in Pakistan’s north-western tribal territory over the past two weeks.
US officials say a strike on Monday targeted al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, but it is unclear if he was among 15 killed in the assault….
Pakistan’s foreign ministry summoned Washington’s deputy ambassador to Islamabad, Richard Hoagland, to “officially convey the government’s serious concern regarding drone attacks in Pakistani territory”.
A statement repeated the stance that drone strikes were “unlawful, against international law and a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty”….