Yet again the Pakistanis show which side they’re really on. “Pakistan denounces U.S. drone strike that killed Taliban leader,” by Ashish Kumar Sen for The Washington Times, May 29 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a U.S. drone strike that reportedly killed the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban.
“The government of Pakistan has expressed serious concerns over the U.S. drone attack that occurred in North Waziristan,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The strike reportedly killed Wali Ur Rehman, the deputy commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
Three Pakistani officials told reporters that Rehman was among four people killed in the strike Wednesday morning in the North Waziristan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.
Pakistani Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif has criticized drone strikes and demanded an immediate end to attacks inside Pakistan.
“The government of Pakistan has consistently maintained that the drone strikes are counter-productive, entail loss of innocent civilian lives, have human rights and humanitarian implications and violate the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and international law,” the Foreign Ministry said.
Al Qaeda terrorists rely on the Pakistani Taliban for safe haven in the tribal Pashtun areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border….