Friday, November 18, 2011

Thank you, CIA

Two British nationals are believed to have been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan , family and friends of the men said.
Terror suspects Ibrahim Adam and Mohammed Izmirare thought to have died in a CIA missile strike on Waziristan, a remote and lawless mountainous region along the border with Afghanistan .
Adam's father confirmed that his son was killed by an American unmanned aircraft. A close friend of Izmir ’s family, who did not want to be named, said: "They have taken it very badly - this is the second son who has been killed in a drone strike."
It is not known precisely when the men died, but it is thought to have been at least three months ago, according to a source with personal connections in Pakistan .
Adam, 24, from Barkingside, east London , had been on the run from the UK authorities since absconding from a control order in May 2007. His brother, Anthony Garcia, was jailed for life in April 2007 for his part in a major fertiliser bomb plot to attack targets in London and across the UK .
Adam was made subject to a control order after being stopped while en route to Syria after the British authorities claimed he was planning to travel to Iraq or Afghanistan for jihadist training or to fight Western forces.
Father-of-three Izmir, 37, who was born in Sheffield and lived in Ilford, Essex, was made subject to a Treasury order freezing his assets in February 2010 in response to concerns he was involved in funding terrorism. He is not currently on the Treasury's list of people and organisations subject to financial sanctions.
It is believed that Izmir’s brother, Abdul Jabber, 32, was killed in an earlier CIA unmanned drone attack in Pakistan in September last year.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office could not confirm Adam and Izmir ’s deaths but said it was investigating the reports. A spokesman said: "We are aware of reports and are looking into them further."
The CIA's drone programme in Pakistan , which is not publicly acknowledged by the US , is hugely controversial. The Pakistani authorities have criticised the attacks as violations of their country's sovereignty and international human rights campaigners have condemned reports of innocent civilian casualties. American officials have privately said that the strikes have killed many Taliban and al Qaida commanders.
Thank you America when our own leaders do nothing

- Submitted by William (from the UK)


Soddo Uptwinkles said...

Now Hilary will have to call the families to apologize again, right?

Hey - I saw this and thought of you. Totally off topic. Yo.

How would you pronounce this child's name?

Leah?? NO
Lee - A?? NOPE
Lay - a?? NO
Lei?? Guess Again.
This child attends a school in Kansas City , Mo.
Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong.
It's pronounced "Ledasha".
When the Mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said, "the dash don't be silent."

SO, if you see something come across your desk like this please remember to pronounce the dash.
If dey axe you why, tell dem de dash don't be silent.

Bryn, North Wales, UK. said...

Thank you America, and as far as I'm concerned please add Londonistan to the target list.