Malignant Maj. Gen. Ghayur Mahmood on Drones - 168 Children Murdered By US Drones
John Glaser of ‘Anti War’ says that the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) last month began to publish their findings in a study of the U.S. drone war in Pakistan. The study found that much higher rates of civilian casualties had resulted from the U.S. drone war than had been admitted by the government or than had been reported in the press. TBIJ has now come out with news that an estimated 168 innocent children have been killed in the strikes.
He says that I am waiting with bated breath for the public outcry in America, and the subsequent criminal investigation of those in the highest reaches of our government. And by that I mean the systematic disregard for the murder of “others” and total impunity for the criminals in charge. (Ref: 1)
Quote: In an extensive analysis of open-source documents, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that 2,292 people had been killed by US missiles, including as many as 775 civilians.
The strikes, which began under President George W Bush but have since accelerated during the presidency of Barack Obama, are hated in Pakistan, where families live in fear of the bright specks that appear to hover in the sky overhead.
In just a single attack on a madrassah in 2006 up to 69 children lost their lives.
Chris Woods, who led the research, said the detailed database of deaths would send shockwaves through Pakistan, where political and military leaders repeatedly denounce the strikes in public, while privately allowing the US to continue. "This is a military campaign run by a secret service which raised problems of accountability, transparency and you have a situation where neither the Pakistanis nor Americans are clear about any agreements in place and where the reporting is difficult," he said.
"All of this means that when things go wrong there is simply no redress for the families of those who have been mistakenly killed." The research, culled from more than 2,000 news reports, leaked documents and witness statements, show how the drones gradually moved from a rarely used tool, beginning with a single strike in 2004, to a frontline weapon of war. Under President Obama the strikes have been used to target low-level foot soldiers as well as senior commanders. Today the attacks are running at a rate of one every four days, mostly centred on North Waziristan from where members of the Haqqani network launch cross-border attacks on international forces in eastern Afghanistan. Unquote
In the same report Imtiaz Gul and renowned mole of foreign intelligence agencies was quoted saying: "As long as these peoples sit in jails they remain a problem, a living liability, so there seems to be a drive to kill them,”. However Sam Zarifi, Asia-Pacific director of Amnesty International, said: "The Obama administration must explain the legal basis for drone strikes in Pakistan to avoid the perception that it acts with impunity.”The Pakistan government must also ensure accountability for indiscriminate killing, in violation of international law that occurs inside Pakistan." The US refuses to acknowledge the existence of its drones programme. (Ref: 2)
Slang Maj. Gen. Ghayur Mahmood for his war crimes
Maj-Gen Ghayur Mehmood astonished everyone right from Islamabad to Washington and his deceitful statement was welcomed by all type of war mongers. It was placed with headline around the globe that “Most of those killed in drone attacks were terrorists”, his statement was taken into account by Liberal Fascists, Zardari mafia and “Be-Ghairat Lobby” as a “change of policy” and “rare move” or “official versions” of Pakistan Army.
However Kamran Khan, Najam Sethi and including other pro-MQM anchors are beating drums since then to propagate his deceitful version.
Who is Maj. Gen. Ghayur Mahmood?
He is GOC (General Officer Commanding) 7-Division and posted at Miran Shah, Waziristan. In his briefing : “Myths and rumours about US predator strikes that many of those being killed in these strikes are terrorists and majority of them are foreigners.
The Military’s 7-Dvision’s “official paper” said that between 2007 and 2011 about 164 predator strikes had been carried out and over 964 terrorists had been killed. Of those killed 793 were locals and 171 foreigners, including “Arabs, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Chechens, Filipinos and Moroccans”. He admitted that intelligence-sharing between coalition troops and the army is in place.” (He did not mention any Chinese or Indonesians). (Ref: 3)
He has failed to provide any proof of foreigners and deliberately hide the statistics of murdered women, children and senior citizens. Since then he disappeared from the scene and concealed himself in some hole away from the question and answers of the media. Majority of Generals are liars and due to financial benefits of war of terror, no one wants that war of terror may ever finish. Departure of U.S. forces from Afghanistan is death for all kind of mafia’s including Zardari’s, Kiani’s, Gilani’s, Karazai’s and Liberal Fascists.
He is responsible for providing intelligence to help in Drone attacks and therefore accountable for murder of 168 children. And he is the same media source that is written as “informed on the condition of anonymity”, the “nameless” person for international media.
War crimes of Zardari mafia and Pakistan Military Generals:
NRO was a crime to protect loot, plunders, theft and war crimes of army generals, thugs and terrorists of mafia’s like People Party, MQM and ANP etc. When Musharraf started to purge the military establishment by the hands of MI and ISI, majority of professional soldiers were sent home and junk was promoted or appointed on key posts.
War of terror camouflaged weaknesses of non-professional generals, and drone attacks is the only act of pleasure for generals to talk something about results (because every matter is under strict control of army and media is not allowed independent reporting). Pakistan army and air force officials are happily working as a mole to invite drone operators in killings of Pakistan nationals.
In opinion of ordinary citizens’ army officials are coward, greedy and involved in war crimes. Army is depending on proxy warriors, supplying sophisticated weapons to locals to pitch against fellow citizens. Majority of war lords, drug dealers, arms sellers, criminals and out laws are on pay role of establishment. Air force officials never admitted that their bases were sold and have failed to protect sovereignty of state, now when those have admitted that drones are liable to shoot down but in the same breath showing fears that “what would happen if U.S. would retaliate?”, we are unable to understand that then what need Pakistan has to spend billions on armed forces.
Massacre by the hand of foreign forces and genocide of Pushtoon population by Pakistan government is a war crime, against any international laws and violations of human rights.
Corpse commander Peshawar and other generals pitched in Frontiers and Baluchistan areas are involved in war crimes against humanity. International Courts of Justice must come forward to protect peoples of Pakistan, dying under war lords and criminal mafias.
Murder of 168 children is a clear violation of International Human Right Laws, and Pakistan Government is clearly involved in aiding U.S. fascists to kill women, children and senior citizens.