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“As I lie on my bed, staring up at the ceiling fan, making apologetic sounds in the absence of electricity, I think about what probably every Pakistani is thinking about these days, Osama Bin Laden. I wonder at times what could have induced this diabolical man to leave the luxurious lifestyle of the typical Arab, and go to a war-ravaged country or even hide-out in Pakistan where there`s no bijli, no pani, no petrol (not that he needed any since he wasn`t going anywhere). Whether one hates the man or exonerates him, there is no denying the fact that he is probably the most talked about person of the last decade (okay, maybe next to Justin Bieber). But for me and my nation he and the Americans mean one and the same thing: DESTRUCTION. The Americans bomb our tribal areas, and call 72 kids dying at one place “an error in calculation”, Al-Qaeda bombs our cities and calls it “Jihad”. For us the saying “between the Devil and the deep blue sea” holds true. At least this man that the world calls a terrorist made no pretense at civility! But the Americans under the garb of civilization, the so-called “Patron of Civil Rights”, that “Champion of Human Rights” are no different!

On top of it last week’s operation has made even their staunchest supporters cry foul! Whilst we be-moan our hither-before unknown, so-called self-proclaimed “lost sovereignty” and the prime minister threatens “dire consequences” on any other such action, the headlines make a mockery of these words by another drone attack! For the headlines, Mr Prime Minister Sir, humbly beg to differ :

6 May 2011- US kills eight in Pakistan drone attack”

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