The White House has said that the US drones operating in the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan has killed two Americans who were members of Al Qaeda. He also said that the US drones operations also in the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan in January accidentally killed two hostages. The hostages are an American and an Italian.
The American Dr Warren Weinstein, 72, was a development worker who was kidnapped in Lahore, Pakistan and has been held hostage since 2011. The Italian Giovanni Lo Porto, 39, an aid worker kidnapped in Mullan, Pakistan, has been held hostage since 2012.
US President Barack Obama said the US Launched the attack believing that the targets were militants with no civilians, but unfortunately Al- Qaeda were hiding the hostages there. Obama said he took full responsibility for the operations. He said the operation was in accordance with the White House counterterrorism protocols.
According to Obama, ‘there could be no starker contrast between these two selfless men and their Al-Qaeda captives. He said the operation will be reviewed.
“To fear the world US has led for the better part of a century, abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe and refuse the obligations of international leadership… for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solving problems is unpatriotic. “
-US Senator John McCain(At National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia)
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