That those 124 killed the other day were not militants was clear from the army’s own description of them as “suspected militants“.
That those killed were indeed civilians was clear from day one as all eyewitness accounts agreed on that.
Tribal elders have told the media that the jets targeted a jirga or tribal council that was discussing ways to evict militants from the area. They insisted that most of the dead were civilians, including women and children.
A media report said one of the homes targeted by the jets belonged to the father of a Pakistani soldier.
That is being confirmed today even by our pathetic pro-war English press leaves no doubt.
And for what? So that Gilani can “stand tall” in front of Obama.