Visitors and Hosts in Pakistan
In Jayne Anne Phillips' Lark and Termite, the skies over Korea, in 1950, are described in this way:
"The planes always come...like planets on rotation. A timed bloodletting, with different excuses."
The most recent plane to attack the
Pakistani village of Khaisor (according to a Waziristan resident who
asked me to withhold his name) came twenty days ago, on May 20th, 2009. A U.S. drone airplane fired a missile at the village at 4:30 AM, killing 14 women and children and 2 elders, wounding eleven.