Mere suspicion continues to warrant a sentence of death by drone

john brennanJohn Brennan was finally confirmed as the next director of the CIA and drone strikes resumed on Sunday.

Two people suspected of being militants were killed in the North Waziristan tribal region by what Pakistani and Taliban officials said was a drone strike.

Two Pakistani officials, one in Peshawar and another in the tribal belt, said that missiles fired from a drone operated by the C.I.A. hit the two people in the village of Degan, about 20 miles from Miram Shah, the main town in North Waziristan.

The senior official in Peshawar said,“We don’t know the identity of those killed, and our local contacts say the bodies were unrecognizable. We don’t know if they were locals or foreign militants.”

That official said the two people who were killed had been travelling on a motorcycle when the missile struck, but the official in the tribal belt said they were on horseback.

What is the United Nations’ stance on these strikes?

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