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Pakistanis react to Obama's drone speech

Netizens weigh in as US president defends use of drone strikes.
A protest against an US drone attack in North-Waziristran tribal agency, in Multan, Pakistan, 08 January 2013. EPA/STR

 

As Barack Obama gave a speech defending the US use of drone attacks abroad, Pakistanis talked back on Twitter. On Thursday, the US president addressed criticism of his administration's use of drones in counterterrorism policy and proposed new policy guidelines for strikes.

Pakistan has experienced the highest number of US drone operations, with a reported 368 strikes and more than 3,500 casualties since 2004, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. 
 
Here are some of the reactions from Pakistanis on Twitter as Obama gave his speech:

 

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