Like the Iranian Government's Press TV, RT (Russia Today) wears the veil of a mainstream corporate English language news service, often being mistaken by the casual listener for a tabloid style independent news company. It is in fact a Kremlin-created and funded propaganda-disseminating organization. Thus as with Press TV, take reporting like this with an atomic grain of salt:
The majority of people killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan are not militants, according to the country's Interior Minister. Rehman Malik said 80 per cent of more than two thousand people who have died as a result of strikes were civilians.
This is according to an RT broadcast which you can watch here on youby tuby. RT's one and only source for the "80%" figure is the obviously unbiased and trustworthy Pakistani Interior Minister (incidentally, the Pakistan Government has been known to secretly call for more drones, while publicly denouncing them, in accordance with their standard two-facedness policy long in effect). Pakistan is, afterall, the most transparent collaborator any ally could ever hope to rely on, so there is no reason to question any statement (especially ones with clean round numbers) their government ministers make (including...More >>