Whether the US did or didn't inform in advance of the attack this time, and whether or not we 'strongly protested' this time, the fact of the matter is that seven more innocent lives were lost in Waziristan. The interesting thing is that this attack took place only hours after US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mr. Mullen had assured our Prime Minister that there would be no more attacks. It is time the so-called 'authorities' in Pakistan either resigned or told the nation the real story about this attack in Waziristan. -HASSAN SIDDIQUI, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, September 19.