Drone weapon Obama favorite: 3145 people were killed since 2004
Drone weapon Obama favorite: 3145 people were killed since 2004
Posted 08/06/2012 08:24 AM
Babinaoz (Reuters) – “war on terror”, or “contingency operations overseas,” according to the label that conferred by President Barack Obama, have become drones, is the hero. .Which are increasingly being used in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere. But what caused the loss of innocent civilians, and what you plant in the hearts of their loved ones of hatred and desire for revenge, makes it a reason to increase the number of terrorists who seek to fight against them, says the Guardian. in the newspaper “The Guardian” British, (05/31/2012). . Somas Milne wrote, in this sense: after more than a decade on the launch of George W. Bush’s so-called “war on terror”, is supposed to be this war are now losing momentum. U.S. military occupation of Iraq is over, and NATO looking for a way out of Afghanistan, even with the continuation of the killings.But another war – undeclared war that killed so far thousands of people – being escalation of unabated. it is Pakistan to Somalia, raining drones, controlled by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), missiles, Hellfire to the list prolonged from terror suspects – has so far killed hundreds, perhaps thousands, of civilians in the process. The writer goes on saying, that at least 15 raid drone, launched in Yemen this month, the equivalent of all the raids over the past decade whole, killing dozens; while was in Pakistan last week, launched a series of U.S. air strikes against targets, it is assumed that they are “armed militants”, burned 35 people and hit a mosque and a bakery. The writer says, that the U.S. decision to escalate the war drones again in Pakistan – the war, opposed by both the government and the parliament in Islamabad, and they considered illegal and a violation of sovereignty – reflecting the anger of the United States about the imprisonment of a client of the “CIA” was involved in the hunt for bin Laden, and refused to Pakistan re-open the supply routes for NATO forces in Afghanistan . It was the lanes were closed in protest at the United States of killing 24 Pakistani soldiers last November, which Washington still refuses to apologize for it. The writer says, that the High Commissioner of Pakistan in London, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, describes the escalation of the recent U.S. as “punitive.” But the drone, as writer adds, are the weapons of Barack Obama’s favorite, which is published only on the territory of allied countries to the United States, tough, such as Pakistan and Yemen – war of the drone is a war of Obama. In the first two years of his reign, doubled the U.S. President the number of strikes in Pakistan alone more than three times. These aircraft, the advantage in the eyes of supporters of the Americans to use, it does not cause any injuries U.S., while targeting “bad guys” who Bush is no longer able to see them in the midst of his enthusiasm for the subject of Iraq. Enthusiasts and boasts the use of surgical accuracy, and comprehensiveness in monitoring, as administered by technicians see everything from thousands of miles away in Nevada. but that – as the author – from the illusions of war computer games. Since in 2004, was killed in Pakistan, between 2464 and 3145 people in raids by U.S. planes without pilots, including about 828 civilians (535 in the era of Obama) and 175 children. Remember, some estimates of Pakistan that the number much higher – because it is often seen as people “armed combatants”, and then prove later to be victims of nothing to do with the insurgency. The writer refers to the emphasis the U.S. president in recent times, the number of civilian dead was not ” huge. ” The writer says, that that number, probably was not up to the numbers in Iraq, killing hundreds of thousands; or in Afghanistan, with tens of thousands died. But includes dozens were killed in the raids later after they went to help the victims of the raids carried out earlier, boys such as Tariq Khan, the boy Pakistani’m sixteen years old, who was beheaded in a raid in the month of November last, having traveled to Islamabad to protest the aircraft without a pilot. The writer says, that the killings are, in fact, extrajudicial executions, and can include war crimes, in the eyes of international lawyers – including the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings of law, Philip Alston . The adviser to the CIA, retired, John Rizzo, who has permitted air drones, spoke about his involvement in a “deliberate murder.” It is noteworthy writer, that the United States criticized the “Israel” a decade ago, for such operations, and considered it ” of extrajudicial killings, “but now claims as self-defense in the war against al Qaeda. While it attacks carried out in monotonous based on intelligence information is false, in countries such as Pakistan, where not a declaration of war, and without the consent of the elected government. and the writer says that the lawyers representing the victims’ families, are bracing for legal action against the British government – which is launching in turn strikes with aircraft drone in Afghanistan – to participation in war crimes by passing intelligence to the CIA, used in “targeted killings”. The increase in the parallel cases against the Pakistani government and the manufacturer of the aircraft without a pilot, a General Electric – which says its motto “We provide the best for life.” The writer says, that the raids drone, not a course, only one of the methods that brings the United States and its allies of death and destruction in Afghanistan and the wider Middle East, from night raids and air strikes, to murder Arbdat on the ground. After one day of the massacre of Hula in Syria, killing eight members of one family in their home, in Afghanistan, by the air raid of NATO – in one of the horrors many of this kind, which is hardly the Western media pay any attention to it. But the war drones – As the author says – is very popular in the United States, despite the decline of support for the war in Afghanistan, to the lowest level in NATO countries. This raises no eyebrows, because they do not pose any threat to U.S. forces – in a war that is equal to the greatest extent – while the “knock” terrorists presumably. But these death squads, high-tech, creates a dangerous precedent worldwide, without doing anything to protect American security.Critics have warned a decade ago, that the “war on terror” will be published terrorism rather than eliminate it. This is exactly what happened, the author says. Obama has now re-named the campaign, he gave her the name of “emergency operations overseas,” and move the focus of the foot troops on the ground, to the automatic weapons that are managed remotely.