Obama’s ‘drones’ have targeted and killed thousands! Yes, civilians also!
Are the American people even AWARE of what Bush and now Obama are doing? Will this behavior have NO consequences? Kill to bring ‘peace’ seems to be the mindset of our Commander-in-Chief! Kill the ‘other’ and assume that the ‘other’ will surrender and desire ‘peace’!
At least 2,464 people have now been killed by US drone strikes outside the country’s declared war zones since President Barack Obama’s inauguration six years ago, the Bureau’s latest monthly report reveals (February 2, 2015 by Jack Serle , published in: All Stories, Covert Drone War, Monthly Updates on the Covert War ). Of the total killed since Obama took his oath of office on January 20 2009, at least 314 have been civilians, while the number of confirmed strikes under his administration now stands at 456. Research by the Bureau also shows there have now been nearly nine times more strikes under Obama in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia than there were under his predecessor, George W Bush.
These numbers do not include the past 48 months! Bush started the Drone program in 2002!
At least 2,464 people have now been killed by US drone strikes outside the country’s declared war zones since President Barack Obama’s inauguration six years ago, the Bureau’s latest monthly report reveals. Of the total killed since Obama took his oath of office on January 20 2009, at least 314 have been civilians, while the number of confirmed strikes under his administration now stands at 456. Research by the Bureau also shows there have now been nearly nine times more strikes under Obama in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia than there were under his predecessor, George W Bush.In total, there were 52 strikes under Bush, killing 416 people, of whom 167 were civilians.
What a contrast in mentality! Can America continue with this mentality and avoid CONSEQUENCES?
And the covert Obama strikes, the first of which hit Pakistan just three days after his inauguration, have killed almost six times more people and twice as many civilians than those ordered in the Bush years, the data shows. The figures have been compiled as part of the Bureau’s monthly report into covert US drone attacks, which are run in two separate missions – one by the CIA and one for the Pentagon by its secretive special forces outfit, Joint Special Operations Command. The research centers on countries outside the US’s declared war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. The first strike of the Bush administration, outside Afghanistan, was on November 3 2002, in Yemen. However there was not a reported drone strike outside Iraq or Afghanistan for 18 months, until the CIA killed 6-8 in Pakistan on June 17 2004. That was more than three years into President Bush’s first term.
It is now easy to kill any person or enemy on this planet! America uses satellites, GPS, and computers as their killing tools! The bases for launching are located in almost every continent! Any person labeled as ‘an enemy’ of Obama and his secret cabal could be targeted as ‘an enemy’…and killed!
Over the last decade, the American use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned aerial systems has expanded exponentially, as has media coverage of their use. On September 21st, the Wall Street Journal reported that the military has deployed missile-armed MQ-9 Reaper drones on the “island nation of Seychelles to intensify attacks on al Qaeda affiliates, particularly in Somalia.” A day earlier, a Washington Post piece also mentioned the same base on the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, as well as one in the African nation of Djibouti, another under construction in Ethiopia, and a secret CIA airstrip being built for drones in an unnamed Middle Eastern country. (Some suspect it’s Saudi Arabia.)
Post journalists Greg Miller and Craig Whitlock reported that the “Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen.” Within days, the Post also reported that a drone from the new CIA base in that unidentified Middle Eastern country had carried out the assassination of radical al-Qaeda preacher and American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. Comment: America kills many innocent civilians and view this as mere ‘collateral’ damage. Is this a moral mentality? Not in my book!
The U.S. military launched its first strike against Islamic State from Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, the Pentagon said, reflecting a deepening security relationship between Washington and Ankara in the region. The London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which tracks drone strikes, counts as many as 965 civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004. Of the 423 strikes, 372 occurred during the Obama administration, the group says.
Who is the ultimate ‘winner’? When does this happen? Can the mindset of ‘killing’ an enemy create lasting ‘peace’? Our political leaders apparently think so! Listen to our elected leaders for evidence and history. KILL the enemy who challenges my hegemony (appears to be the mindset). Learning from prior history is not allowed to happen. In reality, actions do have consequences and negative actions lead to negative counter actions (unless all life has been eliminated from our planet)! Think about what our political leaders are doing BEHIND closed doors! Mental illness 101 is what I observe! Might makes Right and past experience with this philosophy must be ignored! What a pity! My view! https://kingdomecon.wordpress.com.
Check out more current drone data: http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/drones