Monday, July 22, 2013

The lies drone on

A secret internal document prepared for Pakistan’s government indicates that as many as 400 innocent civilians, many of them children, have been killed in drone attacks over the past nine years.

Of course, the U.S. government insists that it’s only killed 50 or 60 “non-combatants,” which is somehow supposed to make it better. The thing about this latest report is that it was never meant to go public, so there was no reason for the Pakistani officials who prepared it to fudge the numbers up.

What warped rational is there for this kind of activity? So what if we kill a few dozen children, we got our SUSPECTED terrorist, who was never found guilty of anything in a court of law? If a murder suspect were hiding out in a childcare facility in Milwaukee, would we drop a bomb on the building to stop him?

Why is it okay to murder innocent Pakistani’s in our zeal to stop people we think might be terrorists? Why isn’t the UN loudly condemning this action? Why is the Pakistani government allowing it to go on or do they know that they really don’t have the power to stop it?

Our government is acting like an international thug, going wherever it wants to do whatever it wants regardless of the law or signed treaties. And to top it all off, they want to punish anyone who exposes their lies and atrocities to the world.

How have we come to this, but more importantly, how do we stop it?

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