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Stanford/NYU Study: Obama's Drones Kill Civilians 98% of the Time

Close to 200 kids killed so far
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The Obama administration's "Drone Wars" have only killed some two percent "Top militant leaders" and a mind-blowing nonety-eight percent innocent civilians since they began back in 2004 under George Bush. This according to a newly released study by Stanford and NY Universities conducted onsite in Afghanistan. According to Obama's "top terrorism advisor" John Brennan, civilian deaths are "exceedingly rare". The Bureau for Investigative Journalism estimates almost 900 civilians have been killed, and nearly 180 of them were children. Think about this the next time you hear a Democrat gush some babble about "our precious children". All this crap about focused, pinpoint targeting is just so much hogwash. Got to keep up appearances in the "war on terror" by continually staging FAKE "attacks on terrorists", even though the victims are completely innocent over 9 out of ten times! Orwell wouldn't even believe this shit. This is really confirmation that the Obama team is nothing more than the warmongering Bush team in Democratic Drag when it comes to serving the military/industrial/oil cartels that wage war for profit under the guise of fighting "terrorists". It's the same old America after all, isn't it? While intellectuals parry in the free web forums of the USA, real people living real lives are being blown to bits by explosives bought and paid for those happy, clapping audiences on "Ellen" and "The View" and "Leno". Sure- they're all "nice people", I'm sure. Nicely APATHETIC.

From Democracy Now 26.Sep.2012 23:20

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new report on the secret U.S. drone war in Pakistan says the attacks have killed far more civilians than acknowledged, traumatized a nation and undermined international law. In "Living Under Drones," researchers conclude the drone strikes "terrorize men, women, and children, giving rise to anxiety and psychological trauma among civilian communities." The study concludes that most of the militants killed in the strikes have been low-level targets whose deaths have failed to make the United States any safer. Just 2 percent of drone attack victims are said to be top militant leaders. We're joined by report authors James Cavallaro, director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford University, and Sarah Knuckey, professor at New York University School of Law and former adviser to the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions. [includes rush transcript]



Filed under Pakistan, Drone Attacks, War on Terror, Obama, Sarah Knuckey, James Cavallaro



Guests:


Sarah Knuckey, professor at New York University School of Law and former adviser to the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions.


James Cavallaro, director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford University.