Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 28, 2013, 10:22 a.m. EST by inclusionman
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Great information on the US self destructive tactic of robot death.
Obviously no one can say exactly how many innocent civilians have been killed by these drone strikes. It is enough to say that there ARE innocent civilians killed and therefore we must stop.
Although we have cut in half the number of strikes from the high of 100 per year (2010) in Pakistan (most active area). We cannot accept that as meaningful improvement. One robot killing is wrong.
The justification for this obscenity goes back to the laws establishing the endless War on Terror in 2001. Our efforts agitating for a declaration of an end to that exaggerated, unnecessary war mongering is the best way to stop drone strikes.
If there has been any reduction in the use of drone strikes we have all the protesters here and elseware to thank. Congress has been mostly silent (except for a handful of progressive anti war representatives), Mainstream media has been mostly silent (I have heard MSNBC cover the issue only recently). But any coverage, and any Administration info, and/or reduction is because outraged people (here and elseware) and progressive, anti war organizations (listed in the article) have not let up.
Let's join them. Let's NOT let up. Declare the War on Terror over, end the drone strikes, repeal Indef detention, and the patriot act. The progress we've made has been embarrassingly small.
Time to ramp it up. Get in the street join with UFPJ, Code Pink, Just foreign Policy, and many other progressive anti war groups.
Only the people can change this obscene robot death.