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UN 'to Seek' End to CIA Drone Raids

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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 10:45 PM
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A senior United Nations official is planning to call on the US to end aerial drone attacks by the Central Intelligence Agency against alleged al-Qaeda targets in Pakistan, according to the New York Times.


Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said on Thursday that he will deliver a report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, arguing that the "life and death power" of drones should be executed by regular armed forces rather than intelligence agencies.


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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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So the CIA would be stopped from carrying out the raids, but the military could still conduct them? How is that any different? Will innocent people automatically be saved?



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 11:17 PM
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Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
So the CIA would be stopped from carrying out the raids, but the military could still conduct them? How is that any different? Will innocent people automatically be saved?

Yes they will be saved.
Less civilians will be killed cuz u have
eyes and boots on the ground to make
that decision. There are quite a few things
a drone cannot see from an aerial view.
Children hunkered down in a doorway
or playing in an alley. This is the kind of
collateral damage they are trying to stop.
And I agree wholeheartedly. Real life war
should not be a video game and there should
be consequences to murder, not just some
stick jockey half way around the world.

If you wanna fly drones for surveillance only,
that's all fine and dandy. But when you use it
to make life and death decisions .....
well

watch the movie Eagle Eye
for the conclusion.



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