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U.S. is world's top user of targeted killings, U.N. says

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 05:03 PM
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U.S. is world's top user of targeted killings, U.N. says




In the eight years of George W. Bush's presidency, unmanned aircraft -- or drones -- attacked militant targets 45 times. Since President Barack Obama took office, the numbers have risen sharply: 53 last year and 39 so far this year in Pakistan alone, according to the New America Foundation, a Washington foreign policy think tank.


CNN Article

The CIA has been using Drone attacks to do a majority of their dirty work, and it's all classified on who and where they can operate.

That in itself is a scary prospect.

We are using these drones to limit the impact to the loss of our soldiers and allied troops lives, but it also leaves a shady business in operation. The US military and the CIA both are operating drones.

I believe the more and more we use these drones, the more removed we are from the aspect of war itself. When a person can remove themselves from the effects I think it creates a dangerous paradigm. Can we say "Video-game killers".

The article also gives an undertone of the US/CIA accountability being non-existent.




posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:15 PM
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Why would CIA accountability matter? It did not matter when the CIA indirectly murdered millions of people in South America for the past 50 years; It did not matter when Vietnam's forests burned from napalm and chemical weapons; It does not matter when the Afghan opium trade is funding current CIA operations in the Middle East.

The CIA specializes in assessing and decapitating revolutions in small countries because peace in a small country is a threat for peace within a superpower. It is imperative, for the very survival of American democracy, for the CIA to continue to massacre any citizen on Earth who dreams of freedom and equality.



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 12:35 AM
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ahh yup. and the CIA has the world worried and scared.

Personally, I think the CIA needs to be done-away-with.

Any group above the law, is bound to start running things in way we cannot even imagine.

It's a scary prospect. It's long over-due for a change.



 
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