Left Ignores Obama Killing Children, Applaud Attacks on Law-Abiding Americans
Today, there are more than a dozen “anti-gun” and “gun control” bills pending in Congress, almost all of which are pushed by the Left,
“Progressives” and the MSM as an appropriate response to “mass killings” across the United States. Barack Obama
appointed Vice President Joe Biden
to head his Guns
Task Force to examine policies and regulations in response to politicized calls to address gun violence and the “killing of innocents.”
All this takes place while the Obama administration revels in the mass-murder of hundreds, if not thousands, of civilians in Pakistan, Yemen, and
other countries whom we consider “allies”, and against whom we are not at war!
Unfortunately, the myopic and deaf “left” hail Peace Prize recipient Obama’s hypocrisy in denigrating law-abiding Americans, all too willing and
glad to overlook his own deadly targeting of innocent civilians; including peace workers, first responders and children.
In yet another US drone attack in Pakistan, US drones fired ten missiles at different targets in the country's northwestern tribal area of
South Waziristan, on Sunday. According to local media, the aerial attacks left at least seven others injured.
US drone attacks kill 16 in northwestern Pakistan
Pakistan’s tribal regions are attacked by US assassination drones almost regularly, with Washington claiming that militants are the targets.
However, casualty figures clearly indicate that Pakistani civilians are the main victims.
The killing of Pakistani civilians, including women and children, has strained relations between Islamabad and Washington. Last month, Pakistan’s
Jama’at ud-Da’wah political group took legal action against the ongoing drone attacks. The group said … the drone strikes continue to claim the
lives of civilians.
Civilians are being "terrorised" 24 hours a day by CIA drone attacks that target mainly low-level militants in north-west Pakistan, a US
report (Living Under Drones) says. Rescuers treating the casualties are also being killed and wounded by
follow-up strikes, says the report by Stanford and New York Universities. Drones in Pakistan traumatise civilians, US report says
In one of the most notorious attacks of recent years, tribal elders and local traders were among more than 40 people killed when two drones attacked a
car carrying … four militants.
A controversial aspect of the US policy is that drone attacks are carried out not by the military but by the Central Intelligence Agency. Pakistan
is not a zone of armed conflict, unlike neighbouring Afghanistan.
The report … says top commanders only account for an estimated 2% of drone victims.
The report also details hundreds of civilian casualties and the effects of drone strikes on the local population. It cites data from the Bureau of
Investigative Journalism estimating that between 474 and 881 civilians have been killed in strikes between 2004 and 2012.
"In the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the US
safer by enabling 'targeted killings' of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts. This narrative is false,"
according to the report, (Living Under Drones.
According to the report, 42 people were killed, mostly civilians, when they gathered at a bus depot on 17 March 2011 for a "jirga" (community
meeting) to settle a dispute over a nearby mine. … . Several missiles were fired. Nearly all those who died were heads of large
Despite claims from the administration that drone strikes have killed very few civilians, multiple independent reports confirm that Obama is
severely downplaying the wreckage that these drone strikes inflict. It is ultimately impossible to get exact numbers, but a
new study from
Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute finds that the number of Pakistani civilians killed in drone strikes are “significantly and
consistently underestimated” by tracking organizations which are trying to take the place of government estimates on casualties.
Predator Drone Strikes: 50 Civilians Are Killed For Every 1 Terrorist
There are estimates as high as 98% of drone strike casualties being civilians (50 for every one "suspected terrorist"). The Bureau of Investigative
Journalism issued a report detailing how the CIA is
deliberately targeting those who show up after the
sight of an attack, rescuers, and mourners at funerals as a part of a "double-tap" strategy eerily reminiscent of methods used by terrorist groups
The absolute majority of the people killed by American UAVs in Pakistan are innocent civilians, claims Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman
Malik. US drones kill up to 80%
There are no exact statistics on the number of people killed in drone strikes in Pakistan. Estimates vary from about 2,500 to over 3,000 victims. As
many as 174 of them were reportedly children.
How long will the American public continue to follow the anti-gun rhetoric, which has no possibility of reducing violent crime and mass killings,
while avoiding discussion and deserved criticism of the Obama adminoistration's policy responsible for the unjustified death of countless innocents,
including first-responders and children?
How does this obvious hypocrisy affect American credibility and reputation abroad, where we have already left a terrible path of death and
Can a Peace Prize be retracted?
Should it be?