posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 12:02 AM
Before we even get into the details, I need to ask just how much good this will do. Especially when you have a president that lives by the motto, "my
way or the highway". I will try to remain optimistic and hope that something good will come out of their testimony to congress.
And I do have an important question. What makes the civilian death count top secret? Why should one magical number that tells us how many innocents
the Obama admin murdered be kept hidden from us? What would be the reason other then to hide this from the American people. Can anyone here
rationalize keeping this number from us?
This is an extremely long article, so please make certain to check it out for tons more details. From reading this article it appears to me that
Greenwald had a hand in this, although Congressman Alan Grayson is the one who brought them here.
Greenwald said: "When I was in Pakistan, interviewing a whole series of people, they stayed in my mind. At the moment when I was interviewing them I
had this very strong feeling that it would be very helpful if Americans could see and experience a father, a teacher, children, the loss of a mother,
the loss of a grandmother. Those are universals.
The purpose of the briefing, Representative Grayson told the Guardian, is "simply to get people to start to think through the implications of
killing hundreds of people ordered by the president, or worse, unelected and unidentifiable bureaucrats within the Department of Defense
without any declaration of war."
"Under many people's view of international law, they're all illegal. All these attacks are illegal.
"It is an abuse of the term 'self-defense' to say that our launching drone attacks in Yemen or elsewhere in the world qualifies.
Now on to the details of what happen that sad day when a grandmother was lost and 2 small children learned about the ravages of murder by drone. I
look forward to them telling this to congress. And I am especially looking forward to see what happens as a result.
Drawing on a pad of paper in a Washington DC hotel, Nabeela ur Rehman recalled the day her grandmother was killed. "I was running away," the
nine-year told the Guardian. "I was trying to wipe away the blood." "It was as if it was night all of the sudden."
"When it first hit, it was like everyone was just going crazy. They didn't know what to make of it," Zubair said. "There was madness." A piece of
shrapnel ripped into the boy's left leg, just above his kneecap. A scar approximately four inches in length remains. "I felt like I was on fire," he
said. The injury would ultimately require a series of costly operations.
Nabeela, the little girl, was collecting okra when the missiles struck. "My grandma was teaching me how you can tell if the okra is ready to be
picked," she said. "All of the sudden there was a big noise. Like a fire had happened. "I was scared. I noticed that my hand was hurting, that there
was something that had hit my hand and so I just started running. When I was running I noticed that there was blood coming out of my hand."
Nabeela continued running. The bleeding would not stop. She was eventually scooped up by her neighbors. "I had seen my grandmother right before it had
happened but I couldn't see her after. It was just really dark but I could hear [a] scream when it had hit her."
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Nabeela spent most of her days with her grandmother. "I really liked my grandma," she said. "I enjoyed following her and learning how to do things."
Zubair said his grandmother was liked by all. "There's no one else like her. We all loved her." In the year since his mother's death, Rehman said,
life has changed dramatically. "Not having her is as if a limb has been cut," he said.
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