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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.
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."
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.
move to the country that bombed you!
reply to post by elouina
Maybe people who are still sleeping will wake up to just what exactly this wretched regime is - and what they are doing.
Very simply, look into his fake id's - he isn't legal to be running for prez, let alone running the country into the ground.
I want the rest of the world to realize that these idiots in control don't speak, or act, for the majority of americans here...
Take this mess, and try them in the world's court of opinion - and maybe, hopefully - Brussels.
Amazingly, it IS happening right now. Sit back and watch history being made, and we were here to see it.
You know a congressman pointed out a very important point:
The people responsible for all these horrible things, besides Obama, were not elected by us!
Obama personally insisted that he make the final decision on the military’s kill or capture orders, so-called direct action operations. Obama wanted to assume the moral responsibility for what were in effect premeditated government executions.
Of course the CIA is doing the killing and controlling the agency has been problematic for every president since it was formed. The only president to really have any control was Nixon because he knew where all the bodies were buried-he helped plant most of them.