They even imprisoned the Yemeni reporter who first exposed the killings, Abdulelah Haider Shaye who was only recently released from his Yemeni
prision. According to investigative Journalist
Jeremy Scahill (you may remember him, he exposed BlackWater), who is a major source for this thread, Shaye was kept in prison after Obama put pressure
on the Yemeni president to keep him locked up. Scahill has speculated that this was to keep the Yemeni Journalist quiet about the US munitions and
killing at Al-Majalah.
Its convenient perhaps that America is not a signature part of the convention on cluster munitions (like most NATO States) because that is exactly
what was used during the strike at Al-Majalah. If say the United Kingdom where to have committed this act it would have been a war crime, yet because
America refuses to sign the treaty it is technically legal. This is despite
original campaign putting forward a proposal to:
restrict Pentagon spending on cluster bombs, which explode and scatter thousands of tiny weapons over a vast area. Those small bombs are prone
to going off years after a battle, sometimes killing and maiming Middle Eastern children who mistakenly trigger them
Please take note of the part highlighted in bold, it’s interesting to note then with this in mind that t according to Amnesty this Nobel peace prize
winning president had:
US cruise missiles launched on presidential orders had been fired at two alleged al-Qa'ida sites in Yemen.
“Based on the evidence provided by these photographs, the US government must disclose what role it played in the al-Ma'jalah attack, and all
governments involved must show what steps they took to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries,” said Philip Luther.
The photographs enable the positive identification of damaged missile parts, which appear to be from the payload, mid-body, aft-body and propulsion
sections of a BGM-109D Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile.
This type of missile, launched from a warship or submarine, is designed to carry a payload of 166 cluster submunitions (bomblets) which each explode
into over 200 sharp steel fragments that can cause injuries up to 150m away. An incendiary material inside the bomblet also spreads fragments of
burning zirconium designed to set fire to nearby flammable objects.
So the president who once stated that he wanted to reduce Pentagon spending on cluster munitions because of the harm they cause to Middle Eastern
children then in 2009, ordered a BGM-T009 Tomahawk cluster munitions at a camp which then killed 21 middle eastern children. Then they lied about the
entire thing, tried to say there were very limited civilian casualties, they also claimed they had no direct involvement in the attack. As we can see
the whole thing was a big lie, he even tried to shut up the Yemeni reporter who starting making a waves about this.
OBAMA LIED, he authorized the strike that killed over 40 innocent civilians in a country America is not at war with.
If any other state done this it would be a war crime, imagine the outcry if North Korea or Iran committed this crime.
Obama committed this war crime, and really thats what this is, he killed over 40 innocent in a cruise missile strike targeted at a country America is
not at war with. He done this on the back of a campaign against Bush era republican policies yet less than a year later he kills 40 after ordering
Recently a FOI request into the strike has been requested to establish the legal grounds on which this action was taken and what evidence there was
that terrorists were in the camp. To date, not justifiable reason has been provided to justify this action. Some have speculated that the Yemeni's
just gave the Americans the camp under pressure to produce results to obtain American aid and to enforce the Yemeni President's power but that is just
Regardless of the truth it is very clear that Obama ordered a attack that killed over 40 innocents and then the administration tried to cover it up,
denying direct involvement, imprisoning a journalist and downplaying the number of civilians killed.
If anyone else dont this it would be considered a War crime.
At the very least David Petraeus the head of CENTCOM at the time is guilty in my view of the killing of these people.
They deserve justice.
edit on 29-10-2013 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)