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Thursday, 30 October 2014

No Judge, No Jury, No trial. The awful toll of the United States drones.

On December 17, 2011, on this blog, I posted about Iran hijacking a US drone.  Here is the caricature that accompanied the post.

Today I received an email from a friend who asked me to Learn about US military drones and how drones strike and kill innocent civilians over and over again.  Robert Greenwald has long been making meaningful films on current subjects of worldwide importance, this is his latest one showing the awful drone strikes – an eye opening documentary.

Here is a short clip:

The U.S. has conducted over 400 drone strikes on Pakistan – and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has now found that fewer than 12% of people killed have been identified by available records as militants.

This confirms what Brave New Films already knows from our time in Pakistan filming Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars. While on the ground, we interviewed real people whose innocent relatives like an elderly grandma and beloved children were killed in drone strikes.

All of this makes it clear that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim last year that only “confirmed terrorist targets at the highest level” were fired at is simply not true.
Additionally, these covert and murderous military strikes result in creating more and more enemies for the American people - who have little to no knowledge of the killings being carried out in our name. And this anti-American sentiment fuels terrorism.

We believe the US drone policy is immoral, often illegal and harms U.S. standing in the world. Stop the killing of innocent civilians in my name.


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