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Victims of Drone Strikes


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Drone, Rachel Maddow, counterproductive, terrorist, militants, resentment, united states, pakistan, yemen )

Dandelion
- 821 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Drone strikes are also counterproductive. They breed increased resentment against the United States and lead to the recruitment of more terrorists. They join radical militants; not driven by ideology but rather by a sense of revenge and despair.



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Jason S. (57)
Friday June 29, 2012, 9:59 pm
Money power who control are our government and make wars for profit
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Friday June 29, 2012, 10:06 pm
This is first time video that took great lengths to get out of an area that no western journalist is allowed to go into and also many of the Pakistan people themselves. See how one man who lives in the forbidden area and a Lawyer is trying to help those who have had no voice in the matter, despite loss of innocent life, gain a voice and perhaps some small measure of justice. If enough of their voices are heard, maybe people will start to pay attention to this.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:01 am
It's all about money,over innocent lives.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 2:21 am
This makes me so angry
 

Patricia E. G. (53)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 2:27 am
The principles of war are subjective.
An atocity to mankind.
Secret bombings in Pakistan are an outrage!
Very enlightening video Sheryl, Thanks for running it.


 

Judy C. (107)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 3:41 am
I have been shocked and baffled at how shortsighted and treacherous the U.S. has been in the use of drones. As if nuclear and all our other weapons aren't devlish enough, we are actually killing people with robots. It's insane. I posted an article by Dennis Kucinich on this last night.


Kucinich: US Drone Program Is "Vigilantism Conducted By Robots"


We need to keep informing people, and focus attention on the use of this technology, which has already gotten completely out of hand.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:58 am
Thanks for the update.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:59 am
Dennis Kucinich: "Itís going to be very disturbing for the American people when they awake from the slumber to look out upon a world where thereís carnage everywhere thatís created by our nation without any legal process, without any constitutional basis and without any articulated justification."

 

Terrie Williams (772)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:21 am
Sickening and humiliating, killing people for profit and this being done in our name.
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (457)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:31 am
Thank you Sheryl....these really scare me to no end! Hit and miss, just shaking my head at all of the distruction they cause!
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:47 am
Thank you Dandi. I watched this on the news last evening and although it is "Sickening and humiliating" I was happy that it was aired. People need to SEE what is going on...
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 9:15 am
Petition in link to save military health care signed.

Drones should be discontinued.

Ty, Dandelion.
.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 10:11 am
Although this program, as the reporter said, has removed major terrorist figures, this is not how America operates. We have become a nation similar to the Arab countries who attacked Israel in the 60's and 70's. In essence, this administration has made the US terrorists.
 

Lucie G. (40)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:16 am
I never knew this was going on. It must be stopped. So many innocent victims.
 

Russell R. (87)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:01 pm
Pakistan does nothing to discourage the Taliban and Al-qaeda from making attacks into Afghanistan on American Troops, but, gives them a safe haven to return too. If the people want it to stop, Pakistan knows what it has to do. We are not going to let this be another Vietnam, where the Chinese staged attacks from Cambodia, where we were not able to pursue them. This is not the action of the U.S. Military, but, that of the CIA. An agency that is Above the Law and can take any means necessary when perceived as an immanent threat to America. That also includes the assassination of a sitting President. (1960's) They do the things that the Government cannot, allowing the U.S. Government to deny all accountability. (Iran Contra Affair) Pakistan has the capability to take out these drones. It also has the military power to remove or prevent these terrorist from cross border attacks, but, it remains idle in doing so. Just turn them over and stop hiding them!
 

. (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 12:42 pm
This does not end in other countries guys and girls. This happens here in the states too! We need to stand up to obabma and his group of low lifes NOW!!!!
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:04 pm
No one should be above the law. We don't like it when people come into our Country and start driving planes into buildings. They too thought they were above the law, and coming from a higher authority.
 

Angela N. (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:10 pm
thx.
 

Antonia Windham (6)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:45 pm
Since we've no right to be bombing the people we're bombing, any kind of bombing's wrong. If we'd involved ourselves in a war we'd a right to be in, then drones'd be acceptable to me (don't see why our forces've a need to put themselves at risk without need.) If one's on the right side best to keep safe the good guys. If one's on the wrong side best to just get out totally. And we've a need to stop these insane wars. I've a hope that in the next election we've the ability to vote out every single politico who's voted to send American troops or strikes to Libya or Iraq or Afghanistan or wherever else we've gotten ourselves embroiled. From the President on down to the lowliest.
 

Shaheen N. (64)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 2:26 pm
Thanks Sheryl for spreading the awareness about Drone attacks in Pakistan. Many innocent people including women & children have died in these attacks.
 

Lauren Kozen (160)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:09 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting Dandelion.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:28 pm
Let's put the light to shine upon the ones who support this insanity, and make them squirm and melt under the heat! We can do it, we are still a democracy, and this is ludicrous that the same ones who support anti-abortion legislation also support killing already born children....in another country. Does that justify anything?
Hint: Romney is NOT the right choice.
 

Mary T. (186)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 5:16 pm
Thanks Dandelion for posting about these drones, I was just reading about all this earlier today.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:11 pm
You are welcome Shaheen, I wish I could do more, and I'm sorry for what our Country is doing. I wish I had more power for I'd stop this. We should be seeking to win hearts not destroy them.
 

Arild Warud (166)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 2:22 am
Drones kill undiscriminately,( Collateral damage ),thanks for posting this Sheryl.
 

John S. (304)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 4:35 am
Thanks for the article.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 5:25 am
Your basic point is correct and I agree. However, I would rather see ten drone strikes than a single American airman lost to this stupid war.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 6:14 am
While that is true John, that it saves American lives, but when we kill other people children who are innocent I don't see where it is a good thing at all. We are all C2 members on here, why is it any better to save our sons and daughters when Shaheens people are being killed, her sons and daughters of her Country of Pakistan. I think each Country needs to take care of what is within their borders, and IF someone comes to our Country then we deal with it. We are creating more enemies with our actions.

We shouldn't be there, drones or no drones. We need to fix our own issues in our own backyard. When we can't take care of ourselves how do we have the right to be telling the others. Besides, it's all about protecting a few of the special interests, the oil, the pipeline through Afghanistan.

We wouldn't like it if some other Country started to invade our Country calling us terrorist, which was already done here with my ancestors the American Indians, as they wanted what was here, and rather than "share" it was taken, after all they were just no good "savages"....new term "terrorist". We wouldn't like it if our leaders sold our uranium to Germany and then Germany said, we need to protect that, so came over here to guard it and their soldiers began going into our neighborhoods on premise it was to protect what they bought. Heck, no the Americans would be in an uproar. Yet we seem to stick our nose where-ever and no-one should have an issue with it, even when we kill their children.

For each "suspected terrorist" and I use the term "suspected" as how do we know for certain, we get no trial no evidence aired out in the public. We learn after the fact, but ok assume that one person was indeed a so called bad guy, is it right that 30 other people are killed along with him? That is average statistic that for one target, 30 innocent people are killed, and that could be children playing in the area or some woman walking by on the way to do her shopping at the market.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:02 am
profit for military contractors and increased risk for civilians in our own country, too, along with everywhere--so inhumane
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:45 pm
Thanks for sharing this very informative video, Dandelion! While the drone strikes appear to be a very effective means of targeting terrorists, there is no guarantee that such strikes won't result in collateral damage. The killing of innocents, especially children, cannot be justified.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 10:41 pm
300 strikes and 3000 fatalities. Tragic. Maddening. Sad. This lunacy has to stop. I am sick of war and of being associated with a murder crazed country. I am tired of our own struggling to eat and keep a home. I am frustrated with the crumbling infrastructure in the US while we create crumbling infrastructure elsewhere so we can stroll in to form contractual repair (that doesn't always happen). Google no bid contracts. (30 billion wasted)
No more war. Kill the drone strikes.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Monday July 2, 2012, 9:41 am
Aho! to that one Nancy....it's lunacy for all of us, but to those who are driven only by profit, it makes perfect sense. They make sense out of the senseless.
 

. (0)
Monday July 2, 2012, 10:33 am
thanks for the post Dandelion. You are correct..no one should be above the law. It's sickening to see the lunacy that exists
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 5:29 pm
Drones should never have been created, it is taking a life that God gave & only he can take it back. All others are murders. Drones have no pity for anyone. And those behind them as well have no conscience for pulling the trigger. Thanks Dandelion for posting.
 
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