WHAT WAR BRINGS: drone bombings that kill civilians
I was not going to include this in my series originally, because drone bombs have not been a part of most prior wars and occupations – they have only been around since the US-led NATO war in the former
It is a very ugly picture. When we think of drone bombings, it is
Of the 60 cross-border predator strikes carried out by the Afghanistan-based American drones in
Figures compiled by the Pakistani authorities show that a total of 701 people, including 14 al-Qaeda leaders, have been killed since January 2006 in 60 American predator attacks targeting the tribal areas of Pakistan.
Of course, not much has changed since April 2009. They are still sending drone to bomb in
The first strike took place before dawn. A suspected
This next report from June 2009 does indicate that there were non-combatant killed.
On Thursday, US drones launched an attack on a compound in South Waziristan, and when locals rushed to the scene to rescue survivors, they launched more missiles at them, leaving a total of 13 dead. The timing and target of the attack were controversial, as was the tactic of luring locals in with a first strike to maximize the kill count. Today, locals were involved in a funeral procession when the
A missile allegedly fired by a
Yeah, we’re really ‘winning those hearts and minds’ with are repeated bombings that kill hundreds and injure hundreds more. And here are a couple of reports from August, 2009:
Ten persons have been killed in