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New Report and Video calls out Obama administration for killing children with drones

December 4, 2012

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A new report from the War Costs calls out the Obama administration for killing children with the use of predator drones in its ongoing imperialist military policies in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan.

The report, entitled Youth Disrupted: Effects of US Drones Strikes on Children in Targeted Areas, details the deaths and other ways that the use of US drones is impacting children and their families. The report states:

The United States’ secretive, CIA-run drone-strike policy has led to the deaths of 178 children in Pakistan and Yemen, according to data meticulously collected by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Those 178 are part of at least 900 innocent civilians who have died from U.S. drone strikes.

In addition, War Costs created this short video that names the children killed by US predator drones and mixes in comments from the Obama administration either denying civilian casualties or justifying them as collateral damage.

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. wietze adema permalink
    December 4, 2012 1:50 pm

    Has there ever been a war without civilian casualties? Let’s talk about, what do you do about war itself, about pride, the have’s and have-not’s of this world, religious fanaticism, the disappropriation of wealth and, as a result, hunger and poverty?

  2. December 4, 2012 1:56 pm

    Are you defending the US government’s murder of children? When the Bush administration was murdering Iraqi children, were you quick to say there are always civilian casualties in war?

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