Living Under Drones: The Brutal Reality of "Targeted Killing"

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September 26, 2012


Living Under Drones: The Brutal Reality of "Targeted Killing"
by grtv

Since 2004, up to 884 innocent civilians, including at least 176 children, have died from US drone strikes in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. A new report from the Stanford and New York University law schools finds drone use has caused widespread post-tramatic stress disorder and an overall breakdown of functional society in North Waziristan. In addition, the report finds the use of a "double tap" procedure, in which a drone strikes once and strikes again not long after, has led to deaths of rescuers and medical professionals. Many interviewees told the researchers they didn't know what America was before drones. Now what they know of America is drones, death and terror.

This report continues to call into question the U.S. strategy of drone strikes, and presents evidence of profound humanitarian consequences as well as concerns that the strikes actually may have adverse security impacts by fomenting anger against the U.S.

The report is based on nine months of research, including two investigations in Pakistan. The Stanford-NYU research team interviewed over 130 individuals, including civilians who traveled out of the largely inaccessible region of North Waziristan to meet with the researchers. They also interviewed medical doctors who treated strike victims, and humanitarian and journalist professionals who worked in drone impacted areas.

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2012 / 09 / 26
rwe2late says:

Get real.
To presume that the architects of US policy are so stupid they don't realize as do you) the obvious effects of their policy is most stupid.

The reality is that the policy is deliberate.
The drone attacks are deliberate, and the effects desired.
Chaos Theory/ Shock Doctrine is the strategy to promote US government goals - to protect the petrodollar and secure vital resources.

2012 / 10 / 22
Daniel says:

I respect what you say about US hienlpg Pakistan and we all know that US gave a lot of aid in money to Pakistan not that it was all gone into the pockets of corrupt politicians but i don't like one thing is that why always the US and its media show the world that Pakistan is a terror country e.g a double agent or what ever.I am sure it was the US policy to create Taliban to fight off the Soviets and Pakistan did so and now they expect us to fight them when US is having peace.

2015 / 03 / 25
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2015 / 04 / 28
TheBlackStar says:

I'm not thinking that US now is the only country to use drones in war. The humanity always uses all the best inventions to kill each other. Even wonder if professional essay writers can make articles about all of such episodes in history

2015 / 05 / 06
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