Thursday, October 30, 2014

No Judge, No Jury, No Trial‏



Since 2004 drone strikes have killed 2,379 human beings. Of those thousands killed, a mere 12% could be positively identified as “militants."¹
 
The evidence is clear: drone strikes are killing innocent civilians. Over and over and over again. 
 
These innocents are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and grandmas. They are NOT terrorists.
 
The number of US airstrikes in Pakistan has been declining in volume every year but there is still much more work to be done.² We need to continue to ramp up the public pressure against drone strikes.
 
 
¹ "Only 4% of drone victims in Pakistan named as al Qaeda members" by Jack Serle. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. 10.16.14
² "Charting the data for US airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014" by Bill Roggio. The Long War Journal

 

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