Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:39 AM
MadHound (34,179 posts)
Naming the dead.
In an effort to prove Brennan and others in the Obama administration wrong, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism is launching a new project, Naming the Dead, in order to bring home the reality of the amount of innocent blood on our hands.
"At the end of January 2013, the Bureau was able to identify by name 213 people killed by drones in Pakistan who were reported to be middle- or senior-ranking militants.
A further 331 civilians have also now been named, 87 of them children.
But this is a small proportion of the minimum 2,629 people who appear to have so far died in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The Bureauís work suggests 475 of them were likely to have been civilians.
ĎAt the moment we know the names of fewer than 20% of those killed in Pakistanís tribal areas. At least 2,000 deaths still remain publicly anonymous,í said Chris Woods, who leads the Bureauís covert drone war team."
A worthy effort to support, if you so choose. It is time to turn the anonymity of drone deaths in something up close and real, so that everybody can understand the horror of this illegal, immoral practice.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:20 PM
EastKYLiberal (429 posts)
3. I hope they list the criminals targeted, along with their crimes as well...
Including the one that bombed an elementary school.
And the one orchestrating over 80% of Pakistan's suicide bombings (UN report).