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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:26 AM

'US drone attacks are counter-productive and terrorise civilians'

Source: The Telegraph

'US drone attacks are counter-productive and terrorise civilians'

11:25AM BST 25 Sep 2012

Civilians are being "terrorised" 24 hours a day by CIA drone attacks that target mainly low-level militants in north-west Pakistan, a report by Stanford and New York Universities says.

It claims that follow-up strikes are also killing rescuers who set out to treat the injured.

The report, made up of interviews with victims, witnesses and experts, pins blame on US President Barack Obama for the recent increase in "signature strikes" which target groups selected through "pattern of life analysis" and which have resulted in large, innocent groups attending weddings and funerals being killed.

It states: "US drones hover 24 hours a day over communities in north-west Pakistan, striking homes, vehicles, and public spaces without warning.

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Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9564903/US-drone-attacks-are-counter-productive-and-terrorise-civilians.html

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Eugene Sep 2012 OP
tech3149 Sep 2012 #1
bemildred Sep 2012 #2
newfie11 Sep 2012 #3
rachel1 Sep 2012 #4

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:59 AM

1. Well that's really worth a face/palm but it's too sick and sad to offer humor

I don't care how wonderful the technology is and how it puts our fighters out of risk, if you kill one innocent that is one too many.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:33 AM

2. High-tech terrrorism is what it is. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:34 AM

3. This is how to make more enemies for America

Think these folks are going to be grateful for us killing the innocent children, wives, etc? Nope this just spreads the terror and it will come back to haunt us.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:22 PM

4. If other people attacked us with drones we wouldn't like it

I can guarantee that.

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