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" A Matter of Priority: Sorry We Burned the Korans, But We're All Good With Drones"
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03.06.12 - 9:35 AM
A Matter of Priority: Sorry We Burned the Korans, But We're All Good With Drones

by Abby Zimet

Last week, even as the last of the Hancock 38 were sentenced in upstate New York for protesting U.S. drone attacks and thus "standing on the side of our human family," the Obama administration was launching no less than three investigations into the crime of U.S. soldiers burning books at Bagram Air Base - or three more than the number of investigations launched into the hundreds of civilians killed by our murderous and ill-conceived drone attacks. What is wrong with this picture?

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Drone Strikes? Whats To Feel Bad About?
by LAURA FLANDERS

Three major investigations were under way on Wednesday into the Koran burning at Bagram Air Base by the American military last week, the event that plunged Afghanistan into days of deadly protests So begins a New York Times report.

To read the New York Times youd think the only American offence that truly riles people up after ten years of war is book burning. Its certainly the only offense thats so far merited three major investigations.

Theres been real blowback from the burning of the Quran, but there has also been real blowback from the killings from continued drone strikes, says Ann Wright, a former State Department diplomat and retired Army colonel who stood trial this week for protesting US drone attacks.

Wrights riled up. So is Pakistans High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan. Just last week, Hasan warned Britain to stop the American Drone Wars that, he said, are slaughtering hundreds of its innocent civilians, or else the nuclear power has the means to retaliate. The British Sun quoted Hasan as saying that his countrys relations with America are at their lowest ebb.

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2012/03/06
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