There have been 302 US drone strikes in Pakistan between 2004 and 2012. According to the US Department of Defense, it is estimated that between 1,500 and 3,000 human beings have been killed by drones, with an estimated civilian casualty rate of 20%. If 3,000 were killed and 20% were innocent civilians, that would mean that 600 innocents have been murdered in the name of killing 2,400 accused. Remember, none who were killed have been tried and convicted of anything. Also remember that Pakistan is supposed to be a US ally.
I don’t know about you, but I find this all very disturbing, but not unexpected. Are we allowing the human quality to be removed from the death of innocents by reducing those murdered to percentage points?
As US drones prowl the skies, who is giving the order to kill in each incident and who is obeying that order? Surely records are being kept….or maybe not.
As a result of World War II, there were 40 million deaths on the side of the Allies. 20% of 40 million is 8 million. For sixty-five years since the end of World War II, the death of 6 million Jews (and this number is highly contested on many fronts) has been portrayed as an unspeakable genocide that can never be allowed to occur again.
But wait a minute. The US Department of Defense is asserting that a 20% innocent civilian collateral kill rate is completely acceptable. Maybe it just depends on who is doing the killing and who is doing the dying.
30,000 drones are being introduced into the skies over the United States; many of these will be under Israeli control. Now that the acceptable standard has been set for 20% innocent civilian kill rate, I guess we Americans are getting ready to reap what we have sown.
Many will say the government has no intent and would never arm these drones and use them to attack Americans, to which I would have to respond, “Just how many things have you seen the US government do in the last 30 years that it was said they would never do?”
God protect the people of the world from acceptable percentages.
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Acceptable????? I wonder if the civilian kill rate would be acceptable if we were talking white kids from the burbs/?????
I doubt it!!
All three thousand were murders. Militants, insurgents, extremists or terrorists are words Israel and the US avail to demonize persons who seek freedom or retribution for the slaughter of their own. Qaddafi was murdered for daring to print his own gold dinar, a currency that would have been, like the ruble, backed by gold and not the lies of Israeli bankers.
Not only that, but the Lybians were some of the happiest people on the planet. Khadaffi gave them everything for free. All backed by the natural resources God planted on their soil. This is what Henry has been trying to communicate to all of us here as to what should be happening in the United States. Same thing, only the rats have infested the potato pile, starting from 100 years ago.
A well orchestrated con game, which is going to come to a screeching halt soon. Do we have the balls to stop the theft? Should be interesting.