(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Here is another example of what the United States Government, even under the Obama Administration, has wrought in terms of havoc to another country and its people. Read the following link and weep/gnash your teeth:
Rare Reporting Reveals Afghan Civilians Terrorized by US Drones
by Jacob Chamberlain, Common Dreams
Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism recently reported that 1 in 4 missiles in Afghan airstrikes are now fired by drone, in addition to the other forms of bombardment that have caused unspeakable harm to Afghan civilians.
The impact of the US drone war on civilians living in the villages below was explored in a report last year by researchers at Stanford and New York University – called Living Under Drones (pdf)-which found that civilians in Pakistan were being “terrorized” by the drones. In addition, the report concluded the program was ultimately “counterproductive” when it came to addressing international law, security, and human rights.
Following the release of that report, Clive Stafford Smith, from the human rights group Reprieve, remarked: “An entire region is being terrorized by the constant threat of death from the skies. Their way of life is collapsing: kids are too terrified to go to school, adults are afraid to attend weddings, funerals, business meetings, or anything that involves gathering in groups.”