Sunday, 26 October 2014

Over Half of US Drone Strike Victims May Be Civilians

Only four percent of US drone-strike victims in Pakistan can be identified as members of Al-Qaeda, and out of nearly 2,400 individuals killed, over half are thought to be innocent civilians, according to a new report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Government officials frequently claim drone strikes are highly accurate and are an essential part of fighting terrorism, but these newly released figures raise serious doubts about the effectiveness of the controversial program. Professor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law joins RT’s Ameera David to discuss these new findings.

Obama Administration war crimes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2014.]

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