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  •  a nice long warm song about nonsense (0+ / 0-)

    and the last paragraph should be a Valium commercial.

    This has nothing to do with Obama.  He's not responsible for the Saudi's covert war in Yemen or Pakistan's inability to have a stable state.  The rest of the world is still living in the shadow of the former empire and conflicts left unresolved around the middle of the century.
    (No, they just got another record setting arms deals from the US)
    What? Wikileaks has already made hash of that nonsense and if you think planes flying around bombing people has anything to do with making peace, or that it has ANYTHING to do with "conflicts left unresolved around the middle of the century" you need to inform yourself about the terrorized populations that have children with PTSD from hearing Drones hovering around ready to blast away at any time. TODAY.
    This is praised as "sane" (not to mention indefinite detention, and extra-judicial assassinations on evidence known to no one)?
    ‘Drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties’, he told a questioner at an on-line forum. ‘This is a targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists trying to go in and harm Americans’.

    But research by the Bureau has found that since Obama took office three years ago, between 282 and 535 civilians have been credibly reported as killed including more than 60 children.  A three month investigation including eye witness reports has found evidence that at least 50 civilians were killed in follow-up strikes when they had gone to help victims. More than 20 civilians have also been attacked in deliberate strikes on funerals and mourners. The tactics have been condemned by leading legal experts.
    Although the drone attacks were started under the Bush administration in 2004, they have been stepped up enormously under Obama.
    Read that again and google 'double tap' if you don't already know what it is and btw it IS a war crime to strike an area and wait for rescuers of any sort, family friends etc. to show up before bombing again is heinous.
    Here add this to your feel good diary...

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 01:20:45 AM PST

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