Debra Sweet | Firday June 9, 2023
We said in 2021, “When George W. Bush, then Commander in Chief of the year-old U.S. ‘war on terror,’ authorized a Predator drone strike on a car in Yemen in November 2002, the act was shocking and the details hazy for years. The CIA, which ran the operation, the first known targeted killing by Hellfire missile from an armed drone, says the six men killed were ‘suspected’ al-Qaeda members.
This attack demonstrated the illegitimacy, injustice and immorality of the U.S. program of weaponized drones and targeted killing. As with ‘enhanced interrogation,’ another aspect of the U.S. war of terror, the program is largely secret, with just enough information released to terrorize the globe the U.S. seeks to control… ” Read more.
World Can’t Wait recently signed a call to for an international ban on weaponized drones. You can sign it also, and read more below on why and how drones are dangerous weapons of war. From Ann Wright: The World Needs a Treaty Against the Use of Weaponized Drones.
Thought this was old news? The U.S. Still Owes Money to Family of 10 Afghans It Killed in “Horrible Mistake” – nearly two years after the U.S. killed 10 members of an Afghan family, including seven children, in a drone strike that prompted a rare apology from the Pentagon, the U.S. government has yet to make good on a pledge to compensate surviving relatives.