New Stanford/NYU study documents the civilian terror from Obama's d...

An Stanford/NYU study reveals details of the Obama administration hiding the true nature of the drone campaign in Pakistan, which actually fits the definition or terrorism. We are the greater terrorists.

New research shows the terrorizing impact of drones in Pakistan, false statements from US officials, and how it increases the terror threat.

... the report details the terrorizing effects of Obama's drone assaults as well as the numerous, highly misleading public statements from administration officials about that campaign. The study's purpose was to conduct an "independent investigations into whether, and to what extent, drone strikes in Pakistan conformed to international law and caused harm and/or injury to civilians".

... the report details at length that the prime excuse offered by Obama defenders for this continuous killing - it Keeps Us Safe™ by killing The Terrorists™ - is dubious "at best"; indeed, the opposite is more likely true: The number of “high-level” targets killed as a percentage of total casualties is extremely low - estimated at just 2%.

[in May] "Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that... in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants."

... the prime culprit of these evils is ... the "dramatic escalation" of the drone campaign ... escalated not just in sheer numbers (in less than four years, Obama "has reportedly carried out more than five times" the number ordered by Bush in eight years), but more so, the indiscriminate nature of the strikes. ... the escalation of 'signature strikes' in which groups are selected merely through remote 'pattern of life' analysis."

Drones hover twenty-four hours a day over communities in northwest Pakistan, striking homes, vehicles, and public spaces without warning.

The US practice of striking one area multiple times, and evidence that it has killed rescuers, makes both community members and humanitarian workers afraid or unwilling to assist injured victims. ... and made family members afraid to attend funerals. [emphasis mine]


Tags: Pakistan, US foreign policy, civilian casualties, drones, terrorism

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