Posts Tagged ‘US Drone Strikes’

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The US broke a new record with the 447 drone strikes it launched in the war-torn country in 2012.

It has carried out more drone strikes this year in Afghanistan than it has during its eight-year-long air war in Pakistan, launching the strikes and killing thousands while also reducing its air surveillance.

The US also carried out more strikes in Afghanistan than it did in Pakistan in the past eight years, which is how long the CIA has been conducting such strikes. About 338 drone strikes have been launched in Pakistan.

The data, which was released by the US Air Force, shows that drone strikes have been steadily increasing in Afghanistan, even after former terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 and the conflict has been winding down.

While there may be no numbers accurately reflecting the number of civilians killed in drone strikes, they are in…

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YouTube — Rys2sense
September 4, 2012

http://rt.com/news/yemen-us-drone-warfare-291/ a lot more was said go read the text.

Al-Hadi the president of Yemen was elected in Feb after being the only name on the ballot. This is a political struggle not just some strife between religious tribes as the West likes orientalize it. .
“I don’t really agree that this is a conflict between Islamic militants versus the government. Yemen was just unified in 1990; they had a civil war in 1994. South Yemen has had its accession movement since 2007, and it wasn’t about religion or ethnicities, it was about resources. The majority of the oil is on that side of the country, although the majority of the profits have been allocated to the north. These are monetary issues. It has become more of a religious issue because of the press and because the US policy of killing civilians drives people…

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