While the people of the West are still recovering from the shocking picture of one dead Syrian child on a beach in Turkey their hard earned taxes are funding the deaths of thousands more Worldwide. Although we hear very little about it on the News networks Yemen, Pakistan & Afghanistan are under attack by Drone attacks sent by the US & their Allies.
Not only are these Drone attacks a very inefficient method of assassination, they kill literally thousands of innocent civilians including many Children every week. But do we see these pictures on our screens, in our tabloids, or social media feeds ?
But the other side to this is how Drones are feeding more and more people into the hands of Terrorist organisations.
When a family is torn apart by a stray Drone attack in Yemen – Do you think Obama pays these families compensation for their loss ? Do you think they have help from their own Government ?
NO, they don’t. The only help they receive is from local Terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda. They help young Children who have lost their parents in a Drone attack with food, housing and you guessed it work. These Drone attacks not only kill innocent Men, Women & Children they hand the survivors over to Terrorism.
“I see them every day and we are scared of them,” said Mohammed Tuaiman, speaking from al-Zur village in Marib province, where he died two weeks ago.
“A lot of the kids in this area wake up from sleeping because of nightmares from them and some now have mental problems. They turned our area into hell and continuous horror, day and night, we even dream of them in our sleep.”
“In their eyes, we don’t deserve to live like people in the rest of the world and we don’t have feelings or emotions or cry or feel pain like all the other humans around the world.”
Mohammed was given a Video Camera by the Guardian following his Fathers death by a Drone attack, Mohammed himself is now also Dead by a Drone attack.
You can watch his film here:
Incidents such as this are not one off, this is the normal existence for Children in Yemen, the Country is in ruins, unrecognisable to what it was only a couple years ago.
Drone strikes are also happening in Somalia:
January 31 2015
♦ 40-60 reported killed
A mystery strike reportedly killed at least 40 people on Saturday. It was described as a US drone strike however the US has denied this. If the US was involved, it would be the most lethal US attack in Somalia recorded by the Bureau to date.
The governor of Lower Shabelle, where the strike hit, Abdulkadir Mohamed Nor Sidi reportedly told journalists unmanned aircraft targeted the training camp and a house he said belonged to al Shabaab. He also said: “Unmanned aircraft also hit Shabaab armored vehicles patrolling the Dugule neighborhood in Toratorow village.”
The US however denied it carried out the attack, after confirming it was responsible for a drone strike at 9am local time in Bay region the same day (SOM023). Amisom also deined it carried out the attack, saying it does not have aircraft to carry out airstrikes at all. And the Kenyan Defence Force (KDF), which has launched air attacks in southern Somalia, told the Bureau the strikes were “not within Sector II where KDF is mandated to operate”.
Are we surprised that these people despise the US & their Allies, are we surprised that groups such as ISIS & Al-qaeda recruit with ease. Imagine living in constant fear of being killed or your loved ones being killed, your homes destroyed, your Country burning to the ground because another nation far far away is Bombing you. Would you despise them ? Would you feel thoughts of possible vengeance ?
Heres a great little video which states the hypocrisy of it all by Alicé Anil:
This happening now and will continue to happen until people make a stand and demand it to be stopped. While Obama jokes about Predator Drones, Children are being blown to pieces by them on the other side of the World at his say so. This is unforgivable.
For up to date information on the Drone Wars please visit: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/category/projects/drones/