[ DONATE TO RMN ] [ View Thread ] [ Return to Main Page ] [ Read Prev Article ] [ Read Next Article ] [ CGI Media News Room ] [ SUBSCRIBE TO RMN ]

RMN is Reader Supported

Our Goal for NOVEMBER:
$2500

Powered by FundRazr

Click Widget
or Click Here to contribute.

Checks & Money Orders:

Raye Allan Smith
P.O. Box 95
Ashtabula, OH 44004


Powered

by FundRazr

Users Online:
48

Who Founded RMNews?



Dewitt Jones' Video
"Celebrate What's Right
With The World"


"When the
Starships Fly!"

Listen at YouTube



Join Rayelan's YahooGroup. Get Breaking News, photos that will warm your heart and more!

Click to join Rayelan
Click to join Rayelan

Do you send exciting and timely information to your special emailing group? How about joining the Rumor Mill News Yahoo Group and start sending RMN your emails?

Click to join RUMORMILLNEWS
Click to join RUMORMILLNEWS

RSS feed FOR READING the RMN YahooGroups


The Theme for The Obergon Chronicles

Listen at YouTube


The Obergon Chronicles ebook


RUMOR MILL
NEWS RADIO


RAYELAN.COM

COMMON GROUND
INDEPENDENT MEDIA


RMN 2012
Earthquake Link List!

Compiled by Earthgrid!


THE OBERGON
CHRONICLES


DIANA, QUEEN
OF HEAVEN


THE DIANA FORUM

ACTIVATED CELLULAR MEMORY

TEMPLAR PROSPERITY MEDITATION

WHAT ARE
THE FACTIONS?


THE AMAZING
RAYELAN ALLAN


BIORHYTHMS

LOTTO PICKS

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

DIANA,
QUEEN OF HEAVEN:
The New World Religion


CURRENT MOON




RUMOR MILL NEWS AGENTS WHO'VE BEEN INTERVIEWED ON RUMOR MILL NEWS RADIO

______________

NOVEMBER 2008

Kevin Courtois - Kcbjedi
______________

Dr Robin Falkov

______________

Melinda Pillsbury Hr1

Melinda Pillsbury Hr2

______________

Daneen Peterson

______________

Daneen Peterson

______________

Disclosure Hr1

Disclosure Hr2
______________

Scribe
______________

in_PHI_nitti
______________

Jasmine Hr1
Jasmine Hr2
______________

Tom Chittum Hr1
Tom Chittum Hr2
______________

Kevin Courtois
______________

Dr Syberlux
______________

Gary Larrabee Hr1
Gary Larrabee Hr2
______________

Kevin Courtois
______________

Pravdaseeker Hr1
Pravdaseeker Hr2
______________

DECEMBER 2008

Tom Chittum
______________

Crystal River
______________

Stewart Swerdlow Hr1
Stewart Swerdlow Hr2
______________

Janet Swerdlow Hr1
Janet Swerdlow Hr2
______________

Dr. Robin Falkov Hr1
Dr. Robin Falkov Hr2
Dr. Robin Falkov Hr3

JANUARY 2009 ______________

Patriotlad
______________

Patriotlad
______________

Crystal River
______________

Patriotlad
______________

Dr. Robin Falcov
______________

Patriotlad

FEBRUARY 2009

Find UFOs, The Apocalypse, New World Order, Political Analysis,
Alternative Health, Armageddon, Conspiracies, Prophecies, Spirituality,
Home Schooling, Home Mortgages and more, in:

The Rumor Mill News Reading Room

Sanitized US Drone Report

Posted By: RumorMail
Date: Sunday, 3-Jul-2016 15:56:51

By Stephen Lendman

US administration and congressional news releases reflecting badly on official policies most often occur at low news consumption periods.

Late Friday, the Obama administration chose the start of the July 4 holiday weekend to release its sanitized drone report, an exercise in deception – when few people were paying attention.

It’s not worth the paper it’s written on, fabricated to conceal revealing that drones used for military purposes are instruments of state terror.

Independent studies show the vast majority of casualties are non-high value targets and noncombatant civilian men, women and children – indiscriminately slaughtered, US imperial victims.

When Obama says drone strikes are “targeted” and “focused,” he’s willfully lying to deceive the public to believe a policy of mass murder makes us safe.

The report only covered US drone strikes outside active conflict zones in Pakistan, Yemen (where it’s raging), Libya (here, too) and Somalia, excluding Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria – further destroying its credibility.

Claiming 64 – 116 civilians alone were killed from 2009 through 2015 is willful falsification. Some independent studies estimate thousands of civilian deaths.

In a 2013 speech, Obama claimed no drone strikes are authorized without “near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured” – then admitting noncombatant casualties occur.

The Reprieve human rights group calls America’s “killer drones programme…the death penalty without trial,” most often claiming noncombatant civilians.

Ahead of late Friday’s release, it published its own report, titled “The Truth About US Drone Strikes,” presenting evidence showing previous administration statements on its policy were “proved to be false.”

In June 2011, CIA director John Brennan willfully lied, saying “there hasn’t been a single collateral death” from drones. Numerous independent studies prove otherwise.

Drone operators don’t know who they’re killing despite administration claims otherwise. According to Reprieve, “What little the Obama Administration has previously said on the record about the drone program has been shown by the facts on the ground, and even the US Government’s own internal documents, to be false.”

“Any claim of low numbers of civilian casualties will therefore have to be read against the more rigorous work of organizations such as the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ), which estimates a low of 492 civilian casualties across Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and a high of potentially 1138.”

“But more importantly, it has to be asked what bare numbers will mean if they omit even basic details such as the names of those killed and the areas, even the countries, they live in.”

“Equally, the numbers without the definitions to back up how the Administration is defining its targets is useless, especially given reports the Obama Administration has shifted the goalposts on what counts as a ‘civilian’ to such an extent that any estimate may be far removed from reality.”

“In US drone operations, reports suggest all ‘military aged males’ and potentially even women and children are considered ‘enemies killed in action’ unless they can ‘posthumously’ and ‘conclusively’ prove their innocence.”

Reprieve estimates “more than 4,000 people in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia” alone were killed by US drone strikes, most noncombatants – “caus(ing) people to live in constant fear of the skies overhead.”

America’s killer drone program “is (its) dangerous new face of counter-terrorism,” said Reprieve – its ruthless policy of indiscriminate mass murder, part of its lawless hegemonic agenda, making the world safe for monied interests.

All drone strikes are illegal, flagrantly violating international, constitutional and US statute laws. Obama saying “(e)very time I think about those kids being killed it makes me cry” belies his viciousness.

He heads a Murder, Inc. administration, acting as judge, jury and executioner, mocking due process and habeas rights.

As US commander-in-chief, he bears full responsibility for indiscriminate mass murder. He can order it stopped any time with a stroke of his pen.

Instead, he prioritizes killing on an industrial scale, drones one of many tools claiming millions of casualties, victims of imperial barbarity.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His new book as editor and contributor is titled Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.


Read More




If you enjoyed this article,
Please consider a monthly subscription to Rumor Mill News!!


RMN is an RA production.

Articles In This Thread

The only pay your RMN moderators receive
comes from ads.
Please consider putting RMN in
your ad blocker's whitelist.

Serving Truth and Freedom
Worldwide since 1996
 
Politically Incorrect News
Stranger than Fiction
Usually True!


Powered
by FundRazr
Click Widget
or Click Here to contribute.


Aquasana Home Water Filters

^

Organic Sulfur 4 Health

Aquasana Home Water Filters

TEMPLAR PROSPERITY MEDITATION

^


AGENTS WEBPAGES

Provided free to RMN Agents



Aquasana Home Water Filters




Organic Sulfur 4 Health

TEMPLAR PROSPERITY MEDITATION

^


AGENTS WEBPAGES

Provided free to RMN Agents



[ DONATE TO RMN ] [ View Thread ] [ Return to Main Page ] [ Read Prev Article ] [ Read Next Article ] [ CGI Media News Room ] [ SUBSCRIBE TO RMN ]

The Rumor Mill News Reading Room is maintained by Forum Admin with WebBBS 5.12.