Thursday, October 24, 2013
Unmanned drone planes are slaughtering innocent civilians in various countries, making many more enemies for the US. The mass media either ignores or distorts this horrifying reality. . .
UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Christof Heyns, has called the CIA tactic of targeting civilian rescuers a "war crime.”
“When one drone attack is followed up by another in order to target those who are wounded and hors de combat or medical personnel, it constitutes a war crime in armed conflict and a violation of the right to life, whether or not in armed conflict,” he wrote in a recent UN report on drones.
By Kevin Gosztola
“...Some people lost their hands,” Nabeel said of the second strike. “Others had their heads cut off. Some lost their legs. Human body parts were scattered everywhere on the ground. The bodies were burnt and it was not possible to recognize them...”