Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Obama's Drone Wars 'Wounds of Waziristan'

'Wounds of Waziristan': Exclusive Broadcast of New Film on Pakistanis Haunted by U.S. Drone War Democracy Now , Nov. 4, 2013

or video link: Democracy Now Wounds of Waziristan

also see: http://woundsofwaziristan.com/ Wounds of Waziristan © MADIHA TAHIR AND PARERGON FILMS 2013

and All In With Chris Hayes at MSNBC " Drone Warfare Politics Change in Washington" April 24, 2013.

As the Senate Judiciary held a hearing on the use of drones, host Chris Hayes talks about the implications of drone strikes with author Joshua Foust, independent journalist Madiha and Open Zion's Ali Gharib.

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also see: OpEdNews 11/4/2013 Drones have come out of the shadows By Medea Benjamin OpedNews,Nov. 4, 2013
At each of the over 200 cities I've traveled to this past year with my book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control , I ask the audience an easy question: Have they ever seen or heard from drone strike victims in the mainstream US press? Not one hand has ever gone up. This is an obvious indication that the media has failed to do its job of humanizing the civilian casualties that accompany President Obama's deadly drone program. This has started to change, with new films, reports and media coverage finally giving the American public a taste of the personal tragedies involved.
and check out US law makers lack of concern or interest in innocent blood being shed in the USA's Drone Wars;

  Congressional No-Show at 'Heart-Breaking' Drone Survivor Hearing In "historic" briefing, Rehman family gives heartbreaking account of drone killing of 65-year-old grandmother... to five lawmakers - Lauren McCauley at Common Dreams, Oct. 29, 2013
Despite being heralded as the first time in history that U.S. lawmakers would hear directly from the survivors of a U.S. drone strike, only five elected officials chose to attend the congressional briefing that took place Tuesday. ...According to journalist Anjali Kamat, who was present and tweeting live during the hearing, the only lawmakers to attend the briefing organized by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), were Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Rep. Rick Nolan (D-Min
also at ICH: The Moment I Realized Barack Obama Is Insane By Michel L. Ston, Nov. 4, 2013
...I remember the exact moment I realized Barack Obama was mad. I suspected it even before he took office, having been trained by Johnson and Nixon and Ford and Carter and Reagan and Bush and Clinton and Bush to pay attention to the signs. But the moment I knew it, the pundit-proof moment, came at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The supreme orator was in a jocular mood. One of the Jonas brothers (boy band singers) had been presuming to “date” one of Barack’s daughters, apparently, and the President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world outside the banking industry, wanted the young suitor to know that “I have two words for you: Predator Drone.” Bless me if the room didn’t break out in riotous laughter! Maybe some of it was nervous laughter, like when Dubya performed his skit pretending to look for WMDs in the Oval Office. (You could make a case that all you need to know about American foreign policy can be gleaned from one of the cheap seats at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner). Now I don’t insist that the Jonas boy is as innocent as Anwar Al-Awlacki’s 16-year-old son, but the image of even a boy band singer being vaporized or dismembered to preserve the virtue of the President’s issue failed to fill me with mirth. Rather, it was like a cold knife to the heart. It said everything about how Barack Obama views the mounting civilian dead in his terrorist war against the terrorists. It said too much.

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