Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Drones Cause 'Growing Hatred of America' Senate Panel Informed



Drones cause ‘growing hatred of America,’ bipartisan Senate panel told By Ernesto Londoño, Published: April 23The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/drones-cause-growing-hatred-of-america-bipartisan-senate-panel-told/2013/04/23/4863b1f8-ac6e-11e2-a8b9-2a63d75b5459_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

[Excerpted] A bipartisan panel of senators held a spirited and unusually public debate Tuesday afternoon about the legality and unintended consequences of America’s targeted killings overseas, a forum convened amid growing calls for stronger oversight of the government’s use of armed drones outside conventional battlefields.

…“They fear that their home or a neighbor’s home could be bombed at any time by a U.S. drone,” said Muslimi, who studied in the United States as an exchange student when he was 16. “What radicals had previously failed to achieve in my village, one drone strike accomplished in an instant: There is now an intense anger and growing hatred of America.”

…Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law professor who served as a Pentagon policy adviser, … ‘when a government claims for itself the unreviewable power to kill anyone, anywhere on Earth, at any time, based on secret criteria and secret information discussed in a secret process by largely unnamed individuals, it undermines the rule of law.’...

Majia here: Drone warfare is symptomatic of growing fascism by the US.

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