ALMOST 9 OF 10 PEOPLE KILLED BY AMERICAN DRONE ASSASSINS ARE NOT INTENDED TARGETS
AMAZING CALLOUSNESS ABOUT MASS MURDER OF BYSTANDERS
America is at war with the world. Friend or foe – makes little difference. With friends, Washington is at war covertly; with foes overtly.
War on terror? A euphemism for license to kill. Worldwide. A cover for state crimes on a scale this planet has not witnessed since Hitler’s Germany or Stalin’s Soviet Union.
The preceding were the opening lines of a Truth in Media editorial published on Sep 19. Nearly a month later, another shoe in U.S. government’s war with the world has dropped. A brave leaker inside the “U.S. intelligence community,” a euphemism for legalized mass murder, revealed a deceptive reporting in the U.S. government in its alleged “war on terror.”
Now we can add total callousness about how many innocent people get killed by the Pentagon, CIA and NSA while these mass assassins wage their alleged “war on terror” around the world. They are all lumped together and hidden under the EKIN label – Enemies Killed In Action.
“Almost 9 out of 10 people killed in these (drone) strikes were not the intended targets,” a report by the Intercept – “The Drone Papers” – revealed today (see “A new Snowden-level whistleblower exposes drone war secrets“).
“The source said he decided to provide these documents to The Intercept because he believes the public has a right to understand the process by which people are placed on kill lists and ultimately assassinated on orders from the highest echelons of the U.S. government, the Intercept editors explained.
“This outrageous explosion of watchlisting — of monitoring people and racking and stacking them on lists, assigning them numbers, assigning them ‘baseball cards,’ assigning them death sentences without notice, on a worldwide battlefield — it was, from the very first instance, wrong,” the source said.
The “lamestream” U.S. media have so far remained largely mum about this breaking news. Guess they are awaiting Obama administration’s permission to run it? Except for CNN Money, which just published this story: “A ‘second Snowden’ leaks to the Intercept about ‘drone wars’” – http://cnnmon.ie/1PjJCWk.
Stand by now for this news avalanche to start rolling worldwide…
Meanwhile, adding fuel to the anti-U.S. military fire, another Huffington Post story today revealed that “U.S. Analysts Knew Afghan Site Hit By Air Attack Was A Hospital” in which 22 “Doctors Without Borders” medical staff and patients died on Oct 3.
The Drone Papers – https://theintercept.com/ (The Intercept)
Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama’s drone wars – http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/561ed361e4b0c5a1ce61f463 (Huffington Post)
U.S. analysts knew Afghan site hit by air attack was a hospital – http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/561fe635e4b0c5a1ce6272da (Huffington Post)
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UPDATE OCT 16, 2015
Classified documents on US assassination program released to the Intercept welcomed by men who exposed NSA surveillance and Pentagon Papers
American whistleblowers hailed the release on Thursday of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and human rights, the Guardian reported this morning.
Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who in 2013 leaked classified documents about surveillance programs to journalist Glenn Greenwald – then at the Guardian, now at the Intercept – hailed the new leak on Twitter.
“In an astonishing act of civil courage, one American just shattered an unspeakable lie,” Snowden wrote. “When we look back on today, we will find the most important national security story of the year. Today, @DanielEllsberg is smiling.”
Ellsberg, who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon Papers secret history of the Vietnam war, confirmed in an interview with the Guardian that he was smiling.
“He’s right about that,” Ellsberg said.
Ellsberg said the source behind the Intercept reports was part of a chain of recent whistleblowers going back to Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier who passed classified documents to WikiLeaks and was convicted of violating the Espionage Act.
“It’s wonderful,” Ellsberg said. “I waited 40 years to see somebody, for Chelsea Manning, to put out a comprehensive, sufficiently voluminous number of long-held secrets, enough to make the case clear.
Snowden and Ellsberg hail leak of drone documents from new whistleblower http://gu.com/p/4dbnn/stw
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