By Carolyn Bennett
“How are we going to keep the military industrial complex chugging forward without clear-cut … pit-faced scum-sucking evil breathing down out neck — threatening our very shores; and my job is to make sure the other side keeps on fighting, whatever side … whatever side we’re officially not on this year.”……
- Reports reveal that since 2004 up to 2,283 people have been killed by United States unmanned aircraft (or drones) in Pakistan. In the past two years under the Barack Obama government, the numbers have rapidly escalated, leaving as many as 730 “wholly innocent” people dead.
- An Islamabad court is scheduled to hand down judgment (Tuesday April 17, 2012) in a case of Pakistani police “‘[failing] to investigate two reports by Pakistani citizens on the murder of innocent civilians by CIA unmanned aerial vehicles (drones).’
- “The U.S. government has failed to grant a visa to Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, effectively blocking his appearance at an April 28, 2012, International Drone Summit in Washington D.C.
Jenny O’Connor is a graduate of International Relations from Dublin City University and Communications Volunteer with the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland. Her website: http://jennyoconnor.wordpress.com/
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