Saturday, October 17, 2015

Every Drone Strike is Another Boston Massacre

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Paul Revere's slanted depiction of events

On March 5, 1770, Boston colonists attacked British soldiers with snowballs, stones, and sticks.  The overwhelmed soldiers fired into the crowd, killing five.
The Colonial patriots used what they christened the "Boston Massacre" to fan the flames of resentment against the British.

Today, US Drone strikes in the Middle East are fanning the flames of resentment against the United States.  Instead of weakening our enemies by removing leadership, the indiscriminate killings of civilians are making our enemies stronger and more numerous.

Newly released secret documents show that 90% of the deaths from drone attacks in Yemen from 2011 to 2013 were civilians.

To kill Ayman Zawahiri, drones had to kill 128 innocent people, including 13 children.

Every drone strike killing innocent people is another Boston Massacre to that community, rallying the people against the US. We are making enemies faster than we can kill them.

It's time to stop the drone attacks.

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