Thought Wire

THE LITTLE BOY DRONE PRINCE

7/20/16

Winston Smith

WEARETHINKING.ORG

The green light to kill anyone in the world without any real oversight, in the name of freedom, is not only a contradiction in terms, but also an abhorrent, cowardly, criminal act.  It is a practice that should be getting more attention, therefore more questions need to be asked.  Who qualifies to be executed?  Terrorists?  What definition qualifies one to be a terrorist?  Where are drones currently allowed to be utilized to their full potential?  At home, abroad?

 

Here is an informative InfoGraphic from Ammo.com.

 

Worldwide Weapons1

 

Sources for our “Armed Drones: President Obama’s Weapon of Choice” infographic:

https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/01/23/more-than-2400-dead-as-obamas-drone-campaign-marks-five-years/
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/24/-sp-us-drone-strikes-kill-1147
http://www.poynter.org/2014/fact-checking-the-war-comparisons-between-obama-and-bush/272471/
https://theintercept.com/drone-papers/the-assassination-complex/
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/07/the-year-in-drones/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_strikes_in_Pakistan#Statistics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_drone_strikes_in_Yemen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Enduring_Freedom_-_Horn_of_Africa#Drone_attacks
https://theintercept.com/2015/10/21/stealth-expansion-of-secret-us-drone-base-in-africa/
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/15/90-of-people-killed-by-us-drone-strikes-in-afghani
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/latest-news/xr89qw/picture23447568/ALTERNATES/FREE_640/g7aSC.So.91.jpg
https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/05/23/most-us-drone-strikes-in-pakistan-attack-houses/
https://www.amazon.com/Assassination-Complex-Governments-Warfare-Program/dp/1501144138
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/10/obama-misled-the-public-on-drones.html
https://theintercept.com/drone-papers/a-visual-glossary/
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/05/america-first-drone-strike-afghanistan/394463/
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-8186324
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/21/us-airstrike-taliban-leader-mullah-akhtar-mansoor
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/06/09/official-us-moving-expand-strikes-afghanistan/85668820/

 

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