Sunday, September 30, 2012

Imagine All The People

By, Chris Rossini
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Ask the average American about U.S. wars, and (maybe) they'll tell you about Afghanistan & Iraq. But how many know about the drone strikes going on in Pakistan? My guess is that the percentage is small.

The L.A. Times cites a study done by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which has reported between 474 and 884 civilian deaths in Pakistan as a result of these strikes since 2004, including 176 children.

That's a lot of innocent people.

The Guardian has reported on the fear and psychological trauma that the Pakistanis suffer under, never knowing if a drone is going to attack them. Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's Foreign Minister, says that drones are a top cause of anti-Americanism in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, over in the U.S., Republicans like Romney, Santorum, Giuliani chastise Obama's "weak" foreign policy.


The largest military Empire in history is flying over a country and wiping out hundreds of innocents. And as Truthout reports:
Meanwhile, the US government refused to give the US public, Congress, or US media basic information about the drone strike policy, claiming the policy is "secret" even as US officials publicly boast of the policy's claimed successes.
This is weak?

It sounds like unlimited power to me.

Sadly, the charade is all just a part of the One-Party State game.

When a Democrat is in power, Republicans call the foreign policy "weak"...even if it reigns death around the globe.

When a Republican is in power, Democrats blame everything on "the free market"...even though it doesn't exist.

And American citizens stay pacified with bread & circuses, never taking a moment to imagine all the people living in fear of a U.S. drone possibly taking their life.


  1. "hundreds of innocents"... I question the premise.

    1. Wow, what would you call nearly 200 children? This kind of thinking and trivalizing human life is sad.

    2. Did you question the premise that thousands of innocents died on 9/11? It's ironic that supporters of the "kill 'em all" foreign policy are unwittingly justifying the actions of the people they call "terrorists."

      This is all collectivist thinking. It places people into groups and sentences them to punishment based on their group classification rather than their responsibility for particular crimes.

      The 9/11 hijackers (assuming that part of the official narrative is basically true) held all Americans responsible for the actions of a relative few people in government. Most Americans, even (especially?) those who vote, are in the dark about U.S. foreign policy, and most of what they think they know is propagandistic nonsense. And most of those poor people in Waziristan had never even heard of the United States until its government started killing and terrorizing them with impunity.

    3. At least the 9/11 terrorists had the bawls to be on the front line. I disagree with their tactic, but they died for their convictions.

      Drone pilots and the people who issue the orders... Not so much.

  2. This blog is excellent. Maybe you can make it more high powered by bringing in someone else, like maybe Tom Woods or something. Each of you guys has their strengths, like Wenzel does economics for example. Then Woods can bring in history or something. This could turn into a real powerhouse of a blog.

  3. Our foreign policy is simple: Poke a dog with a really long stick, then blame the dog when it bites someone.

    Stick = drones
    Dog = brown people