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168 Children Killed in Pakistan Drone Strikes: But Children Are Terrorists Too

August 13
22:26 2011
Through open-source documents, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that as many as 168 children have been killed in Pakistan as a result of the American predator drone attacks. To many people around the world, this statistic is startling, but to many Americans, the real response is this:

Children can be terrorists, too. Better safe than sorry. Why should America care about civilians and children being blown up in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, or Somalia? We were attacked on 9/11! It’s good for a nation to feel like it’s getting its due one hundred fold.

Rob Crilly writes:

In an extensive analysis of open-source documents, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that 2,292 people had been killed by US missiles, including as many as 775 civilians.
The strikes, which began under President George W Bush but have since accelerated during the presidency of Barack Obama, are hated inPakistan, where families live in fear of the bright specks that appear to hover in the sky overhead.
In just a single attack on a madrassah in 2006 up to 69 children lost their lives.
Chris Woods, who led the research, said the detailed database of deaths would send shockwaves through Pakistan, where political and military leaders repeatedly denounce the strikes in public, while privately allowing the US to continue.

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