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the indefensible drones

The survivor of a drone attack in Pakistan.

The drones feed hourly intelligence information to U.S. war commanders, but the machinery can’t inform people about the spiraling anger as the U.S. conducts assassination operations in countries throughout the 1.3 billion-strong Muslim world.  “Sold as defending Americans,” writes Fred Branfman, “(it) is actually endangering us all. Those responsible for it, primarily General Petraeus, are recklessly seeking short-term tactical advantage while making an enormous long-term strategic error that could lead to countless American deaths in the years and decades to come.

The Indefensible Drones,” by Kathy Kelly, an incredibly important read on this year’s anniversary of September 11.

(via PULSE.)

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