May 1, 2012
Rick Rozoff, manager of Stop NATO has criticized the U.S. drone campaign in other countries as “targeted assassinations” that aim “to kill particular individuals.”
Rozoff told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday that the deadly airstrikes in Pakistan and Yemen are “a violation of every Geneva Convention.”
Top White House adviser John O. Brennan, in his latest remark on the issue, has said that not only does the U.S. Constitution allow the president to assassinate people anywhere on the planet, but that the drone program is “legal, ethical and wise.”
“The fact that a leading U.S. official like John Brennan would attempt to justify or even celebrate these mass killings is a moral and political indictment against the government of the United States,” Rozoff said.
The U.S. drone strikes have killed as many as 2,800 civilians in north-western Pakistan over the past seven years, according to Shahzad Akbar, Pakistani attorney and director of the Foundation for Fundamental Rights — an organization that has investigated the U.S. drone operations in Pakistan.
Pakistani sources say U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan kill some 50 civilians for every militant killed – a hit rate of 2 percent.
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May 3, 2012 by StoptheWarCoalition
When Obama’s Homeland Security advisor John Brennan spoke to the media justifying Obama’s policy of illegal assassination using drone aircraft missile attacks, Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin challenged him to say that killing civilians, violating international law and abusing human rights was the reality of these attacks.
Reality of Obama’s killer drones exposed by Code Pink protest
[DS added the Action Alert.]
John Brennan: Tell the Whole Truth About Drone Strikes
Just Foreign Policy
White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan has publicly acknowledged the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes against suspected terrorists in countries with which the United States is not at war. But Brennan didn’t tell the whole truth about the CIA drone strikes. Brennan claimed that “the United States government conducts targeted strikes against specific al-Qaeda terrorists.” What Brennan didn’t say was that the CIA has launched drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen without knowing who would be killed, against people who are not on any list of “suspected terrorists.”
Sign our petition demanding that White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan tell the American people the whole truth about CIA drone strikes. We will hand-deliver this petition to John Brennan when he speaks at the commencement at Fordham University in New York City on May 19.