NO MORE DRONE STRIKES
  • Petitioning Leon E Panetta

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U.S Defense Secretary
Leon E Panetta
U.S President
Barack Obama
U.S Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton

NO MORE DRONE STRIKES

    1. Ben Martin
    2. Petition by

      Ben Martin

      Phuket, Thailand

The continued use of unmanned drones to carry out missile attacks against suspected terrorists is a clear violation of international law and directly violates the sovereignty of these nations.

Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia.....
The U.S. is not at war with these countries, yet conducts air strikes in its territory on a near daily basis. Individuals are targeted for killing without any due process of law or attempts to detain.

WIth every strike made estimates are that 50 innocent civilians are also either killed or injured, including women and children. I say estimates, as to date there has been no transparency from the U.S government on exact figures. In fact all real data and details of Drone operations are classified as top secret, and your administration officials have refused to make public even the much-disputed legal opinions underpinning it.....

I wonder how the U.S government would feel if situations were reversed and every few days 50 innocent American citizens were killed by un-authorised drone strikes from a foreign power...?
My guess is it would be considered an act of war....

The simple truth is that through this 'counter-terrorism' strategy you are only fuelling and creating future terrorists....
Hatred for the U.S rises with every innocent child blown to pieces by this heinous and indiscriminate act of government terrorism.
It is tantamount to mass murder, plain and simple....

This program should be immediately STOPPED, and apologies made to the families whose lives have been ripped apart by your actions...

STOP THE INDISCRIMINATE KILLING OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS WITH YOUR DRONE PROGRAMS!!!!!!!

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Satire brings Truth

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      Cant say I agree with the overly light coverage on such an important issue.. But exposure is important... So grateful all the same

      Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)

      The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It's widely accepted and extremely terrifying. Connect with Last Week Tonight online...

    2. Malala & Nabila World's Apart

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      If only this issue was given as much media attention...

      Malala and Nabila: worlds apart

      On October 24, 2012 a Predator drone flying over North Waziristan came upon eight-year-old Nabila Rehman, her siblings, and their grandmother as they worked in a field beside their village home. Her grandmother, Momina Bibi, was teaching the children how to pick okra as the family prepared for the coming Eid holiday.

    3. No shit!!!?!?! REALLY????

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      Use of Drones for Killings Risks a War Without End, Panel Concludes in Report

      WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's embrace of targeted killings using armed drones risks putting the United States on a "slippery slope" into perpetual war and sets a dangerous precedent for lethal operations that other countries might adopt in the future, according to a report by a bipartisan panel that includes several former senior intelligence and military officials.

    4. Ex Drone Analyst shares horrors of Drone Program!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

      Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program - aka drones - I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?"

    5. Reached 1,500 signatures
    6. STOP KILLING INNOCENTS!!!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      Afghan president condemns US strike that killed toddler, threatens not to sign security deal

      President Hamid Karzai has blamed the US for a drone strike on a home in southern Afghanistan that killed a 2-year-old child and wounded two women, vowing that he will not sign a key bilateral security deal if such attacks continue.

    7. Deaths Increase since Obama's "Restraint" speech...

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      New analysis questions constraint on US drone strikes

      The Bureau analyses President Obama's drone strike guidelines six months on from his speech setting out the rules. (Pete Souza/White House). Six months after President Obama laid out US rules for using armed drones, a Bureau analysis shows that covert drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed more people than in the six months before the speech.

    8. Disgrace....

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      "I'm really good at killing people.."

      Obama: I'm "Really Good At Killing People"

      President Obama's use of drone warfare has received harsh criticism from both the right and the left. But according to a new book, the president is proud of his drone strikes. Double Down: Game Change 2012 , a book about the 2012 presidential campaign, claims that Obama told his aides he is "really good at killing people."

    9. DRONE VICTIMS TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      "I no longer love blue skies": Drone strike victims testify before Congress

      A justice seeking journey of thousands of miles for the surviving members of a Pakistani family, who endured a CIA drone attack, has culminated in their testimony in front of US Congressmen. The strike killed their grandmother, but failed to hit any militants - so the victims of the bombing asked lawmakers why their home was targeted in the first place.

    10. Reached 1,000 signatures
    11. UN Calls For Transparency!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      Consensus grows among UN states for greater transparency on drone civilian deaths

      Key members of the United Nations - including some of Washington's closest allies - broke with a decade of tradition on Friday when they endorsed calls for greater transparency over drone civilian deaths. The European Union, the United Kingdom and Switzerland were joined by the Russian Federation and China in calling for greater openness from those carrying out drone strikes.

    12. MORE DRONE STRIKES IN YEMEN!!!!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      Yemen drone strikes 'counterproductive' | World | DW.DE | 14.08.2013

      Yemen has seen a major surge in drone strikes in the past two weeks, as the US hunts for al Qaeda-affiliated insurgents. But the secretive and indiscriminate attacks are terrorizing and radicalizing Yemenis, say critics. The surge in strikes began after intelligence chatter prompted Washington to suspect that the group "Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula" (AQAP) was planning major terrorist attacks in the region.

    13. More Innocent Deaths... Heartbreaking!!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      U.S. Drones Kill More Than 30 in Yemen; School Targeted in One Attack

      In fewer than two weeks, Hellfire missiles launched by U.S. drones have killed at least 31 people in Yemen. At least 14 of the victims were believed by President Obama - the launcher-in-chief - to be al-Qaeda militants.

    14. TARGETING RESCUERS!! (AGAIN!!!)

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      Bureau investigation finds fresh evidence of CIA drone strikes on rescuers: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

      Additional reporting by Mushtaq Yusufzai A field investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in Pakistan's tribal areas appears to confirm that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) last year briefly revived the controversial tactic of deliberately targeting rescuers at the scene of a previous drone strike.

    15. Obama is a GLOBAL GEORGE ZIMMERMAN!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      Cornel West On CNN: Obama's Drone Policy 'Makes Us the George Zimmerman of the World'

      Cornel West appeared on CNN this weekend to offer his reaction to President Obama's landmark speech on race and the George Zimmerman trial. While West could admire the "powerful, personal story the president shared with America, he used the speech to criticize the administration drones policy, which, by killing innocent civilians he said makes the United States "the George Zimmerman of the world."

    16. More TRUTH reveals innocent deaths...

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      At least 1 in 5 drone strike victims a confirmed civilian - leaked Pakistani records

      Leaked internal data produced by Pakistani officials documenting drone strikes on the ground reveal a high civilian death toll, countering US claims that the targeted assassination campaign results in "exceedingly rare" fatalities.

    17. Unconstitutional only scratches the surface... ILLEGAL!!!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      Judge grills US Justice Department official over drone strikes

      A federal judge said she was "really troubled" by the Obama administration's "disconcerting" position that drone strike decisions are outside the court's competence. The remarks by US District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer were made on Friday during a court hearing concerning the 2011 drone-strike which killed three US citizens in Yemen.

    18. Is this what America stands for?

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      Our Drone Strikes Terrorize and Kill the Innocent (Disturbing Photos)

      "Jalal Manzar Khail was at home on March 17, 2011 as dozens of men from two bickering tribal groups met a couple miles away to settle a dispute. All day long, American drones loomed in the sky above. "It's very normal," Khail said, speaking in Urdu through a translator with the United Kingdom legal charity Reprieve.

    19. Why drone Strikes are the real ENEMY!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      Why drone strikes are the enemy of peace - CNN.com

      Editor's note: Fawaz A. Gerges a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics where he directs the Middle East Centre. His most recent book is "The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda." London (CNN) -- In his highly anticipated counterterrorism speech last month, U.S.

    20. Over 300 new signatures just today!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      THANK YOU!
      Special thanks to the anonymous supporter who donated to help promote this petition!!!!!!!

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      THANK YOU for your humanity!!!

      http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/21/opinion/terrorism-gerges/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

    21. Reached 750 signatures
    22. Any pity??

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      Just following orders?
      That was the defense in the Nuremberg Trials!

      http://www.today.com/video/today/52117620

      Ex-drone operator with PTSD: 'We see everything'

      good morning. as you said the u.s. has been using drones for a long time inside and outside of combat zones. and yet, almost everything about the program is hidden. the operators, the victims. but we spoke to this airman who said that there can be at times an impact even on those who are behind the controls.

    23. Illegal Murder of Innocent Children!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer
      Child Casualties As a Result of U.S. Drone Strikes

      U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen have caused the death of 178 children. Accompanying report: http://www.scribd.com/doc/115147268/Youth-Disrupted-Effects-of-U-S-Drone-Strikes-on-Children-in-Targeted-Areas

    24. ILLEGAL!!!

      Ben Martin
      Petition Organizer

      Watch the White House Press Secretary squirm as he is RARELY asked a REAL question regarding Drone Strikes.... and the killing of a US Citizen...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6bgwZGZiIo

      Jake Tapper vs. Jay Carney on President Killing U.S. Citizens.

      The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality

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    • Sheila Eghbali CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • 2 days ago

      People's lives matter. No matter where they live.

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    • sara hussain EAST NORTHPORT, NY
      • 4 days ago

      I'm pakistani-american I don't appreciate my government blowing up my people who are innocent civilians.

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    • Sarah Craig KNOXVILLE, TN
      • 10 days ago

      Innocent people should not have to live in constant fear for their lives.

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    • Sonali Vanjani NEW YORK, NY
      • 15 days ago

      It's not right. Human Rights.

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    • Timothy Moore BLUFFDALE, UT
      • 15 days ago

      We are killing inocent people including children.

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