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Stop CIA and US Military Drone Strikes

    1. Bill Douglas
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      Bill Douglas

      Overland Park, KS

A TIME Magazine report covered how a young 16 year old American kid from Denver was killed in a US drone strike on Yemen. This is just one of a series of horror stories about innocents killed by this mechanized nightmarish war without tears. This is beneath the dignity of the United States of America to be part of, and we demand that the President stop these unmanned drone strikes.

Below is an excerpt of the TIME Magazine article with a link to the article.

A wave of CIA drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda figures in Yemen is stoking widespread anger there that U.S. policy is cruel and misguided, prioritizing counterterrorism over a genuine solution to the country's raging political crisis.

Politics has never been a concern to Sam al-Homiganyi and his fellow teenagers. This month, though, they were shocked by the sudden death of a friend and are struggling to understand why.

Fighting back tears, his gaze fixed downward, al-Homiganyi, a lean-looking 15-year-old from the outskirts of Sana'a, told TIME, "He was my best friend, we played football together everyday." Another of his friends spoke up, gesturing to the gloomy group of jeans-clad boys around him: "He was the same as us. He liked swimming, playing computer games, watching movies ... you know, normal stuff."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2097899,00.html#ixzz20NSCiJzu

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    • Linda Ray SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      we are enraging the people we claim we are protecting by the use of this technology," oops we didn't mean to bomb your wedding party" is not accepted as an excuse to the thousands of grieving relatives of those killed and maimed in these constant attacks.

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    • Susan Englander SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Why is it that it is Democratic administrations that seize the tools of war in peacetime far more swiftly than the Republicans when we are supposed to be the party of prosperity and justice?

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