Tell the British Government to Ban Killer Drones
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William Hague

Tell the British Government to Ban Killer Drones

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      War on Want

We’re often told it’s brutal regimes that trade in terror, when in fact democratic governments – including ours – have begun using a new weapon of choice: drones.

Drones are unmanned aircraft, remotely controlled by ‘pilots’ from the ground at great distance from war zones. Far from being ‘precision weapons’ which kill intended targets with a high level of accuracy , recent research indicates that at least 2,505 people have been killed by drones in Pakistan alone.

Drones are indiscriminate weapons of war responsible for thousands of civilian deaths. In Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, millions live under the constant threat of drone attacks.

To date, only three countries – the US, Israel and the UK – are known to have used armed drones. In fact, despite David Cameron signalling the scaling back of operations in Afghanistan, Britain is doubling the size of its fleet of Reaper drones in the country.

Rather than expanding the UK’s arsenal, our government should ban indiscriminate killer drones, just as landmines and cluster munitions were banned before them.

At War on Want we’ve been compiling evidence of the human rights abuses committed by remote controlled aircraft in Palestine and the terrible psychological impact on the people living under constant drone surveillance, never knowing when the next strike will come.

If these killer drones were banned, thousands of lives could be saved and human rights atrocities across the world could be prevented.

Sign the petition now to pressure the UK government to ban the use of drones as weapons of war.

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      • 7 months ago

      Because killer drones are wrong.

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    • Valerie Hartley WARWICK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      http://unmanned.warcosts.com/ a must see for all to fully recognise these weapons of mass destruction, being created by the REAL TERRORISTS of this, 'our' beloved planet Gaia. This is the evil we have all long feared enough! Let's put an end to this madness.

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    • Bobby Calvert HAWICK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Murdering Innocent People including Women and Children is a war crime these drones go into other Countries and MURDER people and they think its a Computer game this must be stopped this is not War it is Murder by corrupt Governments look at the figures more innocents are killed by these Drones If a drone hit the UK or USA from another Country it be a war but they use them on other Countries at will it must stop and we want these Drones gone and not controlled on UK soil to murder innocents around the world

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    • Owen Wells ILKLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      There is something morally repugnant about sending drones to terrorise and kill at a distance, turning state sponsored murder into a computer game.

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    • Irene McIlraith CUMBERNAULD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Our family house was destroyed in Surrey 1944 by a drone and neighbours killed. I was in the shelter and remember every bit of it. Horrifying for a child.

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