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  •  we HAVE been doing 'double tap' strikes and they (0+ / 0-)

    are a war crime.
    http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/...

    The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of  civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.
    The findings are published just days after President Obama claimed that the drone campaign in Pakistan was a ‘targeted, focused effort’ that ‘has not caused a huge number of civilian casualties.
    But research by the Bureau has found that since Obama took office three years ago, between 282 and 535 civilians have been credibly reported as killed including more than 60 children.  A three month investigation including eye witness reports has found evidence that at least 50 civilians were killed in follow-up strikes when they had gone to help victims. More than 20 civilians have also been attacked in deliberate strikes on funerals and mourners. The tactics have been condemned by leading legal experts.

    Although the drone attacks were started under the Bush administration in 2004, they have been stepped up enormously under Obama.

    There have been 260 attacks by unmanned Predators or Reapers in Pakistan by Obama’s administration – averaging one every four days. Because the attacks are carried out by the CIA, no information is given on the numbers killed.

    There are a lot more sources on this and adding more bombing to the area will not lessen the bloodshed.
    One more thing how about another method of resolution to this other than by more war.

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 01:04:52 PM PDT

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