First of all,my warm condolences to the grieving families.My question is not intended to offend anybody here,but rather to know what explains the disparate reactions.Most of the world's media,which has rightly commemorated the children of Newtown,either ignores Obama's murders or accepts the official version that all those killed by the U.S Drone Strikes in June 2012 are 'militants.The children of north-west Pakistan, it seems,are not like American children. They have no names, no pictures,no memorials of candles and flowers and teddy bears.They belong to the other: to the non-human world.
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Yes maddot,Killing children is an unforgivable crime whatever the reason is.
Very true.I agree with everything you say.
What it doesn t make any sense to me,with all respect to the grieving families, is that why he’s crying over the recent tragic deaths of children in America but is unmoved over the deaths of those who become victims to his drone program in Pakistan.
I think it is because the US is something he is supposed to be protecting especially the children and as a father (not to just his children but as an overall protector) realized just how vulnerable we really are. I believe he mourns/prays for both
What you said here is like saying :he Killed the victim and walked In his funeral.I doubt he shed any tears over Pakistanis children.They were targeted accidentally on purpose.They were collateral damage.
James are you kidding me? Because if that's what you comprehended out of what I said then you need help Are you trying to twist words around to make you feel more validated about your opinion? May God Bless You and I will pray you find understanding
I am not kidding.I am not that type of people, if you read the book "Mediated"by Thomas de Zengotita and watched the Princess Diana's Funeral and mourners ,for sure you will understand what I am trying to say.
I don t condemn Obama s tear or I am here to make fun of him.With all respect,mor than170children wer killed in Obama’sillegal drone war in Pakistan.Who z the responsible?who s in charge of the country?the President or just President is th President?
Do such people as "JThomp42" think that the drone strategy is viable? Could they not care less about dispatching drones to kill people who are innocent victims, writ large in the absence of a trial? Should other countries use drones this way too?
What in the absence of a trial??
I guess you have read the powerful and eloquent Guardian week column by George Monbiot.I agree with you.
Never heard of him James.
A shot at def. in a court of law. US refuses. Instead, authorizes "SIGNATURE" strikes. Congressmen w consc demand answer from Pres:
Drones threaten post WWII intnl law says UN. http://preview.tinyurl.com/8xkvlmo
Sullen.... This means "NOTHING!" We are fighting a war against terror that should have been started 2 decades ago.
Sorry JThomp42, my comment was to Sullen91.Anyway,as you asked, he is the author of the bestselling books The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order and Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain...
Short term illegal and immoral expediency -- widely condemned -- never augurs long term peace. It sets precedent for more slaughter, bloodier massacres, greater wars and destruction.
But if the tables were turned, wouldn't Americans do the same?
I don't understand what you are asking Thompson?
No innocent children have been killed in these precision strikes on account of mistakes? Have you hear about Tariq Aziz? Have you heard "signature" strikes and tribal elders. Or guy who quit
Tht s not true.Muslims dont hate the Americans because of bein nonbelievers of Islam,but they hate their foreign policy in the Midl east and how could you explain of the 1.4million who serve in the US Military, about 3,500 are Arab/Muslim Americans?
But, in their hearts they still hate the United States. Stop giving thes militants refuge and putting a bulls eye on top of your home. Simple as that. We did not start this, it was started by Muslim extremist on 9/11. We are just finishing it!!
The US has illegally:
kidnapped, tortured, murdered, invaded, lied, given immunity, held w/o charge created a new party of war criminals, continues to hold people w/o charge in gtmo, violation sovereignty, extrajudicial assasination, incl. US cits
Yes, and why. Muslim extremist attacked us first killing almost 3 thousand innocent people. And they would love to kill more. That is why they are being disposed of before they can act. Like I said, they started it, deal with the consequences.
Ok. No chance of reasoning with proponent of mass genocide vis a vis terrorist attacks said to be carried out by terorist org.
JThomp42 ,9/11 was an inside job and America has finished nothing.It added mor fuel to the fire.They hav awakened the historical giant from its slumber.Now,th whole world,especialy the Europe as Pamela Geller says is starting to bow its head to Islam
Simply not true James.
Can you explain that ?
Conspiracy theory!!!!!!!!!! I agree to disagree. I do not wish to continue to debate this any farther. Merry Christmas James!!
Ok:)Sorry my friend,I can t use that kind of greeting but I prefer this one: Peace be on Jesus,son of Mary.The day he was born,The day he dies and the day he will be raised up again to life to you too