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US 'should hand over footage of drone strikes or face UN inquiry'

Monday August 20th 2012
From The Independant UK
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The US must open itself to an independent investigation into its use of drone strikes or the United Nations will be forced to step in, Ben Emmerson QC said yesterday.

His comments came as Pakistani officials said that a US drone strike had killed at least four militants after targeting their vehicles in North Waziristan on Sunday. Attacks by American unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are deeply unpopular in the country, which claims they violate its sovereignty and fan anti-US sentiment.

Only last week cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan vowed to defy Taliban threats to attend a rally in Pakistan's tribal areas aimed at highlighting the human cost of US drone strikes.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/us-should-hand-...



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Not only DEFUND IMMEDIATELY/REVOKE the lease.

Throw the UN out of NY and this country.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

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I'm against

giving the UN any power.

I'm perfectly OK with

I'm perfectly OK with this.

The UN isn't asking for some kind of deep US secret. They are asking for information about US attacks against THEM. They have the right to know about our military activity, because it directly affects them.

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Yes, we can not

expect other countries to comply with our demands when we keep everything top secret.

*** edit comment to add: Not supporting the UN by any means..

The Government Media Complex motto:

Vicariously I live while the whole world dies. Much better you than I.

Truth is treason in an empire of lies

By Ron Paul

Do we want to live in a country where our government constantly flies aircraft overhead to make sure we are not doing anything it disapproves of? Already the Environmental Protection Agency uses drone surveillance to spy on farmers and ranchers to see if they are in compliance with regulations. Local law enforcement agencies are eyeing drone use with great anticipation. Do we really want to live under the watchful eye of “Big Brother”? It is terrifying enough to see how drones are being misused abroad. We must curtail the government’s ability use drones right away lest the massacres in Yemen and Pakistan turn out to be crude training exercises for what the administration has in mind on our own soil.

Truth is treason in an empire of lies

Quoted in article as saying:

"American UAV strikes, most notably in Pakistan and Yemen, have shot up since Barrack Obama came to power. Estimates state that while there were 52 such strikes during George W Bush's time, this number has risen to 282 over the past three and a half years, with officials justifying it has international “self defence” against a stateless enemy."

And.

“The Obama administration continues formally to adopt the position that it will neither confirm nor deny the existence of the drone program, whilst allowing senior officials to give public justifications of its supposed legality in personal lectures and interviews. In reality the administration is holding its finger in the dam of public accountability. There are now a large number of law suits, in different parts of the world, including in the UK, Pakistan and in the US itself, through which pressure for investigation and accountability is building.”

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