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400+ Innocent Souls murderd by US Drone Strikes: NOT "Collateral" when It's your Wife, Hubby, Mom, Dad, Son, Daughter or Friend

UN Report Says At Least 400 Civilians Have Been Killed In Drone Strikes In Pakistan

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‘Naming the Dead’: New project lists people killed by US drones in Pakistan

Published time: September 24, 2013 15:53
Edited time: September 25, 2013 11:39


AFP Photo / John Moore

US drone strikes that the CIA claims target only al-Qaeda militants have killed at least 400 civilians in Pakistan over the past decade. That’s according to “Naming the Dead,” a new project that aims to identify and collect data on those killed by drones.

The number of those killed in the tribal regions of northwest Pakistan by the US drones over the last nine years has been estimated at more than 2,500 people. In most cases, there is little or no information available on the victims of the attacks.

Naming the Dead is an initiative of the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ). The two-year-old project is aimed at tracking drone victims and “to increase the transparency around this conflict and inform the public debate.”

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Naming the Dead: Bureau announces new drones project

February 4, 2013 by Drones Team
Published in: All Stories, Covert Drone War, Drone strikes in Pakistan, Drone Warfare, Naming the Dead

The Bureau is launching an ambitious new investigation, which will seek to identify as many as possible of those killed in US covert drone strikes in Pakistan, whether civilian or militant.

The Bureau is raising some of the money for this project through a crowd-funding appeal.

Click here to donate to our Naming the Dead project.

As part of our ongoing monitoring and reporting of CIA and Pentagon drone strikes, the Bureau has already recorded the names of hundreds of people killed in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

[Drone] Casualty estimates

Casualty Estimates: Reported deaths and injuries

Pakistan 2004–2013: CIA Drone Strikes

Total strikes: 376
Obama strikes: 325
Total killed: 2,525-3,613
Civilians killed: 407-926
Children killed: 168-200
Injured: 1,117-1,505

Yemen 2002–2013: US Covert Action

Confirmed drone strikes: 54-64

Total killed: 268-397
Civilians killed: 21-58
Children killed: 5
Injured: 65-147

Possible extra drone strikes: 82-101

Total killed: 289-467
Civilians killed: 23-48
Children killed: 6-9
Injured: 83-109

Other covert operations: 12-77

Total killed: 148-377
Civilians killed: 60-88
Children killed: 25-26
Injured: 22-111

Somalia 2007–2013: US Covert Action

Drone strikes: 3-9

Total killed: 7-27
Civilians killed: 0-15
Children killed: 0
Injured: 2-24

Other covert operations: 8-15

Total killed: 48-150
Civilians killed: 7-42
Children killed: 1-3
Injured: 13-21

** I personally was unaware of these folks, until recently; you can find out more about The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, based out of City University, London, UK here: http://www.youtube.com/user/investigativefilms/videos

Staff: Who We Are


About the Bureau

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Established in April 2010, the Bureau is the first of its kind in the UK, where philanthropically funded journalism is rare.

The Bureau pursues journalism which is of public benefit. We undertake in depth research into the governance of public, private and third sector organisations and their influence. We make our work freely available under a Creative Commons licence.

Mission

The Bureau was formed and is funded on the assumption that investigative journalism is indispensible to democracy in providing the public with the knowledge and facts about the way in which important institutions in our society operate, so that they can be fully informed citizens.

The Bureau believes that as the established media struggles with the impact of reduced resources alternative funding models are crucial to the survival of journalism which provides a public benefit, and such journalism can be a valuable addition to daily news output.

Our Work

Based at City University, London, the Bureau works in collaboration with other groups to get its investigations published and distributed. Since its foundation the Bureau has worked with BBC File On Four, BBC Panorama, BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 Dispatches, Channel 4 News, al Jazeera English, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, Le Monde, mediapart, the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Mirror, the Observer and the Daily Mirror.

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UPDATE 1: MSM reports

U.N. expert: At least 450 civilians killed in U.S. drone attacks

An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan in this file photo. / AP

AP via CBS October 18, 2013, 1:47 PM

ISLAMABAD A U.N. expert on Friday called on the United States to reveal the number of civilians it believes have been killed by American drone strikes targeting Islamic militants.

U.N. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson said that preliminary information gathered for a new report indicated more than 450 civilians may have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen, but more work needs to be done to confirm the figures.

The United States provides very little public information about its drone program, especially in Pakistan and Yemen, where the CIA is involved in the attacks.

Play Video Headlines: NSA involved in government's targeted killing program

"The single greatest obstacle to an evaluation of the civilian impact of drone strikes is lack of transparency, which makes it extremely difficult to assess claims of precision targeting objectively," said the report, which was released Friday. The lack of transparency "creates an accountability vacuum and affects the ability of victims to seek redress."

REUTERS: Pakistan tells U.N. at least 400 civilians killed by drone strikes

Residents stand inside a damaged house after a missile attack in Damadola village of the Bajaur tribal region in Pakistan May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Ammad Waheed

By Michelle Nichols
UNITED NATIONS | Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:41pm EDT

(Reuters) - Pakistan has confirmed that of some 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade, at least 400 were civilians and an additional 200 victims were deemed "probable non-combatants," a U.N. human rights investigator said on Friday.

Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, also urged the United States to release its own data on the number of civilian casualties caused by its drone strikes.

Emmerson said Pakistan's Foreign Ministry told him it had recorded at least 330 drone strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan's largely lawless region bordering Afghanistan, since 2004.

UN inquiry finds more civilians killed by US drone strikes than reported
Investigation says at least 400 non-combatants killed in Pakistan by drone strikes and demands US comes clean over casualty figures


The warning comes amid growing debate over the use of drone air strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan Photo: Reuters

By Rob Crilly, Islamabad
10:05AM BST 18 Oct 2013

A United Nations investigation has found that American drone strikes have killed at least 400 civilians in Pakistan, far more than the US has ever acknowledged.

Ben Emmerson, UN special rapporteur, accused the US of challenging international legal norms by advocating the use of lethal force outside war zones.

The investigation was launched in January and had been due to be completed by the autumn, offering a review of the legality of drone strikes and an analysis of the number of civilian casualties – totalling almost 500 across the world.

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UPDATE 2: Please sign the following petition!

http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/stop-the-drones/

Ron Paul Channel Petition to "Let Victims of Drone Attacks Be Heard!" being championed by The Young Turks! Sign It!

Please note, the Petition is time sensitive!

RP Channel has a video intro by Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul himself, but it doesn't have embed codes; please watch it, and sign the petition to let the victims be allowed to come to US to testify.

The point isn't so much as expecting CONgress or the WarCriminal-in-Chief WH resident to do anything after the testimony. The point is to have ON RECORD, a public testimony as an evidence to the world that the govt of US, like all governments across the world, does NOT represent the citizenry's sentiments; like most other cultures and peoples, Americans have NEVER been monotone on any issues.

But a Congressional testimony, for many, represents a 'credible, official' venue to redress their grievances and let their point be made in a more formal capacity; thus, all our internal minarvhist vs. ancap aside, for many the 'Halls of CONgress,' in point of fact, IS the venue to present these views.

That, as a platform, and to establish as a matter of public record, is why this is important, IMO.

Please watch the Good Doc's plea, then sign the petition (regardless of whether it'll pressure govt terrorists or not) directed at John 'the Scumbag Skull & Bonesman who married up/Sugamomma' Kerry to let the surviving victims' family members to be granted visa to come to America to testify into Congressional record:

http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/stop-the-drones/

Thank you, to all my DP beloved.

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Please sign the following TIME-SENSITIVE petition!

UPDATE 2: Please sign the following petition; before October 29, 2013!!!

http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/stop-the-drones/

Ron Paul Channel Petition to "Let Victims of Drone Attacks Be Heard!" being championed by The Young Turks! Sign It!

Please note, the Petition is time sensitive!

RP Channel has a video intro by Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul himself, but it doesn't have embed codes; please watch it, and sign the petition to let the victims be allowed to come to US to testify.

The point isn't so much as expecting CONgress or the WarCriminal-in-Chief WH resident to do anything after the testimony. The point is to have ON RECORD, a public testimony as an evidence to the world that the govt of US, like all governments across the world, does NOT represent the citizenry's sentiments; like most other cultures and peoples, Americans have NEVER been monotone on any issues.

But a Congressional testimony, for many, represents a 'credible, official' venue to redress their grievances and let their point be made in a more formal capacity; thus, all our internal minarvhist vs. ancap aside, for many the 'Halls of CONgress,' in point of fact, IS the venue to present these views.

That, as a platform, and to establish as a matter of public record, is why this is important, IMO.

Please watch the Good Doc's plea, then sign the petition (regardless of whether it'll pressure govt terrorists or not) directed at John 'the Scumbag Skull & Bonesman who married up/Sugamomma' Kerry to let the surviving victims' family members to be granted visa to come to America to testify into Congressional record:

http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/stop-the-drones/

Thank you, to all my DP beloved.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

i guess bombs are more

i guess bombs are more "civilised" then chemical weapons, given the reaction to this by the "majority", or maybe its because the msm have'nt been narrating to them their outrage

Not Cool...

...bump

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

AnCap

You might be getting a call or DP PM from Greewald, to help with his upcoming project. An excellent effort here. Thanks.

It is way more than 400.

Way more.

such terrible information--

but it's important to know.

How can *we* stop this travesty?

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

this...

http://www.dailypaul.com/300666/practical-way-to-regulate-ci...

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

All Political Power Comes Out Of The Barrel Of A.......

Drone!?.....

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Might Makes Right.....

But what if the right is wrong!?

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Great post.

.

updated

links.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Update 1: MSM reports

UPDATE 1: MSM reports

AP via CBS: U.N. expert: At least 450 civilians killed in U.S. drone attacks

An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan in this file photo. / AP

October 18, 2013, 1:47 PM

ISLAMABAD A U.N. expert on Friday called on the United States to reveal the number of civilians it believes have been killed by American drone strikes targeting Islamic militants.

U.N. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson said that preliminary information gathered for a new report indicated more than 450 civilians may have been killed by drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen, but more work needs to be done to confirm the figures.

The United States provides very little public information about its drone program, especially in Pakistan and Yemen, where the CIA is involved in the attacks.

Play Video Headlines: NSA involved in government's targeted killing program

"The single greatest obstacle to an evaluation of the civilian impact of drone strikes is lack of transparency, which makes it extremely difficult to assess claims of precision targeting objectively," said the report, which was released Friday. The lack of transparency "creates an accountability vacuum and affects the ability of victims to seek redress."

REUTERS: Pakistan tells U.N. at least 400 civilians killed by drone strikes

Residents stand inside a damaged house after a missile attack in Damadola village of the Bajaur tribal region in Pakistan May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Ammad Waheed

By Michelle Nichols
UNITED NATIONS | Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:41pm EDT

(Reuters) - Pakistan has confirmed that of some 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade, at least 400 were civilians and an additional 200 victims were deemed "probable non-combatants," a U.N. human rights investigator said on Friday.

Ben Emmerson, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, also urged the United States to release its own data on the number of civilian casualties caused by its drone strikes.

Emmerson said Pakistan's Foreign Ministry told him it had recorded at least 330 drone strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan's largely lawless region bordering Afghanistan, since 2004.

Telegraph UK: UN inquiry finds more civilians killed by US drone strikes than reported
Investigation says at least 400 non-combatants killed in Pakistan by drone strikes and demands US comes clean over casualty figures


The warning comes amid growing debate over the use of drone air strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan Photo: Reuters

By Rob Crilly, Islamabad
10:05AM BST 18 Oct 2013

A United Nations investigation has found that American drone strikes have killed at least 400 civilians in Pakistan, far more than the US has ever acknowledged.

Ben Emmerson, UN special rapporteur, accused the US of challenging international legal norms by advocating the use of lethal force outside war zones.

The investigation was launched in January and had been due to be completed by the autumn, offering a review of the legality of drone strikes and an analysis of the number of civilian casualties – totalling almost 500 across the world.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Thank you

I wish more would see how wrong this is. Thanks for all the detail.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

thanks;

please check out Update 1: MSM reports (as usual, these scums released the findings on a Friday, aka. "the slowest news day")

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul