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

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE this man, Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul?? Cenk Uygur & The Young Turks, Alan Grayson & Dr. Paul?

Talk about bringing people together!

Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes - Devastating Report

http://youtu.be/xFt6vfL9dL4
The Young Turks
Published on Oct 22, 2013

SIGN THE PETITION:

Let Drone Victims Be Heard!

For the first time, survivors of a U.S. military drone strike have an opportunity to travel to Capitol Hill to give a voice and face to the reality of the CIA’s killer drone program.

Their lawyer, Shahzad Akbar, has represented more than 150 survivors of U.S. drone aggression. He once sued the CIA over drone strikes in Pakistan.

The DC political establishment is very familiar with Shahzad. While his clients’ visas for the trip have been approved, his has not.

Clearly, the hold-up is political.

We will not stand for this.

We must send a message to the State Department that they cannot continue to silence the voices of drone victims. Mr. Akbar must be granted his visa so he can appear at this congressional hearing at the end of October.

Add your name and we’ll deliver your signed petition to Secretary John Kerry telling him to grant Mr. Akbar’s visa before it’s too late.

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Sign the Ron Paul petition: Let Drone Victims Be Heard!

and RSVP to watch drone survivors tell their story to Congress:
http://www.warcosts.com/unmanned_briefing

"...a new Amnesty International investigation that found, among other points, that at least 19 civilians in the surrounding area of North Waziristan had been killed in just two of the drone attacks since January 2012 — a time when the Obama administration has held that strikes have been increasingly accurate and free of mistakes. The study is to be officially released on Tuesday along with a separate Human Rights Watch report on American drone strikes in Yemen, as the issue is again surfacing on other fronts. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a vocal critic of the drone campaign, is to meet with President Obama in the White House. And on Friday, the drone debate is scheduled to spill onto the floor of the United Nations, whose officials have recently published reports that attacked America's lack of transparency over drones...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from DECLAN WALSH and IHSANULLAH TIPU MEHSUD / NYTimes.com: Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes Cited in Report

Drone Survivors Testify to Congress for the First Time

http://youtu.be/tJiYjONgpqM
bravenewfoundation
Uploaded on Oct 18, 2013

Representative Alan Grayson (FL-09) is calling a briefing for drone survivors to share their story with Congress and the American public for the first time.

Sign up to stream the briefing on October 29th at 10am EST:
http://www.warcosts.com/unmanned_briefing

UPDATE 1: The surviving son of the drone murder victim, pens an OpEd at the Guardian

Please tell me, Mr President, why a US drone assassinated my mother

Rafiq ur Rehman
theguardian.com
Friday 25 October 2013 09.00 EDT

The last time I saw my mother, Momina Bibi, was the evening before Eid al-Adha. She was preparing my children's clothing and showing them how to make sewaiyaan, a traditional sweet made of milk. She always used to say: the joy of Eid is the excitement it brings to the children.

Last year, she never had that experience. The next day, 24 October 2012, she was dead, killed by a US drone that rained fire down upon her as she tended her garden.

Nobody has ever told me why my mother was targeted that day. The media reported that the attack was on a car, but there is no road alongside my mother's house. Several reported the attack was on a house. But the missiles hit a nearby field, not a house. All reported that five militants were killed. Only one person was killed – a 67-year-old grandmother of nine.

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Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes Cited in Report

A car dealer’s lot in Miram Shah, Pakistan. The town, in North Waziristan, is near the Afghan border and has been a target of American drone strikes meant to kill leaders of militant groups. PHOTO: The New York Times

By DECLAN WALSH and IHSANULLAH TIPU MEHSUD
Published: October 22, 2013

LONDON — In the telling of some American officials, the C.I.A. drone campaign in Pakistan has been a triumph with few downsides: In more than 300 missile attacks there since 2008, dozens of Qaeda and Taliban leaders have been killed, and the pace of the strikes, which officials frequently describe as “surgical” and “contained,” has dropped sharply over the past year.

But viewed from Miram Shah, the frontier Pakistani town that has become a virtual test laboratory for drone warfare, the campaign has not been the antiseptic salve portrayed in Washington. In interviews over the past year, residents paint a portrait of extended terror and strain within a tribal society caught between vicious militants and the American drones hunting them.

UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars - teaser trailer

http://youtu.be/u7j8JudYOGI
bravenewfoundation
Published on Oct 9, 2013

The teaser trailer for director Robert Greenwald's highly anticipated upcoming film, UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars.

For a limited time, the documentary will be available to stream online. Sign up today to get your link to see the film for FREE: http://www.AmericasDroneWars.com/

PREVIOUS DailyPaul Thread on Drone Murders:

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

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ADDENDUM: Please note, the Petition is time sensitive; before October 29, 2013!!!

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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update: the surviving son's OpEd @ the Guardian UK

Please tell me, Mr President, why a US drone assassinated my mother

Rafiq ur Rehman
theguardian.com
Friday 25 October 2013 09.00 EDT

The last time I saw my mother, Momina Bibi, was the evening before Eid al-Adha. She was preparing my children's clothing and showing them how to make sewaiyaan, a traditional sweet made of milk. She always used to say: the joy of Eid is the excitement it brings to the children.

Last year, she never had that experience. The next day, 24 October 2012, she was dead, killed by a US drone that rained fire down upon her as she tended her garden.

Nobody has ever told me why my mother was targeted that day. The media reported that the attack was on a car, but there is no road alongside my mother's house. Several reported the attack was on a house. But the missiles hit a nearby field, not a house. All reported that five militants were killed. Only one person was killed – a 67-year-old grandmother of nine.

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

Noble...

But I'd distance myself from the Young Turks.

Ron Paul ALL THE WAY!

"The Yankee is compelled to toil to make the world go around."
-Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSN
http://standrewsnews.org

Agreed

"But I'd distance myself from the Young Turks."

And Alan Grayson [aside from this issue], due to recent events.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Congressional Extortion:

Congressional Extortion: Let’s RICO American Politicians and Presidents!

http://www.dailypaul.com/303390/congressional-extortion-let-...

Stop all US Flying Killer Drone Robot Strikes Now!

Good for Cenk Uygur keeping this issue in the forefront.

pre-noon

bumpity.

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, my dearest DP mods!

for the frontpage.

thank you. thank you!!!

.o)

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

ADDENDUM: the Petition is time sensitive! B4 Oct. 29th!!!

ADDENDUM: Please note, the Petition is time sensitive; before October 29, 2013!!!

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

Wow this is awesome stuff that Dr. Paul is helping promote

Let's get this to the front page!

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
www.yaliberty.org - Young Americans for Liberty
www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery - Stop Deploying Traumatized Troops

I agree! .o)

plus, the petition is time sensitive.

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

Thanks!

Your comments are often so informative that I hope that these comments and posts of yours are delivered outside of DP community as well. So I hope that you are posting your OPs also to other places in "Sol. Sys, Milky Way Galaxy"!

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

aww, shucks. thanks! Yup: Can't Stop the Signal! .o)

Can't stop the signal, Mal!

http://youtu.be/PVF9lZ-i_ss
Thomas Winget
Uploaded on Dec 14, 2011

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

One of my favorite movies,

One of my favorite movies, Serenity.

Just a Thought which I want to Share with You

Well, what I was trying to say was, for example, that all the long information packages that you have sent during the years as BleuCream013 and AnCapMercenary you could collect all that material and edit it and after that have a pretty nice manuscript for a book. This was actually what I thought when I was reading some of the posts of BleuCream013 in the past. I was thinking is this guy writing a book and his method is to write it through DP as his test audience.

Chapters would include for example:
The Police State
Guns and the 2nd Amendment

Am I completely off the mark?

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

updated

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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

RP Channel has a video intro by the Doc 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, and an evidence to the world that the govt of US does NOT represent the citizenry's sentiments; Americans have NEVER been monotone on any issues.

This is the venue to let that point be made.

Please watch the 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/

Thanks

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