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Drone Victim: "It was like she was exploded to pieces."

Today drone survivors spoke at a congressional briefing. As can be seen in the video, the attendance was dismal. It seems few congresspeople have the courage to face one of the people they screwed.

"All of a sudden things became very dark," Zubair Rehman, 13, remembered. The next thing he knew, his grandmother, Mamana Bibi, was gone. "It was like she was exploded to pieces."

Article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/pakistani-drone-vic...

Full Video:

http://youtu.be/LhSe6-mK8wk



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WTF - nobody showed up. I am

WTF - nobody showed up.

I am calling my rep right now. This is such a shame.

wow, glad that they were

finally 'allowed' in (their noted Pakistani lawyer, however, was barred entry), but truly pathetic: ONLY FOUR govt servants showed up?

granted, 'nobody' really shows up for these things, usually, other than the interested party, but still, this is so pathetic:

'American public needs real facts about drone strikes'

http://youtu.be/s9RAluzxMbY
RT
Published on Oct 29, 2013

Survivors of a US drone strike testified to members of Congress today. The family - whose grandmother was killed when a missile hit their garden in Pakistan a year ago - say they have no idea why they were targeted. The family's lawyer was also supposed to speak to lawmakers at that meeting but was denied a US visa. RT is joined by the lawyer -- Shahzad Akhbar. Read More: http://on.rt.com/9cvt5b

"I no longer love blue skies": Drone strike victims testify before Congress

http://youtu.be/raKl5lO82js
RT
Published on Oct 30, 2013

A justice seeking journey of thousands of miles for the surviving members of a Pakistani family, who endured a CIA drone attack, has culminated in their testimony in front of US Congressmen. The strike killed their grandmother, but failed to hit any militants - so the victims of the bombing asked lawmakers why their home was targeted in the first place. RT's Gayane Chichyakyan was at the briefing. Being one of the toughest opponents of America's drone warfare, US House of Representatives member Alan Grayson is the man behind the visit of the Rehman family to his country. Speaking to RT he said he believes the Pakistani army's completely capable of handling militants itself.

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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

LittleWing's picture

The Drone Makers And Their Friends In Washington

Many of the drone caucus members are well supported by the industry they endorse. According to Bronstein-Moffly’s data, the 58 drone caucus members received a total of $2.3 million in contributions from political action committees affiliated with drone manufacturers since 2011.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/jul/05/drone-makers-friends-wa...

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Link to the subject movie....

... :

UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars (full film)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfF0sjv4_ps

"Remote killing"

"Remote killing"

Get a load of the comments at the HuPost.

Is it just me, or is that website a breeding ground for some of the most idiotic people on the internet. On the one hand we've got a massive number of Neocons and Progressives talking about how great drones are, and the lone voices of dissent are yammering about Amash and Rand Paul not being present but 5 Democrats being there (Where were the other 200 plus Democrats as well? I don't know, maybe tied up with trying to keep the country from being bankrupted).

Michael Scheuer had it right, "We're Done Like Dinner!!!".

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

I tried posting under 'evolandscaping'... censored...

... maybe it got up there...

edit* - my post got put up... go 'favorite' me, if you don't mind...

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
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So very sad...

and, worst of all, its in my name.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

outrageous

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

Obama thinks drones work

Obama thinks drones work better than wood chippers.

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Only five reps were there ?

Only five reps were there ?

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain