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(December 24,1987 / Warren, Michigan)

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Imperial Drones

superpower arrogance
self aggrandized
American egodacity

White House
taking action through
negotiation negating force

as continues Bush's war on terror
now redubbed Obama's camera friendly
overseas contingency operation

under peace medal valor
of the administration
409 drone strikes - 2,114 unmanned casualties, -
...civilians killed...? can anyone keep count?

'no direct risk to American military personnel'

compared to

New York Times article,
unnamed former senior intelligence officials
criticisms over the White House's civilian death estimates:
"They count the corpses and they're not really sure who they are."

Indiscriminate
human rights violations
conducted outside
military chain of command
failure to comply with
international law
extrajudicial killings,
unacknowledged detentions
enforced exile and
mysterious disappearances
broken sovereignty justified?

CIA to unleash aggressive campaign
upon Islamabad

said a senior U.S. Official in regards to
the administration's attitude,
'What do we have to lose? '

May 20-21 NATO summit: President Obama
giving Pakistan's president, Zardari
cold shoulder in Chicago
before signing off on
eight Predator drone attacks
after Zardari refused to make a deal
as the White House had hoped
reopening troop supply pipeline
along Karachi ports

drone strikes attempt to intimidate
Pakistan's tribal belt
Pakistanis -
civilians, officials, and military leaders
into giving in to U.S. Demands.

Submitted: Saturday, June 09, 2012


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