This video from the USA says about itself:
Signature Strike Investigation
Published on June 19, 2013
Tell Congress to move now to end these signature strikes, save innocent lives, protect America from the blowback of killing innocent civilians, and restore the rule of law.
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Robert Greenwald and the War Costs team in the USA write about this:
Dear Friend —
“The entire leadership of our tribe was wiped out, over 40 civilians killed by your drones. Why would you kill our elders who were meeting peacefully?” This is only one example of the questions I was asked during my time in Pakistan while collecting interviews for our upcoming War Costs film and investigation on drones.
Each person with a different perspective – some were badly injured, some had relatives killed, some whose friends were obliterated. But they all came together to tell the same story: a community wiped out and destroyed by drones. How did this happen? WHY did this happen? See Brave New Foundation’s latest investigative video with exclusive interviews and footage directly from the tribal area. And remember the words ‘signature strike’ as you watch this investigative video.
When talking with tribal leader Jalal Manzar Khail to uncover the truth about Datta Khel, Jalal remembers seeing the drones hovering in the sky that entire morning- sizing up their target. Minutes into the discussion, drone strikes rained down on the gathering killing over 40 members of their families and community. If you think having your cell phones and emails monitored is invasive, try having an armed drone circle your neighborhood 24/7. With the ability to kill or maim you, your neighbors, and your loved ones at any moment.
A majority of the public currently support drone strikes but are unaware of their consequences and that we are killing civilians. We must join together to change the narrative – just like we did with the war in Afghanistan and in Iraq. Sign this petition today asking Congress to end signature strikes. If we get enough signatures, we will use the petition to get a Member of Congress to introduce legislation ending signature strikes that kill innocent civilians.
We have worked together on other important battles in the past but it’s time for us to stand together again and demand action.
Take a moment to send this video to your friends and family and help us get 10,000 people to sign this petition so that we can tip the balance in this campaign and show elected officials that the public demands change.
Activists in northwest Pakistan, some armed with clubs, have been forcibly searching trucks in an effort to halt NATO supplies in protest over US drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal belt. The unofficial checkpoints began on November 24 after a call to blockade NATO supplies by Khan, the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) political party: here.
Britain is up to its neck in US dirty wars and death squads. The war on terror is now an endless campaign of drone and undercover killings that threatens a more dangerous world: here.
I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on. Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t): here.
- Drones kill Pakistani civilians (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Amnesty against drone strikes (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Robert Greenwald: Signature Strike Investigation: The Story of Datta Khel (huffingtonpost.com)
- Look at This Visualization of Drone Strike Deaths (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- ‘America is our worst enemy’: Pakistani victim of US drone strike speaks out (disclose.tv)
- Pakistani court declares US drone strikes in the country’s tribal belt illegal (independent.co.uk)
- US drone attacks are further radicalising Pakistan | Imran Awan (guardian.co.uk)
- US drone strikes illegal – Pakistani court (alethonews.wordpress.com)
- Pakistan hopes CIA to stop drone strikes in FATA soon (thenewstribe.com)
- Watch Bravenew Foundation Video and Act to End Drone Killings (pbdemocrats.wordpress.com)