“The iron birds have no heart and no window-eyes to see the work of their hands. The impersonation of US foreign policy — cold, blind, and ruthless — the drones fly to the peak of their glory. A whirlwind of slivers of meaningless victims salutes them.
11 September 2001 of the year came in history the death of 2977 Americans. From that day on, the USA began to shamelessly exterminate the civilian population in Afghanistan with the help of iron monsters - drones. Fighting mythical terrorism, from behind which the donkey ears of a three-letter organization (CIA) stick out, the United States received a reason to create controlled chaos in the central countries of the East. After Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia got into the “peacekeeping” cauldron, where for all the time of using the so-called “drones” no more than 2 percent of terrorists were destroyed. Of the total number of victims, which, according to modest official data, has already reached 4700 people. How many "terrorists" killed during this time? 100? Or much less? In any case, the number of civilians who died at the hands of Americans, has long exceeded the number of victims of the "national American tragedy." Meanwhile, the use of UAVs is gaining momentum.
The data of the last months from Afghanistan speak for themselves. On the night of February 13, in the province of Kunar, five children and four women became victims of an unmanned attack, four more children were injured. At the end of February, clouds thickened over the province of Uruzgan, where as a result of the “hunt for terrorists”, children of seven and eight years old were killed, gathering brushwood and loading it on donkeys. 9 March, eastern Afghan province Nangarhar. Two children and three women were injured. In the province of Ghazni 30 March, two children died and seven civilians were injured. The commander of the so-called International Security Assistance Force, rooted in Afghanistan in 2001, General Dunford blushes every time like a girl and apologizes for the “annoying” mistakes of his subordinates.
The brutality and senselessness of the so-called war on terror hurts the eyes, since the goals of the United States have long been transparent. There is no “NATO-Taliban” confrontation. There is only a brutal, predatory goal - to gain a foothold in Central Asia, the reason for which the Americans received, or rather created with their own hands 11 September 2001 of the year. Drug production, which is controlled mainly by the CIA, has increased 40 times. In the hands of the bosses of the organization of three letters flow billions of dollars, but not green, but red from the blood of the Afghan population. Washington, this great hypocrite, does not want victory over the Taliban and al-Qaeda. He wants to create a perpetual controlled chaos, a hell-free cauldron that must squeeze neighboring countries into its abyss. Wood chopping in order to chop. But slivers are not mistakes, but absolutely conscious and cynical dancing on the corpses. These people must constantly be afraid and die on schedule. And all the words about "mistakes", as well as the apologies of General Dunford, not only do not cover up, but multiply the cruel absurdity of what is happening.
Former Pakistani President Parvez Musharraf has lived in London in recent years, and recently decided to return to his homeland to take part in the May 9th parliamentary elections. But, not having time to breathe deeply the air of his native land, the politician landed himself in the hands of justice. Now he is under arrest, as he is accused in several criminal cases, among which are two murders. But he drew attention to his person a little earlier, when he made an unexpected statement. “We allowed to kill our people,” said Musharraf, a fact that had been carefully kept silent by the Pakistani authorities. In a formal style, his statement sounded somewhat different - the government during his presidency from 11 to 2004 did not put any obstacles in the way for the CIA in the region. "And in some cases even approved the" attacks of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Did the ex-president know about the “two percent statistics,” that is, that for a single killed “terrorist” there are at least a hundred civilians, citizens of his country? And if he didn’t know, didn’t he manage to make out in nine years? Be that as it may, but all these years official Islamabad has been blind, and perhaps heartless, not less than the drones themselves. He saw the light only in November of 2011, when American “warriors of good”, again “by mistake” defeated the Pakistani outpost of Salalah, killing 24 of the military. Apparently, they were more valuable in the eyes of the Pakistani government than weekly women and children are dying. Thus, since 2011, attacks by American UAVs on the territory of Pakistan occur without the consent of local authorities and, according to UN expert Ben Emmerson, are "a violation of the sovereignty of the country." But what does that change in essence? They used to kill legally, and now illegally, but still without any obstacles. To the long list of accusations against Pervez Musharraf it would be worth adding one more thing - for the betrayal of his people, in which he so sincerely confessed.
2006 was the bloodiest year for Pakistanis. As a result of three attacks by American UAVs, 97 killed civilians, including 75 children. In total, in the period from the summer of 2004 to the autumn of 2012, the “iron woodcutters” exterminated people from 1900 to 3300, most of whom were civilians. According to the most modest, repeatedly underestimated estimates that are possible with the highest degree of secrecy that the US government imposes on data on UAV operations. A striking example of statistical casuistry is that all adult Pakistani men who have fallen victim to another “error” become “terrorists” in official reports of the CIA.
The 4700 figure for UAV victims was first heard from Republican Senator Lindsay Graham. “We killed 4,7 thousands of people,” he said proudly, speaking at the club of the town of Islay in South Carolina. “Yes, sometimes innocent people were among them, but war is war. We were able to destroy several major al-Qaida leaders! ” Graham openly supports drones as a universal means of achieving the goals of the United States. Apparently, wanting to prove the effectiveness of the killer machines, he first announced the statistics of their combat successes.
UAVs are considered to be so effective that they are often used not for the elimination of specific individuals, but for “prevention”. That is, any place that has come under the suspicion of “good aibolits” can be cleared away at the touch of a button. As in the old and also very good American advertising. The rest of the work will perform an obedient "woodcutter." He will not only kill all people in a given area, but will also return and finish off the one who “by mistake” has survived and is bleeding to death. He will kill relatives who rushed to the aid of the wounded, and also ensure that no one survived the funeral. A useful feature is called “double hit.” Just one click!
The hour of unmanned aerial vehicles, which has become an endless “star war”, came with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama. 250 of 300 operations using UAV accounted for his first presidential term. At the very least, the 50 people killed by Obama lost their lives when they were helping the wounded, and the 20 people were burying their loved ones. John Brennan, who is called the “father of the drones” for his particularly reverent attitude towards killer cars, took the post of head of the CIA under the current president. Not more than a year ago, he spoke of the “surgical precision” of UAV attacks, asserting that the United States is authorizing only those operations whose undoubted goal is terrorists. However, in their right mind, you can only talk about their surgical composure.
Humming, gray, blind rockets turned Pakistani life into an endless nightmare. A continuous reminder of death that can fall upon your house at any moment, governed by a higher will, but not the will of God, but his eternal opponent. Probably, you can call it a game of “American roulette” - either they will kill you when you do not expect, or you will die in endless waiting, from a break in your heart. In any case, there are no options for normal human existence.
The newspaper "Guardian" recently published a series of photographs received after the strikes of UAVs on populated areas of Pakistan. They captured a child named Naim Ulla, who was killed in the town of Datta Khel, and two children who died in Pirano, who became a “living” refutation of the false reports of the CIA about the “surgical precision” of their “iron chippers”. And is it far from these machines some members of the CIA and the US government left? The facts, again voiced in the newspaper, confirm that they are not. Thus, the “double blow” is used not as an exception, but as a legitimate practice. UAVs often return to the scene of the crime and kill the wounded. As a result of one of these raids, a Pakistani boy lost both legs and lost a house, which was mistaken for a Taliban base by “mistake”.
In the eyes of a fifteen-year-old Sadaullah, heartless rockets deprived the lives of his cousins and an uncle in a wheelchair. The boy remembered this in the hospital, where he woke up without an eye and both legs. The roommates hurried to assure him that in such an ill-fated place as the province of Waziristan, people with disabilities have no future.
The five-year-old Shakira, whose photo spread all over the world, was “lucky enough” to survive after an attack by an American drone. She received burns of the whole body, but still tries to smile. The photograph is accompanied by a signature: "The order on the air strike came from the Nobel Peace Prize laureate."
At the end of January of this year, the UN Commission launched a major investigation into the use of UAVs in Pakistan. Several countries addressed the Human Rights Council, including Russia, China and Pakistan, finally concerned about the fate of their people. The latter accuses the United States of encroachment on state sovereignty. The commission investigates about 30 cases of UAV attacks, focusing on the technique of double hits. On all counts, US actions must be qualified as a war crime. Pakistan and the United States are not officially fighting, but, from the point of view of international law, the destruction of a combatant is permissible only in a state of war. Therefore, the “mistakes” of the American government can only be regarded as murder at the international level. The results of the investigation will be known in the coming months, but no one harbors any special illusions about the serious allegations. The legal assessment process complicates the position of the White House many times, which closes access to the data on conducted operations, refusing to fulfill its international obligations.
The Boston explosion killed three people, among whom was one child. The terrorist attack is called the worst in American history since September 11, 2001. American Kurt Vonnegut in the novel "Slaughter Number Five" on the destruction of peaceful Dresden aviation "Allies" during World War II, does not say a word about the bombing itself. Since in the process of writing the novel he comes to the firm belief that it is impossible to talk about war. It is impossible to talk about death, because any word spoken about it will be a lie. When someone dies in a novel, he says “So it goes,” which in Russian means “such things.” One can only remain silent about death, but understanding of this comes only in war.
In the "peaceful" United States, one child died. NewsLike a tsunami, public opinion was stirred up. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, hundreds of innocent children who are unaware of the meaning of the words “war” and “death” are killed by American drones each year.
And in response - so it goes ... "