Many on the left leading up to the election were reporting their inability to vote for President Obama for moral reasons, one of them being the illegal and immoral drone wars being conducted by Obama in many countries on the planet. Drones are the new cash cow for the Military Industrial Complex and proliferating at an insane pace. Half the countries on earth have drones with at least 76 countries owner-operators of armed drones. Drones are locusts. They are the locusts.
I didn't vote for Obama and that was one of my reasons. I hope the victimized Pakistanis of the imperialist global war on everyone else and those in other countries know that there are some of us that won't put up with this shit any longer.
I can understand the following emotions but surely can't understand the pain.
The roars celebrating the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama on television give Mohammad Rehman Khan a searing headache, as years of grief and anger come rushing back.
The 28-year-old Pakistani accuses the president of robbing him of his father, three brothers and a nephew, all killed in a U.S. drone aircraft attack a month after Obama first took office.
"The same person who attacked my home has gotten re-elected," he told Reuters in the capital, Islamabad, where he fled after the attack on his village in South Waziristan, one of several ethnic Pashtun tribal areas on the Afghan border.
"Since yesterday, the pressure on my brain has increased. I remember all of the pain again."
We all remember when we declared war on Pakistan right?
Drone strikes are highly unpopular among many Pakistanis, who consider them a violation of sovereignty that cause unacceptable civilian casualties.
"Whenever he has a chance, Obama will bite Muslims like a snake. Look at how many people he has killed with drone attacks," said Haji Abdul Jabar, whose 23-year-old son was killed in such a bombing.
I'm sure many Pakistanis are now saying, "Not four more years of this shit". But they knew anyway, it's the same realization many of us are feeling now only with a threat of getting your ass blown up at any minute.
As officially reported:
Since 2004, a total of 337 U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed between 1,908 and 3,225 people.
Over One million killed in Iraq. Tens of thousands in Afghanistan. Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Lebanon. How many people is the United States of America going to kill on it's Crusade?
Round and round it goes and where it stops nobody knows. In fact, this appears impossible to stop. The only thing I can think of that would negate the proliferation of drones, and the use of them for killing humans, is something that is even more insidious. I don't want to think about that right now.