90 percent of people killed by U.S. drone strikes are innocent civilians

Thursday, November 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
NaturalNews.com
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nine out of every ten people who are killed in U.S. drone strikes overseas are innocent civilians or other unintended targets, according to classified documents provided to and reviewed by The Intercept.

In a series titled “The Drone Papers” in what the online publication said was the culmination of months of examining documents pertaining to “assassination” programs begun under the Bush administration and continuing to this day under President Obama, much of what has been revealed has never before seen the light of day.

“The public has a right to see these documents not only to engage in an informed debate about the future of U.S. wars, both overt and covert, but also to understand the circumstances under which the U.S. government arrogates to itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal,” the publication noted.

While the administration and Pentagon have regularly boasted that the “targeted killing program” (a more acceptable euphemism for “assassination,” which subsequent U.S. administrations have technically banned) is precise and that civilian casualties are minimal, the documents reveal otherwise.

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