The Drone Wars: Not a Single Non-Combatant Death!

If you belief that, I have some swamp land to sell.

The CIA claims that since May 2010, drones have killed more than 600 militants and not a single non-combatant. Recently the British-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism concluded after a long investigation that that is simply bunk. According to the Bureau, at least 45 civilians were killed in 10 drone strikes on the Pakistan/Afghanistan border region during this past year alone. Between 282 and 535 civilians, including 60 minors, have been credibly reported as killed as a result of drone strikes since US President Barack Obama took office.

Most damning, the Bureau reported that at least 50 civilians have been killed in follow-up strikes after they rushed to help the wounded. More than twenty other civilians were killed in strikes on funerals.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/03/01/drone-strikes-whats-to-feel-bad-about/

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