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Obama-Led Drone Strikes Kill Innocent Civilians 90% Of The Time

October 16, 2015

In what is one of the most damning pieces of info from this week’s major leak on President Obama’s drone campaigns, is that innocent civilians die in 9 out of 10 strikes.


The stat comes from a 5 month period of drone strikes in Afghanistan. The journalistRyan Devereaux, from The Intercept, which published the leak, said:

“During one five-month period of the operation, according to the documents, nearly 90 percent of the people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets.”

The founding editor Glenn Greenwald tweeted Thursday: “These docs illustrate what a video game, drained of all humanity, these drone assassinations have become.”


From the Washington Times:

Drone strikes conducted by the United States during a 5-month-long campaign in Afghanistan caused the deaths of unintended targets nearly nine out of ten times, leaked intelligence documents suggest.

The apparent 10 percent success rate with regards to a specific span in America’s drone war is among the most damning revelations to surface so far as the result of a series of articles published by The Intercept on Thursday this week which rely on classified and confidential intelligence documents supplied by an unknown source.

Read more at the Washington Times

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