Sunday, December 30, 2012

Don't dare forget that you paid for this to happen, and that your silence supports it happening again


From Foreign Policy:
SANAA, Yemen — The villagers who rushed to the road, cutting through rocky fields in central Yemen, found the dead strewn around a burning sport utility vehicle. The bodies were dusted with white powder -- flour and sugar, the witnesses said -- that the victims were bringing home from market when the aircraft attacked. A torched woman clutched her daughter in a lifeless embrace. Four severed heads littered the pavement.
"The bodies were charred like coal. I could not recognize the faces," said Ahmed al-Sabooli, 22, a farmer whose parents and 10-year-old sister were among the dead. "Then I recognized my mother because she was still holding my sister in her lap. That is when I cried."
Quoting unnamed Yemeni officials, local and international mediainitially described the victims of the Sept. 2 airstrike in al-Bayda governorate as al Qaeda militants. After relatives of the victims threatened to bring the charred bodies to the president, Yemen's official news agency issued a brief statement admitting the awful truth: The strike was an "accident" that killed 12 civilians. Three were children.

3 comments:

Duffy said...

I've reached the point now that I think we should just take our ball and go home. Let China run amok in Asia, Russia can torment Europe while the two of them ride their demographic decline down to zero and let Africa be Africa. I suspect things would be really rocky for quite some time but it would be far easier, and cheaper in the long run.

mynym said...

Drone Attacks in Pakistan: 1/3 Victims Civilians

mynym said...

All this in service to multinational corporations, following a false flag attack...