Obama regrets drone strike that killed hostages but hails US for transparency
President Obama, the leader of the ‘free’ world, your apology stinks.
The short definition of the difference between regret and sorry, is that regret is internal and apology is external. Regret looks inside; sorry reaches outward.
Basically the USArse uses drones instead of soldiers, as dead soldiers are a political liability, whilst drones are remote operated vehicles that have significant collateral damage that kills innocent people, the people we do not hear about, unless they are Americans.
Then he goes on to hail the US for its transparency.
The height of hypocrisy, thank you for being an absolute twat…
The mere fact that this news story was first published by an American newspaper, not released by the White House, is a damning inditement on the US. The President and / or the White House, had to basically give a reason, as to why two Aid captives, an American and an Italian were dead.
The US government and regulators had no choice in this matter to give a Presidential ‘regret’ on these deaths to limit media damage. What amazes me though is the sheer and brazen hypocrisy of the situation, in that the US will continue to use drones and continue to have collateral damage. No apologies unless they are Americans.
God hail America….
Then you have the American public, whom I consider to be a composite of imbeciles, stupid and dumb to believe the rhetoric that they are fed. (*Dumb and Dumber)
Thank heavens, that whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, know when their own Government is betraying it’s own Constitution and do something about it…. Oh I forgot.. that is regarded as treason.
A comment by Mahboob Khan
“In order to fight the darkness do not draw your sword, light a candle”.
The White House was forced to concede on Thursday that it killed two innocent hostages – one American, one Italian – in a drone strike that targeted an al-Qaida compound despite officials not knowing precisely who was in the vicinity.
The deaths of Dr Warren Weinstein, a US government aid worker, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian aid worker, who were being held captive in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border region, have placed unprecedented pressure on Barack Obama’s secret program of targeted drone killings.
They mark the first time a US drone strike has inadvertently killed innocent hostages, and have forced the Obama administration to disclose an unprecedented amount of information about what would typically be a highly classified.
The experts have said all along that these drone strikes are “extra judicial killings”, they have killed far more innocent people on the ground than the “terrorists”, plus these drone strikes have become great propaganda/recruitment tools for the “terrorist organizations”. More than a decade later we see more unrest, more violence, more terrorism because the root causes of the conflict such as geopolitical issues have not been addressed.
“The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner”. General Omar Bradley.
I would like to invite Mr. Barack Obama’s attention to the following black-hole through which the U.S. taxpayers’ money is going down the drain:
Total cost of wars since 2001: Every hour, U.S. taxpayers are paying $11.26 million, in one day they are paying $270.24 millions, in one month they are paying $8107.2 million, in one year they are paying $97,286 millions; and in 12 years they have paid a staggering amount of $1167436.8 millions. Only $200 billions is required to totally eradicate poverty from the world.
It is clear that the U.S. is following a self-destructive path as only select few a making huge profits out of these senseless wars at the cost of very many.
The cry of the hour is to spend these sums on the climate change, on education, on sports, on economy, and on poverty eradication programs so that people across the globe are satisfied as satisfied people do not commit violence.
World’s Peace Ambassador
* Refer to prior posts Dumb and Dumber
The White House was ‘so intent’ that Russians and / or a Russian Buk missile system shot down the Malaysian Airlines MH17, via reference to social media only … I wonder what they think of social media making a mockery of Poroshenko’s attempt to prove Russian presence in Ukraine
Thank heavens we have social media.
Poroshenko’s Move to Prove Russian Presence in Ukraine Met With Memes
Ukraine’s military Chief of Staff Viktor Muzhenko admitted Russian troops have not been taking part in combat operations in the country’s east during news briefing in Kiev, Ukraine Channel 5 television reports.
As in prior posts, I have outlined (and provided links) both German and French secret service denying what the NATO, the US and UK Governments are saying about Russia in Ukraine.
It is obvious that the Western Media (including Aunty and BBC ) are part of this huge propaganda machine, to overlook the true situation and coverup murder, war atrocities, human rights violations and fraud.
You cannot trust Government, nor the media and the Carpet Baggers are running around having a field day.
Oh and the apathetic Joe Public do not give a shit, maybe a nuclear winter may give them the shits.
Proof is in the pudding, Joe Public would believe this bullshit…
“This is the highest concentration of Russia air defense systems in eastern Ukraine since August,” the ambassador tweeted, attaching a picture of BUK-M2 missile defense system apparently taken at the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2013, which actually took place just outside Moscow.