A Culture Of Terror

Goldie wrote it nicely, you should read it.

Fish Of Gold

I live in The United States of America, a country which has had few significant terrorist attacks, the most notable being the attack on the World Trade Centers, September 11, 2001. The number of civilians who died on September 11th (2,996) is roughly comparable to the number of civilians my country has killed with drone attacks just in Pakistan alone:

  • Total strikes: 366
  • Total reported killed: 2,537 – 3,581
  • Civilians reported killed: 2000 – 3000
  • Children reported killed: 368 – 997
  • Total reported injured: 1,174 – 1,465

Does the fact that it wasn’t a terrorist cell, but the American military establishment that perpetrated drone attacks in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia and elsewhere lessen the terror felt by the people there? I don’t think it does. The US government recently admitted to killing four of its own citizens in drone attacks. Before that, they claimed that no civilians had been…

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