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Feb 06

Information that supports Bill Brockbrader aka Bill Wood’s testimony of civilian target

On December 30 of last year, ABC News reported on a 16-year-old Pakistani boy, Tariq Khan, who was killed with his 12-year-old cousin when a car in which he was riding was hit with a missile fired by a U.S. drone. As I noted at the time, the report contained this extraordinary passage buried in the middle:

Asked for documentation of Tariq and Waheed’s deaths, Akbar did not provide pictures of the missile strike scene. Virtually none exist, since drones often target people who show up at the scene of an attack.

What made that sentence so amazing was that it basically amounts to a report that the U.S. first kills people with drones, then fires on the rescuers and others who arrive at the scene where the new corpses and injured victims lie.

In a just-released, richly documented report, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, on behalf of the Sunday Times, documents that this is exactly what the U.S. is doing — and worse:

The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.

The findings are published just days after President Obama claimed that the drone campaign in Pakistan was a “targeted, focused effort” that “has not caused a huge number of civilian casualties”. . . .

A three month investigation including eye witness reports has found evidence that at least 50 civilians were killed in follow-up strikes when they had gone to help victims. More than 20 civilians have also been attacked in deliberate strikes on funerals and mourners. The tactics have been condemned by leading legal experts.

http://www.salon.com/2012/02/05/u_s_drones_targeting_rescuers_and_mourners/singleton/

1 comment

  1. pchyc

    This is from Michael Jaco the Navy SEAL that Bill Wood said would vouch for him.

    “Further insights on Bill have led me to believe that he is a phony SEAL. It came to my attention that he claims to have had a separate boat crew in Hell Week away from the others with one instructor. This is not possible. This does not fit my memory of who I thought he was. I also had a brief exchange of emails yesterday with Bill. Initially he claimed to have gone through class with 188. I was being conned though because when I approached him with insights from other SEAL’s he came across completely disjointed. I can now say with clarity that he is a complete phony. Although he has brought up some mildly interesting points that could have been exciting if they had been true I would be very skeptical of anything he has or will say”
    http://nexus.2012info.ca/forum/showthread.php?8918-Nexus-Interviews-Don-Shipley-Ex-Navy-Seal%2Fpage18

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