There is a war going on.
Published on Dec 14, 2013
Kathy Kelly speaks about the drone attacks in Yemen and Afghanistan and the effects they’re having on the people, villages and communities. She says that people are afraid of the drone attacks and that they’re willing to speak when she visits them. Their only request of her group is that they don’t bring weapons with them when they visit. Their peace group, Voices of Nonviolence, never carries weapons.
Following a deadly U.S. drone strike on civilians in Yemen, members of a dozen peace groups wearing blue scarves gathered yesterday at the entrance of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. With guards and barricades on one side and cars whizzing by on Rt. 123 on the other, they held a vigil in memory of civilians, especially children, killed by U.S. drone bombings in Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“The CIA touts that drones are accurate,” said Jack McHale of Pax Christi USA to about 30 protestors from groups including CODEPINK and Veterans for Peace. But, he said, according to the Navy’s own analysis, they’re no more accurate than traditional air power. “I think we saw that this week when a wedding party was targeted and 17 people were killed as a result of an armed drone in Yemen.”
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- Drone Warfare Protest at CIA Follows Strike on Civilians in Yemen (dcmediagroup.us)
- CODEPINK STRONGLY CONDEMNS KILLING OF 15 CIVILIANS FROM US DRONE STRIKE IN YEMEN TODAY Calls on President Obama to apologize and pledge to end strikes (codepinkalert.org)
- Yemen parliament bans drone attacks: news agency (byonlineweb.com)