Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Activist Interrupts War Propaganda 'What About the Innocent People WE Are Killing With OUR Drone Strikes?'

Activist Post

Peace Activist Medea Benjamin of Code Pink interrupted White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan during a press conference about the progress of the war in Afghanistan last week.

When Brennan was espousing the notion that Al Qaeda's image is badly tarnished around the Muslim world because he claims they're killing mostly "innocent men, women and children," Benjamin stood up and challenged him.

Benjamin shouted "What about the hundreds of innocent people we are killing with our drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia?"

The CIA admits that at most there are only 50-100 active Al Qaeda members in Afghanistan, about the average number of innocent civilians killed by U.S. drone attacks every month.  And that number doesn't include the number of innocents kill teams extinguished before snapping photos of and urinating on them.

Unfortunately, the war propagandists have the bully pulpit and Benjamin was dragged away by a large thug so Brennan could continue vomiting his lies.

That very same weekend, Brennan appeared ABC News' This Week to further defend the U.S. murder of innocent civilians with drone strikes:
'Unfortunately, in war, there are casualties, including among the civilian population,' Brennan said on ABC News 'This Week,' answering a question about the covert drone program. U.S. missile attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere are not officially acknowledged by the administration but are frequently discussed indirectly. 
'We've done everything possible in Afghanistan and other areas to reduce any risk to that civilian population,' he continued. 'Unfortunately, Al Qaeda burrows within these areas, you know, safe havens as well as areas where there are civilians, but we've been very, very judicious in working with our partners to try to be surgical in terms of addressing those terrorist threats.
'Sometimes you have to take life to save lives,' Brennan added, 'and that's what we've been able to do to prevent these individual terrorists from carrying out their murderous attacks.' (Source)
Is there anyone still confused about who's responsible for killing innocent civilians in the Muslim world? The Muslim population certainly is not.

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Anonymous said...

When are these lying, murdering Israelis going to PURGED from our political system? How did the "greatest generation" allow these SNAKES to slither into our country and assume power?

Now it is up to US to expose these Israeli operatives and bring them to justice. Greatest generation? I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

The greatest generation. What a joke. How bout the greatest duped generation. It is because of that generations self congratulatory BS that the rest of the country thinks it can do no wrong.
Pathetic dupes one and all.

Anonymous said...

Oh and that was absolutely awesome Medea! Great job!

Political Atheist said...

Glad to see Code Pink is protesting the fraudulent, criminal attacks during Barry's administration as G-Dub's.

Anonymous said...

sure america go on and bring "democracy and freedom" to all the countries by bombing the fuck out of them.

im pretty sure most politicians eat shit twice a day so they are able to vomit such bullshit onto us!

Anonymous said...

If more of us were willing to do the same, every time one of the criminals is in front of the press, it might just start to change things.

Anonymous said...

Medea Goes to Jail.

Anonymous said...

Of course if we had a real press and real journalists (remember them?) they would be asking these questions daily. But then, if had had a real press we would probably have a real government instead of a corporate/fascist gang of thugs.

Anonymous said...

I wish I'd been in that room right after they took her out...I would have immediately stood up and given her an hearty applause and cheer...and I would have encouraged everyone in the room to do the same!

Thank you, Medea, for standing up for what is right!

djohnston said...

"I wish I'd been in that room right after they took her out...I would have immediately stood up and given her an hearty applause and cheer...and I would have encouraged everyone in the room to do the same!"

You sure would. I believe you! Such bravado!

Um, wait a minute. Would you have applauded anonymously? Would you have risked being arrested, just as she did?

Anonymous said...

I thought I recognized Zionist Jane Harman putting the muzzle on Medea Benjamin. Harman is now collecting a paycheck [along wiht her congressional pension check] working as an advisor to the Woodrow Wilson Center on Foreign Policy Studies.

American Foreign Policy = Israeli Domestic Policy.

When will America rid itself of these Khazarian pigs???

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I think it's too late to save this once great nation. I remember when obama was first elected, he was critized for having associated with Rev. Jeremiah Wright especially when the media was continually showing that clip of the Rev. preaching about the "Chickens have come home to roost". He is absolutely right. We as a nation say one thing and do the other. We act in a way with total disregard to what the world audience might think. We ARE getting a taste of our own B.S. I want out!

Anonymous said...

UK is as bad. It follows the same pattern. Bloody big brother surveillance so we can be carted off for disagreeing with the "establishment"

Anonymous said...

Beautiful woman speaking PURE TRUTH - nobody helped her - treated like a criminal!

Who can help us now?

Serpant language - serpant people - serpant policies... all around us

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