Drone war is a terrorist recruiting program.

Drone pilots raise accusations against Obama - Comment on 2015 November 19 (3)

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With it we have experienced massive wastefulness, the abuse of power and also how the leaders of our country have lied in public about the effectiveness of the drone program. Read more:

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Drone pilots raise accusations against Obama

In an open letter to the US government, which is with ZEIT ONLINE, four pilots have criticised the drone war. It is a terrorist recruiting program.

Four former US drone pilots, who for years have deployed deadly drones among others in Iraq and in Afghanistan against alleged terrorists, now accuse in an open letter this drone war as a complete error.

The letter, which is with ZEIT ONLINE, is addressed to the American President Barack Obama, the US Defence Minister Ashton B. Carter and the CIA Head John O. Brennan and calls the huge number of killings by drones a kind of recruiting program for new terrorists.

The authors compare the long term effects of the drone program to the catastrophic results of the contempt for humanity practice in the military prison in Guantanamo. We document the letter in the following, translated out of the English.

We are former members of the US air force. We joined the air force with the aim to protect the lives of Americans as well as our constitution. But in the course of time it became clear to us that the fact, that we kill innocent civilians only fuels the hate feelings, which drive terror and groups like the "Islamic State" (IS) and at the same time works in a similar way as he recruiting tool like Guantanamo Bay.

This government and its predecessor government have set up a drone program, which is one of the most devastating driving forces of terrorism and of destabilization worldwide.

Every individual of us developed a post traumatic strain disorder when the guilt became too great, which is accompanied by our role with the enabling of this systematic destruction of innocent life. But the government, to which we had to give so much, dropped us it discharged us into a world without appropriate medical care, without access to a reliable health care system, without necessary attention. Some of us are homeless today. Others are just making it. With it we have experienced massive wastefulness, the abuse of power and also how the leaders of our country have lied in public about the effectiveness of the drone program.

We call upon you to think over your perspective; even so such a request is possibly in vain in the face of the unparalleled persecution of whistleblowers, who have preceded us as for example Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. In the interest of this country we hope however that it is not so.

Commens

Have just searched with Google. In the US press this letter is hushed up.

 

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