they will keep trying to hit us again. But as we are showing again this weekend, we remain vigilant. We're doing everything in our power to protect our people, and no matter what comes our way, as a resilient nation, we will carry on.”
Obama doesn't utter a word for those innocent people - men, women and children - who have died needlessly in the countries the US troops are fighting in.
December), compared with 53 in 2009, 34 in 2008, and 9 attacks which took place between 2004 and 2007, according to The Nation. The strikes have increased during the administration of President Barack Obama and are a major source of anti-American sentiments in Pakistan. According to a poll conducted by the New America Foundation in 2010, most Pakistanis oppose the U.S. drone strikes. According to a July 2009 report by the Brookings institution, the drone attacks in Pakistan have killed ten civilians for every militant killed. According to Pakistani sources, the attacks kill almost 50 civilians for every militant killed - a hit rate of 2 percent. In June 2010, the UN's special investigator on extrajudicial killings, Philip Alston, criticized targeted killings using weapons such as drones as posing a growing challenge to international law.
were directly killed by US bombing and Special Forces attack between October 7, 2001 and June 3, 2003. Professor Marc W. Herold also estimated civilian deaths attributable directly to US/NATO bombing and airstrikes to be at least 3,857-4,634 from 2005 to 2009. These figures do not include civilian deaths due to displacement, terror or criminal violence; they only include the number of Afghan civilians who have lost their lives due to US invasion of Afghanistan and its forces using a heavy hand on unarmed and innocent civilians.