Sunday, February 10, 2013

Malala Yousafzai and Drone Attacks

It is commendable the great work young Malala has done, promoting education for young girls. This makes it all the more appalling that the Taliban would shoot her, a barbaric action. It is great that she got the treatment she needed, a British doctor stepped up, and she's making a recovery.

However, there is something worth remembering in all this. Many young people are being killed and injured in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Yemen, by un-manned US drone attacks. The attacker is safely far away, in a control room, removed from the violence. Barack Obama has been ordering these drone attacks and evading questions about civilian casualties. This is appalling.

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