UNITED NATIONS: That’s It, We’re Investigating Drone Killings

Geoffrey Ingersoll
Source: Business Insider
Jan. 25, 2013, 6:24 EST

The U.N. has launched an investigation into U.S., British, and Israeli airstrikes that allegedly resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Pakistan alone.

Brenda Goh of Reuters reports that the announcement came in London early Thursday and that the inquiry will focus on strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistani territories. Mainly, the inquiry seems aimed at forcing Washington’s hand to make strikes more transparent and provide a concrete operating procedure.
From Reuters:

“It is … imperative that appropriate legal and operational structures are urgently put in place to regulate its use in a manner that complies with the requirements of international law,” said Ben Emmerson, the U.N. special rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights.

It’s imperative, Emmerson says, because drone technology will not always be in the hands of a select few nations. In fact, 75 countries are in possession of or are developing drone technology.

Germany has recently decided, despite years of remaining militarily mute, it would use armed drones because it needs a “‘credible deterrence,’ pointing to the Predator drones used by the United States as a possible model,” according to Der Spiegel.

With the list of drone-capable countries growing, both in terms of domestic and also foreign military operations, an international blue-print for the legal basis would standardize strike procedures. The only way to make one, though, is if all the countries conducting strikes fess up to their tactics, techniques and procedures — something military and intelligence folks of all nationalities are likely to protest.

Some organizations, like the American Civil Liberties Union, aren’t taking no for an answer.

“To date, there has been an abysmal lack of transparency and no accountability for the U.S. government’s ever-expanding targeted killing program,” said Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU.

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8 Responses to UNITED NATIONS: That’s It, We’re Investigating Drone Killings

  1. honestangel2012 says:

    I just hope that the rest of the world would know that we the people of the USA do not agree with or want Drones at all and we don;t want any killings anywhere. Get rid of all drones,this world doesn’t need them. And the UN is not apart of us even though our corporate Government is apart of them. We don’t need any of our corporate government and we don’t need the UN. All any of them want to do is rule people and kill.

  2. I agree that the UN is evil and should have no authority over our US constitutional law, but then our constitution is so diluted by an evil government of the US, that has no problem killing innocent foreign citizens, as well as making their life miserable.
    The US government wonders why the people of America would want guns to protect them selves. Maybe they should ask them selves why the citizenry of America would ever trust our government that finds lying to the people as just OK, and the unconstitutional Patriot Act and the unconstitutional NDAA that makes enemy’s of the citizens of America.

    The people of America are waking up to the fact that American citizens, as well as innocent foreign children of God are not the enemy of other American children of God that have God given natural rights to freedom and the capacity to govern our selves.

    Who could possibly be the enemy of the people of the world?

    People of the world, let us start sending love to each other, past the fictional borders of the world and put into place people of good morals to honestly govern with integrity, that will be willing to understand that nature is our only true value in life, that greed and lust for more money will only perpetuate our downward slide to the bottomless pit of slime and darkness..

    Throw out the worthless bums!

  3. LoveNow says:

    I’d like to see someone else’s drones start taking out our drones. Let the drones fight each other. No humans get hurt.

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  5. Rogério Maciel says:

    UN is evil …part of the Cabal game …a Fake investigation .

    • I agree that the UN is evil and should have no authority over our US constitutional law, but then our constitution is so diluted by an evil government of the US, that has no problem killing innocent foreign citizens, as well as making their life miserable.
      The US government wonders why the people of America would want guns to protect them selves. Maybe they should ask them selves why the citizenry of America would ever trust our government that finds lying to the people as just OK, and the unconstitutional Patriot Act and the unconstitutional NDAA that makes enemy’s of the citizens of America.

      The people of America are waking up to the fact that American citizens, as well as innocent foreign children of God are not the enemy of other American children of God that have God given natural rights to freedom and the capacity to govern our selves.

      Who could possibly be the enemy of the people of the world?

      People of the world, let us start sending love to each other, past the fictional borders of the world and put into place people of good morals to honestly govern with integrity, that will be willing to understand that nature is our only true value in life, that greed and lust for more money will only perpetuate our downward slide to the bottomless pit of slime and darkness..

      Throw out the worthless bums!

  6. Alex says:

    Hope beyond hope sanity will finally win out.

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