Leaked ‘Drone Papers’ Reveal 90% of People Killed in U.S. Drone Strikes Are Innocent Civilians
A nameless hero within the US intelligence community has liberated a stash of classified intelligence documents to The Intercept.
These documents reveal the true nature of the American aerial automated murder program.
Documents, analysis, slides and other visuals were released by the intercept in The Drone Papers.
One stunning figure stands out from the analysis: “nearly 90 percent of people killed in airstrikes were not the intended targets”, or only 1 of the 10 killed were actually being accused of some sort of crime by the US govt. The rest were innocent “collateral damage”.
Drones have been a favorite tool for Obama, one that brought no US soldiers home in caskets. The program was supposed to be precise, closely monitored and strictly regulated. However, these papers have proven such claims false.
Drones could strike outside of “declared” war zones with impunity, up until 2013 at the least: “it was not until May 2013 the White House released a set of standards and procedures for conducting such strikes.”