JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WHY A CRITICISM OF TRUMP’S HALTING CIVILIAN-DEATH DRONE REPORTS REPRESENTS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG – PICKING OUT A SMALL PART OF THIS UGLY STORY IS LIKE CRITICISING AN ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR AT A DEATH CAMP   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY DANIEL BRUNSTETTER IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“Trump’s Backward Move on Drone Civilian Casualties

“On March 6, President Trump signed an executive order that revoked the requirement, formulated under the Obama administration, that U.S. intelligence officials must publicly report the number of civilians killed in CIA drone strikes outside declared war zones”

 

Yes, it’s backward, but focusing on this detail gives Americans the wrong perspective.

America is running an industrial-scale, extrajudicial-killing scheme, and I see very little criticism of this human-rights abomination.

And it was started by the boyishly-smiling Obama. The first to receive stacks of “kill lists” in his inbox at the Oval Office.

The scheme was championed to Obama by Joe Biden.

And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could make such a callous statement about one of the genuine heroes of our time, Julian Assange, saying, “Can’t we just drone him or something?”

Trump is awful, but he’s a comparatively small character in the story of America’s institutionalizing the ghastly ways of the old Argentine junta and its “disappearing” thousands of people.

Too much association I think with the horrors of Israel and its reported past 2700 assassinations. Only the other day, Israel’s election candidate Gantz said he would start assassinating the leaders of Hamas, a democratic, absolutely non-terrorist organization which gives the people of Gaza some little scrap of hope for their desperate futures, and we hear not a word of objection.

Most of America’s current mass killings by drone are in that region of the world.

This article provides an excellent example of what is really wrong in America. A liberal critic focuses on one recent administrative detail of an overall program that is monstrous and ethically repellent.

To my mind, it’s a little like a complaint about some errors made by administrators at Auschwitz.

Posted March 16, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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