When Barack Obama kills civilians “by accident” he knowingly commits acts that we condemn as terrorism when others do them.
Interesting headline: “Pakistanis see double standard in drone strikes, ask Obama apology for civilian deaths.” And here’s a choice quote:
“the death of innocent civilians, regardless of their citizenship, is something that the U.S. government seeks to avoid if at all possible.” —U.S. Government statement
I call “balderdash!”
It is always “possible” to avoid murdering innocent people: You don’t pull the trigger, unless you know that the only ones harmed will be those imminently involved in the taking of innocent life.
The reality is that drone strikes are outrageously profitable for the defense industry, and allow our elected cowards to defend the two things most precious to them: Their earthly lives and their seats in Congress and the White House.
Enough with people who violate the Constitution to “defend the Constitution”!
Enough with spineless hacks who doom innocents to death, without conscience.
America’s Founders risked everything—their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor—to establish liberty. Today’s crop won’t risk anything of their own, but has no problem throwing other people’s lives and money onto their hellish fire.
The reason Pakistanis (and others) see a double standard is because there is one. America has become just another vicious humanist empire, and cast aside the ideals that once made us a Shining City on a Hill. We have abandoned righteousness, and embraced pseudo-comfort at any price.
America needs to repent, and return to her first loves.
Unfortunately, we’re a long, long way off. A new AP-GfK Poll reveals that 47% of my fellow countrymen would support a drone strike even if innocent Americans might be murdered. Many in our nation have truly lost their souls.
To my human brothers in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and countless other nations: In the Name of the Prince of Peace, some of us do lament your losses, and acknowledge your pain and righteous anger. I pray you will be granted mercy in your hearts, and to the best of your ability ratchet down the seemingly endless circle of attacks and retribution.
When a culture banishes eternity from its thinking and actions, it guarantees the arrival of Hell on earth. The gates are open, and the fires are getting hotter.
P.S. (and this one will sting, if you have any sense of logic and conscience): This poll shows that 47% of Americans now justify the tactic of Osama bin Laden for 9-11. He targeted the business and military leaders he saw as meddling in his lands. He used an indiscriminate method which slaughtered innocents along with his intended targets. It’s the same twisted logic behind drone strikes.
Open your eyes! Our military policies are no better than those of Muslim terrorists.