Obama drone policy is one of murder

Activist: US drone policy, one of murder

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:38:48 GMT

The administration of US President Barack Obama’s policy of assassination drone attacks in other countries is a “policy of murder,” an activist has told Press TV.

Richard Becker, an anti-war activist of the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), aka ANSWER Coalition, a US-based protest umbrella group consisting of many antiwar and civil rights organizations, criticized the policy in an interview with our channel on Monday, saying it cannot be justified and no rules can make the targeted killings legal.

““These are violations of the sovereignty of independent states that Washington does not respect, nor does it respect the right to live of people in those states,” he said.”

The US adopted a policy of “assassination “ and “murder” in several countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Libya, where the practice has led to huge civilian casualties, Becker also said, adding that the US administration has defied and violated the Constitution of the United States as well as international law.

According to a report, which has been published by The New York Times, the US has been drawing up a formal rulebook to justify the targeted killings, carried out using its assassination drones in six countries. The rules would give the new government “clear standards and procedures” to continue its targeted killing program.

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