Eight Years, Zero Scandals, You Say?

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Being Antiwar,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“Believe in something.
Even if it means droning civilians.
✈ Just drone it”

My Commentary: “Eight years, zero scandals”… Hmmm… So, mass murdering innocent civilians, including children, isn’t a ” scandal”?

Obama-Led Drone Strikes Kill Innocents 90% of the Time in Afghanistan, in Just a Single Five-Month Campaign:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/civilian-deaths-drone-strikes_us_561fafe2e4b028dd7ea6c4ff

When combining the officially-acknowledged, yet incomplete, government-reported numbers of casualties from drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, the most modest possible totals show that between 616 – 1,258 civilians were killed, which includes between 186 – 241 children.

Get the Data: Drone Wars:
https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-01-01/drone-wars-the-full-data

During Obama’s presidency, between 449 – 926 of the above-mentioned civilians casualties occurred (about 72.9% – 73.6% of the totals), which includes between 80 – 112 children (about 43 % – 46.5% of the totals). This is just more bipartisan criminality taking place in the ludicrous, endless “War on Terror.”

Oh, and this doesn’t even include US drone operations occurring in Iraq, Libya and Syria…

US Drone Strikes Could be Classed as War Crimes, Says Amnesty International:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/amnesty-us-officials-war-crimes-drones

Virtue-Signaling Isn’t About Moral Consistency

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Laura and George Bush with Michelle and Barack Obama

Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No “Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed” by Their Husbands’ Wars?:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/22/ralph-nader-asks-former-first-ladies-why-no-heartfelt-concern-tens-thousands

(Andrea Germanos) Noted consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader on Friday offered a sharp retort to Laura Bush and Michelle Obama in response to the former first ladies levied criticism at the Trump administration’s cruel immigration policy that separated immigrant children from their families.

“Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere,” he tweeted.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Because virtue signaling isn’t about moral consistency, or justice… It’s about public displays of manufactured outrage.

Obama Will Continue Engaging in War Crimes, Unabated, Until the Day He Leaves the White House

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Obama Will Not Roll Back Drone Program Before Trump Takes Office:
https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/17/headlines/obama_will_not_roll_back_drone_program_before_trump_takes_office

Meanwhile, The Guardian is reporting that President Obama will not tighten rules governing the U.S. drone assassination program before Donald Trump’s inauguration.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Surprised? I’m not…

Discussing Hillary Clinton’s Convenient Lack of Recollection in Making Murderous Drone “Joke” About Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Hillary Clinton Conveniently Doesn’t Recall Making Murderous Drone “Joke” About Wikileaks’ Julian Assange“…

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Rayn: Convenient…

Clinton: I Don’t Recall Joking About Droning Julian Assange:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hillary-clinton-julian-assange-229123

Greg C.: Selective memory…”I’m not saying I didn’t say it but I don’t remember yesterday never fucking mind 6 months ago – ok?!”

Hillary Clinton Conveniently Doesn’t Recall Making Murderous Drone “Joke” About Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Clinton: I Don’t Recall Joking About Droning Julian Assange:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hillary-clinton-julian-assange-229123

(Responding to unconfirmed allegations circulating on right-wing websites, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she does not remember ever joking about targeting the founder of WikiLeaks in a drone strike.

The conservative website True Pundit cited anonymous “State Department sources” in a report on Sunday to claim that Clinton in 2010 suggested to some staff members that the U.S. “drone” Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, whose website had embarrassed the U.S. when it published diplomatic cables, among other documents.

“Can’t we just drone this guy?” the website claimed Clinton had said.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Convenient…