16 and 12 Year Old Kids Murdered

…by Nobel Peace Prize Winner as they were going to visit their aunt.

Happily, they were swarthy foreigners, not human beings, and US policy declares that whatever people our drones kill are either “enemy combatants” or “collateral damage”, not “innocent murder victims unilaterally killed by an unaccountable tyrant”. Remember how a drone war works.

Best part for our God King? Progressives say, “We have to vote for him because otherwise we’ll be stuck with a Republican waging unjust wars and committing war cr… oh. Wait.” and conservative worshippers of Mars (especially the Christian ones) think this is the only part of the entire Obama performance record that is really awesome.

  • paladin

    “Mitt Romney nicknamed Obama “Dr. Strangelove.”–wow, I now like Romney a small wee bit more (still can’t take him seriously though).

    The Administration, proud of the technological terror they’ve constructed, seems to be following the Grand Moff Tarkin school of politics: “Fear will keep the locals in line…”

    The story is repugnant, and it will come home to roost someday when history repeats itself.

  • john

    This brings to mind the US Navy commercial that says “Whatever it takes, wherever it takes us”. Our nation seems more and more willing to lose our soul for the perception of peace and security.

  • Michael

    I am glad I am not the only one who has noticed that as a nation we seem to be worshipping Mars in the place of Jesus. Does that make us Martians?

    • John

      No … that makes us pagans.

      • ivan_the_mad

        Or apostates ;)

      • Jared

        Mars, Mammon, and Moloch…the pantheon of American secularism.

  • ivan_the_mad

    “Then he accepted a method for assessing casualties that ‘counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants’ unless there is explicit posthumous proof of their innocence – because they are probably ‘up to no good’.”

    Obama’s problem with the Trayvon Martin case is what now?

    • Chris M

      because “if he had a son.. he would probably look like Trayvon”.

      • DTMcCameron

        Nepotistic sympathy?

        Spoke to my father about the matter, and he’s bitter about the whole ordeal. He recognizes the callousness of his words, but he says to, “Look at them in the streets after 3,000 of our innocents were killed.”

        That could be the trouble. Some of us want to spread freedom and democracy, some want to punish evildoers, and still others out just out for blood, plain and simple. Disunity in purpose.

        So…pray for him, please?

  • Nate

    This is sickening. Drone war is diabolical.

    • Chris M

      I agree completely. however, now I’m wondering “why drone war in particular? what makes IT so diabolical versus others?”

      • DTMcCameron

        War by proxy, murder by remote. Conflict without risk, without potential for sacrifice, heroism, valor. We need not face the ugliness. We hide it away, we avoid looking at the death.

        Our hearts are blackened yet our hands unbloodied. It’s inhuman. It’s infernal.

      • Coveredhead

        When crossbows were invented, they thought it would be the end of war, because you could kill someone without looking him in the eye and it was just TOO distasteful and ungentlemanly to kill someone without warning. The same thing could be said about bombings (certainly Hiroshima/Nagasaki). You can kill lots of people in the most vile of ways and not have to see it.

        Drones are the epitome of “killing out of visual range.” Some uniformed kid in a bunker with a remote “plays” video games and real people die. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

  • Marthe Lépine

    It could be claimed, by some, that that 16-year old was actually a militant, since “he wanted to know what he could do to bring the truth to the west”… In other words, wanting to defend the territory of one’s own country against aggressors is now “an act of war” while preemptive strikes on the territory of a foreign country on another continent is “defending our own country”. Could this be called an example of “doublethink”?

  • Chris

    Just brutal. Diabolical is right. No one is safe.

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  • dpt

    And those eight years of the Bush Administration, we heard a lot about BusHilter, John Ashcroft and his jack-booted thugs, and John Yoo being a war criminal.

    Today, much of the media and the Code Pink types are silent, though to be expected for numerous reasons. Yes, their sound-bites spoke of Bush’s illegal wars, renditions, etc., though if they really did something about it then Bill Clinton would need to appear in court too. Now Obama is in the same driver’s seat.

  • dpt

    And those eight years of the Bush Administration, we heard a lot about BusHilter, John Ashcroft and his jack-booted thugs, and John Yoo being a war criminal.

    Today, much of the media and the Code Pink types are silent, though to be expected for numerous reasons. Yes, their sound-bites spoke of Bush’s illegal wars, renditions, etc., though if they really did something about it then Bill Clinton would need to appear in court too. Now Obama is in the same driver’s seat.

    • Kirt Higdon

      I don’t know where you get that Code Pink types are silent. Code Pink head Medea Benjamin has written a book entitled Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and has written many articles and conducted disruptive demonstrations against Obama regime spokesmen to protest drone warfare. Other anti-war critics of the Bush Regime, such as Tom Englehardt of the American Empire Project have been just as critical of Obama. Englehardt too has co-authored a recent book on drone warfare. The problem is not Code Pink; the problem is that very few Americans are genuinely anti-war no matter who is in power. The American people may grow weary of a particular war, but in general they are in favor of killing foreigners who refuse to submit to American values and if the foreigners can be killed by robots or remotes with no risk to American life, then so much the better.

      • Rosemarie

        +J.M.J+

        The problem could also be that the MSM is doing its best to ignore such criticism of Obama.

        • dpt

          Agree about the MSM ignoring Code Pink.
          Living in the Bay Area, they were constantly in the news protesting Bush. Don’t hear or see of them now, though the truth is the MSM no longer finds them useful.

          Kirk- I agree with your statement: “The American people may grow weary of a particular war, but in general they are in favor of killing foreigners who refuse to submit to American values”

  • Phil

    How long before this is happening in America(if not already)?

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/303067/doublethink-drones-charles-c-w-cooke

    • Ted Seeber

      Makes me wonder if a model rocket could bring one down- or a barrage of them.

  • LaVallette

    “Happily, they were swarthy foreigners, not human beings,…..”

    SWarth is NOT the right adjective. Otherwise you have to accept that many swarthies are being killed by forces under a swarthy leader.

    Each war, each party demonizes the enemy by a specific adjectives that renders them into demonic sub humans. Thus we have the Huns, the Krauts, the Gooks, the towel heads, the rag heads, the Russkies, the Chinks, the limies, the frogs, the Nips, ect etc etc.

  • David J. White

    When Tom Lehrer was asked why he stopped writing his satirical songs, he said that after Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, political satire became obsolete. My own disillusionment with the Nobel Peace Prize came when it was awarded to Gorbachev in 1990, and three months later he sent tanks into Lithuania.

  • http://chicagoboyz.net TMLutas

    It truly pains me to do this as I despise President Obama on multiple grounds but the parent article has holes in it big enough to drive a truck through. The biggest dog that didn’t bark is that there is no actual denial that these kids were Taliban. Does the Taliban use 12 year olds? Google up Taliban child soldiers and you find, yes, indeed they do.

    Were these two kids Taliban? Can anybody provide any evidence one way or the other? And what is the differential of treatment required by the Church when the enemy is using child soldiers? The implication is that these were innocent kids but there does not seem to be any actual assertion that they were which is, to me, strange. Also strange is that you have to be 18 to drive in Pakistan but supposedly the only two people in the car were a 16 and 12 year old.

    What we’re left with is the use of the youth of the dead as a cudgel to induce the turning off of critical thought on the use of drone strikes. If the kids were Taliban, I really would dislike the outcome that we are encouraging them to use more child soldiers. But were they?

    • Mark Shea

      Clearly, underage driving is worthy of death. And since US policy is to declare the victims enemy combatants, it is incumbent upon the now dead children to prove they were *not* terrorists. I don’t hear them denying it, so our President is just and wise.

      As I say, this stuff is the only part of Obama’s policy that the Right goes to the mat defending. Insane.

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