TV News LIES

Saturday, Feb 04th

Last update08:08:51 AM GMT

You are here News Military Obama's drone war a 'recruitment tool' for Isis, say US air force whistleblowers

Obama's drone war a 'recruitment tool' for Isis, say US air force whistleblowers

E-mail Print PDF

drones a recruitment tool for ISISFour former US air force service members, with more than 20 years of experience between them operating military drones, have written an open letter to Barack Obama warning that the program of targeted killings by unmanned aircraft has become a major driving force for Isis and other terrorist groups.

The group of servicemen have issued an impassioned plea to the Obama administration, calling for a rethink of a military tactic that they say has “fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like Isis, while also serving as a fundamental recruitment tool similar to Guantánamo Bay”.

In particular, they argue, the killing of innocent civilians in drone airstrikes has acted as one of the most “devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world”.

The letter, addressed to Obama, defense secretary Ashton Carter and CIA chief John Brennan, links the signatories’ anxieties directly to last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris. They imply that the abuse of the drone program is causally connected to the outrages.

More...

 

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Defense & National Security — US forces kill major ISIS leader

ISIS leader killed by US forces On Wednesday night, American troops killed a key ISIS leader who helped grow the organization in...

Three active-duty Marines are charged in the Jan. 6 riot

3 Marines charged iwht Jan 6th insurrection A Marine who said he was waiting for "Civil war 2" and two other active-duty members...

U.S. poised to approve sending Abrams tanks to Ukraine

Abram tanks to be sent to UkraineThe United States, in a reversal, appears to be poised to start a process that would...

AWOL Navy SEAL killed while fighting in Ukraine

AWOL Navy SEAL killed in Ukraine A former Navy SEAL was killed earlier this week while fighting in eastern Ukraine, the military...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!