Eyewitnesses in the southern Somali port city of Kismayo have reported a number of missile strikes, apparently fired by US drones in and around the city. Terrified residents say that several loud explosions were heard in the area.
The militant faction al-Shabaab, which is in control of the area, says the drones hit on the outskirts of the town and killed at least nine civilians, including women and children. 30 others were reported wounded in the strikes.
Separate attacks were reported even further south, with Kenyan helicopter gunships targeting the Elwak region near the border. Al-Shabaab insists that the Kenyan attacks were nowhere near any of their positions.
The US began launching drone strikes against targets within Somalia in late June, the latest in a growing number of nations which now have constant US UAVs flying overhead, launching attacks with no real oversight against whoever they believe needs killing at any given time.
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Another war crime that will go unpunished.
Sickening! It isn't enough that those poor people are experiencing one of the worst famines of all time. That bastard can't even have the decency to leave them in peace, he has to rub salt on their wounds and drone them too. Americans are all going to burn in hell for all eternity for what they have done and/or allowed their government to do in their name.
Why? Why? Why? There is no rational, sane answer to that. Obama the Peace President has has embraced the kill-for-peace interventionist philosophy. Too bad for the African civilians who get in the way of his "targets." His ghoulish legal team will insist he has the right to kill anytime, anywhere, for security reasons.
Put this together with the other article to understand that Pres. Obama just personally ordered the murder of nine civilians. Hope they like that change.
Obama is a mass muderer.If the target is not worth sending special forses into capture not assasinate then they are defenatly not worth risking innocent peoples lifes.Whats with America and Israerl is life not worth nothing.These are crimes there is no reason for drones killing people.They should be illegal because many more civilians get murderd that actual targets of illegal assasination.What ever happened to trials.thedissenter is 100 p[ersent right it way past the time were millions and millions of American citizens protesting against there countrys illegal actions.The 2 most dangerous and terrorist countrys in the world are America and Israel FACT.All you have to do is look at the muders of innocent people and the countrys illegal policys.And look at Israels Sampson Option it speeks for its self.The rest of the world mostly Americans need to wake up to the real terrorists.They are the countrys calling others Terrorists the countrys are just fighhting back against illegal invations and murders from countrys they have never threatend.Things are back ward ups down and downs up.Like the US called them before freedom fighters is what most are.Kill my friernds and familly you leave me with no reason to live and reasons to hit back for the crimes against humanity.
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