Yesterday’s deadly US drone strike against a highway in Yemen’s Bayda Province was followed up by a similar round of separate strikes in the Shabwa Province today, sending the death tolls over the past 48 hours spiraling.
After yesterday’s attack, which killed 21, reports of today’s strikes are still murky, but at least 34 more were killed, sending the figure to 55, and likely to rise even further as the figures continue to come in from remote areas.
Officially, the Yemeni government referred to the slain today as “leading and dangerous” al-Qaeda figures, but tellingly offered not a single name of a single victim of the attacks.
While today’s victims remain a mystery, a number of civilian bystanders were confirmed killed in yesterday’s attack, which targeted a truckload of “suspects” and destroyed some nearby cars.
10 thoughts on “At Least 55 Killed in Two Days of US Drone Strikes in Yemen”
Governments are not allowed to unilaterally determine who is a "terrorist" and then execute them.
Obama/USA are executing people they unilaterally determine to be SUSPECTS.
The subtitle of this report says Most 'Suspects' BUT. That Obama determined, without even review from any other branch within the criminal state, that some people are suspects, means absolutely nothing, let alone that Obama can murder them! He's a murderer. End of story.
The subtitle should have been "All were 'suspects', as illegally dictated by Obama, and civilians"
Obviously, the Yemini Government is another American puppet, dirt poor and willing to sacrifice its own people. Of course the US is more than willing to oblige. The US has no moral compass over any other nation.
Hurrah for the latest triumph of US foreign policy! O how Imperial power and might reigns supreme! How our terrorist foes quake in their turbans and are confounded in their evil plans!
46+ 'suspects' and 'collaterals' heroically rubbed out by our glorious President without need for trial or evidence! All hail the achievements of such wise policy! 46 killed in such a manner = 4600 new recruits to al Qaeda filled with hate and vengeance against the USA – what a staggering accomplishment!
Do Americans care? Not really. Why? Because Americans have become desensitized to everything. Record debt (public and private debt) is being used to reward the rich at the expense of the working class. Ubiquitous government surveillance. Torture. Drone warfare. What can you do?
Turn off that TV and read something; if you don't understand what you read, look for someone else's explanation … and evaluate that critically and with a measured degree of doubt. And challenge the entire notion that we live in a new "post-9/11 world". That notion has cost Americans immeasurably.
Excellent post. I once brought to the attention of a former co-worker that 1,000,000 Iraqis died because of Bush's bogus 2003 invasion. This moron's response was ('oh, Bush made a mistake).
End of conversation. That's the type of trash I have to deal with.
Exemplary arrogance of the ruthlessly cruel, corrupt and immoral B.H.Obama and his pathetically stupid and cowardly regime.
– Love Barry
Finally, Obama is right about something. He is "good at killing people with drones." http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/4/ob…
And they gave this murderous clown a Peace Prize…
Having lived in Yemen for two and a half years and having very close Yemeni friends, I find this action by my government reprehensible. Change that we can believe in is that our president is openly murdering people around the globe. Shame on us.
That's nothing, More than 50 People were shot in Chicago over the Easter Weekend. 8 of them died.
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