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ACTIVISTS ARRESTED DECRYING KILLER DRONES AT CIA


LANGLEY, VA – Fifty people protested killer drones at the main gate of the CIA today, and six individuals were arrested. The action was organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR], a group that has been active in challenging U.S. invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries, abolishing torture, closing Guantanamo, and bringing an end to drone warfare.

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Members of NCNR previously sent a letter to CIA Director John Brennan requesting a meeting to discuss ending the drone program, and have received no response. Because the group is concerned about continuing deaths from drone strikes, they decided they must act, and they must personally go to the CIA and ask for a meeting. They were joined by Cindy Sheehan, Brian Terrell, and other activists from Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace, Answer, and many individuals affiliated with other groups to protest the illegal and immoral CIA killer drone program. Sheehan is the mother of Casey who was killed in 2004 in Iraq. Terrell was recently released from federal prison after serving a 6-month term for a peaceful protest against drones at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

The group walked up to the gates of the CIA with a copy of the letter they had sent to Brennan. When they were denied a meeting, six individuals crossed onto the base. After announcing a mock drone strike, five people lay down on the ground and were covered with pictures of drone victims. The sixth person keened and wailed over the bodies. After 20 minutes, the group rose up and began to walk further onto the base carrying pictures of drone victims. They were arrested, and cited and released on site.

Somewhere around 3500-4500 people have been killed by drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and other places around the globe with no due process. According to a study from Stanford and NYU only 2% of those killed are high-level targets. Over 200 children have been killed in Pakistan alone. According to Malachy Kilbride, NCNR, “These illegal drone strikes are not making people in the U.S. any safer and will only perpetuate the cycle of violence.”

NCNR citizen activists believe they have the right and a Nuremberg responsibility to highlight perceived illegal government operations. Moreover, the Nuremberg trials pointed out that citizens must act to prevent their government from further illegal activities. Ellen Barfield, Vets for Peace, commented on the arrests stating, “Because our government seems incapable of restricting drone weapons, these brave citizens are practicing their Nuremberg responsibilities.”

Those arrested were Joy First, Mt. Horeb, WI; Malachy Kilbride, Arlington, VA; Max Obuszewski, Baltimore, MD; Phil Runkel, Milwaukee, WI; Cindy Sheehan, Vacaville, CA; and Janice Sevre_Duszynska, Lexington, KY.

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It seems like a very fine protest demonstration, but there isn't a word about other and simultaneous demonstrations in the US.  There's no mentions of others, so I wonder if this was the sole one.

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NCNR citizen activists believe they have the right and a Nuremberg responsibility to highlight perceived illegal government operations. Moreover, the Nuremberg trials pointed out that citizens must act to prevent their government from further illegal activities. Ellen Barfield, Vets for Peace, commented on the arrests stating, “Because our government seems incapable of restricting drone weapons, these brave citizens are practicing their Nuremberg responsibilities.”

That's good news and I hope the rest of the country catches on, for those supporting the drone strikes.  It reportedly is a majority of Americans who (incredibly) support these drone strikes. 

If you see some people on the ground doing jumping jacks, then it's a terrorist training camp, says Scott Shane, a national security reporter for the NYT, says in citing a CIA official or officer in the following 13min video from BraveNewFoundation and published on 19 June 2013.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsuhoVDm-Ag

In that video, people will learn that with the use of war drones the US massacred a peaceful Jirga consisting of 40 or more tribesmen gathered only to discuss the resolution of local issues in northern Pakistan.  This government's "leadership", political and military, plus their financial "elite" masters need to be indicted and convicted so that they'll never see light of day outside of prison for the rest of their lives again.  We had sufficient evidence back in 2002, even 2001, but most so-called anti-war and peace activists have only attacked incidental crimes, rather than the core crime.  In so doing, they support the "official story" about 9/11 and that conspiracy theory doesn't even merit being called a theory, for it's full of holes; extremely flawed.  Washington was the party most responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

It's not time to worry about blowback. Instead, it's time to indict, prosecute and convict the guilty parties, and this clearly includes Obama.

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