Obama to Outline How He'll Keep International Order
Will Obama talk about the order created by the 1,200 US military bases worldwide; its possession of more nukes — and history of using them — than any other country? Or the order created by NSA's vacuuming of data on whole populations and other world leaders? Or how his government holds people indefinitely, even after promising to release them? Or the “order” of targeted assassination and indefinite detention from the Oval Office?
The international press needs to see messages from us against all this. We will be at the gates with model drones and photos of known victims of the US military and secret CIA targeted assassination program. The display is for family and friends of the 2014 graduating class as they enter West Point gates at 7 am. The protest will extend to 9:30 am; graduation ceremonies begin at 10:00 am.
KnowDrones estimates that at least 5,000 people have been killed by US drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and the Philippines since drone attacks began in 2001. In addition, thousands of people live in terror from continuing drone surveillance because of the knowledge that missile attacks may come at any time. The protest is sponsored by KnowDrones, World Can't Wait, WESPAC Foundation and Code Pink. Look for reports later this week or dial in to the conference callThursday night to hear more about it.