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Video: CODEPINK Protests ‘Killer Drones’ at Senate Office Building


By BillyClub - Posted on 20 February 2013

CODEPINK Protests ‘Killer Drones’ at Senate Office Building

On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2013, activists from CODEPINK, a Peace & Justice organization, staged a demonstration in the Atrium of the U.S. Senate Hart Office Building in Washington, D.C. In its press release,  CODEPINK said it organized the action to show the growing grass roots opposition to the use of “killer drones and doubts about John Brennan.” Brennan is currently under consideration by the Congress for the post of CIA Director. Speaking on camera is Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK. There were no arrests at this site. To learn more about CODEPINK, a national organization, go to: ww.codepink4peace.org As for background on the “Killer Drones,” check out this article in Rolling Stones, at RollingStone Ms. Benjamin is the author of a book on “Killer Drones,” see: DroneWarfare.
 

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 The Silver Drone with Coca ColaClusters

by michael hall
 
 
 
What courage it must take to set yourself apart from those who serve in the trenches
for a kid gangsta of capitalism to sip a cold coke on one hand 
while his other hand is stroking a joystick & with just a gentle press 
8000 miles away human beings that have never done him or his harm are now droned into bugsplat
 
What exceptional bravery this act of aggressive violence must demand
for s/he might suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or worse a blister on the  finger
with nerves of steel ne'er to complain for lives are at stake so s/he carries on & pushes the button of terror
careful, what if the soda spilled thereby rendering the keyboard useless? oh the horror
 
To wreak out death upon  sheep-herding children who are obviously terrorists in the making ,ah the bravery
to slaughter dangerous pregnant women at a bridal shower, what pluck & heroism 
to kill  medics and first-responders who dare to help the wounded from your previous kill, such courage
what gallantry and valor one must exhibit to slaughter mourners at a funeral procession
 
So to show recognition to the brave souls who kill at command at the press of a knob 1/2 a world way        a distinguished 'warfare' medal of honor  has been created to award those who have no honor      
announced with grandiose fanfare & full flags a' flapping  just the other day by war criminal DS Panetta
this will outrank the bronze star and the purple heart and what a triumph is that america?
 
Such a propaganda coup d'état by the bureaucrats in  subterranean dusty think tanks
spun a wonderful way to legitimize a most immoral and illegal act that defines odium
as they flim-flamed & came up with this 'combat' decoration for a most nefarious deed
and i wonder what lucky american school kid will be the first to touch one or to toss it down a toilet
 
Back at home in the united states of mordor
a great cackle of cheering and applause droned at every school church  & walmart throughout the land 
to praise & pay tribute  to those  daring war-idols who earned such a  distinguished medal
the  much coveted and respected; 'Silver Drone with Coca Cola Clusters'
 
For who else  could earn by total disregard to personal safety with such displays of  video gallantry  & virtual valor
who else should deserve such a high honor & recognized award squealed Leon Panetta from atop a pile of splattered blood & broken bones
these extraordinary actions by lightening slight of hand manipulation upon a joystick of discriminating death
to murder anywhere anytime anyone for any reason is now the definition of American Hero

  The White Letter from The White House Smells not  like a White Rose & it Stinks to High Heaven

by michael hall
 
 
 
 
First obama murdered children inside of foreign nations
so the people shopped at walmart to show their displeasure
then obama assassinated children in countries we were not war with
so flags & troops were honored at every sports game around the land in gratitude
 
Some lawyers screamed foul as did the few with conscience like Chomsky, Hedges & Blum
but their voices were drowned out by the silence of the bored & apathetic, the meekly submissive
still the good loyal citizens did scream for more guns as their constitutional right
& american idol worship tonight is supposed to be a killer so guess which takes priority?
 
So obama & the exalted mighty military murdered an unarmed american across the pond
so what did WE THE PEOPLE  then do you ask?
they swallowed a blue pill sunk their head deeper into the rabbit hole to breath patriotically
hush hush now little children its all a transparent secret nothing to see here just move along
 
While a  depressed american teenager  out looking for his murdered   father  with his cousin 
stopped along a dirt road in the middle of a vast desert praying for his dad at dusk
in the middle of a cookout sitting around the fire, just  these two american kids
without warning silence was  broken by terrorism as they were subsequently droned to smithereens by the us military
 
Ah but some fires did light up more intensely this time 
so obama & his bunch of hooligans had to reluctantly crawl out of their dark dungeon
they argued with legal thickets of sharpened stakes, moats, pickets, shielded by secrets & lies atop turrets no one could reach
through a tapestry of intricate semantics innuendos & bizarre definitions they declared they were upholding the constitution oxymoronically tagging this odium as wise and ethical
 
Claiming that  the research was so sensitive & so secret that it could not be revealed
our divine heroes would then be exposed to violence & that would be quite unamerican
if that happened whistleblowers then would be scapegoated & we know what happens to them
do you really think that renditions & retaliatory vengeance are  just deeds of the  recent past?
 
Cattle mooed  meekly as they contentedly chewed the crass cud of american idol worship
embedded sheep bleated  reverently to the wolves in wool via indoctrination by years of  cognitive brainwashing and  dissonance bleaching
the superbowl was a commercial success & beyonce lip-synced flawlessly again
& the flags, ah, the flags flew so high & piously, almost above it all, but did i see, a bloodstain, a tear or was it smoke?

 The Slaughter of the Children Drones On & On & On & On 

 
 
When the drones are slaughtering  innocent children in your name
do you bother to get concerned  even when on your knees on Sunday?
or do you just stick your head in the sand blindly support the troops & just not think about whose to blame
if you care, i have list of  their names and ages i could give you from the depths of an odious  jingo game
 
Do your wonder if your joystick violence is really doing any good
or do you get the feeling that something is very wrong & your getting  spun & fooled
how can you support  exported terrorism when your sworn to defend against it
how can you donate freedom &democracy when its getting stolen from under you  by E/O
 
Every bullet bought is a loaf of bread stolen from the belly of the hungry
& your  self-praising charity checkbook  fad doesn't seem to dent the starvation
 for if you spent 2.2 million everyday since Jesus was born
you would have spent what your nation purchased on the military just in one year
 
Do you wonder why your schools don't have books & pencils 
why your bridges are crumbling down & the roads are  potholed like Swiss cheese
while your  politicians live in mansions with 5-star chefs lapping at life-long luxury
then again today they announced another bone-cut to the needy, homeless and disabled
 
How could anyone with a shred of conscience bow before a flag without bending over with nausea 
knowing underneath it the killing of the innocent is a weekly act in nations we are not at war with 
that after a mob- hit, the gang fires off another drone when medics & rescuers come to the scene 
we've forgotten what we stand for  by the very deeds we toe-tag and their is no justification
 
Now we know by special executive decree memo called a 'white paper'
the Nobel Peace prize holder president has the power to murder americans beyond the law
it is solely up to the president when it comes to life and death and it is all a hush-hush secret
change we have been deceived  by has shown the articulate wooly sheep to be but a child-eating wolf 
 
Anyone who murders children by drone and then jokes about it is a sociopath
a leader who becomes a serial killer validated  by secret edicts he wont share with his employers  is a despot
expansion and consolidation of extreme consolidated power will one day target you and yours
For what goes on abroad in your name will backblow as it comes around to get you  and yours tomorrow
 
Just south of key west  at Guantanamo every law, principle and value you hold dear is smashed
across the pond the most nefarious crimes are done in your name only with your support
and yet at home you bury your head  deep in the sand far from the massive contradiction
your heart bleeds for Newton yet when your troops do the exact same thing you raise a flag & a stiff arm
 
For what profits an empire when it can envelop the world and dominate it
yet in the process they loose their values, principles and in so doing their very soul
still atonement must be rectified somewhere at some time
and this is the vision that i dream someday will come to be;
 
For all the innocent children who've been the victims of the american military machine
i would willingly witness each and everyone of them walk by in front of every war supporter and soldier
to deeply gaze into their eyes to say with conviction, question and horror;
                              Why did you murder me?

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