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Video: Medea Benjamin - "The Use of 'Killer Drones' is Wrong and Counterproductive"


By BillyClub - Posted on 17 April 2013

Drone warfare, its legality, ethics and military use, was examined at a workshop held on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, at Remsen Hall, in Baltimore, MD, on Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2013. One of the panel members was Medea Benjamin, a peace & social justice activist and cofounder of CODEPINK. She is also the author of the book, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.” It was disclosed during the discussion that U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) has admitted that “over 4,700 people” have been killed in drone strikes. Ms. Benjamin said that the opponents of “killer drones” need to work hard to give the use of these lethal weapons, “a bad name!” She underscored that recent polls show that a “negative image” on their use in growing throughout the country. Ms. Benjamin proposed as as starter “to get the use of drones out of the hands of the CIA!” She insisted that there continued use is “counterproductive” to our national interest and plays right into the hands of “our enemies.”

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