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Drone Pilots Finally State the Obvious – Blowing Up Innocent People is Creating “Terrorists”

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‘We killed them in their sleep. That was cowardly murder.’ – Brandon Bryant former USAF drone pilot.

In the wake of the Paris attacks, government officials and MSM talking heads are hauling out the same old propaganda and fear rhetoric. They “hate our freedom,” they hate western civilization, the Muslim religion demands the murder of all non-believers. This manufactured rage then manifests itself on the most defenseless—the refugees of war—who in tragic irony seek help from those who drove the cause of their suffering.

As The Free Thought Project wrote earlier, decades of Western meddling in the Middle East has killed countless innocent people and created a million Osama bin Ladens. Those who watch their loved ones die by foreign bombs and bullets find it difficult to turn the other cheek.

This week, a group of former drone operators gave a press conference, where they described the horrific “targeted strikes” that fuel hatred and bring easy recruitment to ISIS. Last week’s terror attacks compelled the veterans to speak out, as they believe that ISIS is fueled in part by the indiscriminate drone assassinations.

Michael Haas, Cian Westmoreland, and Stephen Lewis are former senior airmen in the U.S. Armed Forces. Joined by former Staff Sgt. Brandon Bryant, they have all conducted kill missions in Middle Eastern countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. They represent the largest collection of drone whistleblowers to date.

“We have seen the abuse firsthand,” said Bryant, “and we are horrified.”

We kill four and create 10 [militants],” Bryant went on to say. “If you kill someone’s father, uncle or brother who had nothing to do with anything, their families are going to want revenge.

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Since 9/11, the U.S. military has exponentially increased the use of unmanned drones to carry out targeted killings in many countries, under Bush and Obama. Details have emerged on how the drone program relies on unreliable intelligence and kills far more innocent people than it does intended targets.

Haas, who also served as a flight instructor, described the “bloodlust” and indifference to the act of killing children and non-combatants. He also said that some operators would frequently be intoxicated during missions so they could “bend that reality and try to picture yourself not being there.” Members of the drone program refer to children as “fun-size terrorists” or “TITs (terrorists in training),” and say they are “cutting the grass before it grows too long.”

The courageous former drone operators—risking prosecution, threats of violence and “warnings” of danger from the FBI—wrote an open letter to President Obama and CIA director John Brenna in the attempt to inject truth into the whirlwind of senseless rhetoric.

The open letter states that the drone program has “fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like ISIS while also serving as a fundamental recruitment tool similar to Guantánamo Bay,” and the killing of civilians is one of the most “devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world.”

Westmoreland said, “In the short term they’re good at killing people, but in the long term they’re not effective. There are 15-year-olds growing up who have not lived a day without drones overhead, but you also have expats who are watching what’s going on in their home countries and seeing regularly the violations that are happening there, and that is something that could radicalize them.

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    • We’re American’s. We shoot first. Shoot second then cover it up without ever asking any questions.
      Lie, cheat and steal. The US government way. The best politicians corporate money can buy.

    • can’t share …

    • Even your allies don’t trust you trigger happy cowboys. You kill our boys with friendly fire and cover it up. If a Canadian pilot opened fire on and killed an American patrol WTF do you think the Yankers would do? BTW did you know that since WWI the rest of us call you the “Rainbow Brigade” because you show up after the storm and steal all the glory?

    • Also don’t go skiing in Italy when the USAF are around apparently they have something against the gondolas.

  • Believe it…Don’t make me flip the switch.

  • True

  • truth

  • Are you telling me that murdering people in their own homes doesn’t make the children and families love us?
    Everybody hates a bully.

  • Could be exactly what the drone-program is for…

  • I’ve been saying this for years!

  • Terrorists should stick to committing terror on 1600 Pennsylvania ave then

    • I vote for all the board members of corporations myself..
      much less security to contend with as well.

  • creating terrorists?…when you kill innocent people,..you ARE the terrorist!..

  • No shit Sherlock.

  • Well, I’d be pretty pissed off if Canadians were bombing the hell out of us and killing my family. I can’t blame them!

  • They, also, need to understand that everyday, working Americans aren’t pushing those buttons, the elites are!

    • The only chance, and it is only a chance to avoid expanding our wars is to elect Bernie. The rest of them think war is good for the economy, lives be damned.

    • He’s too weak to stop the war machine. I don’t think he’s the answer

    • Steve Dixon when i speak to fellow US citizens regarding “moderate Muslims getting caught in crossfire and wrongfully killed in the middle east” they usually end up saying something like “it is the fault of the moderates for not speaking out against and controling the extremists.” I fear that logic can be cleanly applied to “us” as well.

    • Oh yeah. I agree. Call Obama. Tell him to bring the troops home. See how that goes! Until we, as earthlings, stop allowing ourselves to be “governed”, this is a train rolling downhill with no brakes!

  • If having good roads and clean water means that I have to sell my soul, then I’d rather not have the government provided conveniences.

    • Yet you still live with and use all those conveniences, kind of contradicting

    • Kevin – especially since the water is apparently not that clean anymore anyway.. 😉

  • It’s surprizing that we have any allies left after all the carnage that we have wreaked upon the world. Unfortunately our allies are either countries who are complicit in our terrorism or countries who side with the bully for protection. One day all the other countries will rise up and give the devil his due.

  • What?? You mean they don’t “hate us because of our freedom”? I don’t know if I can wrap my mind around this!!

  • Look, they’re stealing from us and killing them. But, as long as our check comes on friday and the game is on Sunday, Americans couldn’t give a rats ass. Pitiful. .

  • Simplest form of creating terrorist al

  • Chris Nine

  • Terry Gross interviewed Airforce officer who developed and ran drone program. He said using drones over physical detainment escalated Islamic militants.

  • if someone killed my child and used the war on terror to justify it, id flip my shit.

  • ..exactly. just as planned.

  • are there flies outside in winter, or is it just me…

  • should be obvious, but our lot just cant see it

    • well that is the impression I get here, they are all a bunch of boneheads, but I am also aware of how malevolant our politicians are on this side of the atlantic

  • American elite want terrorism so they can fear monger and take liberty away from poor people who support their fat asses and vote for them like stupid brain-dead idiots. terrorism is also a great way to raise taxes without any push back from stupid brain-dead idiots too. we all supported this system, we are all stupid brain-dead idiots, not anymore, if you support U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders you are no longer a stupid brain-dead idiot and you should be very proud of yourself for overcoming the fears from peer pressure like, going to hell, i hope.

  • No shit Sherlock

  • What a shocker!!

  • As long as Evil men use children at schools as Human shields there will of course be horrible collateral damages!

  • 3000 of somebody’s children were killed know the World Trade Center before we even thought about hurting any body. Maybe someone should apologize and we can start from there.

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    • You have to be kidding.. U.S. has extolled in our terrorism long before the 1919 copyrighting of the Marine Hymn memorializing the battle of Chapultepec..
      During the Philippine Insurrection 1901 consequences of U.S. Imperialism resulted thousands of natives who only wanted freedom of their Republic were out right murdered by the U.S. Army. The list goes on and on..
      U.S. dirty wars, proxy wars, and CIA backed conflicts has murdered millions world wide for 200 years..

    • And Hitler was a minor inconvenience. But this is as good a time as any to start fixing things

  • starting to realise the truth

  • Thanks Obama

  • This coming from a pilot who never left USA. He was not on ground. He did not see Taliban make kids and elders carry bombs where they blew themselves up (2x), he did not see Taliban getting high on heroin and randomly shooting local people (2x), he did not see Taliban bury landmines not giving 2 shits who stepped on them.

    • Well thank god none of this happens in the USA.

      Oh wait … it does…. a lot. They just use gasoline (recently in Lee County, Alabama) or guns. And a variety of legal and illegal drugs.

  • Tanya Mennenga Batten

  • that goes for my dog to !!!!!

  • Ex-Guantanamo Bay prisonor tells the truth about the illegal guantanamo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekgd9cEouFM

  • the official 9/11 story is not true, in fact the government plot to do 9/11 was leaked into the x files spin off the lone gunmen the summer before, cia pilot has testified no planes hit the towers, that NO ONE not even him could fly planes into the towers and if they did they’d crumple and fall to the ground . wtc owner admits he had building 7 blown up “pulled” as he calls it, on tape

    so if not for the inside job that is the establishments masturbation , would we have isis right now ? would the middle east be peaceful, or peacefuler ?

    rumsfield said it himself the real enemy is within the pentagon, he said so in 9/10/01 , addressing trillions of dollars missing .

    • People fear truth. They prefer pretty little lies. Not sure why they can’t see the big ass lies.

  • Who can blame them? If it were your child tell me you wouldn’t jihad the mthrfkr who killed them?

  • Well, no shit.

  • duh

  • america is doing exactly what the brits did to Ireland….. look how that turned out……. bye bye america……

  • DRONE PILOTS ARE NOT MEN OR WARRIORS!

  • That makes Obama just one more murdering president.

  • Logic !

  • If my child was murdered like this I would become an enemy for life as well

  • So, the Nobel Peace Prize winner drone strikes,are creating more ISIS recruits?