Thursday, April 26, 2012

dealing death in yemen

Obama has granted General Petraeus's request to expand the drone campaign in Yemen, with the added proviso that the identities of the targeted victims need not be known beforehand. Petraeus, you'll remember, is now head of the CIA.

With the "known terrorists" requirement for siting targets lifted, the war in Yemen now becomes a straight-up war against civilians. That makes it a war crime by anybody's definition.

For more detail, see Glenn Greenwald.

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