Thoughts on Obama, Kerry and Israel
According to the very liberal, Obama supporting Huffington Post, there have been at least 2,400 deaths at the hands of Obama's Drone program.
The U.S. drone program under President Barack Obama reached its fifth anniversary on Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 having tallied up an estimated death toll of at least 2,400 people.
As the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a U.K.-based non-profit, details on its website, five years ago the CIA conducted the first drone strikes of the Obama presidency. Although there were reports of suspected "militants" killed, at least 14 civilians also died that day.
Obama recently told The New Yorker that he "wrestle[s]" with civilian casualties. But, he said, he has "a solemn duty and responsibility to keep the American people safe. That’s my most important obligation as President and Commander-in-Chief. And there are individuals and groups out there that are intent on killing Americans -- killing American civilians, killing American children, blowing up American planes."
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International issued a pair of reports in October fiercely criticizing the secrecy that shrouds the administration's drone program, and calling for investigations into the deaths of drone victims with no apparent connection to terrorism. In Pakistan alone, TBIJ estimates, between 416 and 951 civilians, including 168 to 200 children, have been killed.
By now the Reader must be asking what Obama's drone program has to do with Israel. Easy, it shows the hypocrisy of Obama and his Administration. There have been 1,650 killed in the Gaza Strip. Not all were killed by Israel. Its been estimated as many as 1 in 3 of the Hamas rockets fired at Israel fell short and landed in Gaza causing some of the deaths. Video, pictures and eyewitness accounts from Palestinians have shown Hamas using children and civilians as shields for their missiles and weapons as well as for propaganda against Israel. Israel warns civilians BEFORE they fire, we the U.S., do NOT warn before a drone strike, yet Kerry and Obama can criticize Israel and DEMAND a cease fire?
Hamas started this latest conflict. They kidnapped 3 young boys on their way home from religious school. They tortured and executed them. Hamas has fired about 3,000 Rockets into Israel in this latest war, and still has a reported 5,000 Rockets in its arsenal. This doesn't count the many terror attacks from Hamas on Israel daily.
I'm not using the stats on the U.S. Drone program to be critical of the program. Obama is doing what he thinks is right to save American lives and protect our interests. Exactly what Israel is doing. The difference is the hypocrisy from Kerry and Obama.
This is one American Christian who stands with Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, and the Nation of Israel! God Bless The United States of America and Israel!!!