Thousands killed mercilessly, hundreds of families and their houses were destroyed, ruined and many innocent children, young lads lost their lives because of Drone Attacks. Let’s rewind and go back to 2001. The terrorist Attack at the twin towers in the USA. Many people died, and it was a despondent incident for all the people around the globe. The American government took stern steps right after this attack and the war on terror started in affiliation with some other countries and some alliances. The idea was to fight against these despicable and dreadful terrorists and to stop such incidents in the future. It was a good step and was appreciated by many. Later in 2004, the American Army started doing drone attacks.
Drone attacks were used because of new technology and their precision to hit the target. They operate from a station, without a pilot that makes it more efficient and worthy. The American army used these drones to kill the terrorists. These drones find a target and hit them. But who will decide that the target found is a terrorist or an innocent person? A big question that the American government, American army and all the authorities involved needs to answer. You cannot kill any individual just because he is a suspect. It is a clear cut violation to human rights. Globally, we talk a lot about the human rights, so where are they now? When young children, women and innocent people are being killed just because we want to kill terrorists? A lot of people say that yes, drone technology has some flaws, but still it is doing a great job and is killing the extremists and terrorists, but we should also take in account all those people who are innocent and who really don’t know anything about this war. They are suffering the most. Their houses, families and life is being destroyed, shattered just because of these drones. I am against terrorism and yes, we should condemn and stop them, but not like this. We are killing many innocent people as well. We have to look at this strategy again.
A recent study by the two American universities and British journalists says that:
“The idea that they’re not civilians killed is silly. The British independent journalists have investigated this very carefully and there was just a recent study by Stanford University and New York University that studied the drone hits and what they found was that only about 2% of the casualties were considered militant leaders and that the rest were either civilians or sort of collateral damage.” (Conn Hallinan)
This is just one study. We, while living here in this country, are well aware of how innocent people are killed in the drones, and if we condemn the drone attacks, people say that we are against Americans. No, we are not against Americans. We are against drones, we are against these merciless killings and we are against these dreadful causalities. We condemn drones and want all the people who know what human rights are to raise their voices against this, so we can stop these deadly drones.