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The Drone Wars Cometh by Mumia Abu-Jamal
by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Thursday Jun 21st, 2012 10:19 AM
"In Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in the Federated Territories (bordering both countries), in Yemen, in Somalia the drone wars reign, silent, computerized death from the skies, killing `suspects', their clansmen, families and neighbors."
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The Drone Wars Cometh

[col. writ. 6/1/12] © '12 Mumia Abu-Jamal

For millions of people, who groaned under the gross, lumbering stupidity of the Bush years, the advent of the Obama administration seemed like the rising of a sweet springtime sun after storms of bleak chaos.

Who knew that the rise of Barack H. Obama would echo, in some ways, the Bush years?

Bush reveled in war, and boasted of being a `War President.'

Obama, by contrast, seldom speaks of war, never brags of it, and wages it with an intensity that can only be called chilling.

According to a recent New York Times article, Obama has become a secret warrior, unleashing drone attacks on suspected (!) enemies of the State at a rate that would have dizzied his bellicose predecessor, George W. Bush.

In Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in the Federated Territories (bordering both countries), in Yemen, in Somalia the drone wars reign, silent, computerized death from the skies, killing `suspects', their clansmen, families and neighbors.

The wonder is that anyone could claim surprise, for Obama said exactly what he would do –attack terrorist suspects no matter where they were; and capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

His giddy supporters, so sick of Bush's clumsiness and malapropisms, ignored Obama's promises, or pretended not to hear them.

But Obama at war is more martial that Bush, more technological, more targeted – and less oral.

One wag, offered the view that Obama was Bush on steroids—quieter, more aggressive, more ruthless.

And that – albeit unwittingly—is the world we voted for.

--© '12 maj


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Mumia Abu-Jama is a political prisoner in the United States, for more on his case see:
William Singletary, 65, Courageous Witness of Mumia's Innocence
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/12/18704643.php

The Revolutionary Tendency of the Socialist Party (RT-SP) demands freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal and calls for Black Liberation through socialist revolution. For more information on us, see our statement of purpose:
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2012/02/251336.php

Liberation News participated in recent successful demands to move Mumia into the general population. Mumia sent the following message to supporters in call from general population, SCI Mahanoy to his wife, Wadiya Jamal:

My dear friends, brothers and sisters -- I want to thank you for your real hard work and support. I am no longer on death row, no longer in the hole, I'm in population. This is only part one and I thank you all for the work you've done. But the struggle is for freedom! From Mumia and Wadiya, Ona Move. Long Live John Africa! =

For more information on what you can do to work for Mumia’s freedom, see:
http://www.laboractionmumia.org/index.html

For information on Obama's war against Libya, see:
Why We Should Oppose the Imperialist War on Libya
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/03/25/18675579.php?show_comments=1

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