“Disposition Matrix”: America’s Drone Wars and Civilian Casualties (Moyers)

Bill Moyers reports on America’s drone wars

The blurb:

“America’s Drone Wars
November 1, 2013

This week, members of Congress heard testimony for the first time from victims of drone attacks, including that of 13-year-old Zubair Rehman, from Pakistan, who spoke of a strike last year that killed his grandmother and wounded him and his little sister. “I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are grey… When the sky brightens, drones return and we live in fear,” Rehman told the five members of Congress who showed up for the testimony.

The use of drones has intensified under President Obama’s leadership as the number of troops on the ground in Afghanistan and the Pakistani tribal areas has been scaled back. But the drones often kill innocent civilians, including children. That is the subject of Robert Greenwald’s new documentary, Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars. Here, we look at clips from the film, which shares testimony, stories and alarming news on the fatal impact of our drone strategy.

Producer: Gina Kim. Associate Producer: Julia Conley Editor: Sikay Tang”

4 Responses

  1. Full film of Unmanned is available on Information Clearing House site yesterday.Well worth seeing in full.

  2. Robert Greenwald worked with Congressman Alan Grayson to bring the Pakistani family to the US for Congressional testimony. Greenwald (and others) continue to shamelessly use the inadvertent killing of the grandmother, Mamana Bibi, to advance their own agenda, and in the specific case of Greenwald, to promote his film.

    • Because what other reason would anyone have to draw attention to the (god knows how many, really) innocent victims of US drone strikes, eh Bill? Your thoughts on the motivations of other people say more about you than they do about anything else.

  3. Sad how this boy echos my mother’s sentiment who grew up as a child in WW2 Germany with the constant thread of air raids.

    Half a century later and civilians are still killed out of the blue sky.

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