Skip to comments.Report: Deadly drone strike in Yemen failed to comply with Obama’s rules to protect civilians
Posted on 02/20/2014 2:04:35 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
A U.S. drone strike in December that killed at least a dozen people in Yemen failed to comply with rules imposed by President Obama last year to protect civilians, according to an investigation by a human rights organization released Thursday.
The report by Human Rights Watch concluded that the strike, which was carried out by the U.S. militarys Joint Special Operations Command, targeted a line of vehicles that were part of a wedding procession, and that evidence indicates some, if not all those killed and wounded were civilians.
The findings contradict assertions by U.S. officials that only militants were killed in the operation, although the report acknowledged that members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist networks affiliate in Yemen, may have been among the dead.
Overall, Human Rights Watch found that the operations did not comply with the targeted killing policies that President Obama outlined in a speech in May, the report said, citing in particular Obamas requirement of near-certainty that no civilians would be harmed. . .
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Anyone from CT will not be surprised.....but we're accustomed to the police making stuff up as they go along arresting citizens.
Maybe he's not so bad after all.
Obama has rules to protect civilians????
If you like your civilians, you can keep your civilians.
Is the WaPo pretending that the Bamster cares about anyone but himself??? Bwahahahaha!
It has been reported that president Obama chooses the targets and he has bragged that he is very good at choosing.