Obama’s ‘Soft Power’ Approach Has Visibly Changed

 

7th November: a strike at night in a village 40km from Sana’a. Alleged al Qaeda leader Adnam al Qathi and his bodyguards Rablee Lahib and Radwan al Hashidi were killed. A child and two others are also reported injured. Drones had been seen over the area for three days. #drone #drones #unmanned #yemen (at Beyt al-Ahmar, Yemen)

 

 

 ” Heading into his second term as President, Obama’s stance on a diplomatic “soft approach” seems to have shifted. Although he still advocates for diplomacy, sanctions, and other non military measures as ways of addressing terrorist threats, his use of drone strikes indicates a much harder approach to the war on terror. According to Slate.com, 284 drone strikes have been launched in Pakistan since Obama took office.

New America Foundation report estimates that those drone strikes have killed between 1618-2769 terrorists. It also estimates that between 153-192 civilians have been killed as a result of the drone strikes. Earlier this year, a Pew Research Poll showed that 62 percent of Americans approve of drone attacks in Pakistan. ”

 

  With the dems it’s all about high-visibility , low risk national security . Bill Clinton had his cruise missiles and now we have Mr Drone Strike himself . They always seem to opt for these zero risk to American lives ventures as their way of demonstrating their ” national security ” muscle irregardless of the imprecise nature of their methods . 

While the ” watch lap dogs ” of the media would crucify a republican administration over civilian/collateral deaths the party of the left is forever praised on their “judicious” use of American arms and troops . 

  Check out Dronestagram for all the latest news on ” death by joy stick ” strikes by the government . See also 

COVERT DRONE WAR at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism