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I have taken factual data for my stories on Pakistan’s drone strikes at this organization that does independent investigation.
I also met one team member to discuss in-depth as what’s really going on. I am appalled to say that I was shown data of several months timings which showed civilian deaths, civilian population targets by unmanned drones.
Then I went to research the intl/local news of and around those same dates, I saw that most western media following western establishments conducting these strikes were publicising stories of this versus that, X,Y,Z number of militants and terrorists being killed in those exact same strikes that have proven data records showing civilian deaths.
I agree that duplicity is also on part of governments that agreed to allow their countries be droned, so I am being sane and I don’t think that all blame is to be laid at the western powers. But, I will never agree to drone strikes in all my life, even if certain groups try to coerce me, intimidate me and create problems.
In my meetings with some drone strike victim families, I have witnessed the terror and anger these counter productive strategy is resulting into. Many of my western colleagues laugh at my drone-a-phobia as they like to ridicule me, I don’t think any western people would enjoy other parts of the world sending drones over their skies and countries.
Respect is two-way and that is. I apologize for taking this space to speak up,but I know that this is a forum that supports freedom of speech.
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