Pakistani civilian Faheem Qureshi quoted in Living Under Drones via Stanford International Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic.
More Pakistani civilians under drone strikes speak up:
- “We were having tea and just eating a bit and then there were missiles. […] When I gained consciousness, there was a bandage on my eye. I didn’t know what had happened to my eye and I could only see from one.” - Sadaullah Wazir.
- “When we got hit, [m]y father’s body was scattered in pieces and he died immediately, but I was unconscious for three to four days. [Since then], I am disabled. My legs have become so weak and skinny that I am not able to walk anymore.” - Waleed Shiraz.
- “[The] driver and I lost our legs.” - Dawood Ishaq.
- “I just saw my home wrecked and came back. I was extremely sad, because normally a house costs around ten lakh, or 1,000,000 rupees [approximately $10,600], and I don’t even have 5,000 rupees [approximately $53] now.” - Adil Hashmi.
- “A drone struck and four people died in it, including children who were walking on the road.” - Tahir Afzal.
And you wonder why I’m not voting for Barack Obama.
EXACTLY! or why I say my vote (especially as an absentee) doesn’t matter. If ‘they’ make these PEOPLE ‘disappear’, what chance does my absentee vote have? The only thing to do is revolution. If the people are not ready for a revolution, then you must leave the people to find those who ARE ready. This is what Che knew, what we (as an international community) are starting to know.