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Britain and US escalate use of murderous drones

Issue No. 2355

Britain now has 500 drones (unmanned aerial vehicles). These include five Reaper drones in Afghanistan which can carry 500lb bombs and hellfire missiles. 

Five more Reapers are about to be delivered and for the first time they are being operated from British soil—at RAF Waddingon in Lincolnshire.

They are the warmongers’ favourite as they wreak maximum damage on the “enemy” with no loss of life of the attacking forces.

This week US president Barack Obama was forced to defend the escalation of drone air strikes during his presidency.

US drone strikes have killed as many as 3,533 people in the most murderous and controversial bombing campaign—in Pakistan, along the border with Afghanistan.

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