Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Personal letter from a victim of drone attacks
Drone attacks have made the lives of many innocent people simply unbearable. Here is a letter from such a person, Malik Jalal, living in Waziristan in Pakistan, which appeared recently in the Independent, UK. He is one of the leaders of the North Waziristan Peace Committee (NWPC), which is a body of local Maliks (or community leaders) that is devoted to trying to keep the peace in our region. In this he shares the near-death experience he and his loved members had to undergo as a result of drone attacks.
He writes, "Singling out people to assassinate, and killing nine of our innocent children for each person they target, is a crime of unspeakable proportions. Their policy is as foolish as it is criminal, as it radicalizes the very people we are trying to calm down."