A Promised Land || Never Been Happy To Order Drone Strikes In His Time
Former United States President Barack Obama has said he had no pleasure in ordering drone strikes during his time in which thousands of other lives were lost but could not afford to have a “soft side” against terrorism.
In his new memoir, A Promised Land, published on November 17, Barack Obama expressed his views on the loss of innocent lives in drone strikes.
A summary published in Business Insider states that Barack Obama claimed that his first chief of staff, Raheem Emmanuel, was “obsessed” with the list of terrorists.
Raheem Emmanuel has spent a lot of time in Washington realizing that his new and liberal president does not tolerate a soft corner against terrorism
Millions of young people in places like Yemen and Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq are fed up with despair, ignorance, the dream of a glorious religious age, violence or the schemes of their elders
He said that these youths also became dangerous and often became part of cruel acts knowingly and unknowingly.
At the very least, I wanted to save them, send them to school, give them a chance to do business, and get the hatred out of their minds
And yet they were part of the world and the machinery (drones) I ordered often killed them
I never felt happy or strong
I entered politics with the intention of better educating children, providing health care to their families, and helping poor countries to get more food
But it was necessary, and it was my responsibility to make sure our operations were as efficient as possible
Barack Obama added that the country’s national security agencies had been challenged to develop “new forms of warfare” as al-Qaeda disbanded and went underground.
He said that since al-Qaeda had gone underground and had developed a complex system of communicating with its sympathizers, operators and sleeper cells through the Internet and Berners phone.
The former president said that therefore our national security agencies were challenged to set as many targets as possible, develop new forms of unconventional warfare including deadly drones to drive out al-Qaeda operatives in Pakistani territory. Were included.
A report released by the National Anti-Terrorism Authority (NATA) in November 2018 revealed that there have been 409 drone strikes in Pakistan since January 2004, killing 2,714 people and injuring seven others. One hundred and twenty-eight people were injured.
According to NICTA, most of the attacks took place during the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) regime (2012–2008).
During the PML-N regime (2018–2013), there were 65 drone strikes in which 301 people were killed and 70 injured.
The attacks targeted Bajaur, Bannu, Hangu, Khyber, Kurram, Mohmand, North Waziristan, Noshki, Orakzai and South Waziristan.
Originally published at https://zaviews.blogspot.com.