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Obama Apologized for the Drone Killings of Two Western Victims. What About Everyone Else?


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Obama Apologized for the Drone Killings of Two Western Victims. What About Everyone Else?

Hina Shamsi

President Obama's recent response to the tragic deaths of two civilians, U.S. citizen Warren Weinstein and Italian citizen Giovanni Lo Porto, in a January 2015 "targeted killing" strike in Pakistan, was remarkable and unprecedented — yet it should not have been.


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" What about everyone else?"

They are not important because they are evil Muslims that are terrorists!


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An apology to all the non-US "collateral damage" victims of the drone attacks is not going to happen because, to do so would undermine the US claim that that such attacks are part of a "war". In war, apologies are not usually made for "civilian" loss of life as this is seen to be an unavoidable consequence of any state of war. If the US started apologizing for these killings, then its argument that drone attacks against "combatants" constitute war would be even less credible than it's been for the last 10 years.


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