Perdido 03

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Obama: I Could Be My Own Drone Bombing Victim

Barack Obama kills an awful lot of people via his drone bomb program.

Since 2009, Obama has ordered drone bomb strikes that have killed 2,304 people in Pakistan.

That's right - 2,304.

Today Barack Obama made an appearance before the press to weep about how, given his background, he could have been Trayvon Martin:

 “I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that — that doesn’t go away,” Mr. Obama said in the briefing room. “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.”

The president is right, of course.

As a man of color, he has been profiled because of his race, his skin color, and his appearance.

Given different circumstances, he quite literally could have been Trayvon Martin.

But if he could have been Trayvon Martin, he also could have been one of those 2,304 people he has ordered killed with drone bomb strikes since he has been president.

These are also people of color who are targeted simply because of how they look, where they live, where they worship, and who they associate with or live next door to,

He could have been Trayvon Martin.

He also could be his own drone bomb victim.

Too bad he doesn't see that for himself.


  1. Obama Succeeds In Self-Defense Claim In Death Of 2,304 Drone Bombing Victims
    Eerie Echoes Of Zimmerman Trial Noted

  2. Read "Dirty Wars" -- and the movie is playing at the IFC for a few more days. I sort of knew we had extra legal kill squads out there forever but the details are mind-blowing.

    1. Jeremy Scahill, right. I'll see if I can get there in time.