7 Things You Should Know About Drones

1. Did you know that the US military and the CIA are using Predator Drones armed with 100-lb. Hellfire missiles to carry out remote control killings in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and now Syria? (http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/12/04/revealed-us-and-britain-launched-1200-drone-strikes-in-recent-wars/ )

2. Did you know that the bombs from these “unmanned aerial vehicles” have killed more innocent civilians in those countries than the almost 3000 people who were killed in the attacks against the US on 9-11? (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/07/politics/drones-cnn-explains/index.html )

3. Did you know that the use of drones violates the UN Charter and other provisions of international law? (UN, Human Rights Watch & Amnesty International Reports)

4. Did you know that the Peshawar High Court in Pakistan has declared that US drone strikes against this US ally constitute a “blatant violation of basic human rights and is a War Crime”?  (http://www.peshawarhighcourt.gov.pk/images/wp%201551-p%2020212.pdf )

5. Did you know that US drone warfare makes us less safe because it createsmilitants who want to harm the US in retaliation for the killing of their family or friends? (http://www.mepc.org/journal/middle-east-policy-archives/drone-warfare-blowback-new-american-way-war )

6. Did you know 82 countries now have the capacity to make drones so we may soon be at risk of having armed drones flying over our communities?(http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/13/opinion/bergen-nine-facts-spread-of-armed-drones/)

7. Did you know that right here in Wisconsin drone operators are being trained at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, located in Juneau County near Mauston at Exit 55 off Hwy I-90-94?

To stop this immoral, illegal, and ineffective war call the President and your member of Congress!  For more information contact us at the

WISCONSIN COALITION TO GROUND THE DRONES AND END THE WARS

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