The idea of terrorize and kill civilians with weapons of mass-destruction in the hope to break the resistance of a government, comes from Nazi Germany. Hitler authorised full-scale development work on the “pilotless airplane” in June 1942. Nazi Germany used the unmanned aircraft (V1, V2) to bomb London. In total, the V-1 attacks caused 22,892 casualties (almost entirely civilians). More than 10,000 V1’s were launched, 7488 reached England. More than six thousand civilians were killed and eighteen thousand were wounded. The 1150 V2’s that landed in London, killed 2,742 civilians and wounded 6467. The total property damage was 23,000 houses totally destroyed and 100,000 damaged.

Photo: London


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  1. kruitvat Post author

    The drones (unmanned aircraft) used by NATO for bombing Afghanistani, Pakistani and Libyan civilians are designed by Israel. The Israelis are denied entry into Afghanistan, but nevertheless, the Israeli drones provide ‘security’ for the coalition in Afghanistan. Israeli drones are used by Canada, France, Australia and Germany in Afghanistan. Today, Israeli specialists are on the air base at Ein Shemer for training the flight of “Herons” repainted in the colors of Germany. Most of Israeli military products are standard NATO-compatible.

  2. kruitvat Post author

    Are the civilians of Somalia also bombed with an UN-mandate ?

    US terror drones kill 38 more Somalis
    Thu Nov 3, 2011

    At least 38 Somali civilians have been killed in a US assassination drone attack near the country’s border with Ethiopia, Press TV reports.

    Two US terror drones carried out airstrikes in Qeydar and Marodile towns near Somalia-Ethiopia borders on Wednesday, killing 38 people and injuring 74 others.

    The aerial attacks come few days after the prominent US daily Washington Post revealed in a report that the US flies “armed” drones from a secret airfield in Ethiopia’s southern city of Arba Minch.

    The US Air Force has spent millions of dollars to improve the airfield in Ethiopia to accommodate a fleet of Reaper drones that carry Hellfire missiles and precision-guided bombs, the report said.

    A day after the report was published, the Americans admitted to flying unmanned aerial vehicles from Ethiopia, claiming that the assassination drones merely conduct surveillance missions in the Horn of Africa.

    Although the United States has tried to downplay its military and intelligence presence in the Horn of Africa region, the US military has carried out numerous terror drone strikes in Somalia in the past few months, killing hundreds of people, most of them civilians.

    Somalia is the sixth country where the US military has engaged in unauthorized aerial bombing campaigns through the use of its remote-controlled aircraft.

    The United States has also deployed its assassination drones for aerial attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen.

    Washington claims the airstrikes target anti-American militants, though a far greater number of victims of such attacks have been civilians.


  3. kruitvat Post author

    Are the Pakistani civilians bombed with an UN-mandate ?

    US drones killed 957 Pakistani civilians in 2010
    Irish Sun
    Thursday 14th April, 2011

    A total of 957 Pakistani civilians were killed in American drone attacks in the country 2010, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in its annual report Thursday.

    The report that focused on human rights violations in the country also laid an emphasis on terror attacks in 2010, according to Xinhua.

    It said terrorist attacks in Pakistan left 2,542 people dead and 5,062 others injured in 2010.

    ‘Target killings’ in the country’s port city of Karachi saw the death of 237 political activists while in the southwestern province of Balochistan, at least 118 people were killed, the report said.

    At least 1,159 people, including 1,041 civilians, lost their lives in 67 suicide bomb attacks in the country.

    During 2010, at least 12,580 people were killed in different incidents, including 791 honour killings. A total of 581 people were kidnapped for ransom.

    The report, whose statistics were derived largely from media and other undisclosed sources, criticised the government for failing to protect the citizens, especially religious minorities.

    It said the biggest terrorist incident took place in Lahore at a place of worship place of a religious minority. The attack left 99 members of the Ahmadi sect dead.

    The commission officials, in the report, urged political parties to work together to improve the human rights situation in the country.

  4. kruitvat Post author

    Brussels August 31, 2011: ‘NATO Can Continue Libyan Naval Blockade, Air Campaign Indefinitely’ / NATO could continue enforcing a naval arms embargo and carry out reconnaissance flights over Libya once its military mission there is over, diplomats said Wednesday.

    29 July, 2011: “No hope for settlement in Libya” – Russian MP

    The killing of the head of the Libyan rebels’ armed forces, Abdel-Fattah Younis, will not influence the balance of forces in the country, believes head of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
    The Physical elimination of certain figures involved in the conflict in Libya cannot dramatically change the situation in the region, the parliamentarian told journalists on Friday.

    “There is no hope for the settlement of the situation in Libya,” Kosachev said. “Rebels are not ready to give up and lay down their arms. For many of them, this would be a death sentence.”
    Abdel-Fattah Younis had previously served as the interior minister under the Gaddafi regime, but upon defecting he was given a top position within the NTC. His death was announced on Thursday by the head of the rebels’ National Transitional Council (NTC), Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, during a news conference in Benghazi. While it was revealed that Younis was shot by gunmen, further details are as of yet unknown. There has been speculation on whether he was killed by Gaddafi loyalists or his own camp.

    The Russian MP is convinced that peace in Libya can only be reached through large-scale political dialogue and compromise. These agreements should not only provide for Libya’s future development, but also give security guarantees to all the parties involved.

    For now, Kosachev said he does not expect any dramatic changes, “for better or for worse.”

    Mass protests against the 40-year-long regime of Muammar Gaddafi broke out in the country in mid-February. Since then, the country has been gripped by an armed conflict between government forces and rebels. In March, the United Nations introduced a non-fly zone over the country, which was followed by the launch of an international military operation to protect Libyan civilians from Gaddafi.

    Moscow abstained in the UN Security Council vote on the resolution authorizing the use of force in Libya. At the same time, on the initiative of President Dmitry Medvedev, Russia adopted legislative amendments banning the sales of arms to Libya, while also refusing Gaddafi and his close circle the right to enter the Russian Federation. Medvedev has been unequivocal in averring that Gaddafi “has exhausted his legitimacy and must go.” Nevertheless, Moscow has repeatedly criticized the Security Council resolution, warning that it could lead to a lengthy war with numerous casualties.

    31 August, 2011
    ‘NATO used UN resolution as chewing gum’

    NATO says it has no immediate plans to leave Libya as there is still a danger to civilians despite the rebels now controlling most of the country. However, Russia’s envoy to NATO says the alliance’s arguments are hard to take seriously.
    “We have to be very careful with regards to what official NATO representatives say today, because statements of tens of thousands of bombs and other ammunition being dropped on Libya having no adverse effect on civilians – that’s what NATO has been claiming – that’s very hard to believe,” Dmitry Rogozin told RT. “That defines that we should be careful with regard to official statements from Brussels.”
    Russia’s ambassador to the alliance also noted that NATO deliberately and openly went beyond UN resolution 1973 that allowed for maintenance of a “no-fly zone” over Libya.
    “The 1973 resolution was used by NATO as a chewing gum, so to say. I think that NATO might be deliberately demonstrating its disregard for the UN Security Council, to demonstrate that NATO is equal to the United Nations nowadays and will be getting even more significant and powerful in the future,” he said.
    According to Rogozin, the conclusions that can be drawn from NATO’s actions in Libya are much more significant than the situation in Libya itself.
    “NATO is turning into a global policeman now, using any resolutions taken by the UN Security Council to serve its own interests, without looking at the interests of other groups, even the interests of those they are claiming to be liberating in Libya,” he said.
    “Knowing NATO, I doubt very seriously that NATO was actually concerned about the security of ordinary Libyans when they were interfering in this conflict,” Russia’s ambassador to the alliance added.
    Moreover, Dmitry Rogozin believes that the post-conflict state of affairs in Libya, with the possibility of different rebel groups disputing or even turning against each other sooner or later, will be a chance for certain Western countries to secure a permanent presence in Libya in order to control its vast oil resources.
    “The 21st century has already introduced itself as the era of wars for resources. The resources are running short, the consumption in Western countries is not going to go down any time soon,” he said. “This means that there will be wars for new regions and new resources, and the actions of specific Western countries, as well as the entire coalition, such as NATO, will be gaining momentum in the future.”

  5. kruitvat Post author

    Germany: ‎’NATO Chief Praises German Role In Libyan War’

    2 Nov 11

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has praised Germany’s role in the transatlantic alliance’s military operation in Libya, even though the German government refused to support it at the United Nations.

    Speaking to the weekly newspaper Die Zeit, Rasmussen said Germany had shown “flexibility” in moving its AWACS reconnaissance aircraft from the Mediterranean to Afghanistan. That allowed other NATO aircraft doing reconnaissance work in Afghanistan to be moved to Libya.

    “Germany has, despite its abstention in the UN Security Council, contributed to this operation,” Rasmussen told Die Zeit.

    Berlin’s controversial abstention came during a key vote on a UN resolution to back military action against Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi last spring. The decision created a diplomatic crisis with the United States, Britain and France, which all played major roles in the campaign to oust Qaddafi. It also sparked some hand-wringing in Berlin among those worried Germany was splitting from its traditional Western allies.

    But it later emerged that Germany was quietly helping NATO by reassigning the aircraft, sending personnel to NATO headquarters to help with bomb targeting decisions and offering financial and diplomatic backing to anti-Qaddafi rebel forces.

    The United States even praised Germany in September, with an aid to US President Barack Obama saying he was “very pleased” by the country’s actions.

    In comments to Die Zeit, Rasmussen also said that the action in Libya revealed that European countries need to invest more money in their militaries in order to stay effective. He added, that the campaign was not purely humanitarian, but also meant to keep the entire region peaceful.

    “I would say that the operation in Libya had the goal of preventing a destabilization from North Africa to Europe’s borders,” he said.

    The Local/mdm


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