The BBC decides to showcase the names and faces of those killed during the Peshawar attacks. Rightly so every innocent life should have a name, a picture and a story to share to the world to know that a real life was taken unjustly.
But what happened to the names, pictures and stories of over 2000 killed by US drones in Pakistan? Will we get the names, pictures and stories of over 500,000 children killed in Iraq by the sanctions.
Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.
I guess not. Some lives have more value than others or more ratings. Either way the innocent always get lost.
Since 2004, on average there have been 3 drone attacks every month in Pakistan by the West with approval of the Pakistani government and army. According to ‘Pakistan Body Count’ over 2200 civilians have been killed of which 15% are children. What happened in #Peshawar was barbaric but so are the killing by #Drones. If you want to take revenge then take revenge on all the Killers not only the ones the media highlights. “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?” – Mahatma Gandhi.