By Harun Yahya
A terrifying whistling sound from the sky: Drones, the nightmare of individuals in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia. Commanded by a management middle hundreds of kilometers away, these machines rain down ‘hell fireplace,’ making no allowances for girls, kids or the aged. ‘Hellfire’ is the identify given to the missiles fired by American drones, or ‘Reapers’. Drones have turn into the scourge of individuals dwelling in tribal areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan and trigger traumatic problems to emerge.
Youngsters who hear the sound of the drones begin crying and screaming. As their identify suggests, these plane generally slay all of the members of a family, girls, kids, the aged and different harmless individuals included. Typically they slay villagers attending a funeral, or younger individuals dancing collectively at a marriage. The justification is at all times that ‘There have been radical fighters on the funeral, at that marriage ceremony or in that village.’ However no pretext can legitimize blowing to smithereens a three-year-old lady, a major faculty scholar or an 80-year-old grandfather. Drones have been broadly used for the reason that Bush administration in tribal areas with civilian populations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somali and Yemen. Drone strikes throughout the tenure of President Obama have killed practically six occasions as many individuals as have been killed beneath Bush administration. Based on figures from human rights organizations, greater than 3,500 individuals have been killed in Pakistan alone, together with 178 kids; these are simply official figures. Unofficial figures put the civilian dying toll a lot larger.
Comparable casualties are reported in Yemen. In February 2013, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who favors the drone strikes, estimated they’d killed 4,700 individuals. The most recent civilian to die in a drone assault in Afghanistan was Gul Nawaz, a 75-year-old Pakistani refugee dwelling within the district of Alishir within the province of Khost . The governor of Khost’s request to NATO forces within the area as to the explanation for the killing has to date not been answered.
100 forty-eight kids misplaced their lives in a Taliban assault on a faculty in Pakistan just a few months in the past. The variety of kids killed to this point in drone strikes is 178. Whether or not kids are dying in terror assaults or drone strikes, it makes no distinction; pressing precautions have to be taken. Until measures are taken to stop civilian deaths in drone assaults, the rising figures from such assaults will finish in a hell on earth the place kids are killed as they play and ladies are killed as they care for his or her kids. It should not be forgotten that this image needs to be simply as distant from individuals within the East as it’s from these within the West. Western nations whose mission is to convey peace and justice to the world will solely be taken critically to the extent of the worth they place on human rights in apply, versus in principle. That mission will clearly stay theoretical as long as the human rights of individuals within the East are thought to be much less essential than these of individuals within the West.
Drones are one of the crucial severe examples of human rights violations in areas of battle on the planet right now. It’s a grave crime to kill civilians. It’s a violation of human rights and the foundations of battle to homicide, via aerial bombing, people who find themselves alleged to be fighters with no investigation or judicial course of. Drone know-how right now – in a time of giant technological advances – ought to solely be used for the needs of logistics and intelligence, to not ‘search and destroy.’ Certainly, that know-how have to be improved nonetheless additional to stop terror assaults via the gathering of intelligence in order that not a single civilian can be harmed. Preventive intelligence will dry up the terrorists’ life blood if damaging bombing is stopped.
It should not be forgotten that violence is the principle reason for terror; responding to terrorist violence with Hellfire missile strikes and thus harming the civilian inhabitants within the course of is an undreamed of bonus for terrorists. A father who sees his baby blown into items by a missile as she performs together with her dolls, or villagers who witness that scene, will simply be received over by terror teams and became enemies. Then if you happen to ask who’s accountable, the reply is everybody who acted in haste and embraced violence quite than giving peace an opportunity and making an attempt diplomacy, schooling and dialogue.