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Drones have killed thousands: US lawmaker
 
 
 

WASHINGTON - US lawmaker Dennis Kucinich has called for Congress oversight of the drone programme, reported examiner.com on Friday.Speaking in House of Representatives, Congressman Kucinich said: “The drone programme has thus far been conducted with no oversight from Congress or any judicial body.”“American drones in Pakistan have killed as many as 3,378 people. Drones in Yemen have killed as many as 1,952 people. Drones in Somalia have killed as many as 170 people. We’ve not declared war on any of these nations, but our weapons have killed innocent civilians in all of them. Highly reputable research shows that the number of high-level targets killed as a percentage of total casualties is estimated at about two per cent.”“According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration is working on efforts to institutionalise the practice of targeted killings by unmanned drones abroad. The volume of these killings challenges the morality and the legality of the attacks. We are creating a precedent for other nations that are developing the same technology. China has just unveiled a new drone,” he said. “Congress has a constitutional responsibility to ensure that programmes that are being conducted in the name of our Nation are legal, transparent, and accountable.  We are holding a briefing soon about this exact matter,” said Congressman Kucinich.

 
 
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