Whistleblower Exposes US Drone Strike Terrorism, Gets Sentenced to Prison

For the past two decades, the US has been the world’s largest exporter of terror. And millions of Muslims and non-Muslims have been the victims.

The US Drone program, which was hugely expanded and championed by Democrat president Barack Obama, has been one of the biggest examples of murdering innocent Muslim civilians for terror purposes.

A recent whisteblower, Daniel Hale, confirmed the gruesome reality of this program.

DemocracyNow:

Daniel Hale was sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified information exposing the U.S. drone and targeted assassination program.

Hale, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, pleaded guilty in March to one count of violating the World War I-era Espionage Act.

Hale told the judge before his sentencing, “I am here because I stole something that was never mine to take — precious human life … please forgive me for taking papers instead of human lives.”

Famed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted, “[Hale’s] crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by US drones are bystanders, not the intended targets. He should have been given a medal.”

The US likes to claim that it tries to reduce civilian deaths in all the geographic areas it controls with brutal force. But Hale’s leaks prove, US military is well aware that the vast majority of those it is killing are innocent civilians.

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Muslim leftists and neoliberals like to praise Barack Obama as being “good for Muslims.” But they never own up to the man’s bloody record of murdering and terrorizing countless Muslims throughout the Muslim world, from Libya to Yemen to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

The Biden administration, like both Trump and Obama’s admins, is seeking maximum penalties on Hale and other whisteblowers.

At his sentencing hearing, Hale expressed his regret for being part of the drone program responsible for the killing of so many innocent lives.

The following are telling quotes from Hale’s pre-sentencing letter.

“Since that time and to this day, I continue to recall several such scenes of graphic violence carried out from the cold comfort of a computer chair,” he wrote. “Not a day goes by that I don’t question the justification for my actions. By the rules of engagement, it may have been permissible for me to have helped to kill those men—whose language I did not speak, customs I did not understand, and crimes I could not identify—in the gruesome manner that I did.”

And:

“But how could it be considered honorable of me to continuously have laid in wait for the next opportunity to kill unsuspecting persons, who, more often than not, are posing no danger to me or any other person at the time?” Hale asked. “Never mind honorable, how could it be that any thinking person continued to believe that it was necessary for the protection of the United States of America to be in Afghanistan and killing people, not one of whom present was responsible for the September 11th attacks on our nation. Notwithstanding, in 2012, a full year after the demise of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, I was a part of killing misguided young men who were but mere children on the day of 9/11.”

And:

For weeks we had been tracking the movements of a ring of car bomb manufacturers living around Jalalabad… It was a windy and clouded afternoon when one of the suspects had been discovered… A drone strike was our only chance and already it began lining up to take the shot. But the less advanced Predator drone found it difficult to see through clouds and compete against strong headwinds.

The single payload MQ-1 failed to connect with its target, instead missing by a few meters. The vehicle, damaged, but still drivable, continued on ahead after narrowly avoiding destruction.

The driver stopped, got out of the car, and checked himself as though he could not believe he was still alive. Out of the passenger side came a woman wearing an unmistakable burka… And in the back were their two young daughters, ages five and three years old… The eldest was found dead due to unspecified wounds caused by shrapnel that pierced her body. Her younger sister was alive but severely dehydrated.

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