How many innocent children have been killed by American drones?

I understand that government-sanctioned slaughter of children is believed by most Americans necessary and good and children's lives mean nothing because they are only collateral damage but out of curiosity, how many innocent children have died from American drones since Obama took office?

Update:

Speaker-to Animals says it's good that Obama kills hundreds of children, because Bush did it too.

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  • 7 years ago
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    In Pakistan around 5000 innocent Civilians have been killed but of course, they are not documented

    If the victims of Mr Obama’s drone strikes are mentioned by the state at all, they are discussed in terms which suggest that they are less than human.

    The people who operate the drones, Rolling Stone magazine reports, describe their casualties as “bug splats”, “since viewing the body through a grainy-green video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed”.

    Or they are reduced to vegetation: justifying the drone war, Obama’s counter-terrorism adviser Bruce Riedel explained that “you’ve got to mow the lawn all the time. The minute you stop mowing, the grass is going to grow back”.

    Like George Bush’s government in Iraq, Obama’s administration neither documents nor acknowledges the civilian casualties of the CIA’s drone strikes in Pakistan. But a report by the law schools at Stanford and New York universities suggests that during the first three years of his time in office, the 259 strikes for which he is ultimately responsible killed between 297 and 569 civilians, of whom at least 64 were children.

    These are figures extracted from credible reports: there may be more which have not been fully documented.

    Two days before the murders in Newtown, Obama’s press secretary was asked about women and children being killed by drones in Yemen and Pakistan. He refused to answer, on the grounds that such matters are “classified”. Instead, he directed the journalist to a speech by John Brennan, Obama’s counter-terrorism assistant. Brennan insists that “Al Qaeda’s killing of innocents, mostly Muslim men, women and children, has badly tarnished its appeal and image in the eyes of Muslims”.

    TISSUE AROUND TUMOUR: He appears unable to see that the drone war has done the same for the US. To Brennan the people of Pakistan are neither insects nor grass: his targets are a “cancerous tumour”, the rest of society “the tissue around it”. Beware of anyone who describes a human being as something other than a human being.

    Yes, he conceded, there is occasionally a little “collateral damage”, but the US takes “extraordinary care [to] ensure precision and avoid the loss of innocent life”. It will act only if there’s “an actual ongoing threat” to American lives. This is cock and bull with bells on.

    Another question one might ask is why do the President's turn into Neocons the minute they are sworn in?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    About 3000 a DAY by Abortion since Obama took office plus the black INCREASE in murders in Chicago

    Homicides in Chicago 1990-2012

    1990: 851[6]

    1991: 927[7]

    1992: 943[7]

    1993: 855[7]

    1994: 931[7]

    1995: 828[7]

    1996: 796[7]

    1997: 761[7]

    1998: 704[7]

    1999: 643[7]

    2000: 633[7]

    2001: 667[7]

    2002: 656[7]

    2003: 601[7]

    2004: 453[7]

    2005: 451[7]

    2006: 471[7]

    2007: 448[7]

    2008: 513[7]

    2009: 459[7]

    2010: 436[7]

    2011: 433[7]

    2012: 491(to date)[8]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Chicago

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  • Shilo
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Your understanding that most Americans think the slaughter of children is necessary is flawed. Drone warfare is a relatively new concept that has been carefully kept in the background until recently. I wouldn't be jumping to conclusions about what most Americans think on this subject, unless of course, you don't care about truth and facts and just enjoy getting people riled up.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    In the past 3 years the estimate is around 64 children just in Pakistan. Obama kills 3 times the amount of kids Lanza did and there are no tears. Not even a mention of what he has commissioned.

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  • Ryan
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    7 years ago

    Hundreds of children have been killed by Obama. If we include women and children the figure would be in the thousands, if we include ALL innocent bystanders men women and children it would be in the 10s of thousands. That includes Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

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  • justa
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Gee, why stop there? Why not count kids killed in WW2 or Korea, or Vietnam, or anywhere in the world, why just under Obama? Is a dead child more important in Pakistan than in Israel? As long as there are men with weapons, women and children will bear the burdens of their wars.

    But don't pretend it began with Obama, that's too blatant an appeal to Republicans to be a legitimate point.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Obama's thirst for the blood of children will continue. After he slaughtered the first he became addicted. Now he spends his time off dive bombing kids with drones.

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  • 7 years ago

    thousands of school going kids are killed by american drones :(

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  • 3 years ago

    No tears for Benghazi speedy and livid Black on black crime Black on white crime people loss of existence in Afghanistan for HIS entire PRESIDENCY IF HE SHEDS NO TEARS, it quite is because of fact HE OWNS those DEATHS

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Hundreds.

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