The accountability-vacuum in this case is astoundingly massive and blind, which is one reason fuelling anti-US (in specific) and anti-Western (in general) sentiment in places where the drone strikes are occurring. Far from resolving conflict or even addressing legitimate security issues, drone strikes have only catalysed livid anger, mistrust, and an ever-growing chasm between human communities.
Philip Alston (United Nations Special Rapporteur), David Kilcullen (former Pentagon adviser to General David Petraeus), Keith Shurtleff (US Army chaplain and ethics instructor), Shahzad Akbar (Foundation for Fundamental Rights) and others quoted in the article.
“When they took away my children in 1995, they also killed me - in the most brutal manner. This is not life …. I had my family and in just one day I’m left without them, without knowing why. And every morning I ask myself why, but there is no answer. My children were only guilty of having the names they had and their names were different from their killers. It was not only my children killed on July 11, 1995; thousands of other innocent children were murdered in the bloody genocide in Srebrenica …. I no longer have anything to lose; the criminals killed all I had, except for my pride.”
In July 1995, an estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys - sons, husbands and brothers - were dragged away never to be seen again.
The Srebrenica massacre marks a particularly inhumane and brutal act within the tragedy and bloodshed of the 1992 to 1995 Bosnian War.
these clips are from Al-Jazeera documentary called Women who refused to die