Casualties of U.S. Airstrikes on Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen

January 21, 2013

According to a report released by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism on January 3, some 4,708 people have been killed by U.S. drone attacks on Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia since the U.S. drone strikes began in 2001. Hundreds and hundreds more have been injured. Of those killed, 214 are known to have been children.

The vast majority of the strikes have taken place since Obama took office in 2009. For example, 310 of the 362 total reported attacks on Pakistan were ordered during the Obama Presidency.

According to the fascist logic of the Obama administration, the U.S. government is free to attack any country or people it labels as "terrorist."

The U.S. government is acting as if it had appointed itself the judge, jury and executioner of the world.