Sunday Jan 27, 201312:52 PM GMT
US drones killed at least 360 small children in Pakistan: Ejaz Hussain
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:45PM
Interview with Ejaz Hussain
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So the American, the paranoiac, mad and crazy video game players they are sitting there in Creech, a US air force in Nevada desert and they are killing civilians. So how can you justify [this?] even a small boy, even a civilian child is being killed. He does not have a religion; he does not have any subscription to any terrorist activity or any terrorist body. He is an innocent child and you have killed ... more than 360 small innocent children; they have been killed in Pakistan alone. How can you justify the killing of innocent children?”

An analyst says ‘paranoid, crazy’ Americans are sitting in a US air force operating drones as if it were nothing but a simple video game and thereby killing not only civilians but hundreds of innocent children.


The comment comes as Washington claims that its assassination drone strikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the non-UN-sanctioned airstrikes.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Ejaz Hussain, head of UK’s i14News to further discuss the issue. He is joined by former US intelligence officer Bob Ayers and senior retired officer of the Pakistani air force Sultan M. Hali. The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Sir, who gave the right basically to the United States to be judge, jury and executioner for the international community?

Hussain: International community is a very vague term these days whose server has got the powerful weapons in his hands and let alone lack of complete character or conscience if he has got the weapons or the military power that can dominate and no there is no force in the world on the planet that can stop him; it’s the gun, it’s the rule of the gun that is dominating.

Press TV: Dr. Hussain, what about that Washington continues to claim that its drone attacks are “surgically precise” targeted killing of terrorists. Your take on this definition by Washington?

Hussain: That’s a very crazy and paranoiac definition of terrorism. I would like to draw your attention; the attention of the audience to a statement given by General Stanley McCrystal the former head of the NATO ISAF military forces in Afghanistan and he said two things: One he said that although the Americans have been able to defeat one section of the terrorists; two threats are there. So when the old threats recede, new threats emerge.

So he further divulged that as the terrorist attacks have been able to help the American strategy towards killing the terrorists, the Americans have lost two strong cases and he said one: the Americans have added to manifold the number and intensity of the anti-American people in the world and not only the Muslims but the non-Muslims as well.

So the anti-American sentiments they have been multiplied. The second thing he said is that in the meantime the American national strategy has been completely jeopardized and there is no way back.

So obviously I would like to draw attention to a mundane Jurassic wisdom that people say about the modern warfare that don’t hit your furnace to that degree of making it an infernal lest you should not singe into it and get yourself incinerated.

So the American, the paranoiac, mad and crazy video game players they are sitting there Creech, a US air force in Nevada desert and they are killing civilians. So how can you justify [this?] not even a small boy, not even a civilian child is being killed. He does not have a religion; he does not have any subscription to any terrorist activity or any terrorist body. He is an innocent child and you have killed; very meticulous statistics they say that so far more than 180 children have been killed alone in Pakistan but the figure which I compile since I belong to that part of the world in Pakistan is more than 360 small innocent children; they have been killed in Pakistan alone. How can you justify the killing of innocent children?

Press TV: Let’s look at that: continuation of the war on terror. Let’s look at Afghanistan specifically Dr. Hussain that we have seen now an increasing amount of attacks in Afghanistan but of course now the US has an exit plan that they’re planning on leaving that country. When will they leave? Do you think that they will leave altogether or will we see an expansion then of the drones over Afghan skies?

Hussain: I’m shocked to learn. It’s so diabolical, the mandarins of security and foreign policy formulation in the Pentagon and in the State Department they don’t take into account that as they are leaving that area on one side they are betraying their preaching, the American defense spending would be cut by about one trillion dollars in the next ten years having said that about 100 billion dollars per year.

Now they say they would reduce their defense budget but in the meantime the Congress a couple of months ago approved another six billion dollars to manufacture the state of the art, a third version of the American drones called the MQX which would have the more little stinger weapons and they would be able to kill a ten times larger number of civilians as compared to the predators.

So how much more is enough for them? How far will they go? They will keep on adding to the list of their enemies and the time will come when they will implore into that furnace they are. Now this is the time, the Americans they revisited their policy, they should come back to the negotiating tables as they are leaving Afghanistan war theatre in about six to twelve months from now.

So this is the time for them to leave a legacy but not like the Vietnam of 1960s and 1970s or the 1950s legacy of Korea. So they will have to leave a legacy in Afghanistan. So these are the people, the Americans themselves they will have to defeat the menace of terrorism and that by negotiation, by dialogue and by not by killing one person to create other people to revenge Americans. So it’s good to have more amicable solutions than to have more Sylvester Stallone style solutions.

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