Publish the photos of the victims:
A British organization called the “Bureau of Investigative Journalism has documented the killing of civilians. http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/
Code Pink has take the campaign home to America. It has started to write articles against the drone attacks and have begun to create public awareness about the goings on in Waziristan–under the cloak of silence. Pam Baily has written a prodigious article published in Global Research. Pam’s article is titled “Drone attacks will lead to inevitable blowback in Pakistan”. The fact is that the blowback will be beyond Pakistani borders.
“I want to show taxpayers in the Western world what their tax money is doing to people in another part of the world: killing civilians, innocent victims”: Noor Behram.
Noor Behram, a photo-journalist from North Waziristan, has been documenting the effects of drone strikes for four years, focusing on the deaths of children and women.
John A Rizzo, the CIA’s former acting General Counsel. This is Al-Jazeera discussing Repieve and Clive Smith:
“Clive Stafford Smith, the celebrated human rights lawyer best known as George W Bush’s nemesis over Guantanamo, is leading the campaign to secure an international arrest warrant for Rizzo. Asked about the question of jurisdiction, Smith told me that that “there is no issue of jurisdiction – these are a series of crimes, including murder … committed on Pakistani soil against Pakistani citizens”. The CIA, he says, is “waging war against Pakistan”. He insists that “there is no question that [Rizzo] is liable for the crimes he is committing. The only issue is whether he will face the music or be kept hidden by the authorities”.
Smith, who heads the legal charity Reprieve, is a practical man, uninterested in mere symbolic gestures. Earlier, he successfully sued the Bush administration for access to prisoners at Guantanomo and has so far secured the release of 65 of them. He is confident that once the Islamabad police issues a warrant, Interpol will have no choice but to pursue the case. Furthermore, he notes, depending on the success of this test case, they will broaden it to also include drone operators.”
Noor works in cooperation with a Pakistani lawyer and the UK activist Clive Smith. They are helping Noor get these photos to the outside world. Behram also has provided cameras to locals to take photos of the aftermath of the attacks.
Where are those pictures Hamid Mir?
Why dont you publish those pictures Ms. Zehra?
Why is Asma Jehangir quiet about this?
Why are the APWA begums not screaming from the mountain-tops about the thousand women who have been killed?
Pam says “Many women have been killed in drone attacks, since the kitchen is normally adjacent to the large meeting room where jirgas and other gatherings are held. Yet, they frequently go undocumented due to the practice in Waziristan of purda, or the separation of women – to the point that they are not allowed to be photographed, for instance, or even talked about in conversation with outsiders. Women’s deaths are not officially reported.”
Why are the death of women and children not reported?
Where is Dawn.com?
Noor Behram says: “So far I have counted more than 670 women who have been killed by drones, most while working in kitchens, and 100 children,”
Behram has been working our “purda restrictions” to document the facts. It is sad that Der Speigel can dare to publish the pictures, while Geo and Dawn TV stay silent. This silence is criminal.
Behram has been meticulously “collecting the names of the brothers or fathers of women who have been killed, and photos of their clothing. Slowly, as word of his work spreads, tribal members are coming forward to tell them the stories of their women and children, and he often travels up to seven hours to collect the information.”
Spencer Ackerman has dared to publish some of the basic pictures on Wired. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/photos-pakistan-drone-war/
Der Spiegel has made some effort to publish a few of the pictures. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/drone-war-in-pakistan-photos-from-the-ground-show-civilian-casualties-a-775131.html
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It is astonishing that the world media has not picked up on Behram’s work. “Behram has held an exhibition in Islamabad, and foreign publications like the UK’s Guardian and Germany’s Der Spiegel have printed his pictures. But Pakistani media will not use his images, or even announce the deaths he documents.”
US mainstream media has not published any of the pictures, and the Pakistani media has ignored them. Of course the Bharati media dare not publish any picture that may embarrass the US intelligence agencies.