Dr. Cornel West: President Obama Is A ‘War Criminal’ [VIDEO]

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    cornel_westProving that conviction and consistency go hand and hand, Dr. Cornel West has once again called President Barack Obama a “war criminal” for his proliferation of a drone war that has killed an estimated 216 innocent children, reports Raw Story.


    Appearing on the radio with his comrade-in-arms, Tavis Smiley, West criticized the Commander-in-Chief for a strategic decision which seeks to minimize the loss of American lives by utilizing drone warfare that is both indiscriminate and inhumane.

    “I think, my dear brother, the chickens are coming home to roost,” West told Smiley. “We’ve been talking about this for a good while, the immorality of drones, dropping bombs on innocent people. It’s been over 200 children so far. These are war crimes.”

    In addition to the children killed, a recently exposed “White Paper” from the Department of Justice — an internal memo scooped by NBC — revealed that under the Obama Administration, citizens of the United States can be assassinated if they are believed to be members of Al-Qaeda.

    Read DOJ “White Paper” by clicking here.

    Kill List Exposed: Leaked Obama Memo Shows Assassination of U.S. Citizens “Has No Geographic Limit”


    Obama has struggled with criticism of the drone war that has expanded dramatically under his administration. Indeed, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, there have been 6 times the number of drone strikes in Pakistan under the Obama Administration than under the Bush 43 Administration, and the CIA has been authorized to target funerals and rescuers.

    “I think we have to be very honest, let us not be deceived: Nixon, Bush, Obama, they’re war criminals,” West said. “They have killed innocent people in the name of the struggle for freedom, but they’re suspending the law, very much like Wall Street criminals. The law is suspended for them, but the law applies for the rest of us. You and I, brother Tavis, if we kill an innocent person we go to jail, and we’re going to be in there forever.”

    Critics have denounced the inhumanity of drone warfare — and rightfully so. The United Nations has launched an investigation into the legality of the expanding US drone war and The Bureau reports that 4,643 people have been killed in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

    In a garishly hypocritical statement, President Obama, while framing Israel hurling rockets at innocent children in occupied Palestine as “self-defense,” said that he understands why vulnerable countries would criticize unmanned aerial attacks:

    “There’s no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders,” he said in a press conference in Thailand.

    President Obama said that the tragic, horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut was the “worst day of [his] presidency,” and he called the victims by name. I would think that the murder of a child is the worst day of any parent’s life and out of respect for the hundreds of families who have lost children because of drones authorized by President Bush and President Obama, I list them here — by name.

    RIP.

    PAKISTAN

    Name | Age | Gender

    Noor Aziz | 8 | male

    Abdul Wasit | 17 | male

    Noor Syed | 8 | male

    Wajid Noor | 9 | male

    Syed Wali Shah | 7 | male

    Ayeesha | 3 | female

    Qari Alamzeb | 14| male

    Shoaib | 8 | male

    Hayatullah KhaMohammad | 16 | male

    Tariq Aziz | 16 | male

    Sanaullah Jan | 17 | male

    Maezol Khan | 8 | female

    Nasir Khan | male

    Naeem Khan | male

    Naeemullah | male

    Mohammad Tahir | 16 | male

    Azizul Wahab | 15 | male

    Fazal Wahab | 16 | male

    Ziauddin | 16 | male

    Mohammad Yunus | 16 | male

    Fazal Hakim | 19 | male

    Ilyas | 13 | male

    Sohail | 7 | male

    Asadullah | 9 | male

    khalilullah | 9 | male

    Noor Mohammad | 8 | male

    Khalid | 12 | male

    Saifullah | 9 | male

    Mashooq Jan | 15 | male

    Nawab | 17 | male

    Sultanat Khan | 16 | male

    Ziaur Rahman | 13 | male

    Noor Mohammad | 15 | male

    Mohammad Yaas Khan | 16 | male

    Qari Alamzeb | 14 | male

    Ziaur Rahman | 17 | male

    Abdullah | 18 | male

    Ikramullah Zada | 17 | male

    Inayatur Rehman | 16 | male

    Shahbuddin | 15 | male

    Yahya Khan | 16 |male

    Rahatullah |17 | male

    Mohammad Salim | 11 | male

    Shahjehan | 15 | male

    Gul Sher Khan | 15 | male

    Bakht Muneer | 14 | male

    Numair | 14 | male

    Mashooq Khan | 16 | male

    Ihsanullah | 16 | male

    Luqman | 12 | male

    Jannatullah | 13 | male

    Ismail | 12 | male

    Taseel Khan | 18 | male

    Zaheeruddin | 16 | male

    Qari Ishaq | 19 | male

    Jamshed Khan | 14 | male

    Alam Nabi | 11 | male

    Qari Abdul Karim | 19 | male

    Rahmatullah | 14 | male

    Abdus Samad | 17 | male

    Siraj | 16 | male

    Saeedullah | 17 | male

    Abdul Waris | 16 | male

    Darvesh | 13 | male

    Ameer Said | 15 | male

    Shaukat | 14 | male

    Inayatur Rahman | 17 | male

    Salman | 12 | male

    Fazal Wahab | 18 | male

    Baacha Rahman | 13 | male

    Wali-ur-Rahman | 17 | male

    Iftikhar | 17 | male

    Inayatullah | 15 | male

    Mashooq Khan | 16 | male

    Ihsanullah | 16 | male

    Luqman | 12 | male

    Jannatullah | 13 | male

    Ismail | 12 | male

    Abdul Waris | 16 | male

    Darvesh | 13 | male

    Ameer Said | 15 | male

    Shaukat | 14 | male

    Inayatur Rahman | 17 | male

    Adnan | 16 | male

    Najibullah | 13 | male

    Naeemullah | 17 | male

    Hizbullah | 10 | male

    Kitab Gul | 12 | male

    Wilayat Khan | 11 | male

    Zabihullah | 16 | male

    Shehzad Gul | 11 | male

    Shabir | 15 | male

    Qari Sharifullah | 17 | male

    Shafiullah | 16 | male

    Nimatullah | 14 | male

    Shakirullah | 16 | male

    Talha | 8 | male

    YEMEN

    Afrah Ali Mohammed Nasser | 9 | female

    Zayda Ali Mohammed Nasser | 7 | female

    Hoda Ali Mohammed Nasser | 5 | female

    Sheikha Ali Mohammed Nasser | 4 | female

    Ibrahim Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 13 | male

    Asmaa Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 9 | male

    Salma Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 4 | female

    Fatima Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 3 | female

    Khadije Ali Mokbel Louqye | 1 | female

    Hanaa Ali Mokbel Louqye | 6 | female

    Mohammed Ali Mokbel Salem Louqye | 4 | male

    Jawass Mokbel Salem Louqye | 15 | female

    Maryam Hussein Abdullah Awad | 2 | female

    Shafiq Hussein Abdullah Awad | 1 | female

    Sheikha Nasser Mahdi Ahmad Bouh | 3 | female

    Maha Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 12 | male

    Soumaya Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 9 | female

    Shafika Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 4 | female

    Shafiq Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 2 | male

    Mabrook Mouqbal Al Qadari | 13 | male

    Daolah Nasser 10 years | 10 | female

    AbedalGhani Mohammed Mabkhout | 12 | male

    Abdel- Rahman Anwar al Awlaki | 16 | male

    Abdel-Rahman al-Awlaki | 17 | male

    Nasser Salim | 19

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