Friday, June 8, 2012

The Communist Party of Malta condemns the use of military drones.

The Communist Party of Malta condemns US for introducing a military strategy which is criminal in nature and is resulting in higher deaths of innocent civilian. The Party insists that the use of drone for military attacks should be made illegal. Initially this was used for surveillance and spying. These planes are computer controlled.

“In fact reports by the antiwar movements show that in 2007 alone, US military forces killed around 700 innocent civilians in Pakistan, by its military drone attacks. Mostly the victims were families with children. Up to now in 2012, 165 children have already been killed by this military strategy in Pakistan ”.

“Other organisations like “The Bureau of Investigative Journalism” (TBIJ) stated in every militant killed, 10 to 15 innocent civilians were also killed during these drone attacks”.

The Communist Party is concerned that the use of this new military weapon will eventually be available to other US allies, thus this will result in greater civilian losses. The Party supports the campaign by the anti-war movements and other progressive peace organisations to ban completely the use of military drones.