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but the nazi troops couldn't approach the strange they killed him with nate's the ground covered him. you're lucky that this is a good camera and expenses still also the fighter covered camera with something like a notebook. and that's wrapping up the program for this hour here on r.t. international now eight thirty in the morning here on sunday at moscow we're back soon with another edition of the weekly hope you can join us. did the study fellow man woman that you met him when i did i mean it letting us
know. about. princes read my hands and heart from paper cuts of exploding traffic forced upon a futurist. and the rest men but isn't what. you. did get the. children. for a country. for profit. for yourself. how can you smile. killing has become just like a videogame joystick steers a drone towards the targets and with a simple press of the pots an f. bomb drops and. the explosive it's real just like the people it falls on. villages
in afghanistan or pakistan from the safety of the bunker in the u.s. . so how do you feel about the trip. was three three film yeah exactly so really of course and there were lots of the victims honestly that's islam i bought in time. otherwise we'll get nothing well yes we can go to the tribal areas anyway because of security reasons. thank you for your flights. thank. you from america and please send me number and we'll that's the important thing and yeah. i'll call our producer ok and then we'll figure out just where you could look all the best.
a lot of stay here according to the bureau of investigative journalism there have been more than four hundred drone strikes since two thousand and four killing around a thousand innocent civilians and that's just in pakistan a local contact is taking me to meet a man who narrowly avoided one of those strikes. oh. i'm going to get other men out of these times above but. nothing to them if you can you give them but. i look at them. the photo of the struggle to go understand it was to be true because my b.-o.
was good for me if you're going to do that because. to her. credit her it was serious don is the mountainous region between pakistan and afghanistan on a self-proclaimed bottom recognized states populated with disaffected pashtun tribes it's been viewed as a taliban stronghold since two thousand and one attacks on the government has so far been unable to regain control of the area. malik claims to have been personally targeted by at least four drone strikes since two thousand and ten. was it a stunning to go at this time it was no. shortage of the. mole but to be a. little let up on the hill. to face like out of the.
sean west mall and is a former drone communications technician since leaving yes false he struggled to come to terms with the role he played in the u.s. drone program. yeah i was i was sleeping in the back of this truck all the way for about a quarter of last year. growth in things i mean psychological issues. so yeah the fed back there are a little space here and i was sleeping on top of the mountain wasn't getting the help i needed and you know i was kind of having a lot of issues back in october and. you know i had slipped at the bridge. a couple of nights and i was. seriously planning on jumping. and. i decided
that. i shouldn't do that and i should i should get help and i should. you know you probably have somebody else. taking care of me for a certain amount of time. there is a member of the community that was nice enough to. allow me to basically say this place and be the the grounds keeper here for about a year. i haven't really had a stable place to stay up until now but i had gardening knowledge so you know when you're in the military your chief purpose is mostly to destroy things. you know i have been dealing with that for a while. so. having i mean you know the ability to work on plants and stuff like this is kind of feeling for me. you know from using my creative energy to destroy things to creating life. well so it was thank
you very much for directions i look forward to meeting you. yeah thank you very much. i arranged to meet at the new mexico state university flight center the sense of integrating unmanned aircraft into regular international airspace and these people know everything there is to know about drug. i did twenty nine years the united states navy any type of intel is good intel when you're not choosing a pilot's life that's even better plus when you think about it in the future is unmanned an f. sixteen can take a probably a fifteen or twenty degree turn the problem is the pilot passes out at nine or ten g. so if you take the pilot out does that make it
a better fighter aircraft well sure it does because now it turns tighter it goes faster just doesn't want. these are excellent tools and not so we always say this isn't a solution it's a choice. the flu the tiger shark in afghanistan or iraq and this aircraft and get us there so iraqi police get to go without leaving the base you can see you know countryside out there. without having to worry about get shot down yeah yeah. so the b.s.a. is they keep people safe yeah there are some operations were when i was flying. you know troops you're in contact you know they told us to go down and fly low you could try to draw fire oh really ok and they were able to get people out because they were. firing at us from. branded its leader opposition politician emraan khan and infidel and even wanted him dead we
met at his home in islamabad now under constant armed guard he's one of pakistan's most popular politicians organizing rallies that attract thousands of followers he doesn't believe the conflict can be solved militarily neither in afghanistan or pakistan i feel that this is a violation of human rights it killing people by these drones basically sitting on a screen and eliminating people dehumanizing them treating them. as if you know this from some other planet not giving them a basic right of proving their innocence i mean it violates all norms of justice and they claim they have intelligence that shows that there are terrorists. they're bombing villages their villages their their houses their mud houses the bombing them and then that think that the bone when it's when it busts when it's spent is
that the shrapnel knows exactly who is a terrorist and who's a woman and it was a child with a grandmother i mean there is so many instances of people being killed who had nothing to do with the terrorism and and then those who call terrorist sometimes they claim that they've killed a terrorist and then you see he's alive so who have they killed. i received a performance report resist which was intended for like promotional purposes. that was it said rice isn't she doesn't want to close air support missions and two hundred plus enemy chills we asked there are several of us that ass you know how many civilians died and they wouldn't tell us but if you understand the areas that we're covering and you were to look at the unanimous report on the amount of civilian casualties and that happened that year. there would be somewhere around
three hundred fifty nine. you can understand in a way that ok americans maybe don't see that their actions are in fact fewer langmore terrorism but why does the pakistani government's not put more pressure in order to stop this program and on its own land all the seas dollars and if you pay them enough dollars they're willing to. allow americans to bomb their own country which is an ally of the u.s. i guess that is a u.s. ally in this war on terror so it's never happened in history where but a country is bombed by its own ally god god god oh. oh . blackout. knew about from as a journalist from north waziristan whenever there is any drone strike local people
call him so he can document the number of innocent civilians killed. somebody was done me but on. the go this whole thing is that i come from a good job he got home a drone goes at the top of the mud on the edge of a social to climates i did that they are like a taxi go home for you but it was not drawn compliment. the other got a vacuum it will help a phone call for thought that. maybe they need to get that they kissed me and i think you may need. these days that i know where you are in the world the chances are you're being watched and with the seemingly unstoppable proliferation of drones privacy may be a thing of the past military drones have resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent people think a strike anytime anywhere so it's ten thousand meters in the yeah you probably won't have the slightest idea you'll be watched and if the itzhak won't see it
sleep. sleep sleep. anything through the back or front runner think well maybe i'm back or going to walk to the sauna but on the pavement if it's your choice right now and it is currently living the american friend will meet me if you don't feel comfortable then we're in the back that way when we do we're going to for sounds we have to turn around come back this way.
forty fifty me all so i. see the face just behind me is a sign that with all the statistics the number of victims killed in all the different countries where drones have been used on a sign that says just say no war. so it is not just the five. minutes of my notes on innocent people it's the father the killing people anyway the fact you know the united states does not have the right after all no sometimes i think i get frustrate. because in the most tragic part of the children the good yeah but sometimes the civilian issue is emphasized tonight and it's just the idea of assassination in the.
base is code pink an organization founded and run by a group of women campaigning to end u.s. wars and militarism today they're protesting against creech air base but of all the people i met i was keen to talk more to underwrite a former army colonel and u.s. diplomats. creech drone base is the only place really in the world where you can see drones taking off and landing they're the practice vehicles for drone pilots that are just learning to control them yeah and then will start controlling them in afghanistan or pakistan somalia yemen who knows really where they will it's also based not only for u.s. military pilots and contractors and cia but also the british for years have had drone pilots and if you look way back in there at those facilities yeah back in there somewhere are the actual control pods where the pilots that are controlling
them in afghanistan and pakistan sure. we know that in this midst of thousands of cars to come in every morning and believe. that there are drone pilots that may have just killed somebody in afghanistan or pakistan may have killed a wedding party or. whatever you don't even know who that because i don't know. if you know here to protect you. if you should be anything to everybody so i just like the deal with them for. i told you very very good parents employ you. the clock by the time i think you know everything day before he leaves people quite. well i think first and foremost i think oh yeah and
a good scratch here he didn't hear anything what your lordship living there i'm not sure what do you think the light ally saudi prince of them is like faceless mosques is going to face the victims of the drones i know a lot of course mr best the commander in the field and all week. to come out with fascinating it and think he should be arrested that's not it would be the front squats and anything nothing else would be an uphill climb for you know crime . was. being carried out here and i. think he thought i'd let. you fuck you.
fuck a mixed emotions really i was expecting the protest to be a bit bigger if i'm honest there are about fifteen people and you've got to wonder . what effect such a small process is going to have on the people people entering the base the government. and yet karim khan lives in waziristan and there's another drone six him his relatives so i didn't want to tax. could. kill them. as soon as they held out of it in fact in the c.b.o.t. the c.b. bus but i got all you'll be the middle of the income deal. when they begin you know to go to college at the judge at the. i glanced at the end but at that michael that day and even penned this in a meter map a scale essence of the. pakistani
lawyer says that bar defies the rights of drone attack victims he says the problem is almost never discussed because victims simply have nowhere and nobody to turn save. drone strikes have been taking place in mostly north waziristan and so it was it was thought. tribal stand which is cut off from rest of the country because of many reasons but to put it very simply it's a black hole of information now to turn. now to turn. so this is was very much coverage from waziristan you know from also sites we actually have. pictures of people who have been killed by these and as i was as
well so what we did is like in two thousand and twelve we did a. negative vision very powerful so for example in this religion on such and such a date this was i was at a word from a house that killed six people including. one child. the nightmares about standing in a village trying to get the kids to come to me. and to some shelter and they're all just standing you know looking at the drones and. you know before anybody could really get them to come in they. exploded. so i would need to nick matson who's also. this don't let just goes on the country lecturing about drones so we should be pulling strings house.
that was expensive and you go. to put the drill bits you know like a drone i don't make a low speed so these are the four hellfire and the two bombs i'm assuming yes it's all right these are all these are all laser guided bombs rights and missiles ok and i'm in the hellfire missile was made for use against trucks armor you know tanks and buildings and so when it's used against people and then the course this is the camera appear ok but you know it was used to target people the whole message of the tip to people in other countries is terror this shows places in africa where. it's
known that there are drone bases or drone operations of some kind. and one of the questions was about fram stein i think most people in germany are not in favor of drone war but the united states has. a. drone relay information control center and rob stein and it seems to be very critical information coming from creech air force drone control center in the united states to rob stein and then through satellite the drones might be controlled to attack in yemen or you know afghanistan or iraq yeah yeah somalia. so it seems that rob stein is very critical node in this.
to find out more about germany's role of consequence simply to address it with their lawyer defending the rights of the survivors of a drone strike in yemen. so he's. complaining against sea german government especially as they bring forward so use of the ramstein air base can explain the loss the the legality or illegality of germany allowing the u.s. to use ramage that as a relay base yes we see that see use soft drones of thrones buzzing united states for example in yemen. it's a violation of international law because. many people are killed say or minnesota.
i killed in yemen and that's unlawful under international law standards it's also unlawful under drama law standards. to get cancer then i didn't read the book you think we had better. just. stop ramstein activists call me schmitz is driving us to the airbase on our way he told us that the movement has grown dramatically in the few months since it was founded in two thousand and fifteen the group's first rally in september was one of the biggest protest marches against the american air base for twenty years so many things i think that. there is. a little more american than german really yes it is totally true but it is you guys are so out there i leave it at eighty dollars and into town and thirty's hours and americans.
to mention i didn't. know what happened. you know that they control they killed maybe four dollars and people would buy trolled n.t.i. controlled by it i'm shot i am born in. the navy we reach for mom stein. and it is my duty to say no to the. i don't know if i be to be successful my success is to do wheat every year fourteen thousand airplanes go in over my house. well not necessarily there's a very small drone call this an eagle and the drone next of a snake matson saves you a piece will soon be capable of making autonomous decisions to carry of and there is. research that goes on around you know as far as we can gather
using. digital imaging people's faces to be put into the computer so that they can the drone can identify individual people ok on it. the idea there would be if you are drone pilots who don't want to fly drones just yet there are other drone pilots than what the drones do the job. form a drone communications technician shawn westmoreland still haunted by night mess believes that tomorrow's drones will not be troubled by human conscience. machine learning. machines designed to make kill decisions. that's a little time to. talk. about.
thank. the least i've seen lately can you imagine what will happen later on in the loop we've seen this happen for how many years now you must wonder what will it save for them and then so it was special no know how much money guns into making from me exactly just recently we had once again another example of in pakistan the drone strike and we had this i don't want to kill the guy from afghanistan exact exactly right so we had the pakistani government slamming the us for violating the sovereignty but the current this all before how many times i want a bit of a challenge. i find it. so incredible the. people in the united states accept that as a we're fighting to who. should be some growth the bill winning the war on. no no i thought i thought i. was with reporters in
a bubble for them i'm out of but true but what about on the album of the on what it's out of but i do like the one that is kind of but old school didn't embody but not via the web. united states under many presents as a long. break in its treaty and other promises now the united states says it's going to leave the treaty.