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Democracy Now! | May 23
The Obama administration has admitted for the first time to killing four US citizens in drone strikes overseas. Three died in Yemen: the Muslim cle...
That figure, which is getting some play, of 2 percent of people who have - 2 percent of those people who have been killed in drone attacks are estimated to be high value targets is a figure that we're citing from CNN. The rest are presumably lower value targets or civilians. So the people that we spoke with are certainly terrorized. They told us many many stories of what it's like living on a day to day basis with drones hovering above and, at least in the perception of those people, these drones are not accurate machines. And so for example we heard many stories of fathers who were unwilling to send their children to school because they're worried that if they do send their kids to school they're going to be targeted there at the school. We heard of people who were, you know, truck drivers for example who are no longer willing to carry out their - or bring goods into and out of the province because they're worried that if they're on the road they might be targeted. So it's the sort of daily impact that we were documenting of people who were saying their lives have been fundamentally changed because of drone strikes.