On August 29, 2021 a U.S. drone strike killed 10 civilians, including seven children in Kabul.
We MUST hold the Pentagon accountable for this horrific crime.
On August 29, 10 members of the Ahmadi family, seven of them children, were killed by a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan.
How was the Pentagon held accountable for this horrific crime?
They weren’t. The Pentagon investigated itself for killing 10 innocent civilians and found no negligence and no need for disciplinary action.
This cannot stand. The Ahmadi family and all innocent civilians who have been killed by U.S. drone strikes need justice.
Congressman Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Senator Jack Reed, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, have the power to make sure there is an independent investigation into this horrific crime. Sign the petition and we will deliver it directly to them both.
Mainstream media has been reporting that a “watchdog” has concluded an “independent” investigation that the Pentagon did nothing wrong in a drone strike that killed 10 innocent civilians. What they fail to mention is that this “watchdog” was Air Force Lt. Gen. Sami Said. That’s not an independent investigation--the US Air Force is a branch of the U.S. Military!
We need an actual independent investigation. Call on Congress to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this horrific crime.
Of course, an independent investigation into the drone attack on August 29, 2021 should be just the first step towards dismantling the U.S. drone program in its entirety. Whistleblower Daniel Hale was sent to Federal prison in July for releasing government documents that addressed the same faulty intelligence and other problems inherent to the U.S. drone program that led to the August 29th attack.
The public deserves to know what the U.S. military is doing around the world—and we have to be able to hold our military accountable. A truly independent investigation could help bring justice to the Ahmadi family and shed light on U.S. drone strikes that kill innocent people, violate international law and make us—and the world—less safe.
Towards a drone free world,
Medea, Ariel, Carley, Danaka, Farida, Jodie, Nancy, Olivia, Shea, and the CODEPINK team
P.S- Find out more ways to can support Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale who was sent to Federal prison for exposing similar crimes here.