On May 9, Daniel Everette Hale, a Former Airforce Drone Operator was arrested for leaking documents exposing drone killings to a reporter.
Check the source: democracynow.com
According to emptywheel.net the FBI may have searched the home of Daniel Everette Hale. The FBI found a thumb drive on drone operations.
Hale has been accused of being Jeremy Scahill’s source for his Drone Papers reporting, on August 8, 2014.
Hale is being attacked for exposing how drone attacks kill innocent civilians.
The US has been very quiet about how many innocent civilians are killed with these drone strikes.
The Obama administration carried out over 526 drone strikes between January 2009 to December 2016.
According to newsweek.com Obama ordered ten times the amount of drones strikes than George W. Bush.
Obama carried out a total of 546 strikes by January of 2017 which killed an estimated 3,797 people including 324 civilians. Check the source: cfr.org
The hypocrisy of the United States is nothing new. We all remember how the US killed thousands in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars while the government nicknamed the Iraq war “Iraqi freedom”
the war devastated the lives of many of families of Iraqi’s and the US government was never held accountable.