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It's Time to Challenge the Propaganda Regarding Who is Killed by U. S. Drones

"The public would not be accepting of drones, if they knew how kill decisions are made, and how many innocents are killed in the process."-- Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films

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Don Hazen: All this is going on in Swat, a semi autonomous area of Pakistan right? How much of a threat are the Taliban there?

Robert Greenwald: Yes, the Swat area is part of the nation state of Pakistan, but it follows its own set of rules and regulations. It's semi-autonomous. Highly uneducated, extreme levels of poverty as we understand the word poverty, and highly mountainous. That area is where almost all of the attacks on Pakistan have been unleashed. 

As far as the he Taliban goes, it  is not one unified organization  Some of them are brutal to the population, some are less aggressive. But the key is that none of them pose an immediate  threat to the U.S. So  what's central here, is that it's the drone attacks that are creating the threat, as angry people may try to seek revenge against us, as has already been the case. 

Don Hazen is the executive editor of AlterNet.

 
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