Recent US Drone Strike May Generate ‘A Hundred’ New al-Qaeda Recruits

John Glaser, September 07, 2012

From a CNN report on a US drone strike this week in Yemen that killed killed 13 civilians, including three women:

Residents are not denying the existence of al Qaeda elements in their region but say that misdirected strikes work in favor of the militant group, helping them recruit new operatives.

“I would not be surprised if a hundred tribesmen joined the lines of al Qaeda as a result of the latest drone mistake,” said Nasr Abdullah, an activist in the district of the attack. “This part of Yemen takes revenge very seriously.”

See here and here for more on how US drone strikes generate blowback and new al-Qaeda recruits. (h/t Micah Zenko)




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  • Jessica

    I don’t know how much clearer it could be communicated at this point how these strikes cause as much or more terrorism than the purport to thwart. The only logical conclusion to draw is that those in control of the operations willfully ignore this point, which is not difficult at all for me to conclude. The reasons why they ignore the obvious blown back would be speculative but that they ignore it should not be in dispute. The other possibility is that they are fully in denial about the consequences. I suspect it’s a little of both.

  • liberranter

    Not that I need to remind any regular readers of this site, but of course that's the point. Without an endless supply of new "threats" to fight, the war-on-terror-for-profit couldn't continue.

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  • mlnw

    Does that mean that the drones that attack innocents who are on the Brennan Country A kill list (e.g. Pakistan), will give birth to more Al Qaeda, who can then be used as cannon fodder in Country B (e.g., Syria)? Could we call them genetically modified terrorists, as opposed to genetically mutated innocents who just happened to be in the vicinity of depleted uranium ordinance?

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  • ntzman

    Yep, it's an endless war designed to generate more boogiemen, more profits for war-profiteers, continue the justification of an imperial police-state, continue to justify more tax-payer money for the Pentagon (inc. DHS and NSA), and contnue to justify the mass-murdering of Muslims (Number One enemy of the Zionists).

  • Gomer

    After killing OBL, the US declared that Haqqani network are now terrorists. An endless supply of "bad guys" can always be created. The US is will soon be killing people who were not even born when 9/11 occurred. Revenge is endless in order to stoke the MIC.

    • DEEP_STATE

      I know what you were trying to say, but the US HAS been killing people who were not even born when 9/11 occurred…

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