Jimmy Carter Accuses U.S. of 'Widespread Abuse of Human Rights'

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    Jun 26, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    Ever the appeaser... I mean "pacifist"...


    A former U.S. president is accusing the current president of sanctioning the "widespread abuse of human rights" by authorizing drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists.

    Jimmy Carter, America's 39 th president, denounced the Obama administration for "clearly violating" 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, writing in a New York Times op-ed on Monday that the "United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights."

    "Instead of making the world safer, America's violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends," Carter wrote.

    While the total number of attacks from unmanned aircraft, or drones, and the resulting casualties are murky, the New America Foundation estimates that in Pakistan alone 265 drone strikes have been executed since January 2009 . Those strikes have killed at least 1,488 people, at least 1,343 of them considered militants, the foundation estimates based on news reports and other sources.
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    Jun 26, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    Maybe you should read more from Global Research and you may find yourself amazed at just how close to the truth Carter is now and always has been. His exposure of facts aren't always popular by any stretch, but he is widely respected around the world and is 'in the know'.

    You cannot get the facts from such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox News nor any of the other major Media, These all have a vested interest in glossing over the full stories and that interest is continued high profits, so they won't 'rock the boat'.