by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: According to the official story told by unnamed officials, those 8 civilians are now al Qaeda:
“At least nine al-Qaida militants were killed in an initial drone strike, another security official said. Both spoke on condition of anonymity” Huffington Post
Also of note, the raid took place this morning, one day before the other hostage was reported to be released. That hostage died as well.
“But an aid group helping negotiate Korkie’s release said he was to be freed Sunday and his wife was told that “the wait is almost over.” Huffington Post
The timing of the raid, just one day before that release, was spurred by a report from a Yemeni security official who claims he had word that Luke would be killed today.
It hardly seems like a story worth reporting on anymore. “At least” eight civilians killed during a U.S. commando raid in Yemen. The headline at the New York Times focuses exclusively on the American hostage, Luke Somers, who also died as a result.
The left is busy running around protesting the militarization of police departments and the deaths of a couple unarmed men here in the states and feeling very good about themselves while they do it… while in the meantime, the military continues to rain hell down on unarmed civilians across the world and there isn’t a peep out of the fake left anymore.
According to the story, Luke Somers was a freelance photojournalist working in Yemen when he was abducted late last year. The group that took him is supposedly part of a movement that wants our puppet dictatorship out of power in the country and an end to the brutal austerity of free-market neoliberalism. But, more accurately, Luke focused his work on putting a human face on the rising protest movement in the country and the group that took him, al CIAda, are just more puppets of ours.
And he was killed in the rescue attempt under questionable circumstances?
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