Drone protesters lay stones across barricaded CIA entrance

On the 9th of November, protesters arrived outside the CIA’s Dolly Madison Boulevard gates, finding them locked and barricaded as on prior occasions. This time around, demonstrators laid a line of stones on the pavement in front of the barricades, one stone for each name of a person killed by drones read at the rally. The names read out and stones laid represent only a small fraction of the people killed by US drone strikes.

Video of stone laying

A line in the sand-or on the pavement-in stones representing some of those killed by US drone strikes

A line in the sand-or on the pavement-in stones representing some of those killed by US drone strikes

Reminding the CIA that US drone strikes are killing children

Reminding the CIA that US drone strikes are killing children

CIA headquarters barricaded again! In the past year this entrance has been closed for over 40 hours due to protests.

CIA headquarters barricaded again! In the past year this entrance has been closed for over 40 hours due to protests.

Again, stories were told of children who watched family members die under missiles fired by US drones, in one case a farm family whose land a Taliban guerilla made a cell phone call from a ditch near or on.

The drone strikes have not made the American ruling class any safer. During the past week, a US drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, a man involved in tentative peace negotiations with the Pakistani government. Due to this drone strike, the peace talks have probably ended. His replacement is “Mullah Radio,” one of the most hard-line of all Pakistani Taliban leaders. He is the man that ordered a 15 year old girl shot in the head for promoting education for girls, and was notorious for floggings when his faction ruled the Swat Valley. Now, thanks to a US drone strike controlled by the CIA, he runs the entire Pakistani Taliban

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