Abayomi Azikiwe, Pan-African News Wire editor, holds the infamous MECAWI leaflets that required a federal court order to distribute at a "avoid foreclosure" fair in downtown Detroit. (Photo: Cheryl LaBash)., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
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An African American journalist describes the U.S. assassination drone attacks as the most undemocratic and imperialistic way of staging war.
“The use of drones is the most undemocratic and imperialist method of waging warfare,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, the editor of Pan-African News Wire.
Such attacks “assume that the people who are targeted are guilty without any evidence being presented in a court of law,” he added.
“These drones have killed many innocent men, women and children. Most of the people who are negatively impacted by the drone program are people who are not being targeted by the United States government.”
Azikiwe further called for finding methods to identify those behind the drone attacks in order to hold them accountable for their actions.
He added that the newly-appointed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan is considered the architect of the drone program and “therefore he is one of the people who should be held accountable.”
Azikiwe also criticized the Obama administration for “intensifying and expanding” the zone of drone strikes.
“The Obama administration has passed legislation in the Congress and declared immunity from any type of international legal body to level any kind of charges or even an investigation into the role of the Bush or Obama administrations in carrying out targeted assassinations,” he concluded.