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In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats

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George Monbiot writes that Barack Obama's tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones. 'Mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts ' These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.' Every parent can connect with what President Barack Obama said about the murder of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut. There can scarcely be a person on earth with access to the media who is untouched by the grief of the people of that town.

It must follow that what applies to the children murdered there by a deranged young man also applies to the children murdered in Pakistan by a sombre American president. These children are just as important, just as real, just as deserving of the world's concern. Yet there are no presidential speeches or presidential tears for them...
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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