"Pakistani Taliban Gather to Select Successor to Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike", New York Times, 11/3/2013
"Security officials confirmed his death to Reuters, one reported 25 killed in the multiple strike. Four candidates are thought to be in the running to succeed Hakimullah Mehsud."
This is a universal principle. Imagine the outrage and incensed reaction of even fellow white people in US allied nations if a foreign power mechanically assassinated their citizens with impunity, using unseen missiles from the heavens, their citizens only accused or suspected of crimes or of belligerent intentions. What would be the reaction of the ferocious English, Dutch, Belgians or French, were their own countrymen, even if as known criminals, dispatched in their own country by an outside military power?
Imagine the feelings of the thirty-eight thousand in attendance of the last game of the World Series at Fenway Park, Boston, the loudspeaker blaring during the traditional seventh inning stretch, "And now after that heart stirring rendition of our National Antonym and the US Air Force fighter plane flyover, let as all thank Marine Sergent Bravestong and Army Lance Corporal hero What'shisname, for their sacrifice and service to our nation and salute all those armed forces serving all around the world watching!" the crowd ROARING loudly as if lit by a spark at its end. How would the crowd react to hearing that an American suspected of being a threat to China had been assassinated, blown to pieces by a Chinese Hellfire missile fired from a Chinese Grim Reaper drone in the sky above Massachusetts.
America's "foreign policy' of drone strike assassinations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and, as US President and Commander of Chief Obama has said, "wherever there are active plots and networks," are obviously counterproductive. Qaeda related fighters increase in number with each assassination. Is this tactic an honest mistake? Assassinating leaders when others immediately vie to replace them and lead many new determined patriotic recruits; a mistake like the invasion of Vietnam or the invasion of Iraq, which Obama while still a candidate labeled a "dumb war?" Or is this intentional taking of lives in poor countries that increases the amount of people sworn to attack the greatest military power in the history of the planet more likely a calculated long term strategy of investors in war, investors in big wars, not skirmishes.
Gone is the era in which the stratagem of the American empire's ruling banking community of predatory investors was giving back just enough of what you stole in merciful foreign aid to quiet things down, assure the status quo and keep being able to continue plundering as before.
Investors in war, dominant on Wall Street almost since the birth of the United States of America, must be calculating that it be convenient to have more, not less, people ready to die fighting what they witness as a cruel and genocidal desperate American super empire of amoral senseless greedy speculative investment banking governance. Continuing assassination of revolutionary leaders in poor countries earlier impoverished through colonialist military occupation, now suffering equally impoverishing neo-colonialist economic pillaging will be sure to awaken enough patriotism in the targeted nations to keep doubling the number of people not willing to put up with such being murdered anywhere anytime without knowing when.
It is not someone's opinion that powerful insane superpower bankers are forward investing toward a third mega war that will produce trillions of dollars in monthly profits rather than the monthly billions during the Second World War and mere millions a month during the First World War. The evidence is before us: mammoth expenditure (investment) in new and old weapons of mass destruction and deadly weapons of minimal human destruction as well; increased number of bases encircling China, Russia and Iran; psyop and hectic hyping of fear of these three nations in war promoting US corporate owned media; the largest naval base ever being build on Cheju Island, Korea.
Investing in all America's invasions, bombings, military occupations, covert homicide, overthrows of democratic governments throughout Latin America and genocidal sanctions invested in since the convenient death of aristocrat President Franklin Roosevelt was as Martin Luther King Jr. cried out before being silenced with assassination, "all for maintenance and furthering of the unjust predatory investments in neo-colonized nations of the former colonially occupied world. [sermon "Beyond Vietnam - a Time to Break Silence.']
All these US crimes against humanity can also look like mistaken policies, dumb miscalculations, but they were part a constant flow of genocide for capital accumulation that began with the genocidal enslavement of Africans, the genocidal robbing Native Americans and Mexicans of their land, the genocidal war of conquest of the Philippines, genocidal lending to allow for W.W. I to continue, and the genocidal investing and joint venturing of Americans fifty largest corporations that built a prostate Nazi Germany up to number one military power in five short years in full knowledge of Hitler's plans to invade the Soviet Union and rid Germany and Europe of Jews. [see US Economic Facilitation of Holocaust, December 6th, 2012 | Minority Perspective UK, by jay janson]
[See OnGenocide http://ongenocide.wordpress.com and King Condemned US Wars and Predatory Investments International Awareness Campaign.] http://kingcondemneduswars.blogspot.com/ ]
The abominable drone strike assassinations may appear counterproductive to their publicized purpose of bringing peace. But it is clear that they are productive in producing more chaos, and widening the field of conflict, and providing more and more "reason' to call for more war and war investment (for ever greater profits).
Only a timely prosecution of America's crimes against humanity that indicts America's amoral speculative investment banking executives along with the government officials they own, those working in the war promoting media they own, organized religion's clergy whose allegiance they have bought, and those that "serve' under the military and CIA they own, can save Mankind and planet from possible extinction. A second Nuremberg Principles trial that happens before these automaton investors in war can bring off the world conflagration they are planning,
A second trial for genocide under the Nuremberg Principles must not fail to indict bankers and industrialists that are the source of modern wars. The first Nuremberg Trial intentionally did not, since in 1945, the victorious Colonial Powers and all their colonies were run by and for speculating capitalists in finance capitalism's stage of advanced imperialism.