Everyone is shedding crocodile tears for the two American deaths with justification. They were innocent, they had families, they did nothing wrong, and their deaths were tragic. Why however, was not one tiny tear shed for the 69 young children who were killed in a drone strike in Pakistan when their school was leveled. No inquiry, no crocodile tears in this county, hardly even a story in media occurred, when 80 innocents were killed, including the 69 kids. Why no tears for them?
What about another drone strike that killed more innocent kids? In Afghanistan in 2013, 10 children and 2 women were killed in a drone strike. No tears, no inquiry, no questions, nothing! Why no tears for those 10 little children? One year prior and another group of kids was killed in the very same area. We did not even blink.
Just this week a humanitarian facility in Yemen which contained supplies that would bring clean water to Yemeni refugees was bombed and destroyed. Oxfam, a humanitarian organization owned the building, and had given the exact GPS co-ordinates to those bombing, so that their facility would be spared. Millions will not get clean drinking water because of the bombing. Reports indicate the US is providing the Saudi bombers with target information. No tears, no lament, no inquiry? Why not?
Then there were the eight wedding parties in three countries that were hit with drone bombs. Hundreds of innocents slaughtered, but no inquiry, no crocodile tears in this country, and no one held accountable.
What does all the media attention for the deaths of the two Americans mean, compared to the complete lack of attention or feeling for the innocent school kids, women, wedding brides, grooms, guests, and humanitarian facilities, that are being bombed, in what is called a "humanitarian bombing" of a nation. President Obama offered his apology to the families of the two dead American innocents, but has never offered regret or an apology for the thousands of innocent women and children in the many drone strikes he has ordered. Do readers even know or remember any of the above drone strikes that killed women and children? It would appear that not all lives are considered equal; that somehow "foreign" children and women being killed are of little consequence. Are they not even worth a story, a tear, an apology, or even remembering? Are US lives worth more than others? Is that not racism? Didn't the belief in "superiority" lead to the rise of Hitler? Do "you" believe that all innocent lives are equal?