During Christmas present, will Obama not see the ghosts of other lovely and precious children lying dead if not blown apart?
Of course Bush also had look into the eyes of two daughters, Clinton into one, and so on, going backward in time and bombings. It must be made easy for the general public disinterest in, and acceptance of, killing dear treasured children in small far away lands. An acquiescent disinterest promoted by the amoral psychology of diversion inherent in U.S. media entertainment/news presentation. One imagines that this is enough to keep presidents' daughters unfazed by the death of innocents their daddy orders under the protective umbrella of "necessary" "just wars' for the protection of America.
Enough Americans feel okay. Jesus is the president's "Lord and Savior", and they can figure Obama is sure that he, as Christ professing presidents before him, for his high rank, has unlimited dispensation from all Jesus' precepts and the Fifth Commandment. (I.e. mass murder is permitted, even on Christmas - and one does not call it mass murder but rather collective collateral killing.
US Attack Kills 120 In Yemen
"Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Suspected "Terrorists"
December 18, 2009 "ABC News, ABC World News with Charles Gibson.
"President Obama placed a call after the strikes to "congratulate" the President of Yemen, Ali Abdallah Salih, on his efforts against al Qaeda."
U.S Kill 63 Civilians, 28 Children in Yemen Air Strikes-Press" TV - Video Report, Dec. 18, 2009
"Yemen's Houthi fighters say scores of civilians, including many children, have been killed in US air-raids in the southeast of the war-stricken Arab country. Almost 90 people were also injured in the attacks by US warplanes in the village of Bakazam,
Yemen's southern provinces have recently been the scene of US airstrikes which Washington claims to be aimed at uprooting an al-Qaeda cell operative in the Persian Gulf state. But the residents of the area dismiss the claims that al-Qaeda members are being targeted in the US attacks, while a Yemeni lawmaker has also called for an investigation into the raids."
'US aided' deadly Yemen raids: Aljazeera, Dec. 19, "09
"Residents of Abyan said that there was no al-Qaeda training camp in the area and that the raids had destroyed several homes. Abbas al-Assal, a local human rights activist who was at the scene, said 64 people were killed, including 23 children and 17 women. Ali Mohammed Mansour, who said he helped bury the dead in a mass grave, said that the community was only 100 metres away from a main road and 2km from an army base."
Video shows women and children killed in attacks, Youtube
Obama ordered deadly blitz on Yemen: US media, 19 Dec 2009
"US Nobel Peace Prize laureate President Barack Obama has signed the order for a recent military strike on Yemen in which scores of civilians, including children, have been killed, a report says.
Upon the orders of Obama, the military warplanes on Thursday blanketed two camps in the North of the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, claiming there were "an imminent attack against a US asset was being planned," ABC News quoted anonymous administration officials as saying on Friday.
The latest development comes in the wake of recently intensified attacks on the country's Shia Houthi fighters which have brought about a dire humanitarian situation in northern Yemen.
Yemen's Shia minority have recently slammed foreign military intervention in Yemen and the United Nations' apathy on the humanitarian situation and the "siege on civilians in northern Yemen."
Yemen Opposition Says Govt Attacks Killed Civilians
Sanaa (Reuters) Dec 18, 09- "Yemen's opposition accused the government of killing dozens of civilians, including whole families, in raids which the authorities said had killed about 30 al Qaeda militants.
"The Sanaa regime committed a brutal massacre against our people," exiled southern leader Ali Salem al-Beidh said in a statement, calling for "an investigation by the United Nations, and by Arab and Muslim countries."
Cruise Missile Attacks in Yemen
Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Dec. 21 "09
"For many people, the mere assertion by anonymous U.S. Government officials that these attacks targeted "suspected al-Qaeda sites" will be sufficient to deem them justified.
But it becomes painfully obvious that the images of dead Muslim women and children which we constantly create -- and which we again just created in Yemen -- will fuel that movement." (A movement of fanatical killers, but by their own view of themselves, of devout Islamic warriors exceedingly willing to die attacking a superpowerful destroyer of life materialist empire controlling much of the Muslim population.)
One cannot know what is noticed by little children in America. But if daddy has the Nobel Peace Prize in his pocket and has the world's permission to order armies and airplanes to kill anyone anywhere for some good reason, including the darling children of their poor but noble goat herding uncles in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and now Yemen, well it probably won't put a dent in Merry Christmas.
... meanwhile the latest is:
"The top US military officer Admiral Michael Mullen on Sunday praised US military strikes against a suspected Al-Qaeda cell in Yemen. raises concern over Iran." Kuwait News Agency, Dec. 23, "09