He may not be from your body,
nor is he from mine.
But I cry as though he was
because his light has ceased to shine!
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland
13-Year-Old Boy Who Lived In Fear of US Drones, Killed by CIA (DRONE) Strike in Yemen
‘In their eyes, we don’t deserve to live like people in the rest of the world,’ said the victim ahead of his ultimate death, ‘and we don’t have feelings or emotions or cry or feel pain like all the other humans around the world.’
Read it AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN! Read what he had to say and then call him a conspiracy theorist because what did he know? He knew enough to be afraid, very afraid because what he feared would happen, did. He lived in constant fear that he too, would be killed by a drone just as his sisters and brothers and fellow countrymen live in fear each and every day that what happened to Mohammed Saleh Tauiman, will happen to them. Are you living in mortal fear that a drone is going to strike you while you pump gas into your SUV? Are you living in mortal fear that a drone is going to strike and kill you while you are shopping? Are you living in mortal fear that a drone is going to kill you just as you are about to enter the tanning salon? Are you living in mortal fear that a drone is going to kill you because you are driving home from the bar, drunk? Are you??!!!
The child in the picture was thirteen years old when he was killed by a drone. Look at him! He was a human being that was just trying to live in HIS country and a drone operator paid by our tax dollars here in the United States of America, home of the free, land of the brave, punched a button and killed him because he was suspected of being a terrorist. Again, his name was Mohammed Saleh Tauiman! Yes, he had a name and again, it was Mohammed Saleh Tauiman. Look at his picture and remember his name and that he was afraid that he would be killed by a drone and wouldn’t you just know it, he was!
What makes your child more important than thirteen year-old Mohammed? Why do you matter more than thirteen year-old Mohammed? What makes you more special than thirteen year-old Mohammed? Why is it that you get to live free from worry of drone strikes but thirteen year-old Mohammed could not? And guess what! His father was killed just as thirteen year-old Mohammed was killed, by a drone paid for by American citizens. And guess why he was killed! He was herding camels!!! One of Mohammed’s brothers and their father, Saleh Tuaiman, were also killed by a drone strike in 2011 while herding the family’s camels. So, I guess that ISIS and IS turned themselves into camels and that is why thirteen year-old Mohammed’s father and brother were killed because the camels were suspected terrorists??!! How unfortunate for Saleh Tuaiman, Mohammed’s father that he was herding camels as opposed to herding customers inside his Lexus car dealership for the bargain of the year! Too bad that Saleh Tuaiman was not herding the American sheeple inside a synagogue for prayer service because maybe he would still be alive. Too bad for Saleh Tuaiman that he is not a Wall Street banker because even though the Wall Street thugs brought world economies to their knees while engaging in criminal acts, they were too important to jail, much less kill. Oh yes, they would have been SO missed! Too bad that Mr Tuaiman didn’t bilk tens of thousands of people out of their investments with a Ponzi scheme like Bernie Madoff did because then he would have just gone to prison for 150 years and been fed, clothed and housed by the American taxpayers as opposed to getting drone struck for simply herding some camels. And too bad for Mr. Tuaiman that his camels were not equipped with tracking devices but you see Mr. Tuaiman was not a hedge fund manager or even a venture capitalist, they’re the terrorists; Mr. Tuaiman was not, but he is still dead as is two of his sons. And why should we care? We should care because they were human and they did nothing to deserve death by drone strike. That is why we should care because their death by drone strike was paid for by us and an American hand guided that drone and that makes us complicit in the deaths of everyone that gets killed by a drone strike. Someone that is lying next to you right now or is sitting down to breakfast, guided that drone with the same hand that he/she is using to spoon baby food into your baby’s mouth. Now how sick is that??!!!
Take a look at the picture of Mohammed! How is he any different from you? Is it because his skin has a tan? Is it because he doesn’t live next door to you but was in fact in the Middle East? Why does that make him different? Take a look at this thirteen year-old child that is now dead from a drone strike! Take a good long look because if you live in America or the UK or Israel, you ARE responsible for his death and the deaths of thousands of others that were just as innocent as Mohammed, his brother and his father! I cannot imagine what his mother is going through now that her husband is dead and two of her children as well and still, the drones rain down!
I swear that I have never been more ashamed at calling myself an American citizen and I am going to do everything that I can to continue to speak out against these atrocities that are committed in my name by the very fact of my citizenship. I will never salute the American flag. I do not pledge allegiance to barbarity. I refuse to acknowledge the dubious ‘leadership’ of this hated country. I refuse to play the fool and I refuse to worship at the feet of liars, hypocrites and snake oil salesmen! I condemn America to hell!! May she reap what she has sown!