British drone strike targets 'named after' David Bowie, Eurythmics and Robert Redford
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — The Eurythmics, David Bowie and Robert Redford are just a handful of almost 700 well-known names given to drone targets on a so-called kill list drafted by British intelligence services, according to a new report released by human rights charity Reprieve.
Terror and drug trafficking suspects in Afghanistan and Pakistan were placed on a list of individuals the UK and U.S. planned to kill with extra-judicial drone strikes, according to a list leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Reprieve director Clive Stafford Smith told Mashable the naming process of the targets was “typical of some puerile intelligence officers who think it’s funny to dehumanise people they’re trying to kill”. Read more…