ISLAMABAD: The victims of drone strikes and their families in Pakistan say they are “angry and want revenge.”
At least 1000 civilians have been killed in the drone strikes in Pakistan so far but the US maintains they only target terrorist.
Pakistan’s newly elected government summoned theUStop envoy Richard Hoagland on Saturday to lodge a strong protest against Friday’s strike that killed at least nine people.
“The Americans should be able to tell an ordinary person from a Taliban leader. They should know who they’re killing. What did we do to deserve this?” Amin Ullah, who lost his leg in a US drone strike near his village, told RT.
“We are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn’t ask for. It’s a hopeless feeling. Death is above our heads all the time,” he added.
Another victim of the drone attack, Nek Bahadar, lost part of his hearing and nearly his foot: “The drone’s shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping. After several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people.”
“Of course this has made me hate the Americans. We are angry and want revenge. They’ve destroyed our lives. My parents, my wife my children – we all see America our worst enemy now,” Bahadar said.