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Chilling Testimony from Air Force Drone Operator Compares U.S. Killings to Nazi War Crimes

Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Government, Military with 41 Comments

Video source: Democracy Now!

Article source: Collective Evolution

Former Air Force pilot Brandon Bryan is one of the first ever United States drone operators to speak out against what has been happening overseas for a number of years now, which is the murder of countless innocent lives. Bryan served as a sensor operator for what’s known as the “Predator program” from 2007 to 20011. He was responsbile for manning the camera on the unmanned aerial vehicles that carried out attacks overseas before leaving active duty in the Air Force, and, as Democracy Now reports, was actually given a certificate that credited his squadron for more than 1,500 kills.


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The US clearly encourages and rewards this type of activity. Think about that while you consider what is still happening around the world, including in Syria.

Below is Bryant’s recounting of his first-ever lethal drone strike and the impact it continues to have on him to this day:

I didn’t really understand what it meant to kill at first. It was horrible. The first time was horrible, the second time was horrible, the third time was numbing, the fourth time was numbing, but of course the first time sticks with you the longest.


The Ones Pulling The Triggers & Giving The Orders Need To Stop 

Kudos to Bryan for doing his part to shed more light on the atrocities being committed overseas. It really hits home a specific message, and a specific solution. That solution is for the human beings giving these orders and the the human beings following these orders to stop listening. If we want this mess to stop, a shift in thinking needs to take place. We are being used as tools. But just imagine what would happen if every human being on the planet refused to participate in war. What would our world look like then? While you could make the argument that intelligent robotic aircraft would take over, that still begs the question, who is making this aircraft? At the end of the day, there is a human being behind these killings. We are the cause, and at the same time we are the solution.

Related Article: U.S. Drones Are Responsible For More Civilian Deaths in Yemen than Al Qaeda

This is why we say change needs to come from within, and as more soldiers wake up to the truth about these wars, I have to believe that more of them will put down their weapons.

Shooting For No Reason

Brandon Bryan is not the only solider to speak out about this issue. Ethan McCord, a US soldier who served in Iraq, has revealed some disturbing truths about the life of a soldier in the Wikileaks video “Collateral Damage.”

In the video above, Bryan describes how the civilians being killed are seemingly indiscriminately labelled as dangerous, even though clearly they are not.

“So we’re looking at this thing, these people, and uh, it was like, almost instantaneous that someone was like, ‘confirmed weapons … you’re cleared hot.’ “

Ethan McCord expresses the same thing in the video below:

“If you feel threatened by anybody you’re able to engage that person. Many soldiers felt threatened just by the fact that you were looking at them, so they fired their weapons on anybody who was looking at them because ‘I felt threatened.’ We were told that if we were to fire our weapons at people, and we were to be investigated, ‘officers would take care of you.’ “

“This happens on a daily basis. I’ve watched … [the destruction of] vans full of children who were in the way when an IUD went off.  The destruction of the Iraqi people happens on a daily basis.” 

Brainwashing Young Soldiers

When a person signs up to supposedly ‘serve their country,’ they are most likely doing so with the best of intentions. They believe they are making a positive impact on the world, defending their country from radical terrorists. Many of these soldiers are completely unaware of truth behind the global war on terrorism and the so-called enemy they are going after.

Related Article: Top Pakistani Politician Calls Drone Strikes “Insane, Immoral, War Crimes”

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States.” — Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook

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  1. 568379783316844@facebook.com' Mary Wang says:

    That is exactly the price Americans ought to pay for killing innocent people.

  2. 10205739734675722@facebook.com' Mendiola Anda says:

    Really? He ” believes”? Not sure?

  3. 778212755658707@facebook.com' Tucker Dread says:

    Disturbing

  4. 149554125402428@facebook.com' Nick Mitrick says:

    Here’s the deal, if we don’t attack them they will attack us . The quest to be in total control of the entire world has been quested for years yet when that person gets there is Washington for example they can’t stand having to lead all the sheep who follows. We that work and pay taxes are paying for our own death. Those that fight to keep our country in place we need . To fight for our rights is the main objective. It just so happens that U.S.A. HAS THE BEST RULLS in comparison to over countrys.

    • 132995153730597@facebook.com' Mark Justien says:

      Here’s the deal, you’re a fool! Murica breeds ignorant slaves and of course ignorant terrorist!

      “As far as I could find out, there have been 156 recognized wars since 1945. this doesn’t include “conflicts” or “uprisings”.

      1945-1949 Chinese Civil War
      1945-1949 Indonesian National Revolution
      1946-1949 Greek Civil War
      1946-1954 First Indochina War
      1947 Paraguayan Civil War
      1947-1949 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
      1947-Pesent Palestine
      1948 Costa Rica Civil War
      1948-1949 First Arab-Israeli War
      1948-1960 Malayan Emergency
      1949-1959 Chinese Invasion of Tibet
      1950-1953 Korean War
      1952-1960 Mau Mau Uprising
      1954-1975 Second Indochina War
      1959-1975 Vietnam War
      1962-1975 Laotian Civil War
      1967-1975 Cambodian Civil War
      1954-1962 Algerian War of Independence
      1955-1972 First Sudanese Civil War
      1956 Suez War (Second Arab-Israeli War)
      1956 Hungarian Uprising
      1956-1959 Cuban Revolution
      1957-1958 Ifni War
      1958 Lebanon crisis of 1958
      1960-1965 “Congo Crisis”
      1960-1996 Guatemalan Civil War
      1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion
      1961-1975 Angolan War of Independence
      1961 Invasion of Goa
      1962-1966 Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation
      1962-1975 Guinea-Bissauan War of Independence
      1962 Sino-Indian War
      1962 Indonesian annexation of Western New Guinea
      1962-1966 Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation
      1962-1970 Yemen Civil War
      1962-1975 Dhofar Rebellion
      1963 Sand War
      1963-1980 Zimbabwe liberation war
      1964-1975 Mozambican War of Independence
      1964-Present Colombian Armed Conflict
      1965 Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
      1965-1993 Chadian Civil War
      1965-1966 Indonesian Civil War
      1965-1989 South African Border War
      1966-1988 Namibian War of Independence
      1966-1979 Second Chimurenga(Rhodesian Bush War)
      1967 Six-Day War (Third Arab-Israeli War)
      1967-1970 Nigerian Civil War
      1967-Present Communist insurgency in the Philippines
      1968-1970 War of Attrition
      1969-Present Islamic Insurgency in the Philippines
      1969 Football War
      1969 Sino-Soviet border conflict
      1969-1994 The Troubles in Northern Ireland
      1971 Bangladesh Liberation War
      1971 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
      1972 Libya-Sudan conflict
      1973 Yom Kippur War (Fourth Arab-Israeli War)
      1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
      1974-1991 Ethiopian Civil War
      1975-1989 Angolan Civil War
      1975-1991 Western Sahara conflict
      1975-1991 Lebanese Civil War
      1975-1978 Indonesian invasion of East Timor
      1975-1998 East Timorese War of Independence
      1975-1992 Mozambican Civil War
      1975-2006 Independence War in Cabinda
      1977 Libyan-Egyptian War
      1977-1978 Ogaden War
      1977-1991 Cambodian-Vietnamese War
      1978 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
      1978-2005 The Aceh War
      1978-1979 Uganda-Tanzania War
      1978-1987 Chadian-Libyan conflict
      1979 Sino-Vietnamese War
      1979-1982 First Chadian Civil war
      1979-1989 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
      1980-1989 Soviet war in Afghanistan
      1980-1987 Chadian-Libyan conflict
      1980-1992 El Salvador Civil War
      1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War
      1980-present Internal conflict in Peru
      1981 Paquisha War
      1981-1988 Ugandan Bush War
      1982 Falklands War
      1982 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
      1983 U.S. Invasion of Grenada
      1983-Present Ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
      1983-2005 Second Sudanese Civil War
      1984-present Kurdish insurgency in Turkey
      1984-present Free Papua Movement
      1984 Siachin War
      1985 Agacher Strip War
      1987-1993 First Intifada
      1984-present Second Ugandan Civil War
      1988-Present Casamance Conflict
      1988-Present Somali Civil War
      1988-1994 Nagorno-Karabakh war
      1989-1991 Mauritania-Senegal Border War
      1989-1990 U.S. Invasion of Panama
      1989-1997 First Liberian Civil War
      1989 Romanian Revolution
      1984-present Kashmir conflict
      1990-1991 Gulf War
      1990-1994 Rwandan Civil War
      1990-1998 Tuareg Rebellion
      1991-2002 Algerian Civil War
      1991-2001 Yugoslav Wars
      1991 Slovenian War
      1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence
      1992-1995 Bosnian War
      2000-2001 Preševo valley crisis
      2001 Macedonia conflict
      1991-1993 Georgian Civil War
      1991-1992 South Ossetian War
      1992-1993 War in Abkhazia
      1991-1997 Sierra Leone Civil War
      1992-1997 Tajikistan Civil War
      1993-present Conflict in the Niger Delta
      1993-1999 Burundi Civil War
      1993-Present Ethnic conflict in Nagaland, India
      1993-Present Brazilian gang violence
      1994 1994 Yemeni Civil War
      1994-Present South Africa
      1994-1996 First Chechen War
      1994-1998 Second Chadian Civil War
      1995 NATO bombing of Republika Srpska
      1995 Cenepa War
      1996-1997 First Congo War
      1996-2006 Nepal Civil War
      1997 Unrest in Albania
      1998-2000 Ethiopia-Eritrea War
      1998 U.S. bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan
      1998 U.S. bombing of Iraq
      1998-2002 Second Congo War
      1999-2006 Ituri Conflict
      1999 Kargil War
      1999 Dagestan War
      1999-Present Second Chechen War
      1999-2003 Second Liberian Civil War
      2000-2006 Al-Aqsa Intifada
      2000-Present Conflict in Laos involving the Hmong
      2001 Indo-Bangladesh Border Conflict of 2001
      2001-Present U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan
      2001-Present Civil War in Côte d’Ivoire
      2003-present Balochistan conflict, Pakistan
      2003-present Central African War
      2003-present Darfur conflict, Sudan
      2004-present Central African Republic Civil War
      2005-present Chad-Sudan conflict
      2006-present Central African War
      2003-present Iraq War
      2004-2006 Waziristan War
      2004 Haiti rebellion
      2004-present Sa’dah conflict
      2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
      2006-2007 Palestinian factional violence
      2006-present Mexican Drug War
      2006-present War in Somalia (2006–present)”

    • 150990275249676@facebook.com' Susan Home says:

      Yes indeed! ‘They’ will creep into our homes and behead us while we sleep! Are you NOT aware of the yawn, same story being sold for millennia? The Native Americans will massacre us, the Japs will massacre us, the Reds will massacre us, the Muslims will massacre us!

    • 10153827214787755@facebook.com' Gary MacDougall says:

      Susan..don’t forget the witch burnings…they, the power that be, scaring the people for thousands of years…divide and conquer.

    • 149554125402428@facebook.com' Nick Mitrick says:

      Oh yes the government has taken over because u let them u can’t survive without them can u

    • 149554125402428@facebook.com' Nick Mitrick says:

      Nice cut and paste but the fact remains who can take care of them selves realize how much you depend on ur government

    • 149554125402428@facebook.com' Nick Mitrick says:

      Not saying that it’s okay it’s the sadness that we have become so incompetent

    • 132995153730597@facebook.com' Mark Justien says:

      Gov. depends on the people, people don’t need governments…..government don’t make food the planet does!

  5. 997213520329686@facebook.com' Gavi Groves says:

    Gary MacDougall

    • 10153827214787755@facebook.com' Gary MacDougall says:

      I’m going to check this out later thanks Gavi..going to my sons school to check out the stars with a high powered telescope.

    • 10153827214787755@facebook.com' Gary MacDougall says:

      This guy is a true war hero Gavi…sounds like his conscience or soul is guiding him to speak up…because of people like him lives will be saved…but it takes a special character to speak up…some are eaten alive by the scare tactics…but once you know in your heart and soul they can’t touch you….and more like him speak out….then there will be justice….and the true war criminals will be jailed!

    • 997213520329686@facebook.com' Gavi Groves says:

      Gary MacDougall this is why I couldn’t stay in the Military. Once I found out about what the Intel was really up to, my soul was devastated. I joined the military because I was naive and I wanted to do humanitarian aid and help other countries. Holy cow, the truth was far from that.

    • 10153827214787755@facebook.com' Gary MacDougall says:

      Gavi…Now you are fulfilling your destiny…doing humanitarian aid and helping other countries..by aligning with your soul…i am glad you made it out alive….i’ve got a ton of relatives still in the military…and wars nearly destroyed my family..amazing how hardship can help people awaken

    • 997213520329686@facebook.com' Gavi Groves says:

      Omg. Wow.?

  6. 10207450573241624@facebook.com' Cindy Howard says:

    someone needs to educate this man on what “war” means

    • 524058691103135@facebook.com' Sara Tucker-Graham says:

      Yes because our military brainwashes our boys while instilling that they are “protecting” their country thru pure pretense to the point that they will die for us. In truth our boys are only protecting our government and its greed…….G.O.D. aka Gold, Oil, and Drugs.

    • 150990275249676@facebook.com' Susan Home says:

      What DOES ‘war’ mean? Rich people wanting more and ordering our children to massacre those to whom it belongs?

  7. 887749651294854@facebook.com' Tony Vass says:

    Criminal.

  8. 1034544903236498@facebook.com' Saadiqah Cynthia Scherr says:

    It’s sad that he will be forever changed because of this. God Willing he is able to find some sort of peace. I’m glad his heart is able to tell the difference between what’s right & what isn’t.

  9. 10156212297460191@facebook.com' Mary Catherine Rose says:

    The guys who have come forward have had their bank and credit cards frozen.

  10. 1018966154808448@facebook.com' Imma Lima says:

    drones can be weapons too,we all know that,another hell toy from the elite for their psycho killing games aka wars.

  11. 1524791757837714@facebook.com' Eddy Waddell says:

    Black Friday and the Christmas tree Lighting will be the Perfect time to protest for any and all reasons people have today. Low wages, high rents, homelessness ect….. YOU WILL HIT A NERVE AND THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT. Rise up

  12. 1684369098453556@facebook.com' Christian Douglas says:

    Not sure why it took 1,2,3,4 times for him to work out what he was doing was wrong! Better late than never glad he has found some empathy.

  13. 10204968291189552@facebook.com' Rhys Maclean says:

    Something inherently distastful about someone who takes part in war crimes and then denounces them. This man has more blood on his hands than most.

    • 150990275249676@facebook.com' Susan Home says:

      And there’s something really awesome about someone who wakes up from ‘just following orders’ and tells the truth.

    • 10154357644718032@facebook.com' Amanda Jay says:

      I find it inherently distateful when young men are brainwashed into signing an Oath of Allegiance in which at that time have no idea to the true horrors & agendas of War. This man has no more blood on his hands than the Leaders in which he took orders from. Hats off to this man for speaking out as many are afraid from the possible repercussions of doing just that!.

    • 10207014417856343@facebook.com' Jeffrey Sloane says:

      Who better to denounce war crimes than one who has seen them firsthand? And who are you to judge?

  14. 1517635798546957@facebook.com' Nates Luzon says:

    He was there doing his job. No need to question the aftermath.USA conquers under allusions for its capitalist gains,no doubt.

  15. 121965511503298@facebook.com' Mathew Barneth says:

    Single handsome man … seearching for soulmate

  16. 10153623708999188@facebook.com' Ann Holliday says:

    Jesus…

  17. 1036445003067440@facebook.com' Ricardo Leal says:

    SHOULD HAVE JOIN THE INFANTRY!!! WHAT ABOUT A FACE TO FACE COMBAT??? WHAT A CRYING SISSY…

  18. 510659669111381@facebook.com' Patrick Lambert says:

    Grow some balls you sat behind a desk doing this you should of went to front lines

  19. 455453361325254@facebook.com' Bibi Zuniga says:

    Fuck the u s government

  20. 10205451476461509@facebook.com' Seve Nordborg says:

    Stop the war

  21. 895491700540793@facebook.com' Silver Fox says:

    Thank you, Mr. Walia, for having the courage to talk about this !

  22. 10153804000054612@facebook.com' Josh Carusi says:

    Looks like he’s gunna go to jail for speaking out..

  23. 10154463812634546@facebook.com' Cassie Heslin says:

    Not an accident in this day and age…

  24. 894454470650179@facebook.com' Roy Abuga says:

    Once a solder always a solder, no regrets!!!

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