You can now view US drone strike locations on Instagram
“A new project, @Dronestagram, is doing the searching for you, marrying the images of Google Maps satellite view to the episodic, image-sharing capacities of Tumblr and Instagram. When drone strikes are reported by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (which focuses on Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia but not Afghanistan), writer James Bridle tracks down the locations on Google Maps and then Instagrams the picture. He annotates each drone’s-eye-view with a caption about the strike, noting any known casualties.”
President Obama’s escalated drone wars in various countries have been condemned by various international communities & leaders as illegal & as war crimes. He has also changed the definition of ‘militant’ to mean any male of fighting age in a war zone to decrease the number of civilian casualties that are reported.
Just today, on November 12, a US drone strike killed three civilians in eastern Afghanistan.
The US has launched about 330 drone strikes in Pakistan this year alone.