Call to Action! Stop the Drone Expansion at the Willow Grove Air Force Base

Horsham, PA (April 26, 2013) – Reacting to the public release of a drone command center commencing operation at what used to be the Horsham Air National Guard base, a diverse coalition will stage a protest onsite Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm. The demonstration will be aimed at raising local awareness of the dangers, consequences, and ethical issues surrounding the controversial drone program.

The facility, announced to open by October of this year, will function as a command center for the MQ-9 Reaper. The Reaper, armed with Hellfire missiles and laser guided bomb units, has killed thousands in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The drone program, which was launched during the Bush administration, has expanded exponentially under the current administration.

Those opposed to the program cite many concerns, from the ethical issues raised by civilian deaths to questions about the overall effectiveness of the program. Some specific points of concern cited by those opposed include the bombing of a religious school that killed 69 Children on October 29, 2006, the assassination of 16-year-old Denver-born US Citizen Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki, and the use of the “double-tap” technique, which targets mourners and rescuers of previous drone attacks.

You can find further details on the demonstration, along with more information about the drone program here:

Sean Miller
Drone Free Horsham
(215) 260-8834

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1 Comment on Call to Action! Stop the Drone Expansion at the Willow Grove Air Force Base

  1. President Obama knows how to defend America. In 2008, Obama publicly based the drone program, along with several other Bush era National Security measures taken after 9/11. However, after getting in office, he either changed his mind after hearing the intelligence briefings or he decided to expand this program because he knew the media would not hold him accountable for being against expanding the Drone program in 2008.
    That being said, following the terror attack on the US since 9/11 last week, it baffles me that any American can be against continuing to kill terror leaders around the world who inspire these nuts like in Boston. We did not start this war. I know this is a tired analogy but would you be against targeted Drone strikes against Nazi leaders in WWII, or is the risk of civilian death too much for the progressive mind to fathom?

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