Obama’s Drone War Death Count Surpasses Spanish Inquisition

February 15, 2015   |   S.m. Gibson

SM Gibson
February 15, 2015

(ANTIMEDIANobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama’s covert drone war has done something in 6 years that it took the Spanish Inquisition 350 years to accomplish. It has killed more than 2,400 people. In fact, the president’s death count by drone has reached a staggering 2,464. The kicker is that these deaths have all occurred outside of U.S. declared war zones.

The man whom many consider the leader of the free world ironically stated last month,

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place. Remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

The statement was said in response to the Jordanian pilot who was recently burned alive by ISIS and was intended to reference the hyperbolic western media that stirs unwarranted and reckless fears against Muslims worldwide.

While the President may have been correct in stating that all religions have blood on their hands, it must have slipped his mind to glance down at his own hands before making such a bold statement.

In 2004, the Vatican published their findings after a six year long study into the notorious Inquisition. The research concluded – in an 800 page report – that only 1.8% of those investigated by the Spanish Inquisition were actually killed. Given that 125,000 trials took place over the course of the historically ill-famed inquiries, that would account for an estimated 2,250 killed over the 350 year Inquisition. That is approximately 200 fewer deaths than have been carried out under the orders of a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Speaking of high horses, Mr. President, I can only hope you aren’t afraid of heights.


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  1. This, however, is NOT the inquisition, his decisions are not being made from a religious point of view. He is attempting to protect as many people as he can without putting soldiers on the ground. If you've got some better ideas about how to fight ISIL, I'd love to hear them. (And don't say not to fight at all because that is not an option and you know it.). It's easy to write blog posts about these difficult decisions, much harder to be the man who has to make them all the while putting up with bigotry, racism and the kind of "wisdom" folks like you seem to have about the situation.

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  2. This, however, is NOT the inquisition, his decisions are not being made from a religious point of view. He is attempting to protect as many people as he can without putting soldiers on the ground. If you've got some better ideas about how to fight ISIL, I'd love to hear them. (And don't say not to fight at all because that is not an option and you know it.). It's easy to write blog posts about these difficult decisions, much harder to be the man who has to make them all the while putting up with bigotry, racism and the kind of "wisdom" folks like you seem to have about the situation.

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  3. 1) The drone strikes have been going on since before ISIL, and in areas they do not operate. 2) The Catholic Church thought it was "attempting to protect as many people as," it could. 3) I do not think that was the point trying to be made by the article anyway.

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  4. No, his decisions are being made from a corporate and military industrial point of view.

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  5. Obama is no pupeteer, he has an agenda,a plan and he is agressively working that plan. Make no mistake Obama strengthened the Partiot act one week into office. Double the drone murders, beefed up the wars and let the NSA loose on the American public and people around the world. He refuses to take action against Islamist Terrorist. It is time for people to see Obama for who he is and stop giving him a pass. Reality is hitting people right between the eyes and yet people want to pretend that someone else is pulling Obama's strings!

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  6. Christopher Michael Moore
    And the 2,400+ people he had killed by drones during his 6-year stunt in the Oval Office were never tried in a court of law, either. At least the Spanish Inquisition, bad as it was, held trials.

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  7. The article sheds light on Obama's hypocrisy without calling him a hypocrite. Well done.

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  8. I think the point being really is how many people really know why we are at war,.its ok as you put to not say lets "not"go to war, but I think thats not a bad idea, asi can not see an end to all the war going on at the moment to America fall,..and my friend you are going to ,.yet again where fighting a war with people we dont know, and alot of people dont know why ,.and that go's for them and us,.one thing is tru tho and its follow the money, and you will find the key,if you think people want to go to war your wrong,.funny if you think about it, im sure as a child you was told of your mum or dad , WOULD YOU JUMP OF A CLIFF IF HE TOLD YOU TO?..only an insane person would do that,.well you would think only an insane person would kill someone if they where told to, with the facts being on a need to know only,.,……come on move along nothing to be seen hear,….honestly I would tell you why we have to go to war but its top secret, .its above me,..all you need to know is there scum!..savages, !..vile, !..they need stamping out before they come over hear in there flip flops(sorry ment just flip as most of them fighting or being killed over there haven't got a pot to piss in )…..a ak47 and a flop and your fit to fight son,..and just remember there scumbags that WILL BE KILLING YOUR MUM NEXT OR SISTER OR WIFE!….SO GET OUT THERE AND KILL KILL KILLL!!!
    ,..yesSIR,…..thankyou SIR,……one more question SIR please SIR,…
    go boy ask
    ,..SIR why is it where of to war again sir,…
    move along son nothingness to be seen here,..move along,…..anyone seen twerking?..candy crush?…..or ?..

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  9. Dear Karen, there's no light burning bright in your comment. The 3 replies above all contain elements of the truth that you seem so blissfully unaware of. I'm neither a racist nor a bigot but I don't like any President who wages needless wars. The wisdom which you so scornfully dismiss comes from folks having done a bit of research and being aware of the facts of the situation. And speaking of boots on the ground, the US has active duty troops stationed in nearly 150 countries.

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  10. Not one of you have mentioned a single alternative here. You don't want to resist ISIL in any way. Come on–what are your ideas about how to handle the situation?

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  11. i dont know how to say this and still sound nice, but you really dont know anything about this world or obama. the CIA aids and helped create ISIS and al qaeda

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