- uploaded: Feb 7, 2013
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A political commentator tells Press TV that although the White House has called its targeted drone strikes "legal, ethical and wise", the United States' assassination drones are illegal and immoral and should immediately be brought to a halt all over the world.
The White House has defended its drone strikes to kill people, even US citizens inside the United States, saying such targeted assassinations are "legal, ethical and wise." The memo has come under fire by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), among other groups, for using executive authority to justify the killing of US citizens without a due process of the law. Washington uses assassination drones in several countries, claiming that they target "terrorists." According to witnesses, however, the attacks have mostly led to massive civilian casualties.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Syed Talib Hussain Warsi, a political commentator in Tehran, to further shed light on the issue. The video also offers the opinions of two additional guests: Richard Hellman, the president of the Middle East Research Center from Washington, and Michael Prysner who is an Iraq war veteran in Los Angeles.