You think I’m kidding.

Just hours after his re-election acceptance speech, it looks as though Obama ordered another drone strike over Yemen. Quoting the Huffington Post:

On Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll numbers of President Barack Obama’s reelection the night before, the Twitter feeds of close watchers of Yemen lit up with reports of another sort of presidential event: an apparent U.S. drone strike had killed several individuals in that country.

There was no way of being certain if the strike was indeed American, or for that matter if it was a drone strike at all, although it had all the markings of one.

"All signs (after dark, suspicions of locals, target) point to Sanhan strike being a US drone," Yemen-based freelance journalist Adam Baron wrote on Twitter.

Several other analysts concurred.

A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. If it were a American strike, of course, it would have to have been authorized by Obama.

The “Drone Wars” are illegal under domestic and international law, yet we hear very little about these atrocities and especially not from Christian leaders. Instead, we are told we need more militarism, more war, more bombs, more aggression.

Though I am not suggesting that this drone strike is “extra significant” due to its proximity to election day, I would like to suggest that despite any words of “peace” that Obama has thrown out there over the past years are completely irrelevant at this point. The Left is just as bad as the right on warmongering – not to mention everything else as well – and Christians who think that another four years of “hope and change” are leading us to a “greater tomorrow” are absolutely kidding themselves.


Dr. Norman Horn

Norman founded and the Libertarian Christian Institute, and currently serves as its President and Editor-in-Chief. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He currently is a Postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • pcm man

    I just can not understand how Americans are willing to support endless wars. These wars truly are endless and have no objective in mind for an endpoint. I have no idea why we are doing this. Of course I do realize it is all about MONEY but still to have open warfare on such a large scale which has now gone on for more than three times the length of WWII just about blows my head off! The massive costs of this to our country is literally crippling to us. None of these costs are ever calculated into our stats on debt or budget. But, the point is how insane this is because now we seem to have warfare as a constant national norm. “Oh yea, oh those wars, well I don’t worry about it.” See, this is the attitude of Americans because we no longer have a draft. As a Vietnam vet I say bring back the draft so we will end these stupid unconstitutional wars!!!!!!!!!!

  • Respectfully, sir, I don’t think having a draft would end unconstitutional wars. Remember that Korea AND Vietnam were unconstitutional, and there WAS a draft then.

    However, if there were a draft, we might see more resistance because many would desire to resist the draft. Perhaps that is what you mean.

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