There’s Nothing Like a Free Gun to Help You Forget Your Family Was Killed in a Drone Attack

Yemen Drone Attack

Authorities in Yemen have given the families of drone attack victims $150,000 and a hundred guns to make up for their loss.

Last week, missiles fired by an American drone killed 15 people on their way to a wedding in central Yemen after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy.

“An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car convoy, ten people were killed immediately and another five who were injured died after being admitted to the hospital,” one security official said, adding that at least five more were injured during the Thursday attack.

Innocent wedding guests, al Qaeda terrorists – a drone can’t tell the difference! But the growing number of civilian deaths via drone attack may start to undermine U.S. efforts to turn the public against the militants…

To compensate the families of the American drone attack victims, Yemeni authorities offered $150,000 and one hundred guns on recommendation from the Mediation Committee. In exchange for opening the streets and burying the victims, families also received two cars, two daggers and two Kalashnikov pieces, the common “blood price” in tribal tradition.

$150k, a bunch of guns, and a strong desire for revenge? Sounds like the perfect terrorist starter kit. 

Via: National Yemen

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