Drone strike in the US?: Facebook post on Boston bombing goes viral in Pakistan

Post receives more than 7,000 likes and shares with over 1,000 comments.

Web Desk April 23, 2013
File photo of Boston bombing. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

A Facebook post related to Boston Marathon bombing went viral in Pakistan this weekend, HuffPost reported on Monday.

The author of the post Micah Daigle, a special agent at Collective Agency living in San Francisco, narrated the bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s final moments before his capture in the post.
“On Friday at 7:05pm Eastern Time, Boston Police received a report that suspected terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in a boat in Watertown,” he wrote. “At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the boat and several nearby homes. Sources say 46 Watertown residents were killed in the missile strike, including 12 children.”

The founder of an agency that works on empowering a free and collaborative world, had expected a handful of likes and shares on his post. On the contrary, by Monday, the post had received more than 7,000 likes and shares with over 1,000 comments.

“I wasn't expecting it,” Daigle told HuffPost. “I am not a prominent anti-war activist, and I've never done any work protesting drone strikes. This was just something I needed to vent. I figured it would get a hundred likes and maybe a few shares. I never imagined it would blow up like this.”

The post further stated:
Of course, that's not what happened. But if it did, wouldn't we find it unconscionable?

If so, then why are Americans okay with our government doing this to people in other countries?

In Pakistan alone, the US government has killed more than 3,000 people with drone strikes... and only 1 out of 50 were suspected terrorists. The rest were bystanders, rescue workers, and children.

While many, mostly Pakistanis, appreciated Daigle’s initiative for getting in their shoes and seeing the world from their perspective, other simply criticised the author for lack of loyalty towards his nation.


Carol Grayson | 8 years ago | Reply

What surprised me was that this guy had written what I had already published on my anti-drone but after me!!! So hardly original thought... http://blog.approximatetargetfilm.com/drones-boston-bombing-and-targeted-killing-of-suspected-terrorists/

Plal | 8 years ago | Reply

@Sry: Kahmiri Islamic Millitants and Naxalites are operating inside India and are not a threat to any other country -Like the Talibans operating from inside Pakistan are threat to UN sponsored multi national anti terrorist action going in nearby Afghanistan.As Pakistan is adding abetting these taliban forces eg Haqqani network -only recourse left is drone.

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