Back ground information about me and my issue:
As I said in the video, my name is Zawwar and I am a Pakistan currently living in Jakarta, Indonesia, pictured below. I go to an international school and am constantly surrounded by so many different types of people. Because of this, I’ve been lucky enough to gain knowledge about issues that affect more than those covered in the news and my world views have always been able to be kept in perspective. With that in mind, my page is dedicated to an issue that I have been following for some time and I hold very personally, Drone Strikes. Specifically, I will be focusing on the United States drone strike policy compared to other countries and my hope is that by the end of this page, you will see that it must be changed. However, before I continue, I feel it is nessacary to provide some background information on exactly what drone strikes are and how this has become an issue.
“As they(drones) hovered lower than usual, drones were particularly loud that day. In that part of Pakistan’s tribal region, even two-year-olds can recognize the unmistakable thrum.Snapped out of his thoughts, Zubair saw two light rays strike Dadi(grandmother). A wave of heat knocked him off his feet. The smell of burning electric wires and burning flesh invaded his nostrils. A searing pain ripped through his leg. Shrapnel had lodged itself above Zubair’s knee. His thigh felt like it was on fire.
Terrified, Zubair’s siblings and cousins inside the house scampered outside when they heard the explosion. As the children watched, a few minutes later another missile struck near the same spot. A total of nine children were injured in the attack.”
Zubair gave this statement in congress:
“I no loner love blue skies…I now prefer grey skies because the drones do not fly when the skies are grey and more a moment, I am at peace”