Sunday, December 20, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
|Ann Wright posted these photos of a Code Pink Demonstration.|
From Ann Wright: "Some fascinating comments from local residents about our protests at Creech drone base- not all negative!!!!
"At the Oasis Bar, the only bar in town, a resident said he didn't believe protesters would effect any change at the base level, but that he shared a concern about civilian casualties from drone strikes.
“'We do worry,' he said of the base's Reapers and Predators, the two types of drones flown from Creech. 'It was a lot better when it was a Thunderbird (flying).'
"He added that if authorities arrested protesters, they should also prosecute those responsible for civilian deaths. (Yes!!! Ann's comment)
"But even as he identified common ground with some of the protesters, he recognized the economic benefits of having the base there.
"Some Indian Springs residents said protesters should direct their message to decision-makers instead of urging drone operators to disobey commands.
"Another resident said the town had become accustomed to protests but felt they created tension among residents and lowered the morale of drone operators, which she felt was unfair because the pilots merely follow orders."