Drones kill civilians

In its attacks on targets in Pakistan, the US claims that only a small number of persons killed are ‘civilians’, ie not fighters.  One report outlined in the Telegraph, suggests that about a third of the peope killed are civilians. This begs a few questions.

First,  by what justification does the US kill people it claims are fighters, in Pakistan?

Second, who determines who are fighters and who are not? Where is the oversight that judges whether determinations are accurate or not? (We know from the Guantanamo experience that the majority of captured ‘fighters’ were not fighters at all. Why should we conclude that the accuracy is greater now).

Third, who takes responsibility for the murder of civilians because of mistakes or their proximity to targets?

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