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Malala: Dinner list. Everyone else: Kill list.

If only she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Maezol Khan was a bright one” sighed the family of Chugtais

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If only he could have his disfigured figure re-figured

Too late for young Luqman, those deadly strikes the joystick triggered

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If only she could fly to New York and hold Ban Ki Moon’s hand

But young Ayesha lies deep beneath the rubble in Malakand

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If only he could be Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’

Though he was just a common shepherd, 15 year old Shabir

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If only she made Obama’s dinner list; not his kill list

A terror threat was studious Shaukat: the burgeoning chemist?

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If only he could have his face on the cover of Newsweek

But that wouldn’t be a pretty sight; poor dishevelled Shafiq

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If only she could write for some fancy US Magazine

It was on her way to school when it crashed down on Shabuddin

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If only he could be honoured with a day named after him

But CNN do not cry for the likes of Ziauddin

More than 2,400 people have died in Obama’s illegal drone war[1]. In Pakistan alone, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates that between 416 and 951 civilians have been killed, including 168 to 200 children[2]. The names of the children used in this poem are real victims; here a complete list of all the innocent children who have lost their lives in Obama’s illegal drone war[3]. Yet it is apparent Taliban target Malala Yousafzai who continues to grab all the headlines.

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[1] http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/01/23/more-than-2400-dead-as-obamas-drone-campaign-marks-five-years/

[2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/obama-drone-program-anniversary_n_4654825.html

[3] http://droneswatch.org/2013/01/20/list-of-children-killed-by-drone-strikes-in-pakistan-and-yemen/

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2 comments

  1. What’s the point of this article? Is it Malala’s fault that all these Pakistani children were killed because of Obama’s drones, invited by weak, impotent Pakistani “leaders”?

    • It’s our inability to stop this madness that’s at fault. Malala asked Obama to stop it, it did not stop.

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