¨Mother, Daughter, Doll¨ is a series by Boushra Almutawakel, one of Yemen’s first female photographers.  Boushra and her oldest daughter appear in each photo in an increasingly covered-up state.  The series challenges the idea of conservative values, and how far they can go.

[A new report says] U.S. drones in Yemen and Pakistan kill 28 “unknowns” for every intended target. What’s more, “41 names of men who seemed to have achieved the impossible: to have ‘died,’ in public reporting, not just once, not just twice, but again and again. Reports indicate that each assassination target ‘died’ on average more than three times before their actual death.”

So much for the precision of drone strikes, which promise a future of war in which civilians and other forms of collateral damage are spared ruin and destruction. 

Note that at times this ratio has been as high as 49:1.

As a Pakistani, as much as I “appreciate” that the White House condemned the Taliban attack in Peshawar, American government has dropped an infinite number drones across Pakistani & Yemeni children’s schools & homes just in the past year alone. In many parts of Pakistan, we fear dying because of an American drone more than the from the Taliban.
Except your drones don’t make your news headlines. They make ours.

So tell me again how America is any different or any better than the Taliban.

Bomb meant for militants kills 20 children in Yemen, officials say

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) — Two car bombs killed at least 31 people, including 20 children, in central Yemen’s Radaa city when suspected al Qaeda fighters targeted Houthi militants Tuesday, senior security officials and locals told CNN

Please send your thoughts to the innocent angels that lost their lives today. -RIP-