We note that:
The United States government uses unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called Drones, for targeted assassinations in countries with which we are and are not at war, including reckless bombings and missile attacks in civilian areas that result in the deaths of unarmed civilians, and the murder of American Citizens who are suspected of committing crimes, but who have not been duly tried and convicted before a court of law. Extrajudicial targeted killings by the use of unmanned aircraft Drones by the United States of America are intentional, premeditated and deliberate use of lethal force in violation of the US and international human rights law.
In the case of military Drone attacks within a declared theater of combat, the targets of these attacks are decided by military technocrats located within the continental US, who have no experience of direct combat with said targets, and no understanding of the cultural patterns and habits of the surrounding civilians that would allow them to correctly differentiate appropriate military targets. These attacks violate humanitarian law as codified in the Geneva Principles, the Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Treaty and constitute crimes against humanity. Furthermore, they bring mainland U.S. cities and communities into the legally designated war zone.
In the more typical case, where CIA controlled Drone attacks occur in countries with which we are not at war, and therefore in locations that are not war zones, these attacks violate the security and integrity of sovereign nations , and as such they constitute violations of international law, including the United Nations Treaty and the Kellogg-Briand Pact. The specific targets of these attacks are decided by secret unaccountable panels and executive mandate with no legal basis. And they are subject to all the same faults as those attacks engaged in war zones.
Drones are being introduced on the U.S. mainland to support Police and Border patrol. Plans are being made to arm at least some of them, while unarmed Predator and Reaper Drones patrolling our borders require military support for operation, and were designed to carry bombs and missiles. Use of Drones for surveillance within the U.S. creates an unprecedented violation of privacy to citizens, enhanced by a deadly threat. Furthermore, Congressional pressure on the FAA to rush Drones into the common airspace is dangerous yet inexplicable in any terms of common necessity.
UNAC makes the following demands: