People Are Turning Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls Pic Into An Anti-Drone Campaign

Many ask: What about child victims of U.S. drone strikes?

1. Last week, Michelle Obama joined the campaign to #BringBackOurGirls, for the hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.

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2. The backlash came swiftly, with Twitter users calling out the administration’s policy of using drones around the world.

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3. The hashtags were direct — #WeCantBringBackOurDead.

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5. Some Photoshopped the sign Michelle Obama was holding in her Instagram pic.

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DRONES #hypocrisy #Nigeria #BringBackOurGirls

— Sofiya Ahmed (@CurryLover786)
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#MichelleObama #Obama #drones #USA #BringBackOurGirls

— HDG (@hdgremix)
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RT "My husband kills kids with drones."

— Allan Tierney (@LowMaintainLife)
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9. Here the Photoshopped image shows a giant picture recently laid out in Pakistan to draw the attention of U.S. drone operators to child victims.

200 Pakistani Children Killed By Drones

— Peaceful Animal (@PeacefulAnimal)
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10. This image shows a picture of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a 16-year-old U.S. citizen killed in a drone strike in Yemen.

#BringBackOurGIrls #AlAwlaki #Drones #HumanitarianPosturing

— Los Angelies (@losangelies)
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11. A final Photoshopped image shows Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who has been active in drawing attention to the Nigerian schoolgirls, holding Photoshopped commentary on the drone strike campaign.

#BringBackOurGirls #MalalaYousafzai #drones

— Daniel_Puljic (@Daniel_Gooner24)
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