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

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

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

I've never been a fan of posers... #BringBackOurGirls #DroneStrikes #Obama #EndDroneStrikes

Timothy E Kaldas@tekaldas

I've never been a fan of posers... #BringBackOurGirls #DroneStrikes #Obama #EndDroneStrikes

11:22 AM - 11 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The hashtags were direct — #WeCantBringBackOurDead.

في اي أزمة. هل تقف مع المبدأ ام تحاول مناقشته؟

Zaid Benjamin@zaidbenjamin

في اي أزمة. هل تقف مع المبدأ ام تحاول مناقشته؟

11:30 AM - 11 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It is pretty hard to #BringBackOurGirls after a drone strike...#JustAThought #BringBackYourDrones

MPACUK@MPACUK

It is pretty hard to #BringBackOurGirls after a drone strike...#JustAThought #BringBackYourDrones

01:47 PM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Shame Michelle Obama isn't also rightly 'outraged' when her husband kills girls with his drones. #DroneStrikes

Joe@MrJoeGooch

Shame Michelle Obama isn't also rightly 'outraged' when her husband kills girls with his drones. #DroneStrikes

10:00 AM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

DRONES #hypocrisy #Nigeria #BringBackOurGirls

#MichelleObama #Obama #drones #USA #BringBackOurGirls

HDG@hdgremix

#MichelleObama #Obama #drones #USA #BringBackOurGirls

05:01 AM - 10 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

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

#BringBackOurGIrls #AlAwlaki #Drones #HumanitarianPosturing

06:45 PM - 9 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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