I can not and will not get into the details about how I know what I know about this… but all I will say is yes, there are indeed a lot of civilian casualties involved with these drone strikes. They are nowhere near as “surgical” as the American people have been lead to believe, and I dont really know how or why its has become the mantra that they are indeed so surgical. Civilian casualties are pretty much a given with the use of this particular weapons platform.
The article linked above is a good jumping off point on this. Senator Lindsey Graham (R – South Carolina) has now officially said that the death toll stands at 4,700 people. The article equates that to about 10 people per strike:
Graham’s death count would raise questions about the much-vaunted precision of the strikes. Using the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s count, the U.S. has launched between 416 and 439 drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia since the U.S. first successfully weaponized an MQ-1 Predator a decade ago. If Graham’s right, each strike would have to kill more than 10 people. It’s certainly possible — the 100-pound Hellfire missile carried by the drones is capable of it
This is all just the tip of the iceberg so to speak… I can promise you there is much more that we will learn about this soon enough. You can take that to the bank.