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Obama Admin. Trying To Decide Whether To Assassinate Another U.S. Citizen Overseas – Ben Swann Analysis

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Obama Admin. Trying To Decide Whether To Assassinate Another U.S. Citizen Overseas – Ben Swann Analysis

It appears the Obama administration is once again considering whether or not to use a drone strike to assassinate an American citizen living overseas. But, are they following the drone strike rules published by the White House? Watch this video to see why Ben Swann says that despite the appearance of a NEW drone strike policy… nothing has actually changed.

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The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program – by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Military, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program –  by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.

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SOTU Cory Remsburg Standing Ovation, Embarassing For Congress

Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
SOTU Cory Remsburg Standing Ovation, Embarassing For Congress

Ben Swann talks about the standing ovation given to Army Ranger Cory Remsburg during President Obama’s SOTU address. Swann points out that Congress and President may be clapping for Remsburg but are doing nothing to actually honor veterans.

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US Army Robots Will Outnumber Human Soldiers 10 To 1 By 2023

Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
US Army Robots Will Outnumber Human Soldiers 10 To 1 By 2023

Talking at a US Army demonstration of autonomous weaponized robots at Fort Benning, Georgia, experts said that “ten years from now, there will probably be one soldier for every 10 robots. Each soldier could have one or five robots flanking him, looking for enemies, scanning for land mines.”

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The Danger of Ignoring Eisenhower’s Warning about the Military Industrial Complex – Abby Martin

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
The Danger of Ignoring Eisenhower’s Warning about the Military Industrial Complex – Abby Martin

Abby Martin remarks on the anniversary of President Eisenhower’s farewell address, citing his warning to the American people of the danger of the military industrial complex

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The Destabilization of Iraq: Mission Accomplished – Abby Martin Interview with Eugene Puryear

Posted by on January 15, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
The Destabilization of Iraq: Mission Accomplished – Abby Martin Interview with Eugene Puryear

Abby Martin speaks with ANSWER Coalition coordinator Eugene Puryear about the deadly state of Iraq, highlighting the ongoing wave of violence and instability that’s plagued the city of Fallujah for decades. Puryear: “I think the key factor that we have to mention is that the occupation of Iraq by the United States fundamentally destabilized the country.

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‘Autonomous ‘killer robots’ could soon replace drones’ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams

Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
‘Autonomous ‘killer robots’ could soon replace drones’ – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams

What was science fiction a couple of decades ago is now everyday reality. But it’s not only computers and smartphones — the progress has brought us new war machines — unmanned drones striking from the skies are no surprise for anyone today. But what has the progress of warfare prepared for us in the coming years?

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Domestic Drone Testing Coming to a State Near You

Posted by on December 30, 2013 in Military with 0 Comments
Domestic Drone Testing Coming to a State Near You

Public institutions in six states have been selected to test commercial drones as part of a Federal Aviation Administration plan to integrate thousands of commercial drones into U.S. airspace, the agency announced Monday. These testing sites will be run by publicly funded entities, including the University of Alaska, State of Nevada, New York’s Griffiss International Airport, North Dakota Department of Commerce, Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, and Virginia Tech.

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I Worked On The US Drone Program. The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

Posted by on December 29, 2013 in Government, Military with 2 Comments
I Worked On The US Drone Program. The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

What the public needs to understand is that the video provided by a drone is a far cry from clear enough to detect someone carrying a weapon, even on a crystal-clear day with limited clouds and perfect light. This makes it incredibly difficult for the best analysts to identify if someone has weapons for sure. One example comes to mind: “The feed is so pixelated, what if it’s a shovel, and not a weapon?” I felt this confusion constantly, as did my fellow UAV analysts. We always wonder if we killed the right people, if we endangered the wrong people, if we destroyed an innocent civilian’s life all because of a bad image or angle.

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New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA

Posted by on December 29, 2013 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
New Hampshire Moves Toward Nullifying NDAA

As the National Defense Authorization Act 2014 heads to Obama’s desk as an even more draconian piece of legislation than it was previously, states have taken notice and are beginning to intensify their efforts to nullify it. Michigan was the latest to opt for full nullification. New Hampshire has now taken a critical step toward nullification with the introduction of their bill HB1279, scheduled to be formally presented on January 8th, 2014.

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US Sends Hellfire Missiles, Drones To Iraq To Fight Al-Qaeda

Posted by on December 26, 2013 in Military with 1 Comment
US Sends Hellfire Missiles, Drones To Iraq To Fight Al-Qaeda

The US sent 75 Hellfire missiles to the Iraqi government last week, to help deal with increasing extremist violence that has led to the deaths of more than 8,000 Iraqis this year. The US will also send 10 ScanEagle reconnaissance drones, which will be used to locate targets for Iraqi security forces to attack. Meanwhile, three US Court of Appeals judges ruled on Tuesday that detainees at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan have no right to habeas corpus, saying constitutional rights are impractical in a war zone. RT’s Sam Sacks takes a closer look at what’s happening in these two military hot spots.

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What If A Drone Strike Hit An American Wedding?

Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
What If A Drone Strike Hit An American Wedding?

A drone strike in Yemen mistakenly targeted a wedding convoy last week, after intelligence reports said the vehicles contained Al-Qaeda militants. The attack killed more than a dozen people and injured 22 others, nine of whom are in critical condition.

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Developer Unearths Secret U.S. Military Bases

Posted by on December 15, 2013 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Developer Unearths Secret U.S. Military Bases

LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI| Mashable |Dec 16th 2013 If you look closely enough on Google or Bing Maps, some places are blanked out, hidden from public view. Many of those places disguise secret or sensitive American military facilities. The United States military has a foothold in every corner of the world, with military bases on every continent. It’s not […]

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Drone Strike Kills 15 Wedding-Goers Instead Of Al-Qaeda Convoy In Yemen

Posted by on December 12, 2013 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Drone Strike Kills 15 Wedding-Goers Instead Of Al-Qaeda Convoy In Yemen

Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy. READ MORE: Drone strike kills 15 ‘wedding party-goers’ in Yemen

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Oliver Stone: “I feel like a dissident against the American Empire”

Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Military, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Oliver Stone: “I feel like a dissident against the American Empire”

Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick talk about their mini-series “The Untold History of the United States.” The two also address the latest news about NSA surveillance, drones, and Wall Street greed. And Oliver Stone explains why he feels like a dissident against the US empire.

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