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European Complicity in US Drone Strikes Must Be Stopped, MEPs to Warn

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
European Complicity in US Drone Strikes Must Be Stopped, MEPs to Warn

MEPs will vote this week on a resolution condemning EU Member States’ complicity in the covert US drones program. The resolution condemns the extrajudicial killings resulting from drones strikes, notes an increase in strikes in recent years in places like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and demands full transparency from those Member States that possess drones technology. The strikes represent both a violation of the sovereignty of targeted countries and spread terror among the civilian population, says the resolution; they are therefore illegal under international law. The text further criticizes the “opaque and unaccountable” nature of drone strikes, concluding that they pose a grave threat to global peace and security

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Cost Of Iraq & Afghanistan Wars Is Absolutely Staggering

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
Cost Of Iraq & Afghanistan Wars Is Absolutely Staggering

The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers $4 trillion to $6 trillion, taking into account the medical care of wounded veterans and expensive repairs to a force depleted by more than a decade of fighting, according to a new study by a Harvard researcher.

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Turning a Wedding Into a Funeral: Obama Violated His Own Rules with Yemen Drone Strike

Posted by on February 21, 2014 in Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Turning a Wedding Into a Funeral: Obama Violated His Own Rules with Yemen Drone Strike

President Barack Obama violated his own rules for the use of drone strikes in a December 2013 strike on a wedding procession in Yemen that killed 12 people, a new report from Human Rights Watch says. The US military initially claimed that the procession was actually members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, then admitted it was a wedding procession, but claimed that most of the people killed in the attack were members of the terrorist organization. But Human Rights Watch says, “The procession also may have included members of AQAP, although it is not clear who they were or what was their fate.” The group went on to say that there is no evidence that members of the caravan posed an imminent threat, and that killing them was a violation of international human rights laws. RT’s Meghan Lopez speaks with investigative journalist Ben Swann about US drone policy and whether the attack was a violation of Obama’s own stated rules.

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Drone Report: US Must Account for ‘Turning Wedding Into a Funeral’

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Drone Report: US Must Account for ‘Turning Wedding Into a Funeral’

A U.S. drone strike on a recent wedding procession in Yemen — that left 12 people dead and at least 15 wounded — raises serious doubts about the Obama administration’s claim that so-called targeted killings do not harm civilians, charged Human Rights Watch in a report released Thursday. Entitled A Wedding That Became a Funeral: US Drone Attack on Marriage Procession in Yemen, the 28-page report demands that the U.S. government investigate the incident and publicly account for any slaughter of civilians or violation of international law.

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Misremembering America’s Wars: Past, Present and Future

Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Misremembering America’s Wars: Past, Present and Future

Government-sanctioned, counterfeit history seems to be the norm. What are schools teaching our children about US wars – causes and crimes?

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Why Al Qaeda is Stronger Than Ever Despite the War on Terror – Ben Swann

Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Why Al Qaeda is Stronger Than Ever Despite the War on Terror – Ben Swann

Despite claims that Al Qaeda is on the run, a new report shows that Al Qaeda is actually stronger than ever. In this video, Ben Swann takes a look at why that is and what it means for America’s foreign policy.

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DNI Clapper Admits CIA’s Not-Really-Secret Secret Drone Program

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Government, Military, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
DNI Clapper Admits CIA’s Not-Really-Secret Secret Drone Program

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has publicly acknowledged the supposedly covert CIA drone program. The CIA has denied a Freedom of Information Act request made by the ACLU about details of its targeting killing program. But Clapper indirectly acknowledged the CIA program at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday

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U.S. Military Leaders Tight-Lipped On Destruction Of Osama Bin Laden Death Pics

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
U.S. Military Leaders Tight-Lipped On Destruction Of Osama Bin Laden Death Pics

Pentagon leaders are keeping quiet on why the head of U.S. Special Forces ordered pictures of deceased al-Qaeda chieftain Osama bin Laden destroyed. Eleven days after the 2011 US elite forces raid that resulted in the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, the head of US special operations ordered the destruction of all photos of the corpse or for them to be given to the CIA, new evidence shows.

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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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