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

Written 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’

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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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