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‘Tsunami Bomb’ Tested Off New Zealand Coast

Posted by on January 6, 2013 in Military with 0 Comments
‘Tsunami Bomb’ Tested Off New Zealand Coast

The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was feasible and a series of 10 large offshore blasts could potentially create a 33-foot tsunami capable of inundating a small city.

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No Details Allowed on Al-Awlaki Drone Killing

Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Military, Politics with 0 Comments
No Details Allowed on Al-Awlaki Drone Killing

Anwar Al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, was killed in a drone strike. Under what circumstances? We aren’t allowed to know, the Freedom of Information Act apparently doesn’t apply. Why not? Cenk Uygur explains.

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Drone War Escalates; Blowback Breeds New Enemies

Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Military, Politics with 1 Comment
Drone War Escalates; Blowback Breeds New Enemies

The constant bombings by American drones of Yemenis, Pakistanis, and other civilians is creating more enemies for the U.S. It is a deadly development known as blowback.

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Dennis Kucinich Questions Drone Strikes, Civilian Deaths

Posted by on January 1, 2013 in Agencies & Systems, Military with 0 Comments
Dennis Kucinich Questions Drone Strikes, Civilian Deaths

In his last hours on the floor of Congress, Cleveland Rep. Dennis Kucinich took on the CIA and drone strikes: “I’m very concerned about the shift that occurred in our national security policy, where the Central Intelligence Agency has increasingly played a very powerful paramilitary role with the execution of drone strikes. There are many innocent civilians being killed by drone strikes…And there have been studies that suggest.. that drone strikes are stirring up anti-American sentiment to the point where al-Qaeda is actually being empowered.”

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