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Droning on about American Drones

March 26, 2012

A commentary on Medea Benjamin’s new book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control: Killing individuals (and whoever is near them) via drones (“unmanned aerial vehicles”) has become the primary substitute in U.S. public policy for capture/imprisonment/torture. As Medea Benjamin documents, the United States has avoided detaining people, only to murder them with a drone days […]

The Lack of Outrage Over the Murder of a US Citizen

March 20, 2012

A U.S. citizen is dead and the U.S. government killed him. Without trial. Without due process. Without hesitation. And many of those who loudly deplored George W. Bush for smaller excesses seem content to allow Barack Obama this larger one. [Regardless of whether one mourns] the death of Anwar al-Awlaki … the means of his […]

US Special Operations Command fighting global warfare

February 25, 2012

The head of the US military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is asking for greater autonomy in dispatching elite killer squads to every corner of the globe. According to the New York Times, Adm. William McRaven is seeking “more autonomy to position his forces and their war-fighting equipment where intelligence and global events indicate they are […]

Iran being surrounded by hundred thousand US troops plus aircraft carriers

February 2, 2012

Western military sources familiar with the American buildup on the two strategic islands near Iran tell DEBKA-Net-Weekly that, although they cannot cite precise figures, they are witnessing the heaviest American concentration of might in the region since the US invaded Iraq in 2003. President Barack Obama is reported by military and Washington sources to have […]

Honor killings are murder not an Islamic teaching

January 31, 2012

Leading Muslim thinkers wholeheartedly insist that “honor murders” have no place and no support in Islam. “There is nothing in the Quran that justifies honor killings. There is nothing that says you should kill for the honor of the family,” said Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford in England. “This idea […]

Ron Paul Thoughts on Occupation

October 26, 2011

“Imagine armed Chinese troops in your city.” –Ron Paul Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping […]

Muammar Qadhafi killed in another political kudo for Obama

October 20, 2011

After enduring years of Republican attacks for a feckless and weak foreign policy, Obama has scored a couple of dramatic victories abroad in recent months. In May, U.S. Navy SEALs killed Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden in a daring nighttime raid inside Pakistan. And just last month, a U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed […]

A Third American Killed by US Drones

October 19, 2011

In the days before a CIA drone strike killed Anwar al-Awlaki last month, his 16-year-old son ran away from the family home in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa to try to find him, relatives say. When he, too, was killed in a U.S. airstrike Friday, the Awlaki family decided to speak out for the first time […]

The American Drone Empire

October 18, 2011

They increasingly dot the planet. There’s a facility outside Las Vegas [Creech Air Force Base] where “pilots” work in climate-controlled trailers, another at a dusty camp in Africa formerly used by the French Foreign Legion, a third at a big air base in Afghanistan where Air Force personnel sit in front of multiple computer screens, […]

US drones kill 85 in Somalia

October 16, 2011

A US drone strike has killed at least 15 civilians and injured dozens of others in the southern region of war-torn Somalia, Press TV reports. This recent strike follows a similar strike in the same region on Friday, which killed at least 70 people. This latest attack, besides leaving at least 15 people dead, injured […]