Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2012

How Drones Help Al Qaeda

''When a U.S. drone missile kills a child in Yemen, the father will go to war with you, guaranteed. Nothing to do with Al Qaeda,'' a Yemeni lawyer warned on Twitter last month. President Obama should keep this message in mind before ordering more drone strikes like Wednesday s, which local officials say killed 27 people, or the May 15 strike that killed at least eight Yemeni civilians.

Lawmakers want legal justification for drone strikes

A group of more than two dozen anti-war lawmakers wants the White House to explain the legal justification for ''signature'' drone strikes, in which drone attacks can be launched when the identity of those killed is not known.

Do Americans Approve Mass Murder?

By Michael Hampton

A majority of Americans, it seems, approve of drone strikes against ''terrorists'', even if they kill innocent bystanders.

From Information Clearing House

The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global War

By Nick Turse

Special Ops, Drones, Spy Games, Civilian Soldiers, Proxy Fighters, and Cyber Warfare.

Drone Me Down on the Killing Floor

By Pepe Escobar

And the winner of the Humanitarian Oscar for Best Targeted Assassination with No Collateral Damage goes to... the Barack Obama White House death squad.

The West s ''War on Humanity''

Freedom is Slavery, Popular Support is Authoritarianism

By Lizzie Phelan

The humanitarian-intervention discourse, however, is perhaps one of the oldest tricks in Western empire s book, but it has only evolved its disguise.


The US Is at War in Yemen, Too

By Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman

The latest drone attack happened early Wednesday in the Yemeni town of Azzan, killing nine people. It s the 23rd strike in Yemen so far this year, according to the Long War Journal. In Pakistan, there have been only 22.

Widespread anti-American sentiment

By Joe Wolverton II

''We see little evidence that these actions are generating widespread anti-American sentiment or recruits for AQAP'', White House's top counterterrorism advisor.

US Kills Eight People in Yemen

The victims were in a car on the road between Qatan and Khashgha when missiles fired from a US drone hit their vehicle on Friday.

From Information Clearing House

Congress Pushes for War with Iran

By Stephen Zunes

A huge bipartisan majority of Congress has essentially told the president that nothing short of war or the threat of war is an acceptable policy.

Bush Dynasty

The Hunt Is on for Truth Tellers

US Ranked Low on Global Peace Index

Exposing Obama s Not-So-Secret War

Wie die Wall Street die öffentlichen US-Verkehrsbetriebe abzockt

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