Obama administration assembling a constellation of secret drone bases

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http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/10557/

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Officials: US building new secret drone bases

Washington Post

09/21/11

The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaida affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.S. officials said. One of the installations is being established in Ethiopia, a U.S. ally in the fight against al-Shabab, the militant group that controls much of Somalia. Another base is in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, where a small fleet of 'hunter-killer' drones resumed operations this month after an experimental mission demonstrated that the unmanned aircraft could effectively patrol Somalia from there...

http://tinyurl.com/3kqazew



Yemen: US drone strike kills 10

France 24 [France]

09/21/11

Ten Al-Qaeda suspects were killed while a top leader in the network escaped death as US drones carried out several air strikes on their strongholds in Yemen s south, local officials said Wednesday...

http://f24.my/ooRFZ4



Mechanized imperialism

Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

09/23/11

The Obama administration has found a good way to avoid both the domestic political and international fallout that comes of waging constant warfare: let machines do the dirty work. Of course, the Obamaites don t get the full credit for the discovery - drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan were part of the Bush team s strategic plan, but the Obama White House has gone much further in utilizing this tactic to escalate and extend American military operations around the world, and they are doing it in secret - without congressional oversight, without public debate, and without the knowledge or consent of the American people...

http://bit.ly/pqRYD4


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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The World of Drone Warcraft

By Boris Volkhonsky

U.S. officials have disclosed plans for further deployment of its drone planes in East Africa. A base on the Seychelles for Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, another one is to be established in Ethiopia in addition to the existing one in Djibouti.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29177.htm



U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say

The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign.

http://wapo.st/qE9d1P



US to deploy drones in Turkey: Erdogan

The United States has agreed in principle to deploy US Predator drones on Turkish soil to aid in the fight against Kurdish separatist rebels, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said.

http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=116205


From Information Clearing House

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Expanding Network of Drone Bases to Hit Somalia, Yemen
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/09/22

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Automated Killing: The Total Immorality of the U.S. Government and Its Military
http://lewrockwell.com/barnett/barnett38.1.html



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