Category Archives: CIA

President Trump, his predecessors and all ‘complicit by their silence’ are to blame for this insanity

Paul Gosling retweeted NYT’s report of Yemen’s anger at  the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump (covered on this site here): Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations … Continue reading

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“Drone” documentary at MAC November 10th

“Drone” documentary at MAC in November, plus post-screening Q&A.Location: MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH Date: 10 November 2015.   Time: 19:00 – 22:00 A documentary about the CIA drone war, directed by Tonje Hessen Schei. Inside the secret … Continue reading

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Was this shameful “extra judicial” British killing directed by ‘our special friend’ in Washington?

Times change: once courted . . . Cardiff-born Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen were killed in Syria by a drone on 21st August by a remotely piloted aircraft, whilst travelling in a vehicle. Another British national, Junaid Hussain, … Continue reading

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Secret bases? What is the situation now as Syria is targetted?

The most extensive media account seen, to date, has been a 2011 article in the Washington Post. Later, at the height of drone activity, the Sunday Times published this graphic, but little news of further covert building is in the … Continue reading

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Drone warfare news stacking up

Thanks to a Moseley reader for sending this link to a May 11th article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/11/uk-attacks-islamic-state-iraq-revealed-drones. One paragraph: “British aircraft and unmanned drones have attacked Islamic State targets in Iraq with more than 200 bombs and missiles in military operations that … Continue reading

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Why has news of the US drone killing in January finally been disclosed?

This morning, a reader sent this link to a Guardian report on news which ‘broke’ yesterday. Only now, for some reason, has it been disclosed that a CIA directed US drone strike, which took place in January, killed innocent hostages … Continue reading

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Are Ramstein’s activities contravening German law?

A joint investigation mounted by The Intercept and the German news magazine Der Spiegel has obtained a top-secret U.S. intelligence document confirming that the U.S. military base in Ramstein is the site of a satellite relay station that enables drone operators … Continue reading

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