Category Archives: President Obama

Legacy: “Obama scattered his drones and special forces throughout the Muslim world”

In January, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that President Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first year than Bush carried out during his entire presidency. A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia and … Continue reading

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Iraqi MPs and medics say fifty-five civilians killed in air strike on Qaim

Local hospital sources said air strikes hit a busy tailor’s market in the town of al-Qaim, an Islamic State-held town in Iraq’s Anbar province, killing 55 civilians including 12 women and 19 children, in three air strikes. The bodies of … Continue reading

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Drone killing of grandmother in Afghanistan leads Army chaplain to resign

. Mark Shapiro has forwarded a link to an article by Andrea Germanos reporting the resignation of an Army chaplain with the 354th Transportation Battalion at Fort Totten, New York. The Army Times relates his growing unease here. In a … Continue reading

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Drone warfare dehumanises those doing it and the people they kill: the collateral damage

In 2013 Lesley Docksey wrote ‘Old and New Wars’ – an article published in Global Research. After analysing the complexities of the ‘new wars’ she moves on to stress that the tools and training of modern warfare are dehumanising combatants … Continue reading

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Elect a Corbyn government and redirect skills from offensive technologies

Steve Schofield summarises, “Through invasion by ground forces and through air-strikes involving missiles and drones, the US/UK military axis has been responsible for the collapse of societies that has left hundreds of thousand of civilians dead or injured and millions … Continue reading

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Four year non-violent campaign in Pakistan against drone strikes

NATO supply containers to and from Afghanistan via Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are stopped at border points until US drone attacks stop and a formal apology is given for human killings in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Express Tribune reports that former University of Bradford … 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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