Category Archives: Somalia

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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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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Accolades for Tim Martin: can the complicit British government give a rational answer to his question?

“We have no skin in the game. Politicians and war profiteers believe this makes everything more sanitary and acceptable” Tim Martin, a HVAC engineer and camera-shy freelance writer with a degree in philosophy, in his article in the Eureka Times … 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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America and al-Shabab commit further drone executions without trial

Site stats say that nearly 3000 Americans have visited this site – twice as many as any other country but not large in Twitterland terms. 8500+ US visitors are recorded on an allied site. How many  of these readers would … Continue reading

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NATO summit exhibitor executes two on Sunday in Afghanistan

. Together with other arms firms that provide core military components for drones deployed by the US, General Dynamics exhibited its products at NATO’s summit in Wales last week. Defence companies paid up to £300,000 to exhibit their military wares … Continue reading

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Government: is BT assisting targeted killing by drones, violating international law?

Human rights lawyers Reprieve, acting on behalf of two Yemeni men whose relatives were accidentally killed by drones, have brought a complaint against BT, filed with the British government on 19 August. The charge is that the $23m (£13m) fibre-optic … Continue reading

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