Category Archives: USA

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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The world’s shame: America expects a ‘cascading series of global crises’ & plans to increase drone flights in 90 ‘combat air patrols’ each day

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and other media sites recently republished the report by Lolita Baldor (Associated Press) about the Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50% – increasing numbers of combat air patrols to 90 a day. Reasons given: … Continue reading

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Under Corbyn, Britain would reject friends like the current American and Saudi governments – and agree with a US ‘hawk’

. As a man is known by the company he keeps (Aesop?) so is a country. We quietly go about our lives as our special friends in the American and Saudi governments order the slaughter of people in Yemen. Washington … 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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‘Civilization has no place for drones’

So wrote Joel Andreas, associate professor of sociology at the Johns Hopkins University, in the Baltimore Sun, 2013. President Obama met President Castro in Panama on April 11th and pledged to develop a new relationship between the two countries, adding … Continue reading

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Drones? The ‘chattering classes’ ignore ongoing execution without trial

On Sunday in the FT magazine, Gillian Tett wrote an article flippantly headlined: “You’re never alone with a drone”. She added, “Enthusiasts want fewer controls; privacy groups want tighter rules”. No reference is made to the humane who want their … Continue reading

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Shame: as Afghan civilians die in airstrikes and global instability proliferates, Obama celebrates the US’ role in creating ‘a more peaceful, prosperous world’

The word ‘drone’ is not being used. See the video reporting allegations of over a hundred deaths in the last 24 hours: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/23/391493/us-strike-kills-dozens-in-afghanistan/ 23rd December: Press TV reports that dozens of people have been killed in airstrikes carried out by US-led … Continue reading

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Israeli drone commander admits killing the innocent & intends to continue

Palestinians say: “ISIS are barbaric savages but what should we call US mass murderers of civilians?” In the Daily Mail, Larisa Brown ‘humanised’ a Telegraph report which devoted a fifteen inch column to the specifications and types of Israeli drones … Continue reading

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MoD facing legal challenge to armed drone deployment outside Afghanistan

Noting the range of posts on the subject on this site, a reader has sent a link to the Guardian’s latest by legal affairs correspondent Owen Bowcott, reporting that British officials are to come before a United Nations inquiry into … 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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