Tag Archives: Al Qaeda

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incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump (covered on this site here): Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations … Continue reading

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Military historian: drone strikes seen as ‘pred porn’.

Sir Max Hastings has been called the leading voice in the anti-war sentiment: “(War) can cost an enormous number of lives and a lot of those people haven’t been killed by al-Qaeda or the Taliban but by our bombs 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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Yemeni Parliament Votes to Ban US Drone Attacks

. On Thursday, a US drone fired several missiles into a convoy of vehicles travelling to a wedding party in central Yemen, killing at least 17 people. Yahoo adds: Most of those killed were civilians of the Al-Tays and Al-Ameri … Continue reading

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The interim report by U.N. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson on the use of remotely piloted aircraft in counter-terrorism operations

Mark Shapiro sends news of the third annual report submitted to the General Assembly by the current Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. The Special Rapporteur intends to submit a … Continue reading

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Drone strikes and ground force attacks cause ‘blowback’

James Fergusson, a journalist, the author of “The World’s Most Dangerous Place — Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia”, said on Radio 4 yesterday that whole villages in the areas attacked are going over to Al Shabab or Al Qaeda … Continue reading

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No peace for Yemen and Pakistan

Just as it seemed that American focus was on Syria, giving the Yemen and Pakistan a much needed period of peace, Al Jazeera reported earlier this week that drones fired two missiles on a compound in the village of Dargah … Continue reading

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