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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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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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A seventh country is now being bombed by the regime of Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama

Today Haji Mujtaba reported for Reuters that a senior security official said a U.S. drone fired four missiles at a vehicle, killing between five and eight Uzbek and local alleged militants near the Afghan border in the mountainous region of … 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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Extra-judicial CIA drone executions yesterday in Pakistan – US government’s shame

Two CIA drone strikes hitting North Waziristan in Pakistan yesterday are reported to have killed 16 people. This ended the six month pause in drone strikes of Obama’s presidency. Though two unnamed ‘top government officials’ told Reuters the strikes were ‘launched with … Continue reading

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A mere internal investigation into the latest crime in America’s escalating drone war

Today, Mark Shapiro sent a link to the Bureau’s report that America’s drone war has covertly escalated, noting it took President Obama three years to refer publicly to America’s use of drones. In January 2012 he said ‘actually drones have … Continue reading

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British pilots more likely to fire deadly drone missiles in Afghanistan than US – neither are deterred by allegations of inhumanity or illegality

The Ministry of Defence refused to reveal how many drone strikes had been fired by UK-operated drones until the information was required by a parliamentary question from MP Caroline Lucas, earlier this month. Defence minister Andrew Robathan answered it. The … Continue reading

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