Tag Archives: International law

Civilians, ‘friendly’ soldiers and basic infrastructure destroyed in airstrikes

In the latest report from Iraq there are echoes of Kunduz and the Afghan government apologia following the official US line: “The Afghan government here has asked us to stay, has invited us in”. European mainstream media (apart from BBC … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn feels uneasy about public executions abroad by drone: he is not alone

. Military historian Sir Max Hastings has qualms about ‘signature strikes’: drone public executions of our enemies abroad. A summary of his article to which a Moseley reader has drawn our attention: The Americans have more drone operators under training … Continue reading

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A ‘giant apparatus of state murder’: creating cadres of anti-American fighters – and violating international law

In Veterans Today – a foreign and military affairs journal – Sherwood Ross wrote: “U.S. drone strikes are creating cadres of anti-American fighters, furious over the killing and wounding of thousands of civilians. Far from keeping drone attacks “on a … Continue reading

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