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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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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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If drone strikes could end terrorism, it would have been extinguished in Pakistan and Iraq

As Time magazine makes fun of drone strikes to scare away defecating geese and deliver pizzas the grim reality is reported elsewhere: “Thousands have taken to the streets of Yemen to protest deadly US drone strikes which killed dozens of … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper – and much more . . .

Revealed: US and Britain launched 1,200 drone strikes in recent wars December 4th, 2012 – Chris Woods and Alice K Ross Recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq have seen almost 1,200 drone strikes over the past five years, according … Continue reading

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Hitting people with drones creates instant enemies – CODEPINK

In 2002, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange, with a group of American women who wanted to stop the United States from invading Iraq, founded CODEPINK. This is a grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded … Continue reading

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