Tag Archives: Israel

Lest we forget: yesterday alone, 44 airstrikes were conducted by US-led coalition military forces

Airwars is a collaborative, not-for-personal-profit project tracking and archiving the international air war against so-called Islamic State and other groups in Iraq, Syria and Libya. As nine Coalition nations are bombing in Syria alone – along with the air forces … 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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‘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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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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Death and destruction: the arms industry share prices rise

. Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that, as Israel destroys the Gaza Strip, US-traded shares of its largest developer of military technology, Elbit Systems, have climbed 6.1 percent since 8 July, when Israel began its latest offensive against the Gaza Strip. The … Continue reading

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Senior Los Angeles police officers admire Israel’s latest camera/drone/tethered surveillance equipment

The Jewish Journal reports that – for nine days in February – eight of the highest ranking officers from the Los Angeles Police Department toured Israel. LAPD Deputy Chief and commander of the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Michael Downing, … Continue reading

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What has changed since January 2009?

Written at the time: Israeli spy planes implicated in the slaughter of hundreds of civilians in Gaza are powered by engines made in the Midlands according to Amnesty International. The human rights pressure group believes that Lichfield based UAV Engines … Continue reading

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