Tag Archives: Yemen

British mainstrean media downplays Britain’s role in the latest Yemeni killing

Today, the BBC reports that UN Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen will present a report to the UN Human Rights Council next month. It says that the experts believe war crimes may have been committed by … Continue reading

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General Cartwright’s advice to Obama unheeded & the CIA inflicts another drone strike on Pakistan

Last Thursday, Business Insider reported the advice of retired US Army Gen. James E. Cartwright given to President Obama at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that drone strikes may cause “blowback” – attacks on Americans provoked by covert policy … Continue reading

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UN special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism to investigate civilian drone strike casualties

A link from The Brummie led to this information from Al Jazeera: The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has launched an investigation into drone strikes and will review resultant civilian casualties to determine whether the attacks … Continue reading

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It is hard to imagine a greater danger to world peace

If you missed Simon Jenkins’ Drones are fool’s gold: they prolong wars we can’t win, you can go to it now thanks to a Moseley reader. Simon Jenkins’ points: Aerial bombardment has long been a questionable weapon of war. These … Continue reading

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Saudi jets have joined American drones in bombing the Yemen – endless war?

A web search, made after hearing that Saudi jets have joined American drones in bombing the Yemen, yielded the significant words of constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald practised law for over ten years before moving on. It was good to … Continue reading

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