Tag Archives: drone wars

DN! “Humane”: Yale Historian Samuel Moyn on “How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”

“…when Biden gave his two speeches the other week defending the pullout from Afghanistan, he made utterly clear that while giving up on failed counterinsurgency, he is turning to, and maybe will intensify himself, the real fruit of 9/11, which is kind of endless counterterror, no matter what the constraints of international law say, unless they require the drones to strike or the special forces to visit with care for the victims.”

Video. Abby Martin: Rise of a US Corporate Empire & Global Resistance Bringing It To Its Knees

The corporate media will never refer to the United States as an empire, nor will it cover the horrors of exploitation at home and abroad.

Common Dreams | Impunity, Death, and Blowback: Report Exposes Illegal US Drone War in Yemen

From the article: The report raises numerous questions regarding the validity of U.S. official claims that strikes only target individuals who pose “a continuing and imminent threat to the American people” and who cannot be captured.

Evergreene Digest: It’s The Blind Partisanship

“While the Democratic Party was able to leverage antiwar sentiments effectively in promoting its own electoral success, the antiwar movement itself ultimately suffered organizationally from its ties to the Democratic Party.” “[T]he parties agree more on the substance of policy than their political rhetoric suggests.” Chris Hedges | The Left Has Lost It’s Nerve and […]

Genocides, Not Wars

Western Wars, Not Really Wars TGP STAFF   January 23, 2015    ANDRE VLTCHEK | Simulpost with Counterpunch In ancient times, even the greatest bandits such as kings and conquerors, deranged knights and simple arch-brigands, used to lead their armies into battle. It would be unthinkable for them to hide behind; it would be so shameful! The Queen […]

▶ UNMANNED: YOUR LINK to watch Unmanned: Americas Drone Wars is ready

Today is the day! My latest documentary Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars is now available and here is your link to stream the film for free. When I traveled to Pakistan last year, I was so moved by the people I met and the devastating loss they suffered from drone strikes, that I felt obligated to share their stories and ignite discussion […]

Irish Rep. Clare Daly Courageously Stands Up for Syria in Irish Parliament

Eretz Zen Published on Jun 21, 2013 Irish politician and elected member of the lower house of the Irish parliament, TD Clare Daly accuses the parliament, and particularly TD Enda Kenny leader of the Fine Gael party, of pimping out her nation like prostitutes for Obama. She accuses the American president of being a war criminal […]

[Video] Misty Rowan> Land the Drones

Brad Sigal Published on Dec 8, 2012 Misty Rowan performs On Military Drones (and tearing them to pieces) – Dec. 8, 2012 at the Anti-War Committee’s Human Rights Day march and rally. At the Nicollet, Minneapolis. Land the Drones It’s the arms race of the future, really, except this time Sputnik’s ganna be an unmanned plane. […]

Ann Wright> Anti-Drone Activists Stopped at U.S. Canadian Border due to “Orders of Protection” given to Commander of Drone Base

By Ann Wright (about the author)  6/22/2013  opednews.com *By Charley Bowman In mid-June, 2013, Western New York Peace Center board member Valerie Niederhoffer was stopped and interrogated for several hours at the U.S.-Canadian border when returning to the US from an afternoon doing Tai Chi in Canada with friends. The U.S. immigration and customs officer entered Val’s name into […]

Obama speech suggests possible expansion of drone killings | McClatchy

Nearly 4,000 people are estimated to have died in U.S. drone strikes since 2004, the vast majority if them conducted by the CIA in Pakistan’s tribal area bordering Afghanistan. A mechanic works on one of the Marine Corps’ two K-MAX unmanned helicopter sat Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. The two drones are used for supply missions […]

DRONE WARS: How White Privilege Obscures Real Dialogue

“We are not here to proffer an analysis. We aren’t academics. We are here as a Pakistani and a Yemeni, as activists, as citizens of this country and as citizens of our homelands. We are dismayed. We are confused. But we are not hopeless.” By Noor Mir and Rooj Alwazir  Posted by Alli – Wed, Apr 24, 2013 […]

Drone Wars: Tactics in Search of a Strategy

Drone Wars: Tactics in Search of a Strategy The confirmation hearings of John Brennan for director of the Central Intelligence Agency serve as the latest searing reminder of the intellectual rigamortis gripping the national security establishment and how brain dead we have become as a country in addressing strategy and strategic issues. by James A. […]

Deepak Triipathi> Drone Wars from Britain

Drone Wars from Britain by DEEPAK TRIPATHI  October 29, 2012  BeforeItsNews.com Now we know that not only did the United Kingdom already have drones, but more are coming to join the Royal Air Force for surveillance and combat operations in foreign lands. And, for the first time, they will be controlled from Britain. According to […]

Drones UK> Mapping Drone Proliferation: UAVs in 76 Countries

Mapping Drone Proliferation: UAVs in 76 Countries By Drone Wars UK via Global Research, September 18, 2012 Currently, there are over 50 countries developing more than 900 different UAV systems.  A new US Congress report on the proliferation of drones has confirmed a huge rise in the number of countries that now have military unmanned aerial systems. The […]

“We’re on a Destabilizing Planet”: Interview with Tom Engelhardt | History News Network

“We’re on a Destabilizing Planet”: Interview with Tom Engelhardt By David A. Walsh   1-16-12   History News Network David A. Walsh is an editor for the History News Network. Tom Engelhardt is the creator and editor of The Nation Institute’s TomDispatch.com, former Senior Editor at Pantheon Books, and the author of numerous works on American […]