Tag Archives: Anwar al-Awlaki

Glenn Greenwald | Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.

A hideous symbol of the bipartisan continuity of U.S. barbarism…

▶ A Former Drone Pilot’s Guilt Kept Him Awake at Night

“I felt like it destroyed my soul,” Bryant told Motherboard. “For the longest time.”

▶ BBC: Former Air Force Drone Operator Remembers His ‘First Hellfire Shot’

Former Air Force pilot Brandon Bryant worked in the U.S. Predator program for four and a half years. truthdig.com  January 21, 2015 BBC During that time, he was told, he aided in killing 1,626 people in Afghanistan and other countries through the use of drones. In the BBC’s video interview with Bryant below, he recalls […]

David Swanson: So That’s Why They Kept the Drone Kill Memo Secret

Now that the U.S. government has released parts of its We-Can-Kill-People-With-Drones memo, it’s hard to miss why it was kept secret until now.  By davidswanson  WarIsACrime.org  23 June 2014 Liberal professors and human rights groups and the United Nations were claiming an inability to know whether drone murders were legal or not because they hadn’t seen the […]

▶ Michael Ratner: “Off With His Head:” Court upholds Obama’s power to kill

Published on Apr 10, 2014 Michael Ratner: There have been no criminal prosecutions for illegal actions committed by the U.S. in the name of national security since 9/11.  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]

Court: Improper for Judiciary to Decide Whether Killing US Citizens with Drones Violates Due Process Rights

 Claims that their Fourth Amendment rights had been violated were alleged, however, Judge Rosemary Collyer dismissed these claims because “unmanned drones are functionally incapable of ‘seizing’ a person; they are designed to kill, not capture.” The case was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). It questioned the […]

(Video) Jeremy Scahill> The War Against Whistleblowers & Inside America’s Covert Wars

At this year’s Socialism Conference in Chicago, Jeremy Scahill spoke about the war against whistleblowers, what a country’s treatment of its own citizens says about how it will treat non-citizens and the difference between having principles and playing a partisan game. Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Nation via Common Dreams videonation  Published on Jul 11, 2013 […]

Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate

Noam Chomsky: America, Moral Degenerate Democrats and Republicans alike embrace torture and assassination policies that are an attack on 800 years of civil rights law. December 13, 2012  |    CIVIL LIBERTIES  AlterNet.org Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives / By Eric Bailey, Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky and Eric Bailey of Torture Magazine discuss America’s human rights record under President Obama, and the military […]

Glenn Greenwald> Media, drones and rank propaganda

Media, drones and rank propaganda As usual, the leading spokespeople for government policies are disguised as the nation’s Adversarial Watchdog Press BY GLENN GREENWALD     Salon.com FRIDAY, JUN 8, 2012 09:34 AM CDT  (Credit: Reuters)     (updated below – Update II) Several items today relate to the issue of gross U.S. media propaganda and Obama’s […]