Tag Archives: civilian deaths

U.S. Bombs destroy civilian lives

US Bombs In Yemen Are Costing An Entire Generation Their Future Popular Resistance  October 7, 2019 By Ahmed Abdulkareem, Mintpress News. Sadaa, Northern Yemen – Third-grader Farah Abbas al-Halimi didn’t get the UNICEF backpack or textbook she was hoping for this year. Instead, she was given an advanced U.S bomb delivered on an F-16 courtesy of […]

Gosztola | Interview: MintPress News’ Mnar Muhawesh on Paris Attacks and Response of Western Countries

Muhawesh: Those [attacks] that took place in Beirut, Baghdad, Turkey, and, of course, against the Russian airliner. They made the news barely and, if they did, for example, when ISIS attacked southern Beirut, the media dehumanized the entire population by calling it a Hezbollah stronghold.

Robert Dreyfus and Nick Turse: America’s Afghan Victims

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians. BY ROBERT DREYFUSS AND NICK TURSE  SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 THE NATION See this story at its source » Afghans in Narang district mourn the death of civilians killed in Eastern Kunar, December 27, 2009.  RAWA/WIMIMEDIA COMMONS When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, […]

Bruce Gagnon: SPEAK OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN

Many innocent people, likely many hundreds, will be killed in Syria as Obama “punishes” the already suffering Syrian people even more.  Posted by Bruce K. Gagnon | Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:31 AM  Organizing Notes This is what an US attack on Syria will look like.  Tomahawk cruise missiles will be fired from Navy destroyers just […]

Cora Currier> Child’s Death in Drone Strike Tests Obama’s Transparency Pledge

On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants, according to media reports. By Cora Currier   Posted on Jul 1, 2013  This article first appeared on ProPublica. truthdig.com It soon emerged that among those who died was a boy – 10-year-old Abdulaziz, whose elder brother, Saleh Hassan Huraydan, was believed […]

Video> Why We Fight> War and Lies

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Glenn Greenwald> US detention of Imran Khan part of trend to harass anti-drone advocates

US detention of Imran Khan part of trend to harass anti-drone advocates The vindictive humiliation of Pakistan’s most popular politician shows the US government’s intolerance for dissent Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk  Sunday 28 October 2012 10.06 EDT Imran Khan, centre, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, with party’s supporters. He has led a high-profile campaign against US drone strikes. Photograph: […]

Glenn Greenwald> U.S. again bombs mourners

U.S. again bombs mourners The Obama policy of attacking rescuers and grieving rituals continues this weekend in Pakistan BY GLENN GREENWALD    MONDAY, JUN 4, 2012    Salon.com (updated below) In February, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism documented that after the U.S. kills people with drones in Pakistan, it then targets for death those who show up at the […]

Glenn Greenwald> Deliberate media propaganda

Deliberate media propaganda The media now knows that “militant” is a term of official propaganda, yet still use it for America’s drone victims BY GLENN GREENWALD    SATURDAY, JUN 2, 2012   Salon.com (updated below) Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration, in order to conceal civilian deaths caused by their drone attacks, “counts all […]

Jess Sundin> NATO, the U.S. and Afghanistan

NATO, the U.S. and Afghanistan by Jess Sundin     This article is the third of a series on NATO by WAMM and Antiwar Committee members, first presented at a forum on NATO on April 7, 2012. The day after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 (known as Operation Enduring Freedom), the Secretary […]

Afghan War outsourced – US lost more civilians than servicemen in 2011 — RT

Afghan War outsourced – US lost more civilians than servicemen in 2011 Published: 14 February, 2012, 02:15    RT (AFP Photo / Behrouz Mehri) As the US readies to walk away from Afghanistan after a decade of destruction, a drawdown of troops is already causing a drop in military deaths. As those numbers drop, however, […]

Tom Engelhardt> Tomgram: Chase Madar, Accusing WikiLeaks of Murder

Tomgram:  Chase Madar, Accusing WikiLeaks of Murder Tom Engelhardt   January 19, 2012    TomDispatch Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta called it “utterly deplorable.”  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed “total dismay.”  General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, was “deeply disturbed” that the actions in question would “erode the reputation of our joint force.”  […]

Chase Madar> Blood on Whose Hands? Bradley Manning, Washington, and the Blood of Civilians

Blood on Whose Hands? Bradley Manning, Washington, and the Blood of Civilians  By Chase Madar   January 19, 2012    TomDispatch Who in their right mind wants to talk about, think about, or read a short essay about… civilian war casualties?  What a bummer, this topic, especially since our Afghan, Iraq, and other ongoing wars were advertised as […]

Tomgram> Nick Turse, Drone Disasters> The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare What 70 Downed Drones Tell Us About the New American Way of Wa

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Drone Disasters Posted by Nick Turse at 9:00pm, January 15, 2012.   Tom Dispatch After almost two months in abeyance and the (possibly temporary) loss of Shamsi Air Base for its air war, the CIA is again cranking up its drone operations in the Pakistani tribal borderlands.  The first two attacks of 2012 were launched within 48 hours […]

Drones on Trial: 38 Protesters Face Charges for Disrupting Syracuse Base Used in Overseas Attacks> Democracy Now

Drones on Trial: 38 Protesters Face Charges for Disrupting Syracuse Base Used in Overseas Attacks Democracy Now   November 4, 2011  Includes video. The Wall Street Journal is reporting the CIA has made a series of secret concessions in its drone campaign after military and diplomatic officials complained large strikes were damaging the fragile U.S. relationship […]

Video, Song, Drone Pilot: A Response to Predator Drones and the International Mafia

A Response to Predator Drones and the International Mafia Editor’s Note:  Below is a post from Garth O’Donnell who is responding to the WAMMToday post “Predator Drones and the International Mafia” with a video of  protest song about drones. garth o’donnell July 30, 2011 at 8:46 am Please find below, a link to a Protest Song that […]