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Tom Engelhardt: The Senate Drone Report of 2019 — Looking Back on Washington’s War on Terror

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The National Security State “Works,” Even If Nothing It Does Works By Tom Engelhardt  tomdispatch.com  December 18, 2014 It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and a bitterly divided Congress. That day, the 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long fought-over, much-delayed, heavily redacted report on […]

Coleen Rowley: Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

 It’s depressing otherwise to learn how many uninformed people there are that still think “bombing the village to save it” somehow can work. Such “war on terror” propaganda is actually effective on the liberal-minded who are more vulnerable to having their emotional buttons — fear, hate, greed, false pride and blind loyalty — pressed than […]

Fair: Drones and the Cult of Secrecy

Pretending a Name Is Still Secret — in the Name of the Cult of Secrecy By Jim Naureckas  November 28, 2013  Fair.org  The Pakistani political party PTI outs the CIA’s man in Pakistan. In retaliation for a US drone strike in Pakistan that allegedly targeted a religious school, killing six people, the Pakistani political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf accusedboth CIA […]

Rachel Maddow On Drone Strikes: ‘One Of The More Orwellian Things’ About 21st Century America

Published on Jan 11, 2013  ThePrincessHira Rachel Maddow looked at President Obama’s use of drones — and his nomination of John Brennan, the architect of his drone policy, to CIA director — on her Thursday show. Maddow said she was troubled by the secrecy with which the strikes were carried out, since the Obama administration’s policy […]

The Guardian> Are drones any more immoral than other weapons of war?

Are drones any more immoral than other weapons of war? The central issue comes down to how combatants are identified and what efforts are made to protect civilians By Peter Beaumont   The Observer, Saturday 18 August 2012 The Guardian A US Predator drone over Kandahar air field, southern Afghanistan. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Three years ago, I came […]

Gareth Porter> Cover-Up of Civilian Drone Deaths Revealed by New Evidence

Cover-Up of Civilian Drone Deaths Revealed by New Evidence New evidence shows the statistical tally of casualties from drone attacks  . . . has been systematically understating the deaths of large numbers of civilians by using a methodology that methodically counts them as “militants.” By Gareth Porter   Friday, 17 August 2012    Truthout | Report  An […]