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US drones target first responders in Pakistan

US Predator drone

The US routinely engages in launching follow-up assassination drone attacks in Pakistan, aimed at targeting people who arrive at the site of an initial attack for rescue operations. According to a report published on the Guardian website, the US has routinely launched double or triple drone attacks in Pakistan, even though targeting rescuers …

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‘Did we just kill a kid?’ – drone operator

A former U.S. drone operator has opened up about the toll of killing scores of innocent people by pressing a button from a control room in New Mexico. Brandon Bryant, 27, from Missoula, Montana, spent six years in the Air Force operating Predator drones from inside a dark container. But, …

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Serbia has alleged witness to organ trafficking by Kosovo rebels

Serbia says it has obtained a statement from a former Kosovo rebel, who allegedly took part in harvesting the organs of kidnapped Serbs and selling them on the black market. “We have a witness who testified about a medical procedure, done in northern Albania, that consisted of harvesting organs from …

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Tony Blair and George Bush should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu

Tony Blair and George Bush

Anti-apartheid hero attacks former prime minister over ‘double standards on war crimes’. Tony Blair has strongly contested Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s views. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for Tony Blair and George Bush to be hauled before the international criminal court in The Hague and delivered a damning critique of the physical and moral devastation caused by …

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US sets records with number of drone strikes in Afghanistan this year

Reaper Hellfire Drone Afghanistan

The United States has carried out more drone strikes this year in Afghanistan than it has during its eight-year-long air war in Pakistan, launching 447 strikes and killing thousands while also reducing its air surveillance. At a time when the US is transitioning military power to the Afghan government and …

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UK to double number of drones in Afghanistan

UK drone Afghanistan

The UK military reportedly aims to double the size of its armed drone fleet in Afghanistan to ten by purchasing five US-made Reaper drones, which for the first time will be controlled from a UK base. The first five were controlled at US stations. The Royal Air Force (RAF) announced …

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7 British Royal Marines charged with murder in Afghanistan

Royal Marines charged with murder

In a first for the UK’s tight-knit, disciplined and fiercely proud commandos, seven Royal Marines were arrested on suspicions of murdering an unarmed insurgent after a colleague came forward and broke the Marines’ strict ‘code of silence.’ Seven Royal Marines were arrested on suspicion of murder after a colleague came …

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Israeli soldiers abuse Palestinian kids: report

Palestinian child Israeli soldiers

Israeli veterans have spoken out, describing a degrading culture of abuse and harassment of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza. A report containing 30 veterans’ testimonies details numerous cases of violence committed by Israeli soldiers. The report was released to world media on Saturday by Breaking the Silence, …

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Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq

Oil Iraq War

Plans to exploit Iraq’s oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world’s largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show. The papers, revealed here for the first time, raise new questions over Britain’s involvement in the war, which had …

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NATO strike kills 8 women and girls gathering firewood

afghanistan woman

A NATO airstrike killed eight women and girls in eastern Afghanistan, local officials reported. The alliance said the strike targeted 45 armed insurgents but admitted some civilians may have been killed. The women were gathering firewood when they were killed by the strike, spokesperson for the Laghman provincial government Sarhadi …

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War with Iran started five years ago

BUSH IRAN WAR CARTOON

Syria’s mortar attack that killed civilians inside Turkey will prove to be the final domino to fall in a coordinated effort to take down both Syria and Iran. It is part of a not-so covert war started more than five years ago following the invasion of Iraq and the occupation …

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U.S. drone strike kills another 13 civilians

Local officials in Yemen say that a United States-led drone strike over the weekend there killed 13 civilians. Members of the Yemeni government tells reporters that an unmanned aerial vehicle operated remotely by the United States military executed more than a dozen civilians, including three women, near the town of …

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We’re one crucial step closer to seeing Tony Blair at The Hague

Tony Blair leveson affair

Desmond Tutu has helped us see the true nature of what the former prime minister did to Iraq and increased pressure for a prosecution. For years it seems impregnable, then suddenly the citadel collapses. An ideology, a fact, a regime appears fixed, unshakeable, almost geological. Then an inch of mortar …

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Human Rights Watch: CIA torture cover-up in Libya revealed

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed new evidence of a US torture cover-up, showing the West snatched Gaddafi’s opponents from African and Asian countries, then tortured them at secret CIA prisons as part of post-9/11 Bush-era policies. HRW’s new 156-page report titled “Delivered into Enemy Hands: US-Led Abuse and Rendition of …

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US drone attacks leave 21 civilians dead in Pakistan in under 48 hours

Pakistan drone attack America

US assassination drone strikes have left at least 21 people dead in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region near border with Afghanistan during the past 48 hours, Press TV reports. Pakistani officials told Press TV that nine people were killed after a US drone fired four missiles at two vehicles in Mana area of …

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UK is world’s largest arms dealer, second only to USA

UK arms dealer weapons war

Britain continues to sell arms to countries that commit human rights abuses and is now ranked second in the world for weapons sales, a report shows. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) found the UK was second only to the United States in selling weapons in 2014. Britain’s biggest …

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NATO terrorists to target Syria’s civilian airports

Image: Aleppo International Airport (Wikipedia). With dozens of dedicated military airbases and airfields to choose from, NATO-backed terrorists have decided instead to target Syria’s two main civilian airports, not because of military or defensive objectives, but to terrorize Syria’s population, undermine the government politically, and paralyze civilian infrastructure. This unconscionable …

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