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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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Tehran claims capture of US spy drone over Iranian airspace

Tehran has claimed it captured an American spy drone after the aircraft entered its airspace, Iran’s Press TV reports. The US Navy and the White House denied the claim, saying that none of Washington’s drones in the Gulf region were lost. When answering a journalist’s question about the drone, White …

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Russia accuses west of arming Mali “Al-Qaeda” rebels

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Define irony? Here is one, or rather two, tries. Back in the 1970s, it was none other than the US that armed the Taliban “freedom fighters” fighting against the USSR in the Soviet-Afghanistan war, only to see these same freedom fighters eventually and furiously turn against the same US that …

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How to rid the world of land mines

[vimeo height=”400″ width=”550″]http://vimeo.com/51887079[/vimeo]   Massoud Hassani (1983) “I grew up in Qasaba, Kabul. My family moved there when I was 5, and at the time there were several wars going on. My brother Mahmud and I we played every day on the fields surrounded with the highest mountains in our …

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Bin Laden died of natural causes: former CIA agent

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A former agent of the CIA has revealed that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has died of natural causes five years before the US announced his death. In an interview with Russia’s Channel One, Berkan Yashar, who is also a Turkish politician, said the US has not killed the al-Qaeda …

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The Bin Laden hoax

With today being the one year anniversary of the 9th time they ‘killed’ Osama Bin Laden let’s look at the facts and also how the whole war on terror fraud is now being exposed for what it really is, a war on humanity. Obama/Bin Laden 2012: Re-Elect the Stoic, Heroic …

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Secret US military bases in Australia are putting the country at risk

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The United States is strengthening a network of secretive military bases across Australia that could be used for waging wars against our interests, it was claimed at a weekend summit. Instead of fostering crucial relationships, we are allowing the US to create enemies for us with its growing strategic presence …

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Refugee crisis: Made in America

Syrian refugee child

On April 29th, 2008 I had a Saul on the Road to Damascus moment. I had flipped open the Washington Post and there, on the front page, was a color photo of a two year old Iraqi boy named Ali Hussein being pulled from the rubble of a house that had been …

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Putin declares NATO a threat to Russia

Putin declares NATO a threat to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the aggressive expansion of NATO as a direct threat to the national security of Russia. In response to the threat, Putin signed an official document updating Russia’s national security posture on Thursday. “The buildup of the military potential of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and …

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Australia moves to buy $3b spy drone fleet

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The Defence Force is quietly resurrecting plans to buy seven huge maritime surveillance spy drones at a cost of up to $3 billion. The unmanned aerial vehicles will be used for maritime surveillance and intercepting asylum seeker boats. The decision comes despite claims that the Royal Australian Air Force’s top …

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Cold War 2.0 heating up

An emerging foreign policy trend is Cold War II.  The US military/security complex, with help from Obama and Hillary Clinton, is working overtime to revive the profitable long-term stalemate of the Cold War that lasted four decades from the Berlin airlift to the Reagan-Gorbachev accord. During this long period Congress …

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US drone strike kills 8 in Pakistani school, 5 children dead

The US breaks its promises so quick with Pakistan it’s scarcely worth mentioning them in the first place.  Just hours after a promise not to launch any more drone strikes against Pakistan for the duration of their peace talks with the Taliban, a US drone pounded a religious school in Hangu. The attack …

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Obama: ‘I’m really good at killing people’

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President Obama’s use of drone warfare has received harsh criticism from both the right and the left. But according to a new book, the president is proud of his drone strikes. Double Down: Game Change 2012 , a book about the 2012 presidential campaign, claims that Obama told his aides he is …

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9 Generals fired, 2 military leaders suspended in America

David H. Huntoon

Nine commanding Generals have been fired, and two other leaders are on suspension, in a historic military shake up. In our story from last week, we covered the historic occurrence of two top-ranking nuclear chief’s fired. Today The Blaze is reporting from their sources for the reasons why the changes are …

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US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment’s PUMA. They both …

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Cheney admits that he lied about 9/11

Dick Cheney liar

The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd writes today: In a documentary soon to appear on Showtime, “The World According to Dick Cheney,” [Cheney said] “I got on the telephone with the president, who was in Florida, and told him not to be at one location where we could both be taken out.” …

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Iraq war cost US more than $2 trillion

US Army Soldiers scan the landing zone for possible hostile forces.

The US war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with $490 billion more owed in benefits to combat veterans, a recent study revealed. The report found that total expenses in the unavailing conflict could balloon to $6 trillion over the next 40 years. The study, conducted by the Costs of …

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Judge orders release of US Marine detained for Facebook posts

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On the basis that there was zero reason to detain a retired Marine and commit him to a medical facility for psychiatric evaluation, a Virginia judge has demanded that Brandon Raub be released from custody immediately. Raub, 26, had his home visited one week earlier by FBI, Secret Service and local law …

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Relatives of US citizens killed by drones in Yemen sue Pentagon and CIA

Drone Hellfire Missile

Relatives of three US citizens killed in non-UN sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Yemen have sued senior officials at the US Defense Department and the CIA. According to the lawsuit filed on Wednesday, the killings of US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and naturalized US …

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