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Africom: US to build new drone bases in Africa

US drone base

The US is planning to consolidate its position in Africa with a new drone outpost in Niger, with the stated purpose of providing unarmed surveillance support to French efforts in Mali and keeping tabs on al-Qaeda elements on the continent. The robotic unmanned aircraft would likely be based in Niger, …

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US drone whistleblowers have their bank accounts frozen

US drone whistleblowers

The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack. “My drone operators went public this week and now their credit …

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Whistleblower: HSBC still laundering money for terrorists, drug cartels

HSBC drugs and terrorism financing

Big banks are apparently too big to jail, even when they bankroll terrorists and drug cartels, while regular people fill the prisons in the world’s largest drug population for mostly non-violent drug offences. As a former Anti-Money Laundering Officer at HSBC, Everett Stern was arguably never actually supposed to catch money …

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Another phony jobs report from a government that lies about everything

Unemployment

The payroll jobs report for May released today continues the fantasy. Goods producing jobs declined, with manufacturing losing another 4,000 jobs, but the New Economy produced 179,000 service jobs. Are these jobs the high-powered, high-wage “innovation jobs” that economists promised would be our reward from Globalism. I’m afraid not. According …

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80 nations condemn US bombing of hospital and related war crimes

US bombing war crimes

Saudi Arabia, the United States, and their allies have developed a nasty habit of “epidemic” proportions in various military theaters, particularly around the Middle East — bombing hospitals, healthcare facilities, and, in at least one instance, an ambulance. But despite countless pleas from humanitarian organization Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors …

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US may be guilty of war crimes over drone use – Amnesty International

Pakistan protests drones

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeRkst6LEp4[/youtube]   US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes, says a report by Amnesty International, which lists civilian casualties in the attacks in Pakistan. Human Rights Watch has issued similar report on Yemen. The Amnesty International report is based on the …

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Noam Chomsky: United States is ‘world’s leading terrorist state’

Noam Chomsky terrorism

The United States is the “world’s leading terrorist state,” based on its deadly, CIA-run operations in the likes of Nicaragua and Cuba, according to new op-ed by historian and social philosopher Noam Chomsky. In a new piece posted at Truthout.org, Chomsky pointed to the Central Intelligence Agency’s classified review of its own …

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Ron Paul to Congress: Stop worshipping Israel

  As of late Friday the ceasfire in Gaza seems to be holding, if tentatively. While we should be pleased that this round of fighting appears temporarily on hold, we must realize that without changes in U.S. foreign policy it is only a matter of time before the killing begins …

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Guantanamo detainee found dead in his cell

guantanamo

An undisclosed Guantanamo Bay prisoner died over the weekend after guards at the US detention facility found him unconscious in his cell. The prisoner died in solitary confinement, in Camp 5, that holds those who have violated prison rules. The prisoner was placed in solitary confinement after splashing a guard …

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Poll: U.S. citizens approve of drone killings

If we are to believe the Pew Research Center, more than half of the American public support targeted assassinations (including innocent women and children) with drones. “Americans are the clear outliers on this issue,” the pollster reports today. “62% approve of the drone campaign, including most Republicans (74%), independents (60%) and Democrats …

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Why Qatar is being targeted, petro-yuan dominance & the coming war on Iran

Qatar oil and gas field

Qatar hasn’t been playing ball with the US-approved, Saudi-led ‘isolate Iran’ program. Partly because Doha has made independence from Riyadh a hallmark of its foreign policy, but mostly because Qatar and Iran share the world’s largest natural gas field. US President Donald Trump’s speech to the assembled Gulf leaders in …

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What is happening to muslims will happen to the rest of us

Chris Hedges

The decision by the European Court of Human Rights last week to refuse to block the extradition of the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and four others to the United States on terrorism charges removes one of the last external checks on our emerging gulag state. Masri and the four others, …

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Saudi Arabia posts $135 billion deficit

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz

Saudi Arabia on Monday said this year’s budget deficit amounted to $135 billion (367 billion riyals) as lower oil prices cut into the government’s main source of revenue, prompting the kingdom to scale back spending for the coming year and hike up petrol prices. A royal decree announced that petrol prices …

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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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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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