Category Drones

Nein, nein, and hell nein

Germany Says No to Weaponized Drones By David Swanson 15 November 2013 – War Is a Crime Germany had planned to buy a fleet of “Euro Hawk” killer drones — perhaps in an effort to bring the European Union up to speed with certain other Nobel Peace laureates. But something happened on the way to the […]

5 acts of terror by people we chose to protect us

Forget radical Islam. Our greatest threat is our own corporate/military/political complex By Paul Buchheit Enlarge           (Credit: Wikimedia)                                         This article originally appeared on Alternet. Every clear-thinking American knows that education and jobs are needed more than armed guards in poor neighborhoods. But average Americans are led to believe in a terrorist threat that may or […]

“We have met the enemy and he is us”

… Tom Engelhardt:  Today, former State Department whistleblower Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, considers how America’s distant wars have come home and how, under that pressure, this country is morphing into something unrecognizable. Worse yet, it’s quite possible that we’re […]

The New Totalitarianism

[T]he old East German Stasi, the archetypical totalitarian institution, could not begin to compete with our National Security Agency.   If the Stasi made the German Democratic Republic totalitarian, what does the NSA make the United States? Obama’s Legacy, Before Snowden and Now by ANDREW LEVINE Like Jackie Robinson, Barack Obama will be remembered for crossing […]

A cold war espionage service becomes a paramilitary organization

Revealed: CIA’s Deadly Drone War in Pakistan Began With Shady Blood-Soaked Deal from AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed by Alex Kane, AlterNet The exact specifics of how America’s global drone war began has long been shrouded in secrecy. But a New York Times article published over the weekend revealing how the Central Intelligence Agency gained Pakistan’s assent to drone strikes begins to […]