Moon of Alabama February 8, 2013 The administration’s counterterrorism policies are leading to media censorship, refutation of basic rights and to more terrorism. The man responsible for these consequences [...]
Amy Goodman The Guardian January 31, 2013 As President Barack Obama prepared to be sworn in for his second term as the 44th president of the United States, two [...]
Inter Press Service | As Barack Obama renews his lease on the White House for another four years, his administration is debating how best to respond to a growing internal and public controversy over his first term’s non-battlefield counter-terrorist weapon of choice: armed drones.
Alternet | Many people around the world are disturbed by U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere. The illusion that American drones can strike without warning anywhere in the world without placing Americans in harm’s way…
Private Security Companies Using Floating Weapons Caches Near Arabian Peninsula and Horn of Africa To Bypass Laws, Port Inspections
The Guardian | Private security companies guarding ships against Somali pirates are increasingly storing their weapons on so-called “floating armouries” in international waters, to avoid arms smuggling laws when they dock in ports.
Wired | It’s barely three days into 2013, and the Obama administration’s lethal campaign of drone strikes has resumed in earnest. Missiles fired by remotely piloted planes struck targets in Pakistan and Yemen…
Russia Today | The number of American airstrikes has risen sharply in Yemen as the US helps the weak local government to fight against local militants.
YouTube | Obama administration orders drone strikes on Christmas Eve
Washington Post | …the incident offers a window into the Yemeni government’s efforts to conceal Washington’s mistakes and the unintended consequences of civilian deaths in American air assaults.