Sunday, July 12, 2009

Updated July 21st: DRONES, NATO and Other "Methods" in "War on Terror" Questioned

ADDED items:
No Let-Up in US Drone War in Pakistan
here

UN Reports Record Humanitarian Aid Shortfall here

Pakistan has been critical of US use of drones

In this post: QUESTIONING US METHODS in the "War on Terror":

***Op-Ed by Jeremy Scahill on Drones in Pakistan with related news articles
***Discussion of CIA's Hidden Agendas in Time magazine
***Analysis: "More Friends - More War" - a Cato submission on more plans for NATO.
***Bill of Rights Defense Committee's latest gathering of related items

'Unmanned Bombs Away' by Jeremy Scahill (has written extensively on Black Water and for The Nation Magazine)

Wall Street Journal Loves Obama's Drone War Vs. Pakistan:
The Wall Street Journal's editors attack unembedded journalists who report the Pakistani deaths. Instead, they say, we should all just shut up and listen to U.S. intelligence agencies.

"Excerpt": The Wall Street Journal is officially in love with President Obama's undeclared air war inside of Pakistan's borders. In an unsigned editorial, the paper enthusiastically endorses Obama's use of predator drones to bomb areas throughout Pakistan. The WSJ editors praise the administration, saying "to its credit, [the White House] has stepped up the use of Predators." The editors declare: "When Pakistan's government can exercise sovereignty over all its territory, there will be no need for Predator strikes. In the meantime, unmanned bombs away."

Read the rest of the article - go to Common Dreams dot Org

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Alleged Facts from Pakistan/US - Reuters on Drone activity in Pakistan here

Latest US Drone Strike in South Waziristan Brings Weeklong Toll Over 100
here

A US drone fired two missiles at a suspected militant compound in South Waziristan today, killing at least eight and wounding an unknown number of others. The attack was the latest in a string of US strikes on the restive Pakistani agency which have killed over 100 in the past seven days.

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These articles above and the ones below (WITH COMMENTS)are not unrelated. There is ongoing outrage over the use of drones - and for Time.com - which often leans center - to put the following discussion out is a bit unusual (is it not)?

The CIA: What Was It Up To? - Swampland - TIME.com
here

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Another "center-leaning" analyst and source - "More Friends - More War" (Discussion of NATO as folly by US expert of Foreign Affairs) here

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Bill of Rights/Constitution and the "War on Terror" SEE Latest News - find the items below at bordc dot org here

Jul 13, 2009, Scott Shane, New York Times, Obama Faces a New Look to Push Back

Jul 13, 2009, Julian E. Barnes, Los Angeles Times, Clamor Grows Over CIA Secrets

Jul 13, 2009, Andy Worthington, Antiwar.com, Former Insider Shatters Credibility of Military Commissions

Jul 13, 2009, Daphne Eviatar, Washington Independent, One Need Look No Further Than John Yoo for Evidence of Executive Lawbreaking

Jul 13, 2009, Jake Tapper, ABC News, President Obama Orders National Security Team to Review 2001 Afghanistan Massacre

Jul 12, 2009, Scott Shane, New York Times, Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of CIA Project

Jul 12, 2009, Glenn Greenwald, Salon, The Holder Trial Balloon: Abu Ghraib Redux

2 comments:

Connie L. Nash said...

Would readers please suggest international actions, letters, petitions toward the ending of the use of drones?

Connie L. Nash said...

May I suggest that all over the world we should be watching "Chem Trails" - recording data, times, unusual clouds and collecting water, sediment and testing for Barium. There have been all too many such concerns and likely false reassurances by the military. Look at Brasscheck TV videos and others as well as reports.