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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘war on terror’

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

    The Woes of an American Drone Operator   By Nicola Abé For more than five years, Brandon Bryant worked in an oblong, windowless container about the size of a trailer, where the air-conditioning was kept at 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit) and, for security reasons, the door couldn't be opened. Bryant and his coworkers sat in front of 14 computer monitors and four keyboards. When Bryant pressed a button in New Mexico, someone died on the other ... Full Story

The shame of Guantanamo

The shame of Guantanamo

It has been 42 years since I was at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Strange how no one adds the “Cuba” any more. It was a small U.S. enclave at the edge of a hostile foreign country, a country that did not want us there. Not much has changed in that arena for the last four decades. The major problem for my aircrew was the short distance between the end of the runway and the fence demarking the “border” between the U.S. Navy and Cuba. It made for a difficult approach at night at an unfamiliar ... Full Story

OpEd News: December 16, 2011

OpEd News: December 16, 2011

OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be   Daily Headlines   By David Everitt-Carlson Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: The Nomadic Life of an #OWS Occupier Sans Occupation Occupiers without a place to occupy. What do they do? Where do they go?   By Bob Burnett 2011: The Year Corporations Attacked Democracy For eighty years, Americans have feared robots, worrying they might one day rule the world. In 2011 we realized our real enemies ... Full Story

America the Battlefield

America the Battlefield

  America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law December 5, 2011
 By John W. Whitehead  “All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined… could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and ... Full Story

Obama’s Disgrace

Obama’s Disgrace

  by Sheldon Richman   The words could have been spoken by a government official in Orwell’s 1984: “Today, I am announcing several steps that broaden our ability to bring terrorists to justice, provide oversight for our actions, and ensure the humane treatment of detainees,” President Barack Obama said. What Obama actually did, the Washington Post reported, was to sign “an executive order ... that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those ... Full Story

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