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NamingThePakistaniDead.pdf (application/pdf Object)

NamingThePakistaniDead.pdf (application/pdf Object). Sons of Sher Zaman Ashrafkhel (10, 16) Wife, daughter and two female child relatives of Abu Hamza Rabia Noor Aziz (8) Abdul Wasit (17) Hayatullah KhaMohammad Tahir (16) Maulvi Khaleefa Azizul Wahab (15) Fazal Wahab (16) Ziauddin … Continue reading

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Covert War on Terror – the Data: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Covert War on Terror – the Data: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Here is a data source for deaths from Drone strikes including total killed, civilians killed and children killed plus total reported injured. COuntries reported include Pakistan, Yemen and … Continue reading

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Rule for Drone Strikes on U.S. Citizens Is Vague — Daily Intelligencer

The sixteen-page Justice Department “white paper” was provided to members of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees in June on the condition that it be kept confidential, but someone provided a copy to NBC News .pdf available here. Reporter Michael … Continue reading

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I killed people in Afghanistan. Was I right or wrong? -A Soldiers Perspective on War

One reason we do our Vets Speak Out sessions. To educate the public and to give our volunteer army a chance to speak about thier experiences on thier own terms. When I tell people I’m a Marine, the next question … Continue reading

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How Torture Misled the US into an Illegal War: What Zero Dark Thirty Really Leaves Out

My long held view that torture under the Bush Administration was largely used to produce propaganda so they could go to war for other reasons (greed, power and personal vanity are what I see as the reasons for invading Iraq) … Continue reading

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Paying For Torture – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast

Paying For Torture – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast. We will all be paying the costs directly and indirectly for a long time but Andrew is right – our government needs to acknowledge that wrong … Continue reading

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Why are Bob Woodward’s WH sources – or Woodward himself – not on trial next to Bradley Manning? | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

The fact that Woodward’s far more sensitive leaks have never been the subject of any investigation underscores the clear and obvious point: protection of government secrets is the pretext for these prosecutions. The actual purpose is to intimidate everyone from … Continue reading

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Vasili The Russian Vice-Admiral who Saved the World

Vasili – YouTube. Wrtten and performed by John Rovics Thanks to John Fullerton for posting this eloquent musical reprise of the Cuban Missile Crisis.  I was in college in Central Florida and several of my friends were Cuban refugees. Where … Continue reading

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Want to cut the deficit? How about the giant Sacred Bull in the room?

All this clamor over raising taxes on the wealthy, and cutting spending for social security, medicare and medicaid.Yet not a word is spoken against the huge, wooley mammoth (more like a Bull here but WTF) standing in the center of … Continue reading

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Pain Continues after War for American Drone Pilot – SPIEGEL ONLINE

A soldier sets out to graduate at the top of his class. He succeeds, and he becomes a drone pilot working with a special unit of the United States Air Force in New Mexico. He kills dozens of people. But … Continue reading

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