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Drones killing innocent Pakistanis, U.N. official says – CNN.com

Farmers are on their way to tend their crops when a missile slams into their midst, thrusting shrapnel in all directions.

A CIA drone, flying so high that the farmers can’t see it, has killed most of them. None of them were militants.

It’s a common scenario, a United Nations human rights researcher said Friday in a statement on drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan.

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Leaked Manning Statement | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

Leaked Manning Statement | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters.

 

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Drones: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Always Afraid to Ask | Mother Jones

Drones: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Always Afraid to Ask | Mother Jones.

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Top Drone Pilots Battle At Elite Training School | The Duffel Blog

Satire alert! Do not take this article literally as some in Congress have been recorded doing recently.  This article is from the Duffel Blog, a military site that is giving the Onion a run for their money!

Top Drone Pilots Battle At Elite Training School | The Duffel Blog

Top Drone Pilots Battle At Elite Training School | The Duffel Blog.

(Top Drone pilot) Ghostbuster’s command eventually recognized his talent and sent him to Top Ground Command and Control Station School (GCCSS) in Coronado—the so-called “Top Drone” program that produces the military’s elite drone pilots.

“I knew right away that I was facing some stiff competition,” Ghostbuster said. “As soon as I walked in the building, there were all these pilots who were overweight and soft and pale, and their faces were covered in acne. You don’t get that kind of body without hours and hours in the cockpit [sic], away from the light of the day. These guys were the real deal

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Obama officials refuse to say if assassination power extends to US soil | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Obama officials refuse to say if assassination power extends to US soil | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

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Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes – ProPublica

Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes – ProPublica.

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Airborne drones, mimicking gulls, alter wing shape for agility | University of Florida News

Airborne drones, mimicking gulls, alter wing shape for agility

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The military’s next generation of airborne drones won’t be just small and silent – they’ll also dive between buildings, zoom under overpasses and land on apartment balconies.

At least, that’s what University of Florida engineers are working toward.

Funded by the U.S. Air Force and NASA, UF aerospace engineers have built prototypes of 6-inch- to 2-foot- drones capable of squeezing in and out of tight spots in cities — like tiny urban stunt planes. Their secret: seagull-inspired wings that “morph,” or change shape, dramatically during flight, transforming the planes’ stability and agility at the touch of a button on the operator’s remote control.

“If you fly in the urban canyon, through alleys, around parking garages and between buildings, you need to do sharp turns, spins and dives,” said Rick Lind, a UF assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering who heads the project. “That means you need to change the shape of the aircraft during flight.”

via Airborne drones, mimicking gulls, alter wing shape for agility | University of Florida News.

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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 (16)
Mohammad Yunus (16)
Fazal Hakim (19)
Ilyas (13)
Sohail (07)
Asadullah (09)
Yahya Khan (16)
Rahatullah, (17)
Khan (21)
Mohammad Salim (11)
Shahjehan (15)
Gul Sher Khan (15)
Bakht Muneer (14)
Numair (14)
Mashooq Khan (16)
Ihsanullah (16)
Luqman (12)
Jannatullah (13)
Ismail (12)
Taseel Khan (18)
Zaheeruddin (16)
Adnan (16)
Najibullah (13)
Naeemullah (17)
Hizbullah (10)
Kitab Gul (12)
Wilayat Khan (11)
Zabihullah (16)
Shehzad Gul (11)
Shabir (15)
Qari Sharifullah (17)
Shafiullah (16)
Nimatullah (14)
Shakirullah (16)
Talha (08)
Jamroz Khan
Shoaib (08)
Khalilullah (09)
Noor Mohammad (08)
Khalid (12)
Saifullah (09)
Razi Mohammad (16)
Mashooq Jan (15)
Nawab (17)
Sultanat Khan (16)
Ziaur Rahman (13)
Noor Mohammad (15)
Mohammad Yaas Khan (16)
Qari Alamzeb (14)
Ghulam Nabi (21)
Ziaur Rahman (17)
Abdullah (18)
Ikramullah (17)
Inayatur Rahman (16) and Shahbuddin (15)
brothers
Qari Ishaq (19)
Jamshed Khan (14)
Alam Nabi (11), brothers
Qari Abdul Karim (19)
Rahmatullah (14),
Abdus Samad (17)
Siraj (16)
Saeedullah (17)
Abdul Waris (16)
Darvesh (13)
Ameer Said (15)
Shaukat (14)
Inayatur Rahman (17)
Salman (16)
Fazal Wahab (18)
Rahman (13)
Wali-ur-Rahman (17)
Iftikhar (17)
Inayatullah (15)
Nephew
& son of Awaz Khan
Zahidullah
Abdul Ghafoor
Jan Mohammad Mehsud
Dilawar
Bakhan
Noorullah Jan
Ilyas
Jamil
Farman
Imran
Latif
Wife & son of Badr Mansoor
Baseer
Naila (10)
Gulzar
Shamim
Majan
Sarwar
Zamir Gul’s 3 sons & 2 daughters-in-law.
Fatima (child)
Nisar (child)
Naeem Khan (child)
Two wives of Shams Ullah
Saed Kamal,
Amanullah
Sahib Rehman
Sakhi Rehman
Sohrab Khan
2 sons,brother & 3 nephews (one 10) of
Shera Deen
Haris
Taj
Sanaullah Jan (17)
Raza Khan
Jamil
Mustafaa
Noor Gul
Jaffar
Faraz
Musa
Kamal *
Malik Daud Khan
Ismail Khan
Hajji Babat
Khnay Khan
Gul Mohammed and his son
Ismael.
Gul Akbar
Sadar
Bakhtar
Atif (12)
Samad
Jamshed
Daraz
Iqbal
Noor Nawaz
Yousaf
Shahzada
Akram Shah,
Atiq ur Rehman
Irshad Khan
Amar Khan
Shabbir
Kalam
Waqas
Bashir
Bismullah, wife & 2 children
Din Mohammad’s son,nephew & 2
daughters
Yahya
Samin
Niamatullah
Shahzad
Ilyas
Bashir
Wajid
Laiq
Naeem Ullah (10)
Sabir
Riaz
Shaukatullah
Mohammad Sheen
Lewanai
Mir Zaman
Din Mohammad
Malik Tareen
Noor Ali
Zare Jan
Sadiq
Mustaqeem
Khangai
Gulnaware
Faenda Khan
Dindar Khan
Umark Khan
Sadar
Bakhtar
Atif (12)
Samad
Jamshed
Daraz
Iqbal
Noor Nawaz
Yousaf
Shahzada
Akram Shah,
Atiq ur Rehman
Irshad Khan
Amar Khan
Shabbir
Kalam
Waqas
Wali Khan
Abdul Jalil
Maulana Iftiqar
Saeedur Rahman
Khastar Gul
Mamrud Khan
Noorzal Khan
Tariq Aziz
Waheed Khan

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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 Somalia.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Established in April 2010, the Bureau is the first of its kind in the UK, where philanthropically funded journalism is rare.

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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 Isikoff notes that Brennan, who was the first official to publicly discuss drone strikes, has said they’re “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense” and Attorney General Eric Holder claimed the attacks are justified if the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.”

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

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