Antechinus: Time to Close US Bases in Australia? — Ending Australian Support for US Mass Surveillance and US Drone Assassination

Time to Close U.S. bases in Australia? “I’ve reached the point now where I can no longer stand up and provide the verbal, conceptual justification for the facility that I was able to do in the past. We’re now linked in to this global network where intelligence and operations have become essentially fused and Pine …

Robert Steele: UNHINGED: drone assassination – American suicide

REVIEW ESSAY Unhinged: drone assassination – American suicide Intelligence and National Security, 33/1 March 2017 We kill because we can: from soldiering to assassination in the drone age, by Laurie Calhoun, London, Zed Books, 2016, 400 pp., US$15.95 (paperback), ISBN 978 178360547 7 Drones and the future of armed conflict: ethical, legal, and strategic implications, …

Chuck Spinney: Open Letter to Obama by Drone Operators Denounces Drone Assassination

Obama’s drone war a ‘recruitment tool’ for Isis, say US air force whistleblowers Four former service members – including three sensor operators – issue plea to rethink current airstrike strategy that has ‘fueled feelings of hatred’ toward US Ed Pilkington in New York and Ewen MacAskill in London Guardian, 18 November 2015 Phi Beta Iota: …

Berto Jongman: CIA’s Secret Torture Sites & the Competing CIA and DoD Drone Assassination Programs

CIA Torture REVEALED: The boom and bust of the CIA’s secret torture sites The quality of debriefers and security officers being sent to the site was degenerating, while the information coming out of it was “mediocre or, I dare say, useless”. The Assassination Complex Eight Papers on the Drone Programs of the USA Taken together, …

SchwartzReport: Drone Assassination Threat Against US Officials

It is the nature of implemented war technologies that they create arms races that always have unintended consequences. The use of drones is the latest example. It is just a matter of time until American officials start being killed by drones, probably beginning when they are out of the country. Technologies of violence feed on …

NIGHTWATCH: Pakistan – The Price of Indiscriminate Drone Assassinations — While Failing to Act Elsewhere

Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Thursday that Wali ur Rehman Mehsud was killed by a US drone attack. Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan told press, “I confirm the martyrdom of Wali ur Rehman Mehsud in a drone strike on Wednesday. We are shocked at the martyrdom of our leader but are proud of his …

Ed Jewett: #GoogleGestapo Twitter Bans Dissent — Deep State Marches On, Zionist Foreign Agent Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as Shock Troops for Digital Assassination — Drone “By Name” Assassination Next?

Social Media Censorship Reaches New Heights as Twitter Permanently Bans Dissent “… The deep state is working hand in hand with Silicon Valley social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google to control the flow of information. That includes suppressing, censoring and sometimes outright purging dissenting voices…. that one of the world’s most influential social …

Review: We Kill Because We Can – From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age

Laurie Calhoun Cultural-Ethical-Legal-Practical Indictment of US Drone Assassination Program, November 23, 2016 This is one of three books on drone assassination that I am reviewing, the other two are Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars (Terrorism and Global Justice) and Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications. I was limited …

Owl: Micro Drones for Assassination – A New Equalizer Between 1% and 99%?

The New Equalizer – A Genuine Game Changer: Kamikaze Assassination Micro Drones The revolver was the great equalizer of the 19th and 20th centuries between individuals unequal in power or size, and perhaps, in the light of John Robb’s writings, guns of various kinds have been a great equalizer between guerilla fighters and much larger …

Steven Aftergood: Congress to Public: Butt Out — We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Intelligence Oversight or Public Accountability — ESPECIALLY on Drones and Assassinations

Intelligence Oversight Steps Back from Public Accountability The move by Congress to renew the FISA Amendments Act for five more years without amendments came as a bitter disappointment to civil libertarians who believe that the Act emphasizes government surveillance authority at the expense of constitutional protections.  Amendments that were offered to provide more public information …

Mongoose: The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s Is the Story of Our Times Review of A Lie Too Big To Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, by Lisa Pease

The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s Is the Story of Our Times A Lie Too Big To Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, by Lisa Pease Edward Curtin in Unz Review The assassination of the top four leaders of the political left in the five year period – …

Review: Sudden Justice – America’s Secret Drone Wars

Chris Woods Excellent Historical Overview of the US Government’s Drone Assassination Program, November 23, 2016 This is one of three books on drone assassination that I am reviewing, the other two are Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications and We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in …

Review: Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict – Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst, Kristen Wall (eds.) Academic-Legal Perspective on the US Drone Assassination Program, November 23, 2016 This is one of three books on drone assassination that I am reviewing, the other two are Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars (Terrorism and Global Justice) and We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination …

Robert Steele: Speculative Appraisal of Threat to Barack Obama in Dallas — an Assassination Trap? UPDATE 2: Paul Ryan Declines Invite to Dallas

UPDATE 2: Joe Biden is accompanying Barack Obama, Paul Ryan has declined an invitation to be there with them. This preserves the succession in the event of a catastrophic event. UPDATE 1: Jeremy Rothe-Kuhel teases out presidential succession issues and exposure of FBI[FEMA] or Mossad domestic terror unit. Is Marcus Dwayne Robertson the good guy …