Tag: drones
How Politics Empowers Remorseless Killers
According to a recent interview with White House advisor Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obama “has not had a second thought about drones.” Yet the president’s drone strikes have more often killed civilians than intended targets.  Drones have struck weddings, funerals, and rescuers. One drone strike even killed a 16-year old American citizen, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. How can…
Perché “Loro” Ci Odiano: il Finto Mistero
Cos’hanno in comune Barack Obama e Donald Trump? Fra l’altro, il fatto che non sanno, o fingono di sapere, perché i musulmani ci odiano. Trump dice (stavo per scrivere “crede”, ma non so se esiste qualcuno, compreso Trump, che sappia in cosa crede) che i musulmani dovrebbero essere tenuti alla larga dagli Stati Uniti finché…
The Phony Mystery of Why “They” Hate Us
What do Barack Obama and Donald Trump have in common? Among other things, they have — or pretend to have — no clue why some Muslims hate us. Trump says (I almost typed believes, but I’m not sure anyone, including Trump, knows what he believes) Muslims should be barred from the United States until “until…
Obama’s Legacy Will Not Be One of Peace on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Chad Nelson‘s “Obama’s Legacy Will Not Be One of Peace” read by Mike Godzina and edited by Tony Dreher. It’s important to Obama that the extent of his drone wars remain secret. His peaceful veneer would quickly disintegrate if we had an accurate Obama-death-toll. Drone wars have been kept so secret,…
Obama’s Legacy Will Not Be One of Peace
The Financial Times recently reported that Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama has conducted ten times more drone strikes than his predecessor George W. Bush. As far as we can tell, that number is somewhere in the ballpark of 500 strikes and spans a wide array of countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist and Chess Review 64
Ron Jacobs discusses free speech in Manhattan. Dave Lindorff discusses the Philly cop chief and a newspaper. Carl Finamore discusses making black lives matter in 2015. Dr. Binoy Kampmark discusses China in the Balkans. Bruce Fein discusses abolishing the CIA. FEE features selections from Max Weber discussing the inherently violent character of the state. Jeffrey…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 63
Helen Dale discusses stories vs numbers. Bruce Fein discusses the AWOL status of Congress on drones. Kathy Deacon discusses a book on the revolutionary war. Patrick Cockburn discusses the reason for torture. Joseph Stromberg discusses command posts and the state. Patrick Cockburn discusses ISIS. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the CIA. Leonard C. Goodman discusses blowback….
“Civilized” War is Permanent War on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Christiaan Elderhorst‘s ““Civilized” War is Permanent War” read by James Tuttle and edited by Nick Ford. A number of ideas have been put forward to mediate the amount of innocent victims. Technology philosopher Christine Boshuijzen cites technologically impaired military officials as a reason for civilian deaths. Doctoral student Dieuwertje Kuijpers calls for more democratic…
Guerra “Civilizzata” Significa Guerra Permanente
È capitato ultimamente che persone all’interno delle forze armate hanno parlato di una carenza di droni che avrebbe rallentato la guerra contro Isis. Questo dopo che il presidente Obama aveva detto che le restrizioni imposte alla guerra condotta con i droni per minimizzare le vittime civili non sarebbero state applicate in Siria e Iraq. Secondo…
Guerras “civilizadas” são guerras perpétuas
Fontes internas do exército americano recentemente relataram que uma escassez de drones (veículos aéreos não-tripulados) desacelerou a guerra contra o Estado Islâmico (ISIS). Isso ocorreu depois que o presidente Obama afirmou que as restrições impostas às ações militares de drones para minimizar as vítimas civis não serão aplicadas à Síria e ao Iraque. Os analistas…
“Civilized” War is Permanent War
US military insiders recently reported a shortage in drones has slowed the war against ISIS. This after President Obama stated that restrictions imposed on drone warfare to minimize civilian casualties will not be applied to the situation in Syria and Iraq. Analysts conclude that if the drone shortage forces the US to send troops to Syria and Iraq we can expect…
Barack Obama Terrorista
National Public Radio (Npr) ha condotto il suo programma “La Settimana Politica” del dodici settembre con un’analisi del messaggio alla nazione in cui Obama ha parlato dello Stato Islamico. Giornalisti e mezzibusti hanno discusso i fondamenti del messaggio: È stato abbastanza duro? Riuscirà nel suo compito? Chi c’è dietro Isis? Ripensandoci, mi sono accorto che…
Barack Obama: Terrorist
National Public Radio (NPR) led its “Week in Politics” program of September 12 off with analysis of US president Barack Obama’s address to the nation on the Islamic State. Various journalists and talking heads discussed the fundamentals of Obama’s speech — was it strong enough, will it get the job done, just who is ISIS anyway? Afterward, I realized the United…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 31
Patrick Cockburn discusses the bloody history of Baghdad. Kent Paterson discusses the challenging of a militarized police state. Medea Benjamin discusses the broken promises of Obama. Martha Rosenberg interviews Michael Arria. Jeffrey St. Clair discusses the recently passed away, Gabriel Kolko. Justin Raimondo discusses how a CIA backed general recently launched a coup in Libya….
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 30
David Stockman discusses how the Vietnam War led to the war in Afghanistan and other wars today. Justin Raimondo discusses the troubling return of nationalism. Jayel Aheram discusses how Malala Yousafzai is being used as a puppet for imperialism. Philip Giraldi discusses torture, the Senate, and the CIA. Conor Friedersdorf discusses how No Place to…
The Faux Withdrawal and Other Thoughts on Militarism
What do you call a “withdrawal” that doesn’t end drone strikes? A faux one. The term withdrawal implies an exit from the area. If U.S. drones will continue to kill people in Afghanistan, the military presence is not truly over. We should be worried about the continued and apparently indefinite use of imperial violence by…
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Sheldon Richman discusses how Americans can help Ukrainians. David Gordon discusses Gary Chartier’s new book on John Rawls. Norman Solomon discusses the hypocrisy of senator Feinstein. Christopher Brauchl discusses the hypocrisy of senator Feinstein. Patrick Cockburn discusses the conflict between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Cesar Chelala discusses the Syrian civil war’s impact on children. Jacob…
OU S4SS Protests CIA Director John Brennan
CIA Director John Brennan paid a visit to the University of Oklahoma Wednesday night, and a contingent of Students for a Stateless Society, Young Americans for Liberty and local Young Socialists met him on their home turf. Protesters chanted, “No more drone war,” handed out fliers describing their opposition to the appearance of the so-called…
Obama Prova Ser Realmente Eficaz em Matar Pessoas
Novo livro (Escalada: Mudança de Jogo em 2012, por Mark Halperin e John Heilemann) afirma que o presidente dos Estados Unidos Barack Obama afirmou a seus assessores, durante sua última eleição, ser “realmente eficaz em matar pessoas.” Ele está certo. Por exemplo, na última sexta-feira um ataque de drone [avião não tripulado] visando Hakimullah Mehsud, do…
Love Me, I’m A Liberal
Nothing like starting out your day with a laugh — and today I have Matthew Lynch (“12 Reasons Why Obama is One of the Greatest Presidents Ever,” Huffington Post, November 15) to thank for it. About half of Lynch’s points boil down to, “Obama is for x, because he makes speeches talking about x all…
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