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U.S. Hypocrisy over Pakistan spy round-up and “human shields”

Has the Favorite Whine about "How DARE another nation exercise the same sovereign rights as America?" in the so called "liberal" media. Who are these phantasmal "Liberal Media" anyway? Every press, TV, and radio syndicate in the country bows down before the Police State Warmonger-Whorelords. I guess it's people who don't snap to attention and throw out the Bellamy Salute every time their Masters bark at us. Internet Journalists who point out that Sovereignty held by only one nation, even over its fellow members of a Koalition of the Killing, is NOT nationalism but instead Empire. 24779

Six year-old on No-Fly List, 86 year-old granny tased in bed. Some “Freedom.”

Detentions without trials, evidence, warrants,... just the faceless and nameless assertion of some Torture Freak Pervert in the State Department or Homeland Security. Doesn't matter about National Sovereignty since the only National Sovereignty the Torture Freaks recognize is their own. Not the sovereignty of the American People either, just the nameless and faceless pukes who are too cowardly to put their names behind their actions in DHS and FBI and CIA and State Department and Department of "defense". 18308

2-word punchline for President Obama: Predator Drones

A protective father warns off potential First Suitors with the specter of Predator Drones. Nothing outré about gallows humor, but people might be put off when it comes from the mouth of the judge-jury-and-executioner, taking aim. Of course, what have the Jonas Brothers really to fear? --US drones strike very few of their intended targets. Collateral civilians comprise 98% of drone victims, the Pakistani people are who probably got the willies at Obama's joke. 16520

Armed UAS drones need no defending

I was curious about the etymology of the term "drone" applied to military (& DHS) Unmanned Aerial Surveillance aircraft, these days, mostly Armed. Obviously Armed UAS are not named after the stingless unproductive bees whose task it is to impregnate the queen, nor lazy idlers, nor clueless computer sales techies, nor thankless menial worker drones. Anyone who's been around Radio Controlled model planes knows drones are named for the sound they make, a steady drone as they labor across the sky. While military aerial surveillance predates the Wright Brothers, and RC model airplanes have been around for half that time, it took the advent of asymmetric warfare to open the window to military drones. Their constant buzz offering the most intractable reason. 10511

Military drones mirror public retreat

CLOSE GUANTANAMO is being interpreted literally, meaning close just the facility, but move the detainees to illegal incarceration elsewhere. Likewise, BRING THE TROOPS HOME means pacing a withdrawal with an increased deployment of military drones to keep up the killing. That's what the antiwar voice gets for pandering to the American preoccupation with only our own casualties. The latest Adbusters juxtaposes these surrogate killing machines with the western public's retreat into virtual communities. 9525

Attack Drones: Freedom is so fucked

Armchair freedom fighters like me count on there remaining some parity between the forces of oppression and man's inexorable drive to be free. Masses can repel the few, nonviolence can shame the hesitant, terrorism can haunt the genteel, IEDs can pick off the occupiers, training can dispatch the sentries, but how to overcome automatons? We've confronted impregnable drones in scifi movies, and now such drones have become reality. They're bits of nothing in the air really, but a literal boatload of firepower has got their back. 8997

What happens in Vegas, kills in Pakistan

Happening in Las Vegas this week: the Armed UAS Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Conference, May 12-13, where military brass can catch up on the latest remote killing devices proving so, so popular with Pakistanis right now. (I heard a correspondent relate that the US drone attacks in Pakistan were making the people there "very, very, very, very angry.") Wouldn't what happens in Vegas --at a conference center or a climate controlled, video-console barcalounger at a base nearby-- be akin to a terrorist training camp in the remote Hindu Kush mountains, where militants made plans to terrorize a civilian populace from afar?

State terrorist air strike Made in USA

Latest missile strikes upon Pakistani civilians have been traced to aerial drones flying under markings of the US military. It's believed the armed pilot-less aircraft are operated from remote control centers in the United States. 5820

Insurgents, prairie dogs and Laser Tag

I remember discovering the difference between target shooting and Laser Tag. At a firing range you could look calmly down your gun sight and concentrate without distraction. Same with hunting. But Laser Tag, Paintball, or the doubtlessly misnomered Airsoft, let you experience what it's like to be shot at. Who would believe aiming a gun is so different under fire? 4299

Air National Guardsmen are aiming Preditor and Reaper Drones from home

Bush has brought the Global War On Terrorism to American shores! Air National Guardsmen deployed at stateside bases are piloting and aiming the Predator and Reaper drones against peoples in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and victims yet unreported. Do you doubt they might be Filipinos, Colombians, Bolivians and South Georgians? If any of those aforementioned want to defend themselves, they could only attack those shooting at them from Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. 4147

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