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US drone strike deaths: 41 terrorists and 1,147 civilians

US drones why did you kill my family

While I haven’t covered the topic of drones very much as of late, it was a core topic at Liberty Blitzkrieg several years ago. The most recent, relevant piece I published on it was during the summer of 2013 and titled: The Truth About Drones. Here’s an excerpt: A lot of …

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US drone attack kills another 14 Afghan civilians

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An Afghan lawmaker says more than a dozen civilians have been killed in a recent US drone strike, which was said to be aimed at a militant targets in the country’s eastern province of Kunar. On Friday, residents from the Chawki district of Kunar Province held a gathering to pay tribute to …

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Man on drone kill list speaks out

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Editor’s note: Malik Jalal went on BBC radio asking the government to stop targeting him with drone strikes, here is his story and one of many for innocent people living in the middle east being slaughtered by these cowardly and illegal drone strikes. I am in the strange position of knowing …

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US Drone strike in Yemen kills 12-year-old student

Yemen drone strike victim

Details on the Monday US drone strike against Yemen have begun to emerge, and one of the three “al-Qaeda militants” slain turned out to have been a 12-year-old student named Mohammed Saleh Qayed Taeiman. Taeiman’s father and older brother had been killed in US drone strikes back in 2012, and another …

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US drone strike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan

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By James Holbrooks On Thursday, the United Nations condemned the killing of at least 15 civilians by a U.S. drone strike in the Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan, and called for an independent investigation to be initiated. From a U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) press release: In the early morning of 28 September, …

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US drone whistleblowers have their bank accounts frozen

US drone whistleblowers

The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack. “My drone operators went public this week and now their credit …

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Drones to plant a billion trees per year

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A new company is hoping to reverse deforestation by using drones to plant trees. The company, BioCarbon Engineering, plans to disperse seedlings using drones, which could plant up to one billion trees per year. “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation,” says Lauren Fletcher, the …

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Australian military starts training on US Reaper drones

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Australian air force personnel have begun training on armed drones in the United States, Australian defense officials said on Monday, less than a week after Washington said it would begin exporting the controversial weapons system. The U.S. State Department last week said it would allow exports of lethal military drones …

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Aussie, aussie, aussie! Drone, drone, drone!!

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Didn’t they recently announce the war on terror is over? So why are they still going all out with drones, naked body scanners at airports, TSA all over America groping people, more wars overseas, hiring mercenaries to conduct missions in foreign nations, funding proxy terror groups, draconian laws, internet control, …

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Trump admin drone bombs Yemen, innocent civilians killed

Yemen drone bomb why did you kill my family

Undeterred by the disastrous commando raid on Yemen in the first days of his Administration, where plenty of civilians were killed but the target got away, President Donald Trump has escalated US military involvement in the tragic Yemen conflict to an unprecedented level. In fact as Foreign Policy reports, the US …

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US drone strikes declared a ‘war crime’ by judge

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Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano has blasted President Obama over the revelations that a drone strike he sanctioned killed hostages being held prisoner by al Qaeda in Pakistan. The Libertarian pundit did not mince words, calling Obama’s actions “a war crime.” “I condemn, in words as strong …

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Boeing patents drones that could fly indefinitely

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As drone technology continues to advance, Boeing has raised the bar even higher. The aerospace giant has received a patent for a UAV that could fly forever – recharging in mid-air via a tether attached to the ground. The patent – filed in March 2013 and approved by the US …

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US drones killed 2,800 civilians in Pakistan in 7 years

A Pakistani human rights lawyer says over 2,800 of the 3,000 people killed over the past seven years in non-UN-sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Pakistan were civilians, Press TV reports. Shahzad Akbar, the director of the Foundation for Fundamental Rights, told Press TV on Saturday that only 170 of the people …

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Arming of domestic drones

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With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come upover privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft. Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in …

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EU planning to own and operate spy drones and an air force

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The European Union is pondering an EU Commission proposal to acquire a fleet of surveillance drones, satellites, and planes as part of an “ambitious action” to boost the European defense industry. It follows revelations of the NSA’s spying programs. The European Commission has issued a 17-page report, proposing some concrete steps …

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US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are the Scan Eagle X200 and Aero Vironment’s PUMA. They both …

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Google to Wi-Fi entire planet with 180 satellites

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The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to …

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Australia to buy US drones for domestic use

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Australia has announced it will buy unmanned surveillance drones from the US to protect its borders and commercial interests. The fleet, to be based in Adelaide, would provide the defence force “with unprecedented maritime surveillance capabilities”, PM Tony Abbott said. The drones would also be used to protect energy resources, …

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German Pirate Party flies drone during Merkel speech

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd,L) and Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere (2nd,R) watch a quadcopter (drone) crashing onto the stage during an election campaign event of her German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Dresden, eastern Germany on September 15, 2013 A petite drone that crash-landed right in front of …

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