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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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Man on drone kill list speaks out

Drone kill list

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 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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Boeing patents drones that could fly indefinitely

Boeing patent drone UAV

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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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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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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Australian military starts training on US Reaper drones

Reaper drones Australia

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

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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 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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Memo authorising drone attacks on US citizens released

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The memo used to justify the legal killing of American citizens on foreign soil by drone strikes has finally been released Monday by the Department of Justice after months of legal wrangling and pressure from the ACLU and New York Times. The legal request for the memo came about after …

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