Tag Archives: military industrial complex

Blackwater guards found guilty of killing innocent civilians

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A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for 27 days before convicting Nicholas A. Slatten, of Sparta, Tennessee., ... Read More »

Northrop Grumman’s new unmarked gray helicopter drone

Northrop Grumman’s Unmarked Gray Helicopter Drone

Infowars has obtained a photograph of an unmarked gray helicopter drone manufactured by Northrop Grumman which could be used to spy on Americans domestically. The image was sent to us by someone high up within Northrop Grumman, who told us that the drone is small enough to transported on the back of a large truck or towed in a trailer ... Read More »

DARPA offering cash prize for ultimate killing machine

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For the Darpa Robotics Challenge, the agency is offering as much as $34m in awards money to contestants. The Atlas robot looks something out of the post-apocalyptic future, or maybe a Will Smith blockbuster. It’s a 330lb cyborg with eerily human-like hands and a head equipped with a laser. It lunges forward with a grim, deliberate clatter on curved slices ... Read More »

Washington: ‘war on terror’ is permanent

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Senior Obama officials tell the US Senate: the ‘war’, in limitless form, will continue for ‘at least’ another decade – or two. Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Sheehan, right, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s May 16, 2013, hearing on the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. Last October, senior Obama officials anonymously unveiled to the Washington Post their newly minted ... Read More »

The four business gangs that run the US

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If you’ve ever suspected politics is increasingly being run in the interests of big business, I have news: Jeffrey Sachs, a highly respected economist from Columbia University, agrees with you – at least in respect of the United States. In his book, The Price of Civilisation, he says the US economy is caught in a feedback loop. ”Corporate wealth translates into ... Read More »

Who’s profiting? UK spends up to ÂŁ2bn on deadly drones

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Britain has spent over ÂŁ2bn on buying and developing deadly military drones in the last five years and is said to be spending more, as the flying devices are known for killing civilians in current US-led invasions. After the UK spent ÂŁ2bn on funding the development of unmanned aircrafts in the past 5 years, it attempts to invest an extra ... Read More »

Rocket-propelled sales figures: US arms sales abroad triple to record highs

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American weapons sales abroad tripled in 2011, reaching $66.3 billion. Persian Gulf Arab countries are listed as the principal purchasers, with the largest customer being Saudi Arabia. The Gulf State bought weapons worth $33 million, with the goods ranging from F-15 fighter jets to missiles, a new study for Congress reveals. The United Arab Emirates purchased a cutting-edge Terminal High ... Read More »