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May 29 2017

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dailyoverview: Check out this incredible drone shot of Toledo, Spain. The city is located in central Spain and is home to roughly 80,000 residents. Located on a mountaintop with sweeping views, Toldeo is often recognized for its historic sites, including the Alcázar and the Zocodover.

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December 21 2013

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November 03 2013

Now I prefer cloudy days when the drones don’t fly. When the sky brightens and becomes blue, the drones return and so does the fear. Children don’t play so often now, and have stopped going to school. Education isn’t possible as long as the drones circle overhead.

13-year-old Pakistani boy, Zubair, who lost his grandmother in a US drone strike.

A little reminder to we’re-progressive-you’re-not Americans.

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October 29 2013

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A senior Al-Shabaab militant was killed in a US drone strike in southern Somalia, Al Arabiya reported, citing a Somali government official. Somali intelligence services have been tracking Ibrahim Ali Abdi, also known as Anta-Anta, for some time before the strike took place on Monday, Interior Minister Abdikarin Hussein Guled said. An official in Washington reportedly said the US military carried out a drone strike targeting Al-Shabaab in Somalia.
US drone strike in Somalia kills top Al-Shabaab militant - official (RT News, Oct. 29 2013)

October 28 2013

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I wasn’t scared of drones before, but now when they fly overhead I wonder, will I be next?

— Nabeela, eight-year-old granddaughter of US drone strike victim Mamana Bibi

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August 31 2013

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A US drone strike has killed at least four militants in northwest Pakistan. Saturday’s strike targeted a compound in in the village of Heso Khel, near the Afghan border and some 35 kilometers east of Miranshah, the biggest town in North Waziristan. Local security officials confirmed the attack to AFP, saying: ‘At least four militants have been killed and the compound has been completely destroyed.’ The area is a notorious stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants, and while the toll stands officially at four, it could potentially rise, according to a second security official. In June, Pakistan’s new government summoned a senior US envoy who was given a letter of protest against drone strikes. The previous month, a Pakistani court ruled that US drone strikes in its tribal regions should be considered war crimes, and that the government should use force to protect its civilians. US Secretary of State John Kerry stated at the end of August on a visit to Islamabad that drone strikes could end ‘very soon.’ It was the first time a senior US official has given any indication that Washington could end the drone attacks.
At least 4 killed in US drone strike on Pakistan (RT News, Aug. 31 2013)

August 24 2013

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August 13 2013

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“イスラエルの新聞マアリブの報道によりますと、日本政府は数日前に、自衛隊の防衛力の向上を目的に、陸上自衛隊の歩兵連隊の一部を、アメリカ海兵隊をモデルとする水陸両用部隊に改編し始めている、ということです。
日本はさらに、イスラエル製の偵察用無人機を購入しようとしています。
マアリブ紙によりますと、日本のこうした措置は、中国との地域的な緊張の継続が理由だということです。
マアリブ紙はさらに、「日本の安倍総理大臣はこれ以前に、日本が北朝鮮のミサイル開発や核計画による脅威に対抗する上での第一歩として、この事柄を検討する必要があると表明していた」と報じました。
一部のアナリストは、安倍総理大臣はこの点についてより慎重に行動すべきである、との見方をしています”

イスラエル紙、「日本はイスラエル製無人機の購入を意図」 (IRIB Japanese Radio 2013年8月13日)

According to IRIB, the Japanese governement has a plan for purchasing reconnaissance drone made in Israel, to cope with the strain in relations with China. IRIB says Israeli newspaper Maariv reported this news; but only Hebrew is available at the website of the source, so I cannot confirm the IRIB story. Mainstream media in Japan appear to give no reportage on this info.

August 08 2013

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Hey remember all those Pakistani children saying they were afraid to go to school because they feared being attacked by US drone strikes? no? you only know about Malala Yousafzai? because she was attacked by the Taliban instead of your taxes? oh, okay.
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July 29 2013

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Five people have been killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan, according to Pakistani officials. Two missiles hit the Shawal area in Pakistan’s tribal belt on Sunday morning, the sources told AP on condition of anonymity. The victims were crossing into the country on foot from neighboring Afghanistan. US drone strikes targeting suspected militants are a source of much anger in Pakistan, due to the number of civilian deaths they cause. The issue has been a source of much tension between Washington and Islamabad.
Suspected US drone strike kills 5 in Pakistan (RT News, Jul. 28 2013)
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July 24 2013

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rt.com (Jun. 6 - Jul. 22)

  • America is our worst enemy’: Pakistani victim of US drone strike speaks out (Jun. 6 2013)

    Drone strikes in Pakistan have killed 1,000 civilians, activists say, while the US maintains they only target terrorists. Victims of drone warfare and their families live in constant fear of another strike, and say they are “angry and want revenge.” ...

  • Trans-Pacific partnership: Neoliberal arm of Obama’s Asia-pivot (Jun. 14 2013)

    Washington’s secrecy on everything from the drone program to its Prism-style wire-tapping is seen again in an upcoming US trade deal with several Pacific Rim countries. And it’s not just secretive - it’s probably the scariest thing you’ve never heard. ...

  • Germany intelligence cooperated with NSA as Merkel denied knowledge – report (Jul. 21 2013)

    Der Spiegel magazine has revealed German intelligence operated one of NSA’s spying programs. Chancellor Angela Merkel had denied any previous knowledge of NSA’s tactics, adding that she first learned about them through the media.

    Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, along with the domestic intelligence agency the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), used American National Security Agency’s (NSA) XKeyScore program, according to Spiegel which claims to have seen the US intelligence service’s secret documents. ...

  • Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq (Jul. 22 2013)

    The US military’s use of depleted uranium in Iraq has led to a sharp increase in Leukemia and birth defects in the city of Najaf – and panicked residents are fearing for their health. Cancer is now more common than the flu, a local doctor tells RT. ...

  • At least 1 in 5 drone strike victims a confirmed civilian – leaked Pakistani records (Jul. 22 2013)

    Leaked internal data produced by Pakistani officials documenting drone strikes on the ground reveal a high civilian death toll, countering US claims that the targeted assassination campaign results in “exceedingly rare” fatalities.

    A 12-page report, titled ‘Details of Attacks by NATO Forces/Predators in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas)’ describes 75 CIA drone attacks between 2006 and 2009, with death tolls compiled by officials in the turbulent border regions for internal use by the government. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism – a UK news website – says it obtained three identical copies of the classified document from various sources in Pakistan.

    The numbers show a death toll of 746 people, 147 of whom were confirmed as civilians. Of those civilian deaths, 94 are children. Statistically, it means at least one in five victims of US precision strikes was a civilian, and more than 12 per cent were minors. ...

June 08 2013

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【BBC】 US Drone Strikes

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The drone issue is hugely controversial in Pakistan, where parts of the government and military have often been accused of ignoring or even condoning some of the drone strikes. It is estimated that between 2004 and 2013, CIA drone attacks in Pakistan killed up to 3,460 people. About 890 of them were civilians and the vast majority of strikes were carried out under the Obama's administration, the research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism said. In May, the US president said the drone strikes were part of a legitimate campaign against terrorists, describing the killings as ‘legal’ and ‘just’. However, he also pledged a more transparent oversight of the programme and stricter targeting rules.
Pakistan drone strike kills seven in North Waziristan (BBC News, Jun. 7 2013)

May 23 2013

Human Rights Group Protests US Drone Killings - ABC News


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Human Rights Group Protests US Drone Killings
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A top human rights organization on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration's increasing use of drone aircraft for the targeted killing of terrorism suspects overseas and questioned whether it is legal. Amnesty International, in its global review ...
Holder Acknowledges US Citizens Killed In Drone StrikesNPR (blog)

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