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Drone War

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Lord knows, I should'a been gone Lord knows, I should'a been gone And I wouldn't've been here, down on the killin' floor - Howlin' Wolf, Killing Floor As convenient as it is for someone in a cubicle in the Nevada desert to press a button and incinerate a Pashtun wedding party in North Waziristan, now,... Read More
PARIS - These are tumultuous times in Droneland. Some bewildered United States drones are actually mired in second thoughts about their god-given mission - as expressed in detail to author and blogger David Swanson. [1] They even founded their own awareness group - DAWN (Drones Against War Now). Others, meanwhile, remain downright defiant. Like this... Read More
(This is the much-abridged version of a conference at the XII Seminar of Political Solidarity at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, March 27, 2012.) The early 21st century is addicted to war porn, a prime spectator sport consumed by global couch and digital potatoes. War porn took the limelight on the evening of September 11,... Read More
(Hats off, of course, to Monty Python) A group of journalists attend a United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) press conference in a nondescript room in Langley, Virginia. Journalist 1 [approaching the podium]: Excuse me, I wish to register a complaint. [CIA spokesman/spook does not respond.] Journalist 1: 'Ello, Miss? CIA spook: What do you... Read More
The Reaper was not formally invited to the United Nations General Assembly annual bash in New York. In ancient times, he used to be known as the Grim Reaper. Grim the wily fellow still is - always under many guises. Reinventing the concept of death from above, he may call himself MQ-9 Reaper and strut... Read More
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