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After you drone the shit out of them, Yemenis are still broke with no future

From here:

Ultimately, the U.S. has its best shot at fighting terrorism inside Yemen when the country is politically stable. And that, multiple experts say, is why America may need to broaden its focus beyond drone strikes and do more to help stem the social and economic turmoil that causes unrest and allows a group like AQAP to maintain a foothold.

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Our friends' beheadings be cool

From the Daily Beast here:

In the past two weeks, Saudi Arabia beheaded 10 people. Last year it beheaded nearly 90, a sharp spike from 2013.

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The Collapse Of Civilization

US/UK to answer with drones of freedom, freedom torture and surveillance

From Reuters here:

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to take on “the poisonous ideology” of Islamic extremists and said intelligence agencies must be allowed to track militants online despite privacy concerns.

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Looks like Obama and the Spooks may have blood on their hands

From the NY Times here:

The two gunmen, identified by the French police as the brothers Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, seemed determined to attach the A.Q.A.P.-Awlaki label to their shooting spree.

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The Collapse Of Civilization

Politicians' promises to keep us safe from attacks are a lie

The most common statement found in the media after an attack such as the one in Paris that killed 12 people is the appeal for unity in the face of terror.   173 more words

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Guantanamo Bay is closing and the world is not falling apart

From here:

Five more detainees were released from Guantanamo Bay after more than a decade in detention, the Defense Department announced on Tuesday, bringing the total number of those held at the base to 127.

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