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North Korea - Massive Flooding

A Week-Long deluge in the NE of the DPRK has caused widespread damage, soldiers have been mobilised to help assist and repair, rescue civilians.

Tens of Thousands of buildings, at least 60 deaths, and at least 50,000 homeless in the North Hamgyong province along the Tumen River, which is near the border with China and Russia. 192 more words

Meditations on War - Part 5: Weapons Free

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If WWI taught us anything it’s that unlearning a lifetime of training and indoctrination is incredibly difficult. Even when millions of men and the best and brightest soldiers and military institutions in the world are involved. 2,469 more words

The Faceless Targets

The release of documents these last few days about the rules of engagement specific to American airstrikes on terror suspects has initiated little national discussion. Or outrage. 641 more words

Glenn Cunningham

Medact research and report into the health impact of armed drones

News of this 2013 report is being reported now for those who – like the writer – missed it at the time. As this site was set up in 2014, there is no reference to this significant work apart from a reference to the fact that… 474 more words

Drone Strikes

Why Obama’s Drone Strike Civilian Death Count is WAY Too Low - YouTube

TheLipTV

The Obama administration released a civilian death count for drone strikes, and the numbers estimated are shockingly low. With 64-116 estimated dead–a figure that is less than half of the lowest independent estimates–the administration claimed responsibility for 473 strikes, which also killed 2,372 to 2,581 “combatants.” One reason for the low casualty figures is that Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq were not included in the calculus as they were considered to be active fields of battle. 58 more words

Tyranny

Body Counts in Iraq

One web site says 251,000 have died in Iraq since America was fooled into invading. Another (click here) says 500,000. Both of them say that most of the dead are civilians, and neither counts the number of maimed and crippled, not to mention the ones driven crazy, some of whom are running around on the streets here at home. 211 more words

Strategy

Fallujah, Chilcot and the right to silent protest.

Fallujah. First time round.2004

When Fallujah was attacked and bombed by US forces in 2004, I later joined a friend in standing outside the House of Commons on a sunny Sunday afternoon. 152 more words