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Tomgram: Gregoire Chamayou, Hunting Humans by Remote Control

 Manhunters, Inc.: How the Predator and Extra-Judicial Execution Became Washington’s Calling Cards 

Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. By Grégoire Chamayou  TomDispatch.com 2,643 more words
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Syria says it is investigating circumstances of US aircraft downed over Latakia

WATCH ABOVE: Syrian state TV claims to show wreckage of US aircraft

BEIRUT – A Syrian military official said Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the alleged downing of a U.S. 588 more words

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War is NOT a video game, says former UAV pilot

Image Source: Breaking Defence

If most of the literature on the entanglement between the entertainment industry and the military associates the piloting of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to video games, the testimony of a former American pilot seems to contradict such assumption. 106 more words

Adversity is the Fool's Name for Fate (ch. 3.1.1, interlude)

need not appear as an economic competitor, and it may even be advantageous to engage with him in business transactions. But he is, nevertheless, the other, the stranger; and it is sufficient for his nature that he is, in a specially intense way, existentially something different and alien, so that in the extreme case conflicts with him are possible. 1,336 more words

Becket Flannery

The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

The Predator Drone, though best known as the CIA’s primary weapon in the war against Al Qaeda, was merely an unarmed, remote-control intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft when the Defense Department first bought it in 1994. 2,775 more words

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