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The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

In fact, as the Guardian reported today, “Mr. Jahmi’s age” was 13 on the day the American drone ended his life. Just months earlier, the Yemeni teenager told that paper that “he lived in constant fear of the ‘death machines’ in the sky that had already killed his father and brother.”

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Militarism

Could al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula thrive as Yemen falters?

WATCH: Mike Armstrong reports a coup in Yemen could open a new and dangerous chapter in the story of al-Qaeda.

Yemen’s president appeared to lose his grasp on power when Houthi rebels took control of the presidential palace on Tuesday, plunging the country into further instability and possibly changing how the U.S. 810 more words

World

Regarding ‘Torture’ – Some Perspective

CIA interrogators waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the masterminds of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and at least two other Al Qaeda operatives. Senator Dianne Feinstein, President Barack Obama and the rest of the left-wing echo chamber are indignant about it. 281 more words

Opinion

Pakistan Political Wrangling Put on Hold After School Attack

  

Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images… 755 more words

blue sky, go away

now he hopes for cloudy days

they come when skies are blue

drone strikes set his town ablaze

informing his world view

school will wait or disappear… 16 more words

Poetry

David Swanson: So That's Why They Kept the Drone Kill Memo Secret

Now that the U.S. government has released parts of its We-Can-Kill-People-With-Drones memo, it’s hard to miss why it was kept secret until now.

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Militarism

Pakistan outraged as U.S. missiles hit militant hideouts, marking CIA reboot of dormant drone strike program

ISLAMABAD — Missiles from U.S. drones slammed into militant hideouts overnight in northwestern Pakistan, killing 13 suspected insurgents and marking the resumption of the CIA-led program after a nearly six-month break, officials said Thursday. 586 more words

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