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By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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War against ISIS costs $10 million per day, $400K per successful strike

The Pentagon has spent nearly $4 billion fighting Islamic State across Syria and Iraq since operations began a year ago, according to statistics released this week. The average daily cost of the campaign is $9.9 More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Al Jazeera mocks Americans as fat, gun-toting racists in new video

Al Jazeera’s AJ+ posted a Fourth of July-themed video mocking Americans as fat, gun-toting, pill-popping, racist porn watchers. While some laugh off the clip titled “Americans Show Why USA Is The #1 Country More...

By Zach Jones On Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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US airstrike kills al-Qaeda leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi in Yemen

Al Qaeda’s second in command, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, has been killed in a drone strike in Yemen, just days after U.S. planes carried out a strike inside Libya, killing Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a key terror figure in More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 12th, 2015
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Noam Chomsky: President Obama is ‘opportunist’ with ‘awful’ policies, Hillary Clinton is ‘more militant’

Noam Chomsky is taking aim at President Obama, saying he is an “opportunist” with “awful” policies, criticizing the President’s use of drones in the Middle East and the secretive TPP More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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Dick Cheney Quotes

I can’t think of a more terrible burden to leave the next president than what Obama is creating here… Cheney said in April, 2015 regarding the Iran nuclear deal The report is full of crap – Dec, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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US airstrikes across Iraq, Syria continue, Obama ‘not tolerate safe havens for terrorists’

President Obama continued to note that five Arab nations are aligned with the U.S. against the Islamic State in Syria so it “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone.” The More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Islamic State captures Syrian air base, US warned not to intervene unilaterally

Islamic fighters captured a major military base in Syria Sunday. Tabqa airfield is the third military base to be captured by extremists within a month.   Armed Predator drone firing Hellfire missile 2010 photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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New report: US drone use ‘interferes’ with other nations’ sovereignty, causes ‘conflicts’

Drone technology may be one of the most effective means of modern warfare according the Pentagon and Obama administration, but a new report says the program destabilizes battlefields, governments and even American More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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America divided over Iraq response, Obama calls for unity in Baghdad

President Obama has ordered drone surveillance flights over Iraq, but no air strikes as the country is spiralling into turmoil with sectarian violence. A senior administration official said on Sunday that the emphasis More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Senate to approve David Barron for judge, the author who justified drone murders

The decision to release documents detailing the controversial legal logic behind the assassination of an American with a drone is imminent as the Senate votes to approve its author to judgeship. President Obama’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Drone attack in Yemen misses Al-Qaeda target, kills 15 headed to a wedding

A drone strike in Yemen has left fifteen innocent civilians dead and human rights activists calling for scrutiny. Local reports have confirmed that a party of 15 people heading to a wedding in Yemen were killed More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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DOJ IG: Feds using drones to help police since 2006, expanding aid to ATF

The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday. Festo Smartbird More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 20th, 2013
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College students can now earn a master’s degree in ‘Drone Warfare’

A growing number of US universities now offer degree programs for students hoping to study the military technology of the future: drones. Flying the unmanned aerial crafts are now a viable career in a world of growing More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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FBI Director Robert Mueller says agency uses drones for domestic surveillance, Sen. Rand Paul sends letter to FBI chief seeking explanations

The head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the agency he leads uses drones to conduct surveillance on U.S. soil. Robert Mueller acknowledged the FBI More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Muslim lawyers group calls for Obama to be arrested over ‘five times more’ drone attacks than Bush in 8 years

The Muslim Lawyers Association in Johannesburg wants US President Barack Obama arrested and tried for war crimes when he arrives in South Africa on June 29. The MLA has submitted a 600-plus-page request to the Office More...

By Judy Aron On Friday, March 8th, 2013
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Rand Paul filibusters, quotes circulating on Facebook

He was brilliant! Sen. Rand Paul filibustered in the Senate somewhere shy of 13 hours. He blocked the nomination of John O. Brennan, on Wednesday, to the post of CIA director. This was not so much about Brennan More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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John McCain attacks Rand Paul on filibuster, drones saying he needs to ‘calm down’

U.S. Sen. John McCain slammed fellow Republican Rand Paul on the Senate floor Thursday morning for his 13-hour filibuster to block John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA Director. Caricature by donkeyhotey, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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FAA and Obama administration moving quickly to get drones over US airspace

While a national debate has erupted over the Obama administration’s lethal drone strikes overseas, federal authorities have stepped up efforts to license surveillance drones for law enforcement and other uses More...

By Judy Aron On Sunday, February 17th, 2013
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Murderous Insanity From Obama’s White House, FBI director Mueller unsure if drones authorized to kill Americans VIDEO

It’s not bad enough that we have a sitting president that has a “Kill List” Drone MQ-9 Reaper de l’US Air Force a l’atterrissage Photo/Air Force It’s not bad enough that we have More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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Ban on drones moving forward in nine states, passes in Virginia city

Lawmakers in nine states are looking at plans to restrict the use of drones over their skies amid concerns the unmanned aerial vehicles could be exploited to spy on Americans. Reports are going public that the American More...


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