(As the Drone Flies) by Ralph Nader From CounterPunch.com War By “Lethal Autonomy” As the Drone Flies by RALPH NADER The fast developing predator drone technology, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, is becoming so dominant and so beyond any restraining framework of law or ethics, that its use by the U.S. government around the world may invite a horrific blowback. First some background. The Pentagon has about 7,000 aerial drones. Ten years ago there were less than 50. According to the website longwarjournal.com, they have destroyed about 1900 insurgents in Pakistan’s tribal regions. How these fighters are...Read More
Category: War Crimes
An invasion of unspeakable savagery When the US got back into the atrocity business After Vietnam, Americans lost their faith in the “moral infallibility” of the Pentagon. George Bush Sr. made putting the US back into the atrocity business his highest priority. A look at his invasion of Panama in 1989. Savagery against civilians that would have made the Nazis proud. The full movie: “The Panama Deception” Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...Read More
Warning: Strong adult language Why does it take a comedian to tell the truth You know what the greatest predictor of future wars in America is? Watch the US news media. When they start the war drums, war is not far away. The terrible thing is: It works. They pass along lies and hysteria and “the people” buy it. Of course, the people don’t really buy it. The anti-war demonstrations before the attack on Iraq were among the largest in the history of the world. But the news media reported none of it. Instead it have the pro-war yahoos...Read More
Seymour Hersh recalls How the story broke The original official report which appeared on the front page of the New York Times said it was a combat engagement that left 120 Vietcong dead. In reality over 500 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in cold blood. 18 months later Seymour Hersh received an anonymous tip and the public finally learned the truth. The mainstream news media had zero interest in his research. Only a small, independent publication was willing to cover the story. A little know part of the story is that it was an America helicopter commander...Read More
It starts with Eisenhower “They’re all indictable offenses” – Noam Chomsky A listing of all the presidents who should have gone to jail for war crimes. It’s a long, long list. It starts with Eisenhower and it includes Kennedy and then it’s downhill from there. Even Ford who had very little time in office managed to commit war crimes. “They’re all indictable offenses.” – Noam Chomsky What’s a war crime? Aggression against a country that has not been aggressive to you. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...Read More
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