This video series from the USA is called Peace Activists Arrested After Protesting US Drones in Nevada.
The New York Times‘ Dexter Filkins relates a glimpse of the sanitized butchery in the State-side control rooms for the drone war. It seems that drone operators watching computer screens a half a world away from Afghanistan ignored evidence that civilians were about to be killed in their attack: here.
WASHINGTON, Jun 3, 2010 (IPS) – Some CIA officers involved in the agency’s drone strikes programme in Pakistan and elsewhere are privately expressing their opposition to the programme within the agency, because it is helping al Qaeda and its allies recruit, according to a retired military officer in contact with them: here.
A top UN human rights expert has condemned Washington’s use of drones to assassinate its so-called enemies – even if they’re not on a battlefield – and warned that their operators in the US treat the killing machines like computer games: here.
The harsh lives of Kabul’s street children: here.
Two Child Brides in Afghanistan Flogged for Running Away: here.
Afghan Corruption Czar Is “Dead Meat” If He Pursues Top Graft: here.
Britain: A soldier who admitted assault and unlawful wounding has had his sentencing delayed so that he can return to his regiment in Afghanistan: here.
Peace protester Haw faces removal action: here.
Governments around the world spent record sums of public money on weapons last year amid the economic downturn – with the US accounting for more than half the increase: here.
Rule of the Gun: With U.S. Aid, Warlord Builds an Afghan Empire: here.
Pakistan announced a massive boost in military spending at the weekend as part of a budget that revealed the price the Western asset is paying to fight an internal war linked to the Afghan conflict: here.
US spooks operating out of the CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia, have unleashed a barrage of missiles from drones in the skies over north-western Pakistan, killing at least 15 people: here.
Jeremy Scahill on Erik Prince, Blackwater and expanding US use of special ops forces: here.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Pakistani government to investigate summary executions, torture and mistreatment during counter-terrorism operations in the Swat valley: here.
CIA agents controlling unmanned drones over Pakistan killed at least 21 people in two air strikes over the weekend: here.
According to a public opinion poll, 60% of Pakistanis see the USA as an enemy, 11% as an ally.