This video is called Yemeni Civilians Protest U.S. Drone Attacks (November 2011).
By Patrick Martin in the USA:
US steps up drone war in Yemen
27 April 2012
President Barack Obama has approved much wider use of drone-fired missiles in Yemen, according to press reports Thursday, quoting unnamed US government officials. The result will be a much higher death toll from American attacks in that country, which has joined Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and Somalia as a battlefield for the US military and CIA.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Obama had given the green light to a request by CIA Director David Petraeus to allow the agency to fire missiles at buildings, cars and armed groups without identifying exactly who is being targeted, based simply on a pattern of activity observed by US surveillance satellites or on-the-ground informants.
These “signature” strikes are a marked escalation from the previous “personality” strikes, which were restricted to individuals targeted as alleged leaders of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a militant Islamist group that Washington claims has attempted terrorist attacks against US targets.
Petraeus and the signature of U.S. terror. The CIA pressures Obama to step up indiscriminate attacks in Yemen: here.
US drone controllers killed 15 people in the Yemeni province of Abyan on Wednesday: here.
A US peace activist interrupted a top White House aide today as he delivered a speech in Washington that sought to justify the government’s drone assassination programme: here.
John Pilger | You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going to Do About It?. John Pilger, Truthout: “You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely ‘al-Qaeda,’ but ‘exercise,’ ‘drill,’ ‘wave’…. What has changed is that a state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming Western democracy. What are you going to do about it?” Here.
US: ‘Targeted Killing’ Policy Disregards Human Rights Law: here.
A Pakistani human rights organisation filed petitions in Peshawar’s High Court yesterday, on behalf of the victims of Washington’s illegal drone strikes in the country’s tribal regions: here.
America as a Shining Drone Upon a Hill: here.
Robots “R” Us: Military-Style Drones Reported on 63 Bases in the US. Danny Schechter, The Rag Blog: “It’s easy to understand why presidents, politicians, and the military love robots. They don’t talk back. They follow orders. You press a button and they do what they are told. They are considered so efficient, and so lethal. These modern killing machines represent science fiction reborn as science ‘faction’ … And that’s why drone warfare has become such a weapon of choice”: here.
Evidence in British court contradicts CIA drone claims: here.