Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:24 PM
L0oniX (24,373 posts)
Obama's gift to al-Qaida, support for tyranny, and FBI monitoring of dissent
"Since the attack, militants in the tribal areas surrounding Radda have gained more recruits and supporters in their war against the Yemeni government and its key backer, the United States. The two survivors and relatives of six victims, interviewed separately and speaking to a Western journalist about the incident for the first time, expressed willingness to support or even fight alongside AQAP, as the al-Qaeda group is known.
"'Our entire village is angry at the government and the Americans,' Mohammed said. 'If the Americans are responsible, I would have no choice but to sympathize with al-Qaeda because al-Qaeda is fighting America.'
"Public outrage is also growing as calls for accountability, transparency and compensation go unanswered amid allegations by human rights activists and lawmakers that the government is trying to cover up the attack to protect its relationship with Washington. Even senior Yemeni officials said they fear that the backlash could undermine their authority.
--->When U.S. drones kill civilians, Yemen’s government tries to conceal it<---
--->U.S. drone strategy in Yemen is fraught with peril<---
...and they are so concerned about the "Occupy" movement?
Drones ...coming to your neighbourhood soon ...to protect freedom and Democracy. Have we heard and seen enough bull shit yet?
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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:32 PM
Enrique (24,701 posts)
2. related thread
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022079260 Defense consultant: "You will definitely need some sort of new threat in order for" Pentagon budget
Thanks for the thread there has been lots of good reporting on the drone war lately, I just posted an excellent article from Foreign Policy which dropped like a rock.
Rachel Maddow used to cover this war pretty well, but unless I missed it, she has stopped reporting on it.