As a reader, I am torn between the view that the author suffered from blind spots, nurtured by his relationship with the national security establishment, and between the view that his book is deliberately deceptive by leading readers to believe that current neuroscience research funded by the US military is essentially defensive and benign in character.Read more . . .
SANA, Yemen — I LEARNED that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died.
The missile killed him, his teenage cousin and at least five other civilians on Oct. 14, 2011, while the boys were eating dinner at an open-air restaurant in southern Yemen.Read more . . .
A recent poll asked people in Britain how many Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The answers they gave were shocking. A majority said that fewer than 10,000 had been killed. Scientific studies report that up to a million Iraqi men, women and children died in an inferno lit by the British government and its ally in Washington. That’s the equivalent of the genocide in Rwanda. And the carnage goes on. Relentlessly.Read more . . .
The defence secretary’s budget unveiled a reduction in US forces to just 440,000 – its lowest since before Pearl Harbor. From now on, the US would be equipped to fight just one conventional war rather than two simultaneously. Yet it would extend its technological edge and remain more powerful than the combined capability of the next few powers in the world rankings….It is a vision to be applauded.Read more . . .
As The Drone Flies: A World of Lawlessness and ChaosBy Ralph NaderSeptember 28, 2011 “Information Clearing House” — The fast developing predator drone technology, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, is becoming so dominant and so beyond any restraining … Read more . . .
<http://english.aljazeera.net/Services/ArticleTools/SendFeedback.aspx”GUID=2 01171775436664633> Human rights lawyers in the UK and Pakistan are seeking the arrest of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) former legal director for approving drone strikes that killed hundreds of people. John Rizzo, who served as the acting general … Read more . . .
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=116834§ionid=351020104 Report: US weapon test aimed at Iran caused Haiti quake Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:34:46 GMT A US High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) station, Gakon, Alaska An unconfirmed report by the Russian Northern Fleets says the Haiti … Read more . . .
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509684,00.html Robots Take Center Stage in U.S. War in Afghanistan Monday, March 23, 2009 By Matt Sanchez A BigDog robot climbs a hill in a test of its versatility. The U.S. military is deploying the robots to Afghanistan to navigate … Read more . . .
Maximum pain is aim of new US weapon05 March 2005 New Scientist David Hambling http://www.newscientist.com/channel/mech-tech/mg18524894.500 THE US military is funding development of a weapon that delivers a bout of excruciating pain from up to 2 kilometres away. Intended for use … Read more . . .