Bernie Sanders Says He Will Not End Drone Program If Elected President

Bernie Sanders Says He Will Not End Drone Program If Elected President

Bernie Sanders Says He Will Not End Drone Program If Elected President

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(HNGN)Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Sunday that if elected president he would not end the U.S.’s controversial drone program in the Middle East. Sanders told ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that he would continue with the targeted killing campaign but suggested he would somehow reform the program so that drones don’t kill innocent people abroad. “I think we have to use drones very, very selectively and effectively. That has not always been the case,” Sanders said. ADVERTISING Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, at least 2,464 people and 314 innocent civilians have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan and Somalia, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Nine times more strikes have occurred under Obama than under former President George W. Bush. The Obama strikes have killed almost six times more people and twice as many civilians than those ordered in the Bush years. At least seven American citizens have been extra-judicially killed by drones, including one 16-year-old, meaning they were never given a trial as required by the Constitution, according to the National Journal. Obama himself directly ordered many of the strikes. Another study by the human rights group Reprieve found that as of Nov. 24, 2014, attempts to kill 41 alleged terrorists with drones resulted in the death of as many as 1,147 civilians, including more than 200 children, with thousands more injured. The U.S. has also been known to conduct drone strikes on funerals and weddings, as well as double-tap strikes on rescue workers. Despite the controversial aspects of the program, Sanders said Sunday that he believes there are still effective uses for drones. “What you can argue is that there are times and places where drone attacks have been effective,” he said. “There are times and places where they have been absolutely counter-effective and have caused more problems than they have solved. When you kill innocent people, what the end result is that people in the region become anti-American who otherwise would not have been,” Sanders said. Mike Flynn, retired director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, agreed with Sanders’ assessment, suggesting that the drone program is creating more terrorists than it is killing, as...
Arm-ageddon: US to resupply Israel’s bombs & missiles arsenal, sell attack choppers to S. Arabia

Arm-ageddon: US to resupply Israel’s bombs & missiles arsenal, sell attack choppers to S. Arabia

Arm-ageddon: US to resupply Israel’s bombs & missiles arsenal, sell attack choppers to S. Arabia

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  (rt)The Pentagon has announced new multibillion dollar arms contracts with the regimes in Israel and Saudi Arabia, America’s primary allies in the Middle East. Both are knee-deep in military conflicts destabilizing the region. Tags Arms, Military, Politics, USA, Israel, Security, Saudi Arabia, Air Force The $1.9 billion deal with Israel implies supply of some 3,000 Hellfire precision missiles, 250 AIM-120C advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles, 4,100 GBU-39 small diameter bombs and 50 BLU-113 bunker buster bombs. The order also includes 14,500 tail kits for Joint Direct Attack Munitions for 220kg and 900kg bombs and a variety of Paveway laser-guided bomb kits.   Israeli media sees the deal as “compensation” for the rapprochement between Iran and the US, which Washington sees as trying to get Tehran’s nuclear program under control. READ MORE: Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran – report Tel Aviv has been sharply criticizing Washington for its decision to negotiate a nuclear deal with Tehran, and Israel has even ostentatiously “reserved the right” to conduct a unilateral air strike on Iran. “The proposed sale of this equipment will provide Israel the ability to support its self-defense needs,”the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said, adding that the new contract is meant to“replenish”Israel’s arsenal without supplying the country with any kind of new weapons. In November 2014 it was reported that Pentagon was going to supplying Israel with 3,000 smart bombs, similar to those used by the Israeli Air Force in Gaza last summer, where an estimated 100 tons of munitions were dropped. The main contractors to fulfill the lucrative Israeli arms deal will be Boeing, Ellwood National Forge, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Missile Systems, AFP reported. As for Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest buyer of American weapons, it wants to buy 10 Seahawk MH-60R helicopters along with radars, navigation systems and 38 Hellfire missiles. MH-60R Seahawk helicopter (Reuters / Paolo Bayas) READ MORE: US to sell Saudi Arabia $1.75bn worth of Patriot air defenses According to a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, between 2010 and 2014 Riyadh spent $90 billion on American weapons, becoming world’s leading buyer of US-made arms. The helicopters will be supplied by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, while associated...
Enormous new factory blast rocks Chinese industrial region

Enormous new factory blast rocks Chinese industrial region

Enormous new factory blast rocks Chinese industrial region

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  (rt)Another huge blast at a chemical facility has reportedly occurred in the Chinese province of Shandong. The explosion, located in an industrial zone in Lijin, Dongying City, happened late on Monday, China’s People’s Daily reported. The blast was so massive it could be seen and heard from a great distance. A chemical factory is believed to have been in the area. According to People’s Daily, the blast happened at around 11:30pm local time (3:30pm GMT). No immediate reports of casualties or damages were available.    ...
NASA Employees Caught buying Child porn- but Escape Prosecution

NASA Employees Caught buying Child porn- but Escape Prosecution

NASA Employees Caught buying Child porn- but Escape Prosecution

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NASA employees were caught buying child pornography from a criminal ring in Eastern Europe that distributed images of minors as young as three, it can be revealed. An investigation by Daily Mail Online found staff members from the space agency paid for pictures and videos of children in sexual situations, but were never prosecuted. Their names have never been released because of government guidelines which protect their privacy. The probe found that in 2010, the employees paid for the pornography using personal credit cards or PayPal while working for the government. Their actions were uncovered during Project Flicker – an investigation by the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) into American citizens buying child pornography from Belarus and Ukraine. The investigation began in 2007 when more than 33,000 images of minors being abused flooded into the country. Investigators identified more than 5,200 citizens across the country who had paid for a subscription to illicit websites in order to access the content. In 2010 it was revealed that 264 of these worked for the Pentagon as either employees or contractors. Some of them worked for the NSA and had top security clearance. Continue reading...
Exclusive Video: #Hoyerswerda Far Right Nationalists Take To The Streets

Exclusive Video: #Hoyerswerda Far Right Nationalists Take To The Streets

Exclusive Video: #Hoyerswerda Far Right Nationalists Take To The Streets

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  On 8-29-2015 far right nationalists took to the streets of Hoyerswerda?, Germany to protest and march against a 3rd refugee shelter being built in Hoyerswerda? to house refugees coming in to Germany. Alex Poucher was on scene and this is what he saw. Add/Follow WRC contributor on social media! FOLLOW ALEX ON FACEBOOK – FOLLOW ALEX ON...
Cocain Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out Of Bolivia.

Cocain Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out Of Bolivia.

Cocain Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out Of Bolivia.

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  (CounterCurrentNews) Bolivia — After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was kicked out of Bolivia, the country was able to drastically reduce the amount of coca (cocaine) produced within its borders. According to data released by the United Nations, cocaine production in the country declined by 11% in the past year, marking the fourth year in a row of steady decrease. It was just seven years ago that the DEA left Bolivia — and only three years after that, progress was finally made. The strategy employed by the Bolivian government may be a surprise to many prohibitionists because it did not involve any strong-arm police state tactics. Instead, they worked to find alternative crops for farmers to grow that would actually make them more money. “Bolivia has adopted a policy based on dialogue, where coca cultivation is allowed in traditional areas alongside alternative development [in others],”Antonino de Leo, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s representative in Bolivia, told VICE News. “It’s not only about making money off a crop. In the old fashioned alternative development approach, we substitute one illicit crop for a licit crop. It’s about a more comprehensive approach that includes access to essential services like schools, hospitals, and roads in areas that traditionally have been hard to reach,” Leo added. There are unfortunately still harsh laws against drug trafficking in Bolivia, but these have been active since the height of the drug war and have had no effect on the recent decline in production. Bolivian president, Evo Morales — a former coca farmer himself — has been less heavy handed since the DEA left the country, a move that allowed the government to develop alternatives for the struggling farmers instead. The drug war is one of the most misunderstood subjects in mainstream political discourse, even among people who are sympathetic to the plight of responsible drug users. It is rare for someone to come out and say that all drugs should be legal, but in all honesty, this is the only logically consistent stance on the issue. To say that some drugs should be legal while others should not is still giving credence to the punishment paradigm and overlooking the external consequences of drug prohibition...
Dear little girl at sea…

Dear little girl at sea…

Dear little girl at sea…

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  Facebook: Dear Little Girl at sea… (Migrant Tales, under Enrique Tessieri and Tom Vandenbosch) The picture above and the comment that follows on Facebook is dedicated to the all those anti-immigration parties and politicians throughout Europe. Since I live in Finland, I’ll dedicate this tragic picture of the girl to our most anti-immigration and anti-EU party in the country: the Perussuomalaiset (PS).* Even if every party in Finland has their share of xenophobes, I will individually dedicate this picture to some of our most outspoken anti-immigration and anti-cultural diversity politicians that have built their political careers by spreading lies about migrants and refugees. Who are they? The list is long but I’ll name a few that I’ll dedicate this tragic picture below to: Timo Soini, Jussi Halla-aho, Olli Immonen, Juho Eerola, Laura Hauhtasaari, Maria Lohela, Teuvo Hakkarainen, Päivi Räsänen, Tom Pakaclén, Maria Tolppanen, Mika Niikko, Vesa-Matti Saarakkala, Kari Rajamäki, Pia Kauma, Wille Rydman, Simon Elo, Sampo Terho, Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, Hanna Mäntylä and many, many others. All it takes is a picture or an unespected spark to action that changes everything instantly. If it isn’t this picture below there will be other opportunities that will at the end of the day expose them for what they are. Mark my words, all it takes is a picture, an action, that will spark their demise and force their lies to come down in flames. The post below may contain a disturbing image and text to some. Viewer discretion is advised. Näyttökuva 2015-5-2 kello 23.02.59 Migrant Tales writes: I don’t consider this picture disturbing. See the girl with the pink dress she is even considerate to your indifference. You can’t see her face. Ron Vandenbosch, who posted the story, told me that the original text in Dutch got similar reactions, even death threats. Näyttökuva 2015-5-2 kello 23.47.18 Here she is. One of those gold-diggers. She travelled on a boat to steal our prosperity. She wanted to cause unrest in our society. Because that’s what they do, those refugees, they cause misery and destruction. Look at her. She was probably planning to carry out a terrorist attack. Many people from those countries are Muslim, you know, so the danger is real. But look at...
Exclusive Video: #Heidenau Protests Erupt to Defy Anti-Protest Laws and more

Exclusive Video: #Heidenau Protests Erupt to Defy Anti-Protest Laws and more

Exclusive Video: #Heidenau Protests Erupt to Defy Anti-Protest Laws and more

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  Following a weekend full of violence in Heidenau, Germany where 31 police officers were injured during demonstration; far-right Nationalists took to the streets to march on city hall upset that refugees are allowed to be in Germany seeking asylum. Shortly after a new court order from Dresden, no protests were to be allowed until the end of the weekend, counter demonstrators mainly from the Anti-Fascist movement took to the streets in solidarity with the refugees. Footage by WRC contributor Alex Poucher, FOLLOW HIM ON FACEBOOK, FOLLOW HIM ON...
Awakened Masks

Awakened Masks

Awakened Masks

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These masks are artwork the from an independent artist located in Ohio. He started making these masks for local Cincinnati Activists and it grew from there. Now major Activists and Journalists all across the country wear these masks. They are all hand drawn and sprayed with a sealer so they don’t smear. People wear them to protest or keep them as art work. For $80.00, you pick 3 colors with black as a primary color. All masks get a Anarchy A and a Peace Symbol. Kind of my trademark. A portion of all sales will go to the Activist group Awakened Cincinnatians for their #OpHelpingHands events and WeAreChange. JUNE SPECIAL $65.00 http://wearechange.org/store/ Support WeAreChange by Subscribing HERE http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Check out the new Limited Edition “Investigate Bilderberg” t-shirt that will help us sue them here http://wearechange.org/store/ Follow Us on SnapChat: LukeWeAreChange Like Us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/LukeWeAreChange Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange Stalk Luke on Instagram: http://instagram.com/lukewearechange Rep WeAreChange Merch Proudly: http://wearechange.org/store OH YEAH since we are not corporate or government WHORES help us out http://wearechange.org/donate We take BITCOIN too...

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