Peace Activists Mobilize to Protest San Diego Drone Manufacturer

April 19, 2010 by Source
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Regional Mobilization Here on May 18-19 Calls for an End to Civilian Casualties in Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Region

Peace activists from across California and even from Nevada are planning to mobilize here in San Diego to protest the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drones May 18-19.

San Diego is home to defense contractor General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, site of the activists demonstration. General Atomics builds the Predator and Reaper drones generally costing U.S. taxpayers $4 million to $12 million each.

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Blackwater’s Secret War in Pakistan

November 23, 2009 by Source
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By Jeremy Scahill / The Nation / November 23, 2009

At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, “snatch and grabs” of high-value targets and other sensitive action inside and outside Pakistan, an investigation by The Nation has found. The Blackwater operatives also assist in gathering intelligence and help run a secret US military drone bombing campaign that runs parallel to the well-documented CIA predator strikes, according to a well-placed source within the US military intelligence apparatus.

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Pakistani troops fire at U.S. choppers on border

September 25, 2008 by Staff

UPDATE II:  New Report Says That U.S. Ground Troops Exchanged Fire With Pakistani Troops – go here. UPDATE: Pakistani President Denies Troops Fired at Choppers – Says Flares Were Shot – go here. NATO and Pentagon say helicopters were in Afghanistan during incident msnbc / September 25, 2008 KABUL, Afghanistan – Pakistani troops fired at […]

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A US-NATO War In Pakistan? – An Anatomy of the Current Crisis

September 24, 2008 by Staff

UPDATE: Pakistan Army says it found U.S. spy drone wreckage but denies shooting plane down – Go here for story. by Alan Nasser / Common Dreams / Sept. 22, 2008 On Saturday evening, the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, one of the city’s two most luxurious hotels, located near the presidential office, the parliament building, […]

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Hours After Adm. Mullin Assures Pakistan We Respect Their Sovereignty – We Send In Missiles

September 17, 2008 by Staff

After vows to respect sovereignty, U.S. strikes again in Pakistan By Saeed Shah • McClatchy Newspapers • September 17, 2008 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A U.S. missile strike today in Pakistan further inflamed relations between the two anti-terrorism allies, hours after the U.S. military chief vowed to “respect Pakistan’s sovereignty.” The strike against suspected militants in […]

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Are We About to Go to War With Pakistan?

September 16, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

We have to ask this question despite the assurances we are being given. There’s been a flurry of diplomatic activity within the last 24 hours. Earlier today, Sept. 16th, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, made a hastily arranged flight to Pakistan for talks.  Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, meanwhile, […]

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Pakistan orders troops to open fire if US raids

September 16, 2008 by Staff

by Stephen Graham / Huffington Post /  September 16, 2008 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan’s military has ordered its forces to open fire if U.S. troops launch another air or ground raid across the Afghan border, an army spokesman said Tuesday. The orders, which come in response to a highly unusual Sept. 3 ground attack by […]

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The Value of One, the Value of None

September 11, 2008 by Staff

An Anatomy of Collateral Damage in the Bush Era By Tom Engelhardt/ / September 11, 2008 In a little noted passage in her bestselling book, The Dark Side, Jane Mayer offers us a vision, just post-9/11, of the value of one. In October 2001, shaken by a nerve-gas false alarm at the White House, […]

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Obama, Iraq and Afghanistan

July 29, 2008 by Staff

by Tom Hayden / Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 by The Nation Barack Obama has restated his phased withdrawal plan for Iraq in response to public questioning, but committed himself to expanding the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Any proposal to transfer American troops from Iraq to Afghanistan and Pakistan is sure to cause […]

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Why Barack Obama Should De-Escalate On Pakistan

January 7, 2008 by Staff

By Tom Hayden, Posted January 7, 2008. As predicted, Barack Obama’s advocacy of unilateral military intervention in Pakistan if there is “actionable intelligence” against al-Qaeda is giving legitimacy to the Bush administration’s gathering plan for an escalation.Obama’s position is a revival of John Kerry’s 2004 argument that the U.S. should have pursued Osama bin […]

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The World Is a Sadder Place Today – Benazir Bhutto Assassinated in Pakistan

December 27, 2007 by Frank Gormlie

I shed a tear this morning upon learning of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan today – half a world away. She was assassinated either by a shooter or by the bomb that the assassin blew himself and 20 others up with, at the end of a campaign rally in Rawalpindi. Her supporters have […]

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Let Me File This….

November 12, 2007 by Staff

What a Motion looks like in Pakistan. A Pakistani lawyer throws a teargas canister back towards police

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U.S. Lawyers Condemn State Of Emergency In Pakistan

November 12, 2007 by Staff

SAN DIEGO LAWYERS CALL FOR ASSEMBLY —-TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13 AT 1:00 PM —-AT THE FEDERAL BUILDING Lawyers’ groups throughout the United States – including San Diego — have condemned the State of Emergency imposed on the people of Pakistan and the attacks on lawyers and the judiciary. A call has gone out for a demonstration […]

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