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Only 4% of #drone victims in #Pakistan named as #alQaeda members | Naming the Dead

Only 4% of #drone victims in #Pakistan named as #alQaeda members | Naming the Dead | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it

Pakistan drone strike deaths in numbers
Total killed 2,379
Total named as militants 295
Total named as al Qaeda 84
Total named 704
 
When asked for a comment on the Bureau’s investigation, US National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said that strikes were only carried out when there was “near-certainty” that no civilians would be killed.

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DRONE: A POTENTIAL THREAT | From Within

DRONE: A POTENTIAL THREAT | From Within | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
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[...]At this point I would like to address a very specific, which demands as much effort to hide millions in investment and development, I mean the outrageous increase in military robotics items demanded by nations, in principle by the wealthier, and already used in the most varied fields of battle, in scenarios where there is some contention, and even, for the abatement of selected human targets, as was the case of Atiyah Abd al Rahman1, what amounts to extrajudicial What implications involves the enjoyment of this type of arsenal? Who sets the limits of its use? and, por last, issue that requires large doses of imagination, prevention and information What we do when these devices reach terrorist hands? Complex situation to try to briefly, but by no means will I stop trying. 

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An example of the possible consequences that may be already happening. Hezbollah, Lebanese terrorist group of global reach, has made use of remotely controlled vehicles, Iranian sober design, but with the capacity to carry ammunition. As noted P. In. Singer, de la Brookings Institution, cuyo libro Wired for War (2009), is a lavish hand on robotic combat; “I think they were planes in the First World War: at first were unarmed and were limited to a handful of countries. But almost immediately they were equipped with weapons everywhere. Now, remotely operated aircraft require exactly the same way”.

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The Art of Infinite War

The Art of Infinite War | Anti-Exploitation | Scoop.it
Can any of us imagine a time when we aren't stripping down to our socks for travel, or sending security agents into mosques? Welcome to the age of perpetual conflict.
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Consider what this means. The president is anti-torture -- which is to say he thinks the water-boarding of actual confirmed terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was wrong. He thinks it was wrong, no matter the goal -- which is to say the president would not countenance the torture of an actual terrorist to foil a plot against the country he's sworn to protect. But the president would countenance the collateral killing of innocent men, women and children by drone in pursuit of an actual terrorist. What is the morality that holds the body of a captured enemy inviolable, but not the body of those who happen to be in the way?

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