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After an errant drone strike in Yemen, a trail of secret meetings and U.S. cash

After an errant drone strike in Yemen, a trail of secret meetings and U.S. cash | Upsetment | Scoop.it

 dAfter a 2012 drone strike on a village in Yemen, a Yemeni civil servant held an unusual meeting with two of President Barack Obama's national security aides, asking for compensation. Did that meeting lead to "condolence payments" in the form of a bag of cash?

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Why does the CIA so often operate like the Mob? Under the table compensation? "Well, yeah, we whacked the wrong guy, so's we're sending a little somethin' for the funeral." Maybe we should do it publicly, so the voters can see just how destructive the Military-Industrial-Espionage complex is.

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US drone attacks in Yemen protect no one but Al Qaeda | The National

US drone attacks in Yemen protect no one but Al Qaeda | The National | Upsetment | Scoop.it
With their apparently indiscriminate attacks, Americans have become the PR firm for a terrorist group, writes Farea Al Muslimi.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Our Military-Espionage-Industrial complex is the greatest enemy to peace in the world. Bush never understood the limits of power, and I fear that Mr. Obama is falling for the same kind of bad advice. My advice would be stop killing people and start looking for ways to encourage peace.

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The Fall of Amran and the Future of the Islah Party in Yemen | Middle East Institute

The Fall of Amran and the Future of the Islah Party in Yemen | Middle East Institute | Upsetment | Scoop.it

The Middle East Institute.

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As the pots boil in Syria and Iraq, new pots start simmering. Yemen is moving towards change, perhaps with Saudi backing.

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