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mohandasgandhi:

eastafrodite:

thepeoplesrecord:

US drone attack in southwestern Somalia kills 35June 17, 2012
Local witnesses said the Saturday attacks near Gedo’s Garbaherey town targeted two al-Shabab bases. Officials say nine al-Shabab seniors were killed, while dozens of innocent people were also wounded in the airstrikes. The US military uses remote-controlled drones in Somalia for reconnaissance operations and targeted killings. Washington has been carrying out assassination attacks using the unmanned aircraft in other countries including Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, and Yemen. The United States claims the CIA-run strikes are aimed at militants. But witness reports and figures offered by local authorities indicate the attacks have led to massive civilian deaths in these countries. The UN has condemned the US assassination drone strikes, saying they pose a challenge to international law. 
Source

Just another day under the Obama administration.
OKAY, that’s about enough now.

mohandasgandhi:

eastafrodite:

thepeoplesrecord:

US drone attack in southwestern Somalia kills 35
June 17, 2012

Local witnesses said the Saturday attacks near Gedo’s Garbaherey town targeted two al-Shabab bases. 

Officials say nine al-Shabab seniors were killed, while dozens of innocent people were also wounded in the airstrikes. 

The US military uses remote-controlled drones in Somalia for reconnaissance operations and targeted killings. 

Washington has been carrying out assassination attacks using the unmanned aircraft in other countries including Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, and Yemen. 

The United States claims the CIA-run strikes are aimed at militants. But witness reports and figures offered by local authorities indicate the attacks have led to massive civilian deaths in these countries. 

The UN has condemned the US assassination drone strikes, saying they pose a challenge to international law. 

Source

Just another day under the Obama administration.

OKAY, that’s about enough now.

(Source: thepeoplesrecord)

#news   #somalia   #drone   #war   #usa   #human rights  
crookedindifference:

jakke:

 crookedindifference replied to your post: toasterhaus replied to your photo: Just in case we…
I COMPLETELY agree about the whole invading and annexing Vancouver (and Whistler)
Oh all right well thanks but no thanks? We’re all good as is, but we appreciate the offer and we’ll keep you in mind for future invasion needs.
Above is the actual map of Vancouver’s actual defenses against invasion last time it was an issue. Where I live is just at the edge of one of the former military camps. I’m thinking we’d need a different strategy for invasion from the south, though.

Vancouver.

there are old bunkers and artillery cabinets at ubc, it’s cool

crookedindifference:

jakke:

 crookedindifference replied to your posttoasterhaus replied to your photo: Just in case we…

I COMPLETELY agree about the whole invading and annexing Vancouver (and Whistler)

Oh all right well thanks but no thanks? We’re all good as is, but we appreciate the offer and we’ll keep you in mind for future invasion needs.

Above is the actual map of Vancouver’s actual defenses against invasion last time it was an issue. Where I live is just at the edge of one of the former military camps. I’m thinking we’d need a different strategy for invasion from the south, though.

Vancouver.

there are old bunkers and artillery cabinets at ubc, it’s cool

(via crookedindifference)

#vancouver   #history   #war   #world war two   #WWII   #defense   #queue  
canisfamiliaris:

Suicide Has Killed More Troops than the War in Afghanistan This Year
154 active duty troops have committed suicide in the first 155 days of the new year—a rate alarmingly close to one per day. The number dead from suicides eclipses the U.S. forces killed in Afghanistan by about 50 percent.
[Image: AP]

canisfamiliaris:

Suicide Has Killed More Troops than the War in Afghanistan This Year

154 active duty troops have committed suicide in the first 155 days of the new year—a rate alarmingly close to one per day. The number dead from suicides eclipses the U.S. forces killed in Afghanistan by about 50 percent.

[Image: AP]

#usa   #afghanistan   #iraq   #war   #soldier   #suicide   #queue  
We have a real emergency on our hands. We are providing medical care and treating and distributing 90,000 liters of water a day at a temporary gathering point. But the ponds here will be empty at the end of this week—after that the situation becomes critical.
MSF’s emergency coordinator Patrick Swartenbroekx speaking about the sudden influx of tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan seeking safety from the conflict in Sudan. (via doctorswithoutborders)
#msf   #refugee   #sudan   #south sudan   #conflict   #war   #doctors without borders  
breakingnews:

68th D-Day anniversary
Photo: US World War II veteran Clarence ‘Mac’ Evans, 87, from West Virginia, who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, walks among the graves at the Colleville American military cemetery in western France on June 6, 2012, before the start of a ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of D-Day. Evans was searching for the tombs of 17 of his fellows who died that day. (Photo: Remy de la Mauviniere / AP, via msnbc.com)

breakingnews:

68th D-Day anniversary

Photo: US World War II veteran Clarence ‘Mac’ Evans, 87, from West Virginia, who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, walks among the graves at the Colleville American military cemetery in western France on June 6, 2012, before the start of a ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of D-Day. Evans was searching for the tombs of 17 of his fellows who died that day. (Photo: Remy de la Mauviniere / AP, via msnbc.com)

#d-day   #history   #WWII   #world war two   #war   #veteran   #anniversary  
fotojournalismus:

Rwandan refugees in Goma, Zaire, June 28, 1997.
[Credit : Alexandra Boulat]

fotojournalismus:

Rwandan refugees in Goma, Zaire, June 28, 1997.

[Credit : Alexandra Boulat]

#Alexandra Boulat   #photojournalism   #rwanda   #zaire   #DRC   #history   #refugee   #africa   #queue   #war   #civil war  
thefluffingtonpost:

Happy Memorial Day, From The FluffPo
Thank you to all our military service members (and their pets!) for everything you do.
Via Beverly & Pack.

thefluffingtonpost:

Happy Memorial Day, From The FluffPo

Thank you to all our military service members (and their pets!) for everything you do.

Via Beverly & Pack.

#memorial day   #usa   #veterans   #memorial   #pets   #animals   #soldiers   #war  
Americans celebrated a shameful anniversary last week: forty years since Richard Nixon declared “war” on drugs. To borrow from a former student, we should quit fighting wars on abstract nouns (drugs, terror, obesity).
#quote   #queue   #war   #war on drugs   #drugs  

thepoliticalnotebook:

Today, Bosnia marks the twenty year anniversary of the outbreak of war. Honoring the memory of those killed in the siege of Sarajevo, 11,541 red chairs have been lined up in 825 rows down the capital’s streets like a river of blood: one for each of the victims from April 6, 1992 until 1995. 

[MSNBC]

Photos: Amel Emric / AP

(via fotojournalismus)

#bosnia   #civil war   #religion   #war   #history   #sarajevo  

oldowan:

The raging combatants form a blur on all sides. the scale of the violence is almost incomprehensible, the battle stretching beyond my field of view. Tens of thousands sweep ahead with a suicidal single-mindedness. Utterly devoted to duty, the fighters never retreat from a confrontation—even in the face of certain death. The engagements are brief and brutal. Suddenly, three foot soldiers grab an enemy and hold it in place until one of the bigger warriors advances and cleaves the captive’s body, leaving it smashed and oozing.

(Source: theolduvaigorge)

#animals   #ants   #insect   #battle   #war   #warfare  
fotojournalismus:

Palestinian fire fighters try to extinguish a blaze at a burning factory after an Israeli missile strike in the east of Gaza Strip on March 14, 2012. 
[Credit : Ali Ali / EPA]

fotojournalismus:

Palestinian fire fighters try to extinguish a blaze at a burning factory after an Israeli missile strike in the east of Gaza Strip on March 14, 2012. 

[Credit : Ali Ali / EPA]
#israel   #gaza   #war   #politics  
cornersoftheworld:

otherworldpics:

findout:

From the series “The Innocent: Casualities of the Civil War in Norther Uganda” Heather McClintock, photographer

cornersoftheworld:

otherworldpics:

findout:

From the series “The Innocent: Casualities of the Civil War in Norther Uganda” Heather McClintock, photographer

#war   #uganada   #africa   #warfare  
mohandasgandhi:

kateoplis:

thedailywhat:

Afghan War News of the Day: A US soldier reportedly carried out a brutal slaying of at least 16 Afghan civilians early this morning in two small villages near his base in the country’s southern Kandahar Province.
“It appears he walked off post and later returned and turned himself in,” military spokesman Lt. Cmdr. James Williams said of the unidentified staff sergeant who is currently in custody.
According to eyewitnesses, the soldier walked into at least three homes in the villages of Balandi and Alkozai and fired at their occupants. Nine children and three women were among the dead, per the latest report.
The deputy commander of Afghanistan’s international troop coalition, Lt. Gen. Adrian J. Bradshaw, stressed that this was “in no way part of authorized military activity.” US officials further denied earlier reports that the shooting was perpetrated by more than one assailant.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai released a statement demanding an explanation for the attack, which he referred to as “an intentional killing of innocent civilians [that] cannot be forgiven.”
The Taliban issued a similar statement, admonishing “the so called American peace keepers” for “once again quench[ing] their thirst with the blood of innocent Afghan civilians.”
This latest setback for US efforts in the region comes just as fury over last month’s Koran burning at Bagram Air Base and January’s corpse urination footage had begun to abate.
The US Embassy in Kabul attempted to diffuse the tension by releasing a statement expressing “deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” but experts say today’s incident may be the “fatal hammer blow on the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan.”
President Obama’s drawdown plan has US soldiers transferring full security control to their Afghan counterparts by the end of 2014.
[photo: afp/getty via msnbc.]

Get OUT.

That’s it. We’re done. Get us out of there. Pull us out immediately - I don’t care about withdrawal complications. It’s over.

mohandasgandhi:

kateoplis:

thedailywhat:

Afghan War News of the Day: A US soldier reportedly carried out a brutal slaying of at least 16 Afghan civilians early this morning in two small villages near his base in the country’s southern Kandahar Province.

“It appears he walked off post and later returned and turned himself in,” military spokesman Lt. Cmdr. James Williams said of the unidentified staff sergeant who is currently in custody.

According to eyewitnesses, the soldier walked into at least three homes in the villages of Balandi and Alkozai and fired at their occupants. Nine children and three women were among the dead, per the latest report.

The deputy commander of Afghanistan’s international troop coalition, Lt. Gen. Adrian J. Bradshaw, stressed that this was “in no way part of authorized military activity.” US officials further denied earlier reports that the shooting was perpetrated by more than one assailant.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai released a statement demanding an explanation for the attack, which he referred to as “an intentional killing of innocent civilians [that] cannot be forgiven.”

The Taliban issued a similar statement, admonishing “the so called American peace keepers” for “once again quench[ing] their thirst with the blood of innocent Afghan civilians.”

This latest setback for US efforts in the region comes just as fury over last month’s Koran burning at Bagram Air Base and January’s corpse urination footage had begun to abate.

The US Embassy in Kabul attempted to diffuse the tension by releasing a statement expressing “deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” but experts say today’s incident may be the “fatal hammer blow on the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan.”

President Obama’s drawdown plan has US soldiers transferring full security control to their Afghan counterparts by the end of 2014.

[photo: afp/getty via msnbc.]

Get OUT.

That’s it. We’re done. Get us out of there. Pull us out immediately - I don’t care about withdrawal complications. It’s over.

(Source: thedailywhat)

#afghanistan   #war   #solider   #usa   #killer   #taliban   #america   #disgusting   #crime   #criminal