Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures

ShareThis Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures 07 Nov 2013 A new Senate bill authorizing the next year’s worth of intelligence operations would force the public disclosure of civilian deaths in drone strikes and add protections for spy-sector whistleblowers that are being hailed by advocates. The bill, which was approved in the Senate intelligence […]

Drone strikes: activists seek to lift lid on open secret of targeted killings

ShareThis Drone strikes: activists seek to lift lid on open secret of targeted killings 19 Jun 2012 The CIA’s covert targeted killing programme will come under fresh scrutiny on Wednesday, the deadline for Barack Obama’s administration to respond to a lawsuit over the agency’s refusal to confirm or deny its existence. The federal lawsuit is […]

Drone strikes threaten 50 years of international law, says UN rapporteur

ShareThis Drone strikes threaten 50 years of international law, says UN rapporteur –US policy of using drone strikes to carry out targeted killings ‘may encourage other states to flout international law’ 21 Jun 2012 The US policy of using aerial drones to carry out targeted killings presents a major challenge to the system of international […]

Poll: Global Disapproval Of Drone Strikes Except For U.S. Citizens

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Twenty-six members of Congress call on Obama to justify drone strikes

(RAW STORY)   Twenty-six members of Congress have called on President Barack Obama to provide a legal justification for so-called “signature” drone strikes against suspected terrorists. The Washington Post reported in April that the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command have been authorized to strike targets based solely on patterns of suspicious behavior that are detected through […]

6.1 earthquake strikes northeastern Japan

ShareThis HAARP is a busy little bee! 6.1 earthquake strikes northeastern Japan 24 May 2012 An earthquake with a 6.1 magnitude rating on the Richter scale occurred in northeastern Japan late Wednesday. Local news is saying that Aomori Prefecture felt most of the trembler effects. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the 6.1 quake originated […]

U.S.-Afghan pact ‘does not rule out drone strikes’

ShareThis U.S.-Afghan pact ‘does not rule out drone strikes’ 02 May 2012 The pact between the United States and Afghanistan could leave the door open for continued drone strikes against insurgent targets [AND civilians, US citizens] in Pakistan after 2014, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker indicated Wednesday. “There is nothing in this agreement that precludes the […]

Pakistan Gives U.S. a List of Demands, Including an End to C.I.A. Drone Strikes

ShareThis Pakistan Gives U.S. a List of Demands, Including an End to C.I.A. Drone Strikes 13 Apr 2012 In Islamabad, the government and opposition joined on Thursday to present the United States with a list of stringent demands, including an immediate end to C.I.A. drone strikes, that were cast in uncompromising words but could pave […]

Powerful Quake Strikes Chile

The Intel Hub | A powerful earthquake struck the central region of Chile on early Sunday evening, a brief tsunami alert was issued as well. We will bring you updates as we get them.              

Earthquake strikes Japan on eve of anniversary

Earthquake strikes Japan on eve of anniversary 10 Mar 2012 A moderate quake with a magnitude of 5.4 has struck northeastern Japan near the zone devastated last year by the massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the quake Saturday. The U.S. Geological […]