Today, David Cloud portrays the vignette of the cold, detached remote killing in the Afghanistan countryside. Tomorrow it will be open ground in the vicinity of Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana or Key West. Hammers like this, once set in motion and cravenly unrestrained by the men in American political leadership and White House, always find more nails. Stay tuned, drone life and remote enforcement is coming to a city and town near you.
|By: bmaz Saturday December 25, 2010 6:57 pm|
Through what can only be described as a Christmas miracle, our very own Mary has “discovered” the new version of the OLC Christmas carol, as updated by the Obama/Bush OLC.
|By: emptywheel Sunday June 27, 2010 9:36 am|
Jake Tapper’s interview with Leon Panetta has made a lot of news already and he deserves credit for getting the CIA Director on film in the first place. But one question he asked did more harm than good. Tapper asked Panetta to assure us that the US use of drones was legal. But he limited [...]
|By: bmaz Tuesday June 15, 2010 5:37 pm|
The FAA has been asked to issue flying rights for drones to carry out military and civilian law-enforcement functions in the US. How long before they hit one of our precious wedding celebrations right here in the homeland of the good old “real America”?
|By: emptywheel Thursday April 29, 2010 5:27 pm|
If you haven’t already read these two posts at Danger Room, you should do so. It reports and elaborates on the discussion at a Congressional hearing yesterday about whether or not our use of drones is legal. As you recall, State Department Legal Advisor Harold Koh recently justified the use of the drones because they [...]