A Pakistani political party chaired by Imran Khan has vowed to continue protests against US drone strikes, despite a warning from the United States that aid could be cut off if they are not brought to a halt. Protests spearheaded by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been blockading a NATO supply route to [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 9, 2013 2:23 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 27, 2013 2:30 pm|
A political party in Pakistan has named the CIA station chief in the country and accused the chief and CIA director John Brennan of murder for their role in a recent drone strike in Hangu, where an Islamic school was targeted.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday November 23, 2013 12:30 pm|
A formal complaint known as a First Information Report has been filed by provincial government officials and local police in the aftermath of a drone strike in Pakistan that hit an Islamic school in the Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The strike killed at least five people.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 21, 2013 8:44 am|
At least six people were killed in the Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan early in the morning on November 21 when a CIA drone attacked a seminary.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 20, 2013 9:50 am|
“What could possibly justify terrorizing a community of 250,000 just for the purpose of killing one person?”
At a congressional briefing hosted by Representative Alan Grayson and organized by CODEPINK, this was one of a number of questions posed as a delegation of individuals from Yemen spoke about the direct impact United States drones have had on their country and lives.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 5, 2013 10:30 am|
No one seems to have a valid explanation as to why the US and NATO are killing people in Afghanistan currently. The only explanation given for anything related to US military action in Afghanistan is the alleged need to keep the killing machine going for fear that Al Qaeda will retake the country and use it as a base, maybe.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:40 pm|
Members of a family in Pakistan, who became victims of the United States drone program in October of last year when their grandmother was killed and children were wounded, traveled to the US to inform Americans of what the US government is doing to Pakistanis and how it directly impacts them.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:36 am|
Human rights organization, Amnesty International, has released a report that presents two case studies on victims of United States drone strikes in Pakistan and also details the practice of signature strikes, which has led to rescuers being killed in follow-up attacks while they are trying to help wounded individuals.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday October 17, 2013 9:22 am|
The Washington Post has published a story relying upon more documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, which provide a glimpse at how the NSA coordinates with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate “targets.” It featured the first concrete evidence to date that Hassan Ghul, a courier for Osama bin Laden who provided intelligence that helped the CIA locate bin Laden, was killed in a drone strike. Yet, some of the main reactions to the story are troubling because it appears there’s resentment that journalists involved in this story decided to engage in an act of journalism.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 25, 2013 3:25 pm|
“The border agent asked what my job is. When I explained I was the Yemen project co-ordinator for London-based legal charity Reprieve he said, ‘Sir, please come with me. We have a Terrorism Act and I have some questions I need to ask you.’” – Yemeni human rights activist Baraa Shiban