Thursday, April 26, 2012

Obama Approves Expanded Drone War in Yemen. So This is The "New" Yemen? Why is Tawakkul Karman Quiet? Was She Bought Off??

Increased airstrikes will raise number of civilian casualties, undermine US law, and further destabilize Yemen, say critics

"The CIA and US military may target suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen with drones even when suspects' identities are not known, report the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post citing "unnamed" US government officials. The policy shift gives permission to the CIA and the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) to fire on targets based solely on the targets' intelligence "signatures" -- patterns of behavior detected through intercepts, human sources and aerial surveillance that indicate the presence of "key operative" or a "threatening" act......"

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