Media Advisory: Defining Drone Deaths in Yemen

13 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

Media present dubious official claims as fact

The United States has reportedly carried out nine drone attacks in the last few weeks in Yemen, generating headlines about the targeting and killing of suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the impoverished country.

But how can media know for sure who is being killed?

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Who Dies in Yemen Drone Strikes? By Rebecca Hellmich

12 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

FireShot Screen Capture #573 - 'Drone kills suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen - CNN_com' - www_cnn_com_2013_08_08_world_meast_yemen-drone-strikeA headline is sometimes worth a thousand words, and this was definitely the case after a deadly drone strike occurred in Yemen last week.

 “Drone Strike Kills Six Suspected Militants in Yemen,” a Reutersheadline (8/7/13) declared.  “More Suspected Al-Qaeda Militants Killed as Drone Strikes Intensify in Yemen,” aCNN.com headline  (8/8/13) offered. Whatever the language, one message was clear: “Suspected terrorists” or “militants” had been killed.

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US officials cite deadly drone strike in Yemen to defend NSA spying operations By Thomas Gaist

7 August 2013 — WSWS

US drones launched missiles at vehicles carrying four men, alleged to be members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, in Yemen’s Marib province early Tuesday. The attack was the latest development in the global terror alert announced by the Obama administration last Friday. On Monday, the administration indicated that the alleged terror plot was centered in Yemen.

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Statewatch News Online, 26 July 2013 (12/13) UK News

25 July 2013 — http://www.statewatch.org/ – e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.   UK: The IPCC has today published their annual statistics on deaths during or following police contact 
2.   UK: Independent Police Complaints Commission report (IPPC): Metropolitan Police Service handling of complaints alleging race discrimination
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Video: Inside the U.S. Dirty War in Yemen with Jeremy Scahill, Nasser al-Awlaki, Sheikh Fareed

7 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

From drone strikes to the massacre at al-Majalah, secret U.S. military actions inside Yemen are exposed in “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,” the new documentary film by Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley opening today. Scahill’s book by the same name was published in April. We continue our conversation on Yemen with Scahill and two key Yemenis profiled in the film: Nasser al-Awlaki, who lost his son, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and 16-year-old grandson to U.S. drone strikes; and Saleh bin Fareed, the Yemeni sheikh and tribal leader who was one of the first people to arrive at the site of the U.S. attack of al-Majalah that killed 45 civilians in 2009 (inc. transcript).

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ICH 6 June 2013: Meet the ‘Friends of Jihad’

6 June 2013 — Information Clearing House

Meet the ‘Friends of Jihad’

By Pepe Escobar

Western politicos love to shed swamps of crocodile tears about “the Syrian people” and congratulate themselves within the “Friends of Syria” framework for defending them from “tyranny”.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35189.htm

 

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