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06 May 2012http://www.legitgov.org
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Washington Post Reports 2010 Pentagon-CIA Drone Target Criteria
as 'New' By Lori Price, http://www.legitgov.org/
06 May 2012 An April 2012 article published in The Washington Post reported as 'new' an expansion of Pentagon-CIA killer drone target criteria. In fact, the change in policy was reported in May 2010 in the Los Angeles Times. Although the country discussed in the 2012 article was Yemen and the 2010 Los Angeles Times story referred to Pakistan, the Pentagon-CIA policy of killing broad numbers of unidentified targets is not a 2012 policy but one established in 2008 by George W. Bush and amplified in 2010 by President Barack Obama.9/11 defendants charged in Guantanamo 'court'
06 May 2012 The five men accused of plotting the deadly September 11, 2001, attacks [which were actually carried out by the US government] in the United States were formally charged on Saturday with crimes that include murder and terrorism. Confessed [after being waterboarded 183 times] mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the four other accused opted to plead neither innocent nor guilty, but rather to defer their plea to a later date. The special military tribunal charged Mohammed, 47, and the four others with "conspiracy, attacking civilians, murder and violation of the law of war, destruction, hijacking, terrorism" for their role in the strikes in which Al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] militants flew hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: former military prosecutor denounces trial
--Morris Davis says allowing evidence from torture means the world will never see Guantanamo Bay trials as fair 04 May 2012 The former chief US prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has denounced the military trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the [Bush regime's] 9/11 attacks due to appear in court at Guantanamo on Saturday, as intended primarily to prevent the defendants from presenting evidence of torture. Morris Davis, a former colonel who was chief prosecutor when Mohammed was brought to Guantanamo in 2006, said the military commissions will be badly discredited by the use of testimony obtained from waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation" techniques used on the accused men.ACLU makes request for access to terror statements
--US interrogators have been accused of using torture techniques at Guantanamo Bay on alleged terror suspects, many of whom are still being held without charge. 05 May 2012 The American Civil Liberties Union has requested access to statements made by alleged conspirators of the September 11th attacks. The ACLU has made an official request for documents on five alleged plotters who are being tried by a military court. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators are facing a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay prison. Mohammed, who was captured in Pakistan in 2003, is believed to have made statements about treatment he received at the facility.U.S. special forces commander seeks to expand operations
04 May 2012 A top U.S. commander is seeking authority to expand clandestine operations against militants and insurgencies around the globe, a sign of shifting Pentagon tactics and priorities. Adm. William H. McRaven, a Navy SEAL and commander of the raid that killed 'Osama bin Laden,' has developed plans that would provide far-reaching new powers to make special operations units "the force of choice" against "emerging threats" over the next decade, internal Defense Department documents show. America's secret military forces have grown dramatically over the last decade as the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have increasingly merged missions, including drone strikes and counter-terrorism operations.U.S. to intensify drone strikes in Pakistan
06 May 2012 The United States has decided to intensify drone strikes in tribal areas to mount pressure on Pakistan to restore Nato supply line without tendering apology. Sources told Online that the U.S has absolutely denied demand of apology over Salala check post attack last year added that U.S has informed about its new drone policy to Pakistan. "During recent visit to Pakistan, the US Special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Marc Grasman, had informed the leadership of Pakistan about the new drone policy and the U.S is not considering apologizing over Salala attack", sources said.Suspected U.S. drone attack kills nine in Pakistan
05 May 2012 At least nine people were killed Saturday in an airstrike from a suspected U.S. drone in Pakistan's lawless tribal region along Afghan border, security officials said. The attack was carried out in the Shawal area of North Waziristan. An intelligence official said that the drone fired at least two missiles at a house that was allegedly used by militants. The U.S. has refused to halt drone strikes, saying the pilotless aircraft have helped to kill several top militants.US airstrike kills four civilians in Afghanistan
06 May 2012 At least four Afghan farmers have been killed in a US airstrike in Kapisa Province in northeastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports. According to Afghan officials, the victims were working in the fields when the airstrike hit early Saturday morning. The raid was carried out despite the security pact signed by Kabul and Washington on Tuesday. [Wow, USociopaths lasted a whole *96 hours* before violating a treaty! That's got to be some kind of record!]Heads up! US sociopaths are attacking themselves again so they can blame Anonymous and/or Iran and pass psycho CISPA: Alerts say major cyber attack aimed at gas pipeline industry --Intrusions aimed at control systems, agency of Homeland Security warns
06 May 2012 A major cyber attack is currently under way aimed squarely at computer networks belonging to US natural gas pipeline companies
, according to alerts issued to the industry by the US Department of Homeland Security. At least three confidential "amber" alerts – the second most sensitive next to "red" – were issued by DHS beginning March 29, all warning of a "gas pipeline sector cyber intrusion campaign" against multiple pipeline companies. But the wave of cyber attacks, which apparently began four months ago – and may also affect Canadian natural gas pipeline companies [Yeah, right!] – is continuing. That fact was reaffirmed late Friday in a public, albeit less detailed, "incident response" report from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), an arm of DHS based in Idaho Falls.