by Duane Shank June 21
[Excerpted] A series of recent news stories, largely based on anonymous sources, reveals an emerging new U.S. military strategy. After more than 10 years of long, bloody ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Obama administration is turning to what one report called “shadow wars.”
Rather than large numbers of troops on the ground, these wars involve covert intelligence and action, special forces units, cyberwar against computers, and a greatly expanded use of unmanned drones. They are undeclared, still largely secret and unaccountable....
In Pakistan and more recently in Yemen, drone strikes are moving to what are called “signature” attacks, not aimed at specific individuals but at what are considered suspicious behavior “signatures” of al-Qaeda activity based on vehicles, facilities, communications equipment and patterns of behavior. And the president has adopted a new method of counting civilian deaths – all military-age males in the area of a strike are considered militants, unless there is posthumous evidence they were civilians....
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This is fascism.
There is no consensus building about the necessity of war.
War is a profitable enterprise for an empire that rules with a stick and through electronic manipulation, whether it be in the area of finance or whether it be through cyber weapons like Flame.
There is no due process for victims.
There is no justice only arbitrary death and endless greed.
I reject this system; it violates all legal and religious principles of right, good, and justice.