No Predator but Surveilance Drones for our Boys. Feeling Safer Yet?

While the US army trains their drone operators by following civilian cars on US highways we are desensitised to the arrival of drones with the announcement that the NZ Army gets their wet dream fulfilled. Maybe not with Predator drones just yet but rest assured they will follow

On Re-education camps, Manuals and Desensitisation of the military.

Million of people died in what were called re-education/correctional labour camps in Stalinist Russia and Mao China. They were brutal places for extra judicial punishment for political prisoners so when the term re-education camps show up in an American army manual I think we should take notice. In the most pleasant of descriptions and euphemisms […]

Obama Signs Homeland Battlefield Bill Into Law

Sweet Jesus!!! President Obama today signed the highly controversial Defense Spending Bill. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with its so-called Homeland Battlefield provisions, allows, according to many legal scholars, the indefinite detention of US citizens by the US military. What is most striking is a lengthy signing statement by Obama, in which he maintains […]

Senate Moves To Allow Military To Intern Americans Without Trial

NDAA detention provision would turn America into a “battlefield” Paul Joseph Watson Prison Saturday, November 26, 2011 The Senate is set to vote on a bill next week that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard […]

U.S. Army To Buy $6 Million Of Riot Equipment

Stokes fears that troops will be used to quell civil insurrection in wake of economic crisis Steve Watson Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2009 The U.S. Army is to invest $6 million in riot equipment, a fact that has furthered fears that troops will be used inside the U.S. in order to quell any civil unrest […]

Babylon’s history swept away in US army sandbags

BABYLON, Iraq (AFP) — Fragments of bricks, engraved with cuneiform characters thousands of years old, lie mixed with the rubble and sandbags left by the US military on the ancient site of Babylon in Iraq. In this place, one of the cradles of civilisation, US troops in 2003-2004 built embankments, dug ditches and spread gravel […]

U.S. troops may be deployed in Arizona, Southwest U.S.

U.S. Defense Department plans to deploy as many 20,000 U.S. troops within the U.S. for homeland security and anti-terrorism efforts could result in a significant number being placed or having some kind of presence in Arizona and the Southwest, according to security experts. There have been threats against the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west […]

Study says 300,000 U.S. troops suffer mental problems

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 300,000 U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, but about half receive no care, an independent study said on Thursday. The study by the RAND Corp. also estimated that another 320,000 troops have sustained a possible traumatic brain injury during deployment. But researchers […]