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Ron Paul: 'Why Are We Droning Yemen?'

With news this week that US drones have killed 55 more people in Yemen, Ron Paul is concerned that US drone policy is only making the US position on the Arabian peninsula worse, is only making us more hated, and is only boosting al-Qaeda recruitment in the area.

In his latest video for the Ron Paul Channel, Dr. Paul points out that lately the US constantly lectures Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, on Ukraine, saying that violating the sovereignty of another country is not the way people and countries should act in the 21st century. It sounds good, says Dr. Paul, but what about the US doing the same thing in Yemen? What about the continuation of drone warfare?
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Obama Promises 'Prudent Limits' on Drone Killings, Delivers Death by Unreliable Metadata

No wonder President Barack Obama has cloaked in secrecy his administration’s justifications for ordering “targeted killings,” including through the use of drones. Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald report in First Look’s "The Intercept" today that kill orders in the drones program are based on National Security Agency electronic surveillance analysis that is inherently misleading, easily foiled by targeted individuals, and necessarily causes the death and injury of unidentified, non-targeted people.

This shoddy kill order process is far from what people would reasonably think Obama was promising when he said in his January 28 State of the Union speech that, “I’ve imposed prudent limits on the use of drones.” In contrast to that promise, Scahill and Greenwald report a former drone operator’s conclusion that, “the drone program amounts to little more than death by unreliable metadata.”
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Bravo Malala!

It was supposed to be an approval ratings-boosting photo-op with the youngest ever nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize, but as any parent knows kids can be hard to control. They have a tendency to blurt out inconvenient truths at the most inconvenient of moments.

So it was when 16 year old Malala Yousafzai, who had been shot by extremists in Pakistan over her vocal support for girls' education, was at the White House on Friday to meet the president and first lady along with their daughter of simillar age.
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