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April 9, 2009 Jeff Leys - 773-619-2418
14 ARRESTS AT CREECH AIR FORCE BASE
Indian Springs, NV – Late this afternoon, fourteen peace activists were arrested at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs,
The 14 people walked through the open main gate shortly after 3:00 p.m. Air Force security personnel stopped them after they walked into the base. They were seeking to engage in dialogue and conversation with the Air Force service members controlling the Predators and Reapers used in
14 are currently being booked and processed at the facility.
Those arrested include:
John Dear, S.J. (New Mexico) Kathy Kelly (twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize from Illinois) Dennis DuVall (Arizona) Renee Espeland (Des Moines, Iowa Catholic Worker Community) Judy Homanich (Binghamton, New York) Steve Kelly, S.J. (California) Mariah Klusmire (Albuquerque, New Mexico Catholic Worker community) Louis Vitale, O.F.M. (Oakland, California) Jerry Zawada, O.F.M. (Tuscson, Arizona) Sister Megan Rice, SHCJ (Nevada Desert Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada) Brian Terrell (Strangers & Guests Catholic Worker, Maloy, Iowa) Eve Tetaz (Washington, D.C.) Brad Lyttle (
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
US may extend drone attacks to Balochistan
* American officials say
* Law professor says US should require investigation of all ‘targeted’ killings
Daily Times Monitor
Influential American lawmakers support the administration’s position in this regard, the New York Times has reported. Senator Carl Levin, who heads the Armed Services Committee, acknowledged last week that “the price is very heavy” when missile strikes kill civilians, but added that the strikes were “an extremely effective tool”.
Intensify attacks: The missile strikes have been limited to the Tribal Areas for now, and authorities say they have killed nine of the top 20 Al Qaeda leaders. American officials say the missile strikes have forced some Taliban and Qaeda leaders to flee south toward
Pakistani officials and some former American officials and analysts have been warning that strikes create greater risks of civilian casualties and could destabilise
Legal issues: Some American experts say stalking individuals rather than tanks, for example, raises legal issues. Law professor Richard Murphy and former CIA lawyer John Radsan have argued in a recent article that like
One of the prized attributes of the drones is that they can linger over an area day after day, sending back video that can be used to build a “pattern of life” analysis to help confirm that the right people are being singled out for attack. Experts say the drones also carry laser-guided weapons with small warheads that are precise enough to kill a group of people in a street without damaging nearby buildings. Like the military services, the CIA uses computer software to assess possible collateral damage, and the fusing on the bombs can be adjusted to limit their impact. But in
According to the former officials, generally the head of the CIA’s clandestine service or his deputy give the final approval for a strike. Top national security leaders have approved lists of people who can be attacked while lawyers determine whether each attack can be justified under international law.
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