Glenn Greenwald: U.S. drones deeply unpopular around the world -- Last night I wrote about how Obama’s drone attacks and other forms of militarism in the Muslim world are making another Terror attack on U.S. soil more likely, while my Salon colleague Jefferson Morley documented the mass political instability those policies are spawning. A newly released international polling survey from the Pew Research Center sharply underscores both points....More

If the feds, the military industrial complex and police agencies all over the country have their way, drones will be flying and performing various "duties" up in the wild blue yonder. That is until they crash, as one did the other day in Maryland. Drones over America is a disaster waiting to happen. In 2015, when the FAA signs off on the plan to employ aircraft now used to summarily execute al-Qaeda wanna-bes and school children, we can expect sooner or later one of these things colliding with an airliner. Since the United States does not publicly acknowledge its drone program, there is no way to know how many of these expensive predator devices have crashed, although we periodically hear about them going down in Pakistan's tribal region. VIDEO: http://youtu.be/hVIajaE1hW8

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Why Chelsea Manning Is Going Free


In his eight years in office President Obama has waged a devastating war on whistleblowers, prosecuting more people under the Espionage Act than every single president - combined.

But that war on whistleblowers took a possible step towards armistice today when the President commuted the prison sentence of former US Army private Chelsea Manning.