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PBC News & Comment Wednesday, May 23

FBI competes with NSA with new Domestic Communications Assistance Center to crack Skype and install a "backdoor" in all systems; White House now manages all drones    more on drones:  ACLU objects to US law enforcement using drones with weapons

even more on drones:  US agrees to sell a fleet to Iraq

--Gareth Porter does more great reporting on the March 11 massacre of civilians in Afghanistan, challenging the claim that Sgt. Bales was the lone deranged gunman

--Vatican deals with another sex scandal, as US bishops play victims in "war on religion" that they have provoked

--Canadian gangs are running guns from the US across the border--is it time to seal it?