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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?