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PBC News & Comment: Ugly “Secrets” of Obama’s War in Yemen

Blowback in Yemen: expert Gregory Johnsen of Princeton, tells how US attacks backfire, and opposes John Brennan as CIA boss…  –In 2 excerpts from our in-depth interview, Johnsen describes how US military operations in Yemen are producing a backlash that makes al Qaeda stronger, even as the Obama administration tells us we are droning them into submission.  He also says we need fresh leadership–not John Brennan–at CIA and we should end its  paramilitary role.

–a US carrier group is poised off the coast of Syria, as Obama and Clinton threaten to attack if Assad uses chemical weapons

–official leaks in the Washington Post reveal that we are making plans to deploy the troops of other countries in Mali in the new year

–Medea Benjamin of Code Pink just left Gaza, and reports that Israel’s recent 8-day assault left survivors who want to fight back, kinda like in Yemen

–Dr. Phil Butler, former POW in Viet Nam, made some important comments in this op-ed about our present war policies and footprint

–Egypt continues to deteriorate as Morsi cracks down on protesters. Tomorrow, an interview with Prof. Noha Radwan, who no longer supports Morsi

–Apple announces it will build computers in the US, starting next year

–Oakland cops reach a deal to avoid federal receivership of an outlaw police department