The NSA Abroad: The UK Base That Makes US Targeted Killing Possible

September 6, 2016
Posted in Blog
September 6, 2016 Editor

Newly revealed documents leaked by Edward Snowden and reported by The Intercept detail the inner workings of the NSA’s largest overseas base

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by Common Dreams

by Lauren McCauley, staff writer

photo above: The National Security Agency’s largest overseas spying base, Menwith Hill. (Photo: Trevor Paglen via The Intercept)

an excerpt:

Another document detailing the GHOSTWOLF project, according to Gallagher, provides the first concrete evidence directly implicating the U.K. in covert, lethal actions in Yemen.

British human rights lawyer Jemima Stratford QC told Gallagher that these documents show that the operations at Menwith Hill could have violated the European Convention on Human Rights, which specifically states that “no one shall be deprived of his life intentionally” except when found guilty in a court of law.

And Leeds-based Parliament member Fabian Hamilton said, “Any nation-state that uses military means to attack any target, whether it is a terrorist, whether it is legitimate or not, has to be accountable to its electorate for what it does.”

“That’s the basis of our Parliament, it’s the basis of our whole democratic system,” Hamilton continued. “How can we say that Menwith can carry out operations of which there is absolutely no accountability to the public? I don’t buy this idea that you say the word ‘security’ and nobody can know anything. We need to know what is being done in our name.”

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Editor

Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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