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CommonDreams – Pressure Builds Over Germany’s Drones Role As Merkel Visits Obama – 1 May 2014

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Pressure Builds Over Germany’s Drones Role As Merkel Visits Obama

LONDON – May 1 – Recent revelations over German complicity in US drone strikes will tomorrow cast a shadow over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s talks with President Barack Obama in Washington.
Investigative journalists in Germany recently revealed Ramstein, a US base in the country, to be a major data centre for the secretive strikes, which have killed thousands of civilians in countries such as Yemen and Pakistan. Legal charity Reprieve this week revealed that a strike in Yemen over the Easter weekend killed four builders on their way to work, leaving at least 20 children fatherless. Continue reading