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Begun, the Drone Wars have.....
« on: October 17, 2015, 10:23:26 PM »



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A Massive National Security Leak Just Blew the Lid Off Obama's Drone War

The Intercept just published a huge expose of the Pentagon's drone program.

—By AJ Vicens and Max J. Rosenthal
| Thu Oct. 15, 2015 4:25 PM EDT


On Thursday, the Intercept published a major package of stories that reveals the inner workings of the US military's drone program, including how and why people are targeted for assassination on the amorphous battlefields of Yemen, Somalia, and other countries. "The Drone Papers," according to the Intercept, is based on a trove of a classified documents leaked by a whistleblower who grew concerned by the government's methods of targeting individuals for lethal action.

"This outrageous explosion of watchlisting—of monitoring people and racking and stacking them on lists, assigning them numbers, assigning them 'baseball cards,' assigning them death sentences without notice, on a worldwide battlefield—it was, from the very first instance, wrong," the source said.

The package is a deep look into how the US military has conducted its counterterrorism operations around the world, and it comes on the same day that President Barack Obama cited the counterterrorism mission against Al Qaeda as one of the two reasons to keep nearly 10,000 soldiers in Afghanistan for at least another year.
 

Big Campfire going on for days.   If this was being drunkblogged, you'd be floored in less than 20 comments, easy.

BoooooooooSH         - DRINK!
Endless War!!!          - DRINK!
MIC!!!                      - DRINK!
TPTB!!11!!                - DRINK!
Kennedy Conspiracy! - DRINK!

This thread goes from O-Blame-O to Bush to Truman to the CIA to Korea to Vietnam to Carter to Johnson to War on Poverty!!!11!!! to Who lost China to Smedley Butler...... and back again.

Way too much to haul over, but notable appearances by self-avowed soopergeniuses hifiguy and Octafish.

The Primitives have lost faith  :bawl:  in Dear Leader and are mightily trying to deflect away from bErNie2016!!111!!!  who likes dem drones, evidently.

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127. Isn't it freakin' great to have a Nobel Peace Prize winner in the White House?

Yay!

You mumbling retards thought he was the second coming.   :bird: and die.

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Re: Begun, the Drone Wars have.....
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 06:12:31 AM »
Aside from the DU freaks and Alex Jones audience, this issue apparently doesn't have all that much voter interest.  I can't remember Hitlery even having to cackle her way past a question on it, and State under her was in it up to their myopic little eyeballs.
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Re: Begun, the Drone Wars have.....
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 07:10:14 AM »
When I first saw the thread title I thought this was going to be about the DU-folks' latest food fight, :bolt: .

BHO loves drones because it feels like he's "fighting" criminals - Libs, Progs, and Ds still think of terrorism as a crime problem to which GWB vastly over-reacted - and it lets BHO seem like he's doing something significant when he's doing very little, in a haphazard way.
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Re: Begun, the Drone Wars have.....
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 07:24:46 AM »
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Response to merrily (Reply #34)Thu Oct 15, 2015, 08:15 PM
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37. It seems to be generally accepted consensus that JFK

had every intention of removing all US military personnel from Vietnam after the '64 election.
He made the comment to numerous people, including his close aide/friend Ken O'Donnell, who have recounted it to reputable historians, Arthur Schlesinger among them.

Which was one more reason certain elements of the Permanent Government wanted him gone ASAP, which reasons included his mutual efforts with Nikita Khrushchev to reduce US-USSR tensions (and Khrushchev'e hard line enemies in the Kremlin ousted him less than a year after Kennedy's assassination) and careful, indirect openings to Castro.

Sorta like how Barry made the comment repeatedly to millions of people that he was going to get all the troops out of Afghanistan.

Bad Back Jack was as big a flip-flopper as Barry or any other democrat, only he flipped and had the bad luck of getting shot before he had the chance to flop.
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Re: Begun, the Drone Wars have.....
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 01:19:18 PM »
hifiguy (28,450 posts)
37. It seems to be generally accepted consensus that JFK

had every intention of removing all US military personnel from Vietnam after the '64 election. He made the comment to numerous people, including his close aide/friend Ken O'Donnell, who have recounted it to reputable historians, Arthur Schlesinger among them.

Which was one more reason certain elements of the Permanent Government wanted him gone ASAP,

Read: Lyndon Baines Johnson.
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