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Sat Dec 24, 2016, 08:57 PM

 

Reading Fake News, Pakistani Minister Directs Nuclear Threat at Israel

Source: msn.com

A fake news article led to gunfire at a Washington pizzeria three weeks ago. Now it seems that another fake news story has prompted the defense minister of Pakistan to threaten to go nuclear.

The defense minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, wrote a saber-rattling Twitter post directed at Israel on Friday after a false report — which the minister apparently believed — that Israel had threatened Pakistan with nuclear weapons. Both countries have nuclear arsenals.

“Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh,” the minister wrote on his official Twitter account, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. “Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too.”

Mr. Asif appeared to be reacting to a fake news article published on awdnews.com.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/reading-fake-news-pakistani-minister-directs-nuclear-threat-at-israel/ar-BBxxuqc?li=BBnb7Kz



We have idiots in control of nuclear arsenals

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NobodyHere Dec 2016 OP
Eugene Dec 2016 #1
Post removed Dec 2016 #2
rickford66 Dec 2016 #3
Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #4
Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #5
Quackers Dec 2016 #6
elleng Dec 2016 #7
Solly Mack Dec 2016 #8
ck4829 Dec 2016 #9
pbmus Dec 2016 #12
NobodyHere Dec 2016 #11
lastlib Dec 2016 #14
nycbos Dec 2016 #10
longship Dec 2016 #13
paleotn Dec 2016 #16
longship Dec 2016 #17
RKP5637 Dec 2016 #15
lancelyons Dec 2016 #18

Response to NobodyHere (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 09:13 PM

1. How long until President Trump tweets a nuclear threat based on similar fake news?

With the reality-challenged Michael Flynn as a key adviser, it will happen.

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Sat Dec 24, 2016, 09:27 PM

3. 18 posts ??

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 09:32 PM

4. And no star. Wow. nt

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Response to Post removed (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 09:33 PM

5. Google may be your friend, but it's a lousy translator

Next time, try trolling in your native language.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 09:38 PM

6. Lol

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Response to Post removed (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 09:47 PM

7. traduce?

speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation.

about trump, and you're complaining? Really?

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Response to Post removed (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 09:48 PM

8. Fuck Trump. Fuck people who defend Trump.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:00 PM

9. Oh my God, this guy is adorable. Can we keep him?

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Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:50 PM

12. Back to the Stone Age with the new nazis pick for presidente...

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Response to Eugene (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:27 PM

11. I used to think that even Trump would never do something this dumb

 

But after reading this article I'm thinking it's a matter of "when" and not "if".

I also wonder how many lesser policy decisions will be made based on fake news.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:34 PM

14. Or just launches one....?

New nuclear policy: Launch On Tweet..............

What could possibly go wrong? .

Nice knowing you folks here on DU!

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Response to NobodyHere (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:04 PM

10. The whole point of the doomsday machine is lost..

... if you keep it a secret.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:54 PM

13. This entry needs video.



The incomparable Peter Sellars. And one of the greatest films ever. EVER!

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Response to longship (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:26 AM

16. one of the best ever!

fantastic cast....Sellers, Scott, Pickens and a very young James Earl Jones.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:55 AM

17. Yup! JEJ is the bombadere. nt

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Response to NobodyHere (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:35 PM

15. I afraid it well might happen. Trump is a loose cannon. And he's lining up his command with loose

cannons. They will ratchet up each other until they escalate into warfare over a fake news story, possibly.

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Response to NobodyHere (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:56 PM

18. We have to get away from this fake misleading media sources.

 

We have to get away from this fake misleading media sources.

The true media that maneuver daily using the Journalist creed as a guide, must understand that these fake new outlets or even false misleading news stories, is what gives the media their bad image.

I believe in the media and their attempt to shed light on stories for people but they need to call out fake stories and chase this stuff down in an attempt to get rid of it.

Fake news outlets are killing the media profession and they need to do something about it.

We should all rise up and call out false information and highlight sources that are lying.

Unfortunately the Fairness Doctrine was rescinded years ago and now we have outlets that can make things up with no repercussion.

The only option we have now to get rid of this nasty harmful source of false information is to have the media and citizens rise up and push back.

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