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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:29 PM

WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Admitted Drone Strikes Counterproductive

Source: Reader Supported News

WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Admitted Drone Strikes Counterproductive

By TeleSUR
19 December 14

Controversial U.S. drone strikes may be helping rather than hindering the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to a leaked CIA document released by Wikileaks Thursday.

The CIA document appears to be a 2009 internal review of the agency’s "High Value Target" (HVT) assassination program.

The HVT program selected specific insurgent figures for targeted assassination, often by drone strikes.

Despite the report’s secret publication in 2009, drone strikes increased.

Independent estimates suggest U.S. forces have conducted more than 1,000 drone strikes over Afghanistan since invading the country over a decade ago. Human rights groups say hundreds of civilians have been killed or maimed by drones, and that the strikes are widely unpopular on the ground.


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Hissyspit Dec 2014 OP
Ash_F Dec 2014 #1
cstanleytech Dec 2014 #2
nikto Dec 2014 #3
RunInCircles Dec 2014 #5
nikto Dec 2014 #8
DeSwiss Dec 2014 #4
Demeter Dec 2014 #6
LiberalLovinLug Dec 2014 #7

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 09:34 PM

1. Murdering innocent people agitates their kin to action.

WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED!?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 10:09 PM

2. Hardly surprising really as when you screw up and injure or kill innocent civilians

to get to a target it tends to piss off the innocent civilians and or their relatives.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 10:33 PM

3. Neocons' MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

 

Neocon Mission:

Make as many terrorist enemies as you can to continue policy
of endless war for resources and profit.






Who needs Al Qaeda when we have the Neocons?

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Response to nikto (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 08:37 AM

5. This is exactly my take

If the plan is to make war necessary you need to make sure you create and motivate enough enemies.
Then no choice if you want to survive but to continually fight those enemies.
War begets War. Drone terrorism begets terrorism.

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Response to RunInCircles (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:14 AM

8. At this late date, I don't see it as an opinion or "take" anymore---It's TRUE

 

cui bonos all over the place do not lie.

Drones are the perfect device for Endless War--The Neocon Wet Dream.


Neocons are America's worst thugs and murderers.

A tick has a higher sense of morality than Neocon scumbags.



No one in America is worthy of more scorn or anger.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 06:59 AM

4. K&R

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:01 AM

6. And yet, the drone strikes continue

 

Somebody take the Gameboy controls away from the President, please....

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:10 PM

7. Yup, its so obvious its embarrasing

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