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    Trump cancels requirement that U.S. report civilian deaths from drone strikes

    President Trump on Wednesday revoked a requirement that U.S. intelligence officials publicly report the number of people killed in drone strikes and other attacks on terrorist targets outside of war zones.




    Trump ended the requirement with an executive order on Wednesday. A law Congress passed last year requires the Defense Department to provide Congress with a report of civilian casualties, though parts of it may be classified.





    https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-...306-story.html

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    Quite right if they are in the target area the deserve to be dead, so called civilians or not

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    What everything the poor POTUS has to think on?

    Wondering whether somebody will help him and advise what to cancel, withdraw, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by britanicus View Post
    Quite right if they are in the target area the deserve to be dead, so called civilians or not
    Inconsequential collateral damage and a waste of counting resources in the quest for oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Inconsequential collateral damage and a waste of counting resources in the quest for oil.
    Ahem...methinks it was Obama who earned the moniker of the Drone Ranger but re quest for oil? Plenty of it in the States now that modern fracking technology can bring it online cost effectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Plenty of it in the States
    Best let the US gov know Booners. They might stop liberating and bringing democracy to nations that coincidentally have large oil reserves. Waste of US treasure and really not needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britanicus View Post
    Quite right if they are in the target area the deserve to be dead, so called civilians or not
    Where do they announce the target areas? On the internet? Link?
    Watch your steps Xanax..

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    Civilians deserve to die because they're in the way?

    I think he gets confused sometimes: he's not sure if he hates Islamic terrorists or wants to be just like them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Ahem...methinks it was Obama who earned the moniker of the Drone Ranger but re quest for oil? Plenty of it in the States now that modern fracking technology can bring it online cost effectively.



    During President Obama’s two terms in office, he approved 542 such targeted strikes in 2,920 days—one every 5.4 days.

    From his inauguration through today, President Trump had approved at least 36 drone strikes or raids in 45 days—one every 1.25 days.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/op...074243420.html


    That’s an increase of 432 percent.


    Trump now now reigns as the Drone Ranger and is trying to hide the fact he is killing more civilians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    During President Obama’s two terms in office, he approved 542 such targeted strikes in 2,920 days—one every 5.4 days.

    From his inauguration through today, President Trump had approved at least 36 drone strikes or raids in 45 days—one every 1.25 days.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/op...074243420.html


    That’s an increase of 432 percent.


    Trump now now reigns as the Drone Ranger and is trying to hide the fact he is killing more civilians.
    Probably because he plans on bombing Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, etc.

    IT'S AN EMERGENCY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    During President Obama’s two terms in office, he approved 542 such targeted strikes in 2,920 days—one every 5.4 days.

    From his inauguration through today, President Trump had approved at least 36 drone strikes or raids in 45 days—one every 1.25 days.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/03/scared-trump-drone-reforms-170319074243420.html

    You're comparing 8 years of Bobo's presidency with the first two months of Trump's.

    You reek of desperation, Kit. You too, Hairy.

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    ^ No, comparing per day because Trump hasn’t been in office as long.

    Proportions.

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    You're from the South, aren't you?

    Strikes in the days and weeks following inauguration had been in the works for many months. That article was written in March 2017. Get a grip.

    What's Trump done since then? You need to follow your own advice about posting bullshit.

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    ^^From November last year.

    Trump Ramped Up Drone Strikes in America’s Shadow Wars

    In his first two years in office, Donald Trump launched 238 drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia—way beyond what the ‘Drone President’ Barack Obama did.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-...as-shadow-wars

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    And did Trump's drone strikes target Bobo's list of weddings, flea markets, and bake sales, or were they, for a pleasant change, legitimate combatant targets?

    Obobo is and will always be the Drone Ranger, slaughtering more little brown fukkers than Planned Parenthood.

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    Desperation is resorting to personal attacks, changing the subject, and “Donald Trump is still President” instead of proving me wrong.

    By the way, we won’t know now when Trump kills innocent brown people because he is not letting the data be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    people killed in drone strikes and other attacks on terrorist targets outside of war zones.
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    civilian casualties,
    There is an argument to fight fire with fire. The paradox of this particular "fight" is it makes the US military terrorists themselves, and thus they should expect civilian casualties when these attacks are reciprocated.
    Don't go crying to the rest of the world, as Bush did, when the fight is brought to your doorstep in another 9/11.

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    Nobody "went crying to the rest of the world," Methy.

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    Maybe he meant “lying to the rest of the world”.

    Cos that they did do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Nobody "went crying to the rest of the world," Methy.
    "You're either with us or against us (and beleve me we'll do the trade tariffs screw-you etc if y'all agin us)."
    Yes, The Village Idiot (Dubbya if you didn't know his most apt sobriquet), said that, putting pressue on most Western nations to join him in his "crusade" (as he put it).

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    ^^ Why don't you let Methy explain what he meant, Lobby? Girl gang creed?

    ^ Still not crying, Methy. Just stating a fact. (putting pressue on most Western nations) Awwww, poor other countries. Grow a pair why don't ya?
    Last edited by Texpat; 07-03-2019 at 07:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    ^^ Why don't you let Methy explain what he meant, Lobby? Girl gang creed?
    Actually you fell for those lies too didn’t you Tex.

    What’s up with that? Some sort of sado-masochist need to be lied to? Gullible? Just love the taste of bullshit...?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Still not crying
    It absolutely was crying. Petulant crying. Got butthurt and couldn't retaliate without LOTS of help, so put the pressure on, including the notorious diplomatic-speak emotional blackmail, "Yer either with us, or agin us".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Actually you fell for those lies too didn’t you Tex.

    What’s up with that? Some sort of sado-masochist need to be lied to? Gullible? Just love the taste of bullshit...?

    Aluminium tubes for example.
    And it was multi-faceted...they tried (an succeeded) to affect the female constituancey with things like "Those raghead bastards make women wear burkas!!!".
    Etc. Etc.

    To be fair, it was Rumsfeld, Cheney et al manipulating The Village Idiot, but he has to wear that mantle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Aluminium tubes for example.
    And it was multi-faceted...they tried (an succeeded) to affect the female constituancey with things like "Those raghead bastards make women wear burkas!!!".
    Etc. Etc.

    To be fair, it was Rumsfeld, Cheney et al manipulating The Village Idiot, but he has to wear that mantle.
    Bush Jr. is a happy bunny now.

    He was considered the most stupid president in history and then baldy orange cunto came along to put that one well to bed.


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