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  •  Do you think he didn't try to get an extension (11+ / 0-)

    of the Iraq SOFA? Do you think he isn't trying to get one in Afghanistan? Do you think the kill list is a myth and that the assassinations don't happen? Do you think that the drone war is a myth?

    Why don't you worry about the appropriateness of your own comments like insulting other posters.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 08:19:01 PM PDT

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    •  Insulting other posters is some people's idea of (5+ / 0-)

      … recreation.

      They need to get a new hobby.

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ♥ ♥ ♥ Forget Neo — The One is Minori Urakawa

      by lotlizard on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 10:24:00 PM PDT

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    •  here's a list for people to consider... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      A List Of Children Killed By Drone Strikes In Pakistan and Yemen

      Proponents of the drone war, including President Barack Obama, claim that drone strikes are precise and only target terrorists. But a study from Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute finds that the number of Pakistani civilians killed in drone strikes is “significantly and consistently underestimated" and that as many as 98% of those killed by drone strikes are civilians.

      While it is ultimately impossible to get exact numbers, this means that for every "terrorist" killed by a drone strike, anywhere between 10 and 50 civilians are killed.

      Read that sentence again. Let it sink in.

      Obama has authorized 193 drone strikes in Pakistan – four times the amount authorized by George W. Bush.
      According to Global Research, over the past four years, Obama has authorized attacks in Pakistan which have killed more than 800 innocent civilians and just 22 Al-Qaeda officers.

      That constitutes at least 36 civilians per target.

      How many of those are children?
      A new study compiled from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism lays it bare:


      Name | Age | Gender...

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      Read the names and AGES of those killed by Drones at the link as it is too long to post here.

      without the ants the rainforest dies

      by aliasalias on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 11:55:51 AM PDT

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