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  •  Your conclusion from that article is terribly (0+ / 0-)

    uninformed.  Just because militants are not designated as specifically being Taliban or Al Qaeda, it doesn't mean that they don't know who and what they are targeting.  For example, if a drone strikes a camp for the training of suicide attackers, they won't know who specifically has been hit, but they will know that they killed a bunch of suicide attackers....

    BTW, you shouldn't just cherry-pick your sources....

    Try some balance:

    According to our data, 6% of the fatalities resulting from drone strikes in 2011 were civilians, up 1 percentage point from the figure in 2010. Over the life of the program we estimate that the civilian casualty rate is 16%.

    Clearly, as the years have progressed, the drone strikes have become more precise and discriminating. In March 2011, Pakistani Maj. Gen. Ghayur Mehmood acknowledged this when he said "the number of innocent people being killed is relatively low" and that "most of the targets are hard-core militants," the first such public acknowledgment by a senior Pakistani military officer.

    http://edition.cnn.com/...

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 01:05:10 PM PDT

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