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View Diary: NYT Reports U.S. Bombed ISIS, Pentagon Denies, CNN Confirming "Humanitarian Airdrop" (w/ updates) (76 comments)

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  •  Why would you think that? n/t (5+ / 0-)
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    pajoly, ypochris, Visceral, FakeNews, rmonroe

    … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

    by mosesfreeman on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 02:47:10 PM PDT

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    •  I really doubt that US military units (1+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW

      would conduct bombing strikes on their own initiative with orders coming down the chain of command. When the US want's to conduct covert operations they don't usually use the military.

      Obama is expected to make a statement tonight, so I think I'll wait for that before making conclusions.  

      •  No (1+ / 0-)
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        I mean why would you believe a statement from a pentagon spokesman, this early in the game?

        … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

        by mosesfreeman on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 02:59:16 PM PDT

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        •  If it were a statement about plans and intentions (2+ / 0-)
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          Catte Nappe, gramofsam1

          I wouldn't be inclined to believe it. However, if it is something that has already happened, I'm doubtful that they would pretend that it hadn't. The facts would come back to bite them. I do believe that the DOD likely knows what US forces are doing.

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