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View Diary: Republicans plan their October Surprise. Obama, and Pentagon, may well be planning a different sort. (221 comments)

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  •  Accuracy is not the issue (8+ / 0-)

    The issue is that drones are, quite accurately, blowing up houses full of people who haven't even been identified. These are the "signature strikes," where planners base the strikes purely on the behaviour of the people targeted -- in other words, they observe the people, often using drones, and decide that they are "acting like terrorists." This could include a large gathering of people presumed to be some kind of terrorist meeting. This is why so many wedding parties have been hit with drone and air strikes.

    Each time, the missile probably hit its target -- this is not a matter of missiles going astray and hitting the wrong people. Rather, the military (and CIA, which conducts a lot of drone strikes) is killing people whom haven't even been identified as terrorists.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:59:18 PM PDT

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