Embassy Attack Threat - No Basis In Fact?

RNG

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More than pumping up drone strikes I still think it was to lessen outrage over the NSA snooping.
 
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Former NSA and CIA boss Michael Hayden went on Face the Nation Sunday and told America the NSA’s Fourth Amendment busting surveillance program is “lawful, effective, and appropriate.” He made it clear Obama did not say during a Friday news conference he would implement “operational changes” to the NSA program.

The former Air Force General, now a consultant with the folks who brought us naked body porno scanners at airports around the country, the Chertoff Group, said oversight of NSA surveillance is “already quite good” and “there have been no abuses under him or under his predecessor,” although Obama “does have this issue of confidence, this issue of transparency.”

Video: Face the Nation » Former NSA boss: Government will continue surveillance, so get used to it Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
 

imaginethat

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Investigative journalism has gotten really easy these days.

Just quote an unnamed, high-ranking, security official.
 

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From the OP:

Figures show that 50 civilians are killed for every one terrorist taken out by a drone strike, which means that 95% of the victims are innocent men, women and children.
From the link in that sentence:

There are estimates as high as 98% of drone strike casualties being civilians (50 for every one "suspected terrorist")
Figures don't show that there are 50 civilians killed for every terror killed.
 

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From the OP:



From the link in that sentence:



Figures don't show that there are 50 civilians killed for every terror killed.
Which figures are you referring to? Harvard as a source tends to carry a good deal of respect.
 

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The link in the OP story leads here: Predator Drone Strikes: 50 Civilians Are Killed For Every 1 Terrorist, and the CIA Only Wants to Up Drone Warfare

The comment there: "There are estimates as high as 98% of drone strike casualties being civilians (50 for every one "suspected terrorist")."

Keep in mind please, drone warfare is, imo, counterproductive.
Yup, that's the one I meant too. I thought you were disagreeing. I hadn't known till I just researched it that policymic was a Harvard publication.

And I agree about drone attacks being counterproductive.
 

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Yup, that's the one I meant too. I thought you were disagreeing. I hadn't known till I just researched it that policymic was a Harvard publication.

And I agree about drone attacks being counterproductive.
I'm not disagreeing with PolicyMic's speculation. I'm disagreeing with the Alex Jones OP article that stated as fact that 50 civilians were killed for every terrorist.
 
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Embassy security 'What difference does it make."


If they had tried to investigate and follow up Benghazi attacks maybe they could have found a way to protect our Embassy staff that was killed in Yemen 1 month later, and the Staff killed in Afganistan 8 months later..