Guest Post: Betray Us

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Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics,

A beautiful cartoon that exposes the absurdity of the Petraeus saga:

A radical idea: instead of carrying out assassinations based on secret kill lists, perhaps the Federal government could start obeying the Constitution, and start issuing arrest warrants or extradition requests for individuals suspected of criminal activity so that they can be tried by a court of law in front of a jury of their peers. We used to call this strange and antiquated notion due process.

The decision to use flying death robots — or as they are known in common speech “drones” — to indiscriminately assassinate terrorism suspects (and their families and neighbours) has already created a new swelling of anger against America in the nations where suspected terrorists have been targeted. As Obama himself recently put it, “there’s no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.” Presumably this includes Pakistan, and Yemen, and Libya and Somalia, and other nations where American drone missiles have rained down on citizens.

And one day, other nations  — like China, which is rapidly putting drones into the skies  — might choose to use flying death robots to assassinate their own suspected terrorists on American soil.  Would the American government have any grounds to complain?

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Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:27 | 2999782 Der Wille Zur Macht
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Dronin' and Bonin'

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:39 | 2999800 Michaelwiseguy
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Dr. Steve Pechenik believes General Petreaus is a good man.

I hope Petraeus got the classified discs out in time and put them in good hands.


Flying Killer Drone Robots

I've been saying the main stream media is a major enemy of the American people for a while because they lie by omission. 

I don't believe they can brainwash a critical mass of people anymore because virtually nobody tunes into their news channels these days.

It used to be 20 million would watch CNN prime time, but that's down to about 500k now.

The Internet is the new anti-mind control mechanism reaching billions of people today.

As far as being told what to think by the MSM, that it was a "Terrorist Attack", I don't give a rat's ass. I already know terrorism is a gorilla tactic and you can't win a war against a tactic because it's just a thought idea.

I also know why the Libya attack probably happened and why other Muslim countries protests happened, the proven CIA Annex in Benghazi that used the anti-Muslim Youtube video as an excuse, but really it was because we're slaughtering thousands of innocent brown people, women and children with our flying killer drone robots.

The only question I have now is; What are the names of the people who did this attack on the CIA operatives in the State Department, so I can give the Libyan Freedom Fighters the congressional medal of honor, or was it the Mormon Mafia, read Mossad, so I can hang them for it.

Trying to Secure Libya's most delicious Light Sweet Crude Oil deposits for the Owners of the Planet's oil Conglomerate to Control is not a Virtue.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:39 | 2999834 Ignatius
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This is the time when things get really interesting.  The time when/if the BS fails.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:47 | 2999855 kaiserhoff
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WTF???  At a time when gays serve openly in the military, and have a monopoly on the editorial board of the Jew York Times, what in the cornbread hell is so kinky about a high status male fucking a broad? 

National security issues?  When POTUS couldn't possibly get a security clearance?   ROTFLMAO.

Get over it Dudes and Dudettes.  More fucking diversions.  That is all.  Bunga Bunga on...

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:15 | 2999927 economics9698
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Stalin did the same thing with his top generals in Jewtopia USSR.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:23 | 2999948 knukles
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Kaiserhoff nails it...

"fucking diversions"

Nothing like a salacious sex scandal to focus the mind... away from anything else of importance.
Like the banksters keepin keepin on, lack of justice equally for all, money in politics, continued erosion of civil liberties, graft and corruption, incompetence, and a seeming purge of the military.

Penis envy time.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:42 | 3000018 TuesdayBen
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Methinks Gubmint made Petraeus head of CIA with awareness of affair so that he would be compliant, but had to dump him when Broadwell started blabbing, such as in her Univ of Denver speech, when she stated that CIA was holding prisoners in the Benghazi 'consulate'.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 19:44 | 3000350 TBT or not TBT
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Obama was holding this over Petraeus in the months leading up to the election, to keep him quiet.   

Of course, after winning the election, the Democrats needed to go ahead and destroy Petraeus politically, because he had been presidentiable until then.

The faux-salaciousness (man had sex with woman, amazing stuff) is of course what the Oba-media focus on NOW, rather than covering the conscious choice to let U.S. embassy staff be killed, by an Al Quaida affliliate that acted inconveniently, under the gaze , no less, of an overhead drone transmitting back to the White House in real time.    

The battle went on for some seven hours while U.S. forces were available to respond in less than two hours, with devastating human directed spectre gunship air support, and/or support from the drone(say, to take out a mortar position, which the CIA ex-SEALs defending our ambassador had "painted" at certain times during the loong battle).

Why did the Obama team let the battle go on, then lie lie lie in orwellian style?    Well it was inconvenient for the public that Al Quaida was not in fact not so much on the run, anywhere but in Libya particularly, as had been trumpeted following the US military's finding and killing a pretty much inoperative OBL during Obama's watch.   That was an election plank.    Also, possibly, the CIA facility nearby may have been operating one of those prisons Obama and the Dems complained about so loudly back when they were out of the white house, back in the Cindy Sheehan days, the Betray-Us ad days.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 20:38 | 3000483 Michaelwiseguy
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I never see 1080p video of "The Base" Members they always speak of on the news. Everyone has a cell phone video cameras these days. I think The Base(Al Qaeda) doesn't really exist except in peoples imaginations. I see more video of flying saucers than I do of people from The Base.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 21:56 | 3000717 Enslavethechild...
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Bankerticians are the only real Terrorist's that actually exist, even if you include the imaginary terrists in a parellell dimension

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:56 | 2999872 gmrpeabody
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"The Internet is the new anti-mind control mechanism reaching billions of people today".

Now THAT is funny!

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:21 | 2999902 TruthInSunshine
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TPTB are going to implement far more control over the internet, or try to. Even though there's a LOT of filler and distraction on the web, there are also far too many people getting far too many "truthy" answers to what TPTB would prefer stay "unknown knowns or known unknowns" (because TPTB dress those things up as too complex to understand, so "just let them take care of those aspects of commerce, warfare, etc.").

Factual information in easy to digest form, free of the massaging/manipulation/coloring by government, available to large numbers of people in widely accessible, convenient and a direct manner, is the most unsettling thing that those in power have ever had to contend with.

Factual information leads to realization.

Realization leads to conviction.

Conviction leads to principle.

Principle leads to motivation.

Motivation leads to organization.

Organization leads to opposition.

Opposition leads to interference with the status quo.

Interference with the status quo leads to breaching of the firewall.

Breaching of the firewall leads to neutering of those in power.

Neutering of those in power leads to revolution.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 18:03 | 3000083 Michaelwiseguy
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Neutering of those in power leads to revolution.

Neutering of those in power Is revolution.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 21:15 | 3000532 Radical Marijuana
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"they lie by omission"

Indeed, that is the most important and the best way to be dishonest. However, that applies to us ALL. Power is always distributed. Power can be assembled and channelled. The crucial power is the power to rob, with the ultimate form of that being the power to murder. That is what the power of states is based on. That is what the power of those who control states is based on. "We the People" are supposed to direct that power. However, everyone who is a player in that system has mastered the ability to "lie by omission!"

The best liars believe their own lies. Consider that insight in light of the concept of lying by omission. As usual, we think about power in profoundly backwards ways. (Literally, our mathematical equations that we use to understand power had an arbitrary minus sign inserted in them, because the people developing those equations just liked it better that way.)

The real revolution would not be neutering the power of the elites. The real revolution would be the balancing of the power by more of the people taking back their own power, and using that! There is a well-developed social dance, which requires both those who do nothing, and those who act. 99% prefer to do nothing, while 1% direct the actual use of the power that depends on the work of the other 99% to support that, by doing nothing about it. The real revolution would have to be based on profound changes in the paradigm of militarism, and thus in the ideas about death controls. Without that, then we would have another stupid series of mistakes, where absurd wars would boomerang around to result in absurd revolutions. The REAL revolution would be intellectual. It would revolve the basic ideas about social power to result in reversing those!

The bigger problem is that the vast majority of people do not understand power and do not want to understand it. (Like I said, our current sciences that use the concept of power deliberately made and maintain a backwards paradigm regarding "power" because they wanted to do that.) The ability to lie by omission is profound. It is manifested by taking the biggest social lies almost completely for granted. Almost all of the ideas that various reactionary revolutionaries propose regarding the runaway triumphs of the current systems of organized lies are still the same old backwards lies as those they pretend to oppose.

Neutering of those in power Is NOT revolution. That is just another kind of backwards way of thinking about things. Power never ceases to exist. Power is always distributed. Revolution is about assembling and channelling social power in different ways. Primarily, that would manifest as the consciousness of more people being the consciousness that was the value creating element, which MADE MONEY. It is changing who MAKES THE MONEY that is the real revolution. That money supply should be based on the view that EVERYBODY has some consciousness, and therefore, EVERYBODY should participate in generating the money supply. Right now, power has been more and more concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, so that the source of our "money" is the privately controlled central banks. They did that because they were the best organized gangs of criminals, operating the covert death controls, which were able to take over the public death controls.

Again, the real revolution is to change the death controls. That is based on the view that EVERYBODY has the power to rob and to murder. That would be based on doing those things differently, which would be to go back to the basic idea that power is always distributed. What has happened is that the power to rob has been assembled and channelled into states, and those states were covertly controlled by the best organized gangs of criminals. The real revolution is for more people to understand that, and therefore, to participate more consciously in doing that! The basic reality is not changed, only the consciousness and perception of that basic reality is changed. The real revolution comes from paradigm shift, which reverse the ways we perceive, which then results in reversing the ways that we behave. However, the basic realities stay the same, even while they thus revolve around!

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 21:32 | 3000678 Terminus C
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The main issue that 'revolutionaries' face (anyone that wants to change the system - particularly in non-violent ways) is our assumption that the majority of the population would bother to read and research the necessary information and be able to filter the fiat from the gold.  Genpop is not intellectual, nor is it particularly motivated to seek the truth.  This is why sites like ZeroHedge are permitted to exist... they don't reach a wide enough audience to matter.  The story of the early days of Vladimir Putin's rule over Russia is illustrative of this... he allowed for freedom of the press.  He took that literally, any printed publication could say just about anything it wanted.  If you were a TV station on the other hand, you toed the government line or you were shut down.  Same is true for traditional Western democratic societies today.

We are the margin, and mostly irrelevant... welcome to your two minutes of hate.

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 00:45 | 3001167 Radical Marijuana
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Terminus C,

"This is why sites like ZeroHedge are permitted to exist

... they don't reach a wide enough audience to matter."

The same is true of small political parties. There are enormous media corporations, that overwhelmingly dominate the "news" that most people get. Therefore, the elections are primarily puppet shows, put on by the mass media, which only the approved puppets are allowed to participate in. The rest are excluded, or at best misrepresented. Ron Paul's last campaign was one of the most extreme manifestations of that, so far.

The Internet allows the few that are interested to find out about alternatives. However, as long as the established systems can continue to fool enough of the people enough of the time, then that fringe who do their own research, and think for themselves, do not amount to enough to make much difference. Eventually, the Internet freedom might accumulate enough to make a difference. However, one expects that the established systems will find excuses to shut that down, before that happens.

Apart from the fact that the runaway insanities of the established systems are automatically getting worse, and threaten to start world war and impose martial law, from which there will be NO ESCAPE, it makes no practical sense to bother to learn about how bad things really are! In the context, I mostly feel like a wind-up toy soldier, still marching on, only because I got wound up before. There is certainly no reinforcement for bothering to attempt any political action against the banksters, and their buddies. People make lots of money, and get pensions, etc., from working for the plutocracy. Those who work against it have no rewards, and lots of punishment. The ONLY apparent motivation comes from understanding that the plutocracy is so totally insane that one could no longer accept working for it, instead of against it. However, that is merely more of a wound up tin soldier marching on just a few more minutes of hating the system!

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:52 | 2999873 walküre
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The cake is to try and tell people that he resigned due to an affair. Like anybody out there actually believes that. What is the point of propaganda when everyone openly admits that the story is fake?  The is not interested in restoring any sense of credibility after the controlled demoliton of WTC7, the lack of WMD in Iraq and other openly accepted lies of the

Their story is what's sold as fact. Based on their story billions of Dollars are created out of thin air and thousands are off to war, millions are out of work. That is the real purpose of propaganda. It is not necessary for propagandists to convince their people. It is only necessary to cover all your actions under the guise of the fabricated truth. Who will challenge them? Any real challenger will be eliminated at worst or ridiculed at best.

It is their story and they are sticking with it. You could say they are all pathological liars which is probably true for most of them. There is no cure or argument to change their views. I've personally dealt with a few myself. So what is the solution? Go with it? Consume copious amounts of drugs to relax and forget the pain of this ficticious reality we live in?

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:06 | 2999908 NotApplicable
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Blue pills for everybody!

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:18 | 2999934 tsx500
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speaking of blue pills ....

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 21:49 | 3000732 Sedaeng
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Dr. Stephen Pieczenik you mean?  :)


Wed, 11/21/2012 - 00:51 | 3001200 hungrydweller
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He didn't get his classified dick out in time though.

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 09:47 | 3001636 post turtle saver
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And here I've been using guerilla tactics all this time... I knew I was doing something wrong, gorilla tactics it is.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:32 | 2999802 Induced Coma
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quick, someone create a diversion.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:39 | 2999833 Dawnofinsanity
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Anyone else wonder why Bardwell isn't painted as a harlet?  Given a hat with the big red A, she afterall was married with two kids, in other countries she would be stoned!  Does her role as a biographer mean that we already don't have a moral standard identified for her.  As biographies are like eulogies.... Everyone is a saint, after the fact!

Surely this couldn't be a diversion. 

As for the Droney, that's helarious!  

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:02 | 2999895 XitSam
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As for countries that stone adulterous women, they are a bunch of backward, inbred, 7th century, microphallus, uneducated mongrels.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:42 | 3000024 Grinder74
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Who worship a lying, thieving, murdering, pillaging, raping pedophile.  You forgot the best part.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:45 | 3000031 john39
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come on now, no one actually worships prince charles.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 18:07 | 3000092 MsCreant
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He meant Lloyd. Duhhh! ;-)

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 22:23 | 3000835 prains
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Tue, 11/20/2012 - 18:16 | 3000123 A Lunatic
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Leave Elmo out of it!

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:19 | 2999942 Bicycle Repairman
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"Anyone else wonder why Bardwell isn't painted as a harlet?"


Tue, 11/20/2012 - 18:02 | 3000078 Optimusprime
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Wrong.  The double standard ( a reverse of the old double standard) is in fact glaring, and draws lots of comment from those who do not take their talking points from the media.



Tue, 11/20/2012 - 18:20 | 3000137 FeralSerf
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Marriage vows to the majority on both coasts are nothing but a commercial contract anymore.  They are no more associated with morality than GM's contracts with their bondholders.

I personally don't give a shit who fucks her or who Petraeus fucks either for that matter, and it's time for the rest of the livestock to stop caring too.  It's none of their business.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 19:01 | 3000228 TrulyBelieving
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It could be easily argued that you, feralserf, are a product of a society in deep moral decay.    Rather than just turning yourself over to your base nature, you should consider the merits of faithfulness, for it matters a lot who is faithful and who is not. Plus a situation like Petraes opens the door for blackmail, very unsettling if you would consider classified info the CIA head knows.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 20:50 | 3000540 FeralSerf
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This universe, and our society as a subset thereof, is governed by cause and effect.

Faithfulness is a product of evolution.  Geese are faithful out of necessity.  Homo sapiens were likewise, but due to technology, they no longer need to exhibit this characteristic in order to survive.  The reasons for "faithfulness", i.e. promotion of one's own genetic code through his/her offspring, are no longer valid in first world economies where the state takes care of the young.   The offspring survive regardless of the faithfulness their parents.

The more the door for blackmail is opened and the more the CIA's theoretical owners (us) know about its operations, the better off society is.  Most classified information is secret from the voters and taxpayers, not some foreign power.  The CIA's real enemies are us.

I'm not married, so argue away.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 23:04 | 3000914 TrulyBelieving
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So all is governed by cause and effect. It is utter nonsense to believe cause and effect can govern anything. Cause and effect are merely the consequense of action. It has no feeling, motive, breath, or care, it's just a consequence.  And of course your state education has taught you well about evolution. You being smart enough to just believe it without any evidence. Your words about technology making such things as faithfulness unnecessary, surely read right out of your schoolbook. (I wonder what other good attributes you have been taught to disdain.)  And your not married, ok, are you so foolish to argue only the married can be faithful?

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 21:35 | 3000675 philipat
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Let's imagine that Mexico used Drones to take out Drug Barons hiding out in, say, San Diego. Only a few innocent civilian neighbours get killed. Do you suppose that the population of the US might get somewaht irritated by said practise which might possibly translate into a dislike of the nation behind said practisies?

But I'm sure the Mexicans wouldn't understand why they were hated because they were just doing the right thing and, in any war (On drugs in this example) there is some collateral damage.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 21:38 | 3000700 Enslavethechild...
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Drones against Meth Labs!

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 22:16 | 3000816 are we there yet
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Wow ... a 91 hit with 3 words.... what is the secret story?

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:30 | 2999786 SemperFord
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Hackers will eventually learn to play with them and hopefully dump the drones in the Ocean or Skynet will will use them against us...humans are weird indeed

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:38 | 2999828 cossack55
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"Kill Decision" by Daniel Suarez

Great read on where all this drone shit ends up. Can you say "autonomous"?

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 19:03 | 3000252 ForTheWorld
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I had no idea he had another novel out. "Daemon" is the ultimate SkyNet novel, and a brilliant read.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:40 | 2999838 Joe Davola
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We are close to eventually + 1yr, wonder how close drones fly to Iranian airspace now.

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 05:08 | 3001350 Shevva
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Well Iran hacked one down and nicked it from you guys so I'd say close.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:07 | 2999915 NotApplicable
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Or the gov will claim they've been hacked once they've been caught in the wrong area.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 18:19 | 3000132 A Lunatic
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This is how it will play. Guaranteed, and the Sheeples will eat that shit up, begging for protection, vengeance, and more ham sandwiches...............

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:29 | 2999787 Canadian Dirtlump
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He will be remembered as a war hawk brilliant military strategist who implemented his masters' game plan perfectly -


losing 2 wars but making billions.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:29 | 2999788 Henry Hub
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The United States is sowing the wind. Someday we will reap the whirlwind.

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:30 | 2999792 francis_sawyer
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Fall on the sword General... There will be some digital dollars waiting for you somewhere... Spend 'em fast...

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:31 | 2999795 Skateboarder
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Due process is now drone process. Trial by missile, bitchez.

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