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U.N. Asks U.S. To Justify Latest "Cruel, Inhuman" Drone Attack That Killed 15 Yemen Civilians In A Wedding

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Imagine, if you will, that you and your 15 closest unarmed, civilian friends are celebrating a young couple who has just started their lives together, and are on your way to their wedding party, when all of a sudden a remote-controlled US killing machine drops several air-to-surface tactical missiles on your group and kills you before you have a chance to blink. Macabre as it sounds, this is precisely what happened in the conflict-torn (courtesy of the CIA) republic of Yemen last month when a US drone mistakenly killed 15 people.

The US justification: the 15 civilians were mistaken for an Al Qaeda convoy (good thing this was not in Syria, where such an Al Qaeda convoy would have received US arms and funding), and in keeping with the US "superpower" walkthrough, the missiles were launched first, and questions would be asked later if ever. And while this happens daily around the globe (remember: they hate America for its freedoms, not because it rains hellfire on civilians without reason), this time the United Nations human rights watch actually had the temerity of calling out the US on its latest act of mass murder.

Reuters has the full story:

United Nations human rights experts told the United States and Yemen on Thursday to say whether they were complicit in drone attacks that mistakenly killed civilians in wedding processions this month.

 

The independent experts questioned the legitimacy of drone attacks under international law and said the governments should reveal what targeting procedures were used.

 

Local security officials said on December 12 that 15 people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy. The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone.

 

Stressing the need for accountability and payment to victims' families, the U.N. statement issued in Geneva said that two attacks, on two separate wedding processions, killed 16 and wounded at least 10 people.

 

"If armed drones are to be used, states must adhere to international humanitarian law, and should disclose the legal basis for their operational responsibility and criteria for targeting," said Christof Heyns, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

Poor Yemen, unclear that others' sovereignty does not matter to the US, voiced a feeble protest: "Yemen cannot consent to violations of the right to life of people in its territory," he added." Good luck with non-consenting.

However, it was the UN that surprised onlookers with one of the harshest condemnations of what is essentially unaccountable murder by an American remote-control plane, controlled from thousands of miles away:

Juan Mendez, U.N. special rapporteur on torture, voiced concern about the legitimacy of the airstrikes. Each state was obliged to undertake due investigation into the reported incidents, including their effect on civilians, he said.

 

"A deadly attack on illegitimate targets amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment if, as in this case, it results in serious physical or mental pain and suffering for the innocent victims," Mendez said.

Wait, so cruel, inhuman and degra.... oh look, another all time high for the S&P! Quick BTFATH, and ignore all this irrelevant "stuff."

 

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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:10 | 4277404 StacksOnStacks
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U.S. to U.N.:  Go.  Fuck.  Yourselves.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:12 | 4277411 The man with po...
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More like; go bitch on Russia, China, Iran or Syria.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:17 | 4277422 hedgeless_horseman
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They hate us for our use of chemical weapons.

...a girl who was burned beyond recognition by a U.S. drone and left for dead in a trashcan is about to undergo reconstructive surgery.

 

The chemicals in the missiles burn so hot they can light a tank on fire, but this is different from the chemical warfare allegedly waged by our enemy.

 

Hellfire thermobaric warhead using a metal augmented explosive charge is used primarily in urban warfare, against bunkers, buildings caves and other concealed targets. This warhead is designed to inflict greater damage in multi-room structures, compared to the Hellfire's standard or blast-fragmentation warheads. The Metal Augmented Charge or MAC (Thermobaric) Hellfire, designated AGM-114N, has completed rapid development cycle in 2002 and was deployed during OIF by US Marines Helicopters in Iraq. The new warhead contains a fluorinated aluminum powder that is layered between the warhead casing and the PBXN-112 explosive fill. When the explosive detonates, the aluminum mixture is dispersed and rapidly burns. The resultant sustained high pressure is extremely effective against enemy personnel and structures. The AGM-114N is designed for deployment from helicopters such as the AH-1W or UAVs such as the Predator drones.

 

http://defense-update.com/products/h/hellfire.htm

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277439 DaddyO
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All this from a Nobel Peace Prize winning POTUS...

May God have mercy on his souless self!

DaddyO

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:20 | 4277456 Occident Mortal
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If the US stopped droning innocent people in the Middle East how else could the US support Al Qaida?

How can America ensure a constant stream of terror recruits for Islamic extremists without a loose drone policy?

Drones exist to offend offend people and plant the seeds of the next war. They don't do anything else.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:25 | 4277468 negative rates
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We got the money, we know where things are goin, we don't need to justify nothin to you.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:28 | 4277471 hedgeless_horseman
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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population.

For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world's leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama's appeal that "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."

Oslo, October 9, 2009

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2009/press.html

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:32 | 4277499 Ignatius
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Paraphrase: "Oh, why don't you hop on board, son, and come on in for the big win while we wait for this 'peace craze' to blow over." 

  --  Full Metal Jacket

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:38 | 4277515 disabledvet
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"sure it was a wedding. but that guy had no idea what he was getting himself into. clearly we were putting him out his misery."

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:47 | 4277532 Emergency Ward
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".....make no mistake, when those Muslim folks marry, they will have children that grow up to be terrorists, it's best to stop them now...."

-- Commander Barack "Drone-Death-Dealin'" Obama, Hero of the Warmongers.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:02 | 4277595 strannick
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I guess some of us are just considered collateral damage

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:19 | 4277632 Pure Evil
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So where was the UN with their "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" rhetoric when the Obamacare bomb was dropped onto the American public?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:10 | 4277892 economics9698
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How can the UN question the Supreme Leader

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 23:23 | 4278400 markmotive
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 07:26 | 4278712 GetZeeGold
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If the UN stops Agenda 21....we'll stop the drone strikes.

 

Is that a deal?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:13 | 4278251 mickeyman
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Well, the US is trying to discourage them from reproducing

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:50 | 4277551 Sofa King Confused
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Don't drone me bro.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:53 | 4277570 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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Remember this is Minority Report pre-crime stuff. Sure, the guys were headed to a wedding TODAY, but the little wooden balls and the freaky girls in the pool showed that in a COUPLA YEARS they were gonna do something bad. All the US needs to do is show the UN those little balls and this thing should blow over, no problem.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:54 | 4277555 Ignatius
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How about Wedding Crashers II  with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as drone pilots?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:09 | 4278476 BorisTheBlade
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One Wedding and Fifteeen Funerals.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:25 | 4277817 MarsInScorpio
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"I’m really good at killing people with drones,"


-President Barack Hussein Obama

 

It has escaped me why that confession of war crimes has been blindly overlooked.

 

It is my most sincere hope that after he is out of office, he will be arrested out of the country, imprisoned, tried, convicted, and executed, for his war crimes.

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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:23 | 4277643 Rafferty
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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama ................well, because he's black.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 21:18 | 4278148 Promethus
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The Obama Times - Black and White and Red all over.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:29 | 4277496 Occident Mortal
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Lol, I don't care.

Those drones don't have my name on them.

These kids won't be avenging their parents death in my neighbourhood.

You bomb whoever you like. Good luck with the interventionism and expansionism, personally I'm happy for you to be such a visible and viable target to attract all of the worlds evil away from me.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:35 | 4277513 john39
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how long until armed drones patrol the skies and roads over the United States, punishing thought crimes with summary execution?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:38 | 4277524 disabledvet
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wow...you really need drones to do that? we don't have a legal code as it is right now. I did find it interesting that it said NY on the wing though.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:48 | 4277965 LapseOfReason
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And that is seeing the chessboard, many moves ahead. I think a guy named Orwell tried to warn us about that many years ago and wrote a book or something, probably find the cliff notes on iTears.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:22 | 4277650 Rafferty
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With that attitude karma will be coming for your ass.  And karma's a bitch.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:52 | 4277725 Occident Mortal
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Actually nobody is coming for me or my children, because I don't finance the killing of other peoples children.

However there are lots of evil nut jobs determined to wreak havoc in America purely because America has wreaked havoc on them.

9/11 was an act of retaliation against US government policy, it's funny how the US government obfuscated that fact with conspiracies.

The main takeaway from 9/11 was that you should expect blowback when the children you bomb overseas become young men.

These drones are creating the next threat, which will justify the NSA and DOD and a bigger government to protect you from the children you are bombing today.

The best long term security policy is to stop giving people a reason to attack.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:29 | 4277831 MarsInScorpio
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Mere Mortal, tell me: How many children of those who did not finance the killing of others' children died on 9/11?

 

You really don't understand how the totality of reality works . . .

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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:53 | 4277977 Bay of Pigs
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"9/11 was an act of retaliation against US government policy, it's funny how the US government obfuscated that fact with conspiracies."

And here I thought you had your head squared away on some things. You fail the basic 9/11 litmus test? Good grief...

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:48 | 4278515 Rakshas
Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:33 | 4277507 666
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If this happened in America to American citizens, there would be billions of dollars in lawsuits; however, since this was in Yemen, a couple hundred bucks will more than sufffice. So what if lives were destroyed and legs blown off, right?

I am embarrassed to be an American and let all this happen with my tax dollars. I beg of the 535 rocket scientists lounging on the shores of the Potomac to stop this insanity!

May Kerry drop dead from a guilty conscience while trying to explain this one to the Yemenese...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:09 | 4277769 mkkby
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This won't stop until the UN forms a coalition to invade the US as a terrorist state and implement regime change, with a democratically elected government.

Either that or the whole world goes into anarchy after a total failure of the monetary system.

 

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 09:16 | 4278785 Secede Or Die
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"I am embarrassed to be an American and let all this happen with my tax dollars"

So you're the A-hole that is financing the psychopath Federal government! Stop it. You and every other deluded, flag waving, red-white-blue loving, USA chanting "patriot" need to secede from funding this murder. Are you so blind to not see that you are being played?

Secede or die.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:24 | 4277648 midtowng
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Obama picked up right where Bush left off. It's almost like this is the fourth term of Bush.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:30 | 4277668 Rafferty
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Just looks that way.  You see Barry doesn't get to make any decisions.  He's just an autocue-reading, vacationing stuffed shirt who thinks there are 57 states and that Austrian is a language.  The people who plucked him from nowehere and installed him as POTUS will do the thinking and deciding for him.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:05 | 4277760 holgerdanske
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Ha, there is where you mad your mistake. You actually think your president runs your country? and that your vote matters?

Dream on.!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 02:55 | 4278596 TheLoveArtist
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Im glad you are awaken to save the Danes but who will save us Americans from this mess Holger

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 23:32 | 4278422 americanspirit
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DaddyO Dearest - I do think you meant "May God have no mercy whatsoever on his unredeemingly evil soul". If you didn't mean that, I do.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277440 BigJim
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When you incinerate someone using chemicals, that's humane.

When you poison or asphyxiate them with chemicals, that's inhumane, and means we can use some of the humane chemicals to install a proper democracy*.

*debt-based central bank

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277449 Headbanger
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Yes we can!

Because Obama.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:25 | 4277466 Chupacabra-322
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You can add War, Drugs, Torture, Rendition, Data Mining, Criminal Financial Instruments, GMO, Murder, Rape, Pillage the hits keep coming.

By the way, came across this jewel today:

What a co incidence. Posted on Drudge today:

Be prepared: Wall Street advisor recommends guns, ammo for protection in collapse

A top financial advisor, worried that Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and spiraling national debt is increasing the chances for a fiscal and social disaster, is recommending that Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that includes food, a gun and ammo to help them stay alive.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/......

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:30 | 4277663 Seer
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"Worried"?

My home and property is my "bug-out bag."  Unless it's uninhabitable I ain't going nowhere (even though I do have a bug-out bag).  I'd mentioned it before, and that's the advise on preparing a sailing yacht given by an trans-ocean racer- spend your energies on peparing the main yacht, as should it fail the small yacht is not likely sufficient for what you're facing.

A System that's predicated on perpetual growth on a finite planet can only ever hit the wall.  This is no "maybe" thing... (no need to hear someone, a "financial advisor," painting with fine brush-strokes something that is visible from outerspace).  And, rather than "worry" I act (instead of panicking and hiring someone to deal with the "worry")...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:27 | 4277917 Crash Overide
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Obama and 85% of our current government belong in jail.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:40 | 4277947 Chupacabra-322
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The correct order is:

Impeach, Arrest, Tri, Convict & Execute.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:13 | 4277782 kchrisc
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Anyone that believes that they hate us for our "freedoms" is still chained to the cave wall watching the world of shadows.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 20:32 | 4278048 Promethus
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Did the Drone put the injured little girl in the trash or did her shitty ass people?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:14 | 4277431 Skateboarder
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Woe unto all who participated in this bloody murder. What a fucking joke of an existence this has become.

RIP newlyweds.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:26 | 4277591 Emergency Ward
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One thing you can be sure of:  Neither idealistic Barack Obama nor the idealistic global-police-force crowd will have any regrets or second thoughts about it.  Obama worries more a about a missed putt than a dead Yemeni bride-to-be.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:29 | 4277671 Seer
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Well, sometimes one really gets confused when wishing so hard, I mean, it might get mixed up and become "one in a hole" (or "a HOLE in one?") rather than "a hole-in-one"...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:17 | 4277432 Occident Mortal
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The blow back from today's drones will be another 9/11 in about 15 years from now.

The only reason for droning civilians is to incite them to strike back at you via terrorism.

Drones are good for Al Qaida.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:26 | 4277482 Chupacabra-322
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Don't you mean Al CIA duh?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:36 | 4277516 BigJim
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Our-Qaeda

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:38 | 4277682 NotApplicable
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Nah, it's "Their-Qaeda."

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:58 | 4278353 NickVegas
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I'm serious, did anyone use the "mistake defense" at Nuremburg? Maybe they are covering all their bases, and preparing a never seen before war crime defense. All your base are belong to us.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:30 | 4277488 Shadow750
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MORTAL:  We agree on the idea of blowback, but my guess is that the timeline may be a lot shorter than 15 years.....  time will tell.

 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:47 | 4277542 Ignatius
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"Blowback"?  No, it's blowforward

These guys aren't stupid.

You don't build a world wide military empire - as Amerika has - by being unaware of consequences.

 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:28 | 4277610 Chupacabra-322
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False Flag is more The Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicates style.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:39 | 4277526 90's Child
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"The blow back from today's drones will be another 9/11 in about 15 years from now."

For that to be true one would have to believe that 9/11 wasn't planned by TPTB and backed by the CIA / Al qaeda.

Wishful thinking though.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:38 | 4277691 NotApplicable
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Yes, the fallacy of blowback is just the next chapter in the story "Let's You and Him Fight!"

Which isn't to say that blowback is non-existent, but that it's a well utilized strategy in the form of activiation energy.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:39 | 4277677 Rafferty
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Except Al Qaida didn't do it.  Larry 'Pull It' Silverstein should be able to help you with your inquiries if you're really interested in finding out.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:42 | 4277694 NotApplicable
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I dunno... I've always considered Slimeball Larry to be an integral part of Al-CIA-duh.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:29 | 4277929 Crash Overide
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9/11 = MOSSAD did it... and they are supposed to be our ally, well Israel anyways.

...and like they said, Al Quedia is a creation of the CIA so they could sell the war on terror and tear up the middle east and insert their "guys" to extract wealth and resources.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 06:37 | 4278687 Rafferty
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Mossad yes, but it also had to have collusion from the highest levels of US government and the 'security' agencies.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:51 | 4277554 Groundhog Day
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well if it was mistakenly done then its ok, just make sure to keep the safety on the next time your flying over OK

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:44 | 4277530 vxpatel
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you should try dailycaller.com

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:16 | 4277630 williambanzai7
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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:24 | 4277647 Skateboarder
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Perfection.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:16 | 4278487 TheLoveArtist
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This is no wizard of Oz with smoke and mirrors

This is the real thing the Wizard of Ob with drones and bombs

Obama ie Oh bomb ya

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:20 | 4278490 TheLoveArtist
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I'll Oh-bomb-ya

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:12 | 4277410 NoDebt
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Because Obama.  There's your justification.  Did I mention he won the Nobel Peace Prize?  Good.  Thought I might have missed that.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277437 Ignatius
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"I am become Death, the destoyer of wedding parties." 

-- The Obama Batva Gidha

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:34 | 4277674 Seer
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You know, just up-ticking you didn't seem good enough for this work of art.  Had to make a comment- thanks!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:40 | 4277699 Ignatius
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I'm blushing.  Thanks.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:41 | 4277523 Cacete de Ouro
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Go fuck yourself Amerika! ....evil bastards!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:00 | 4277582 Max Cynical
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'I'm really good at killing people'

http://rt.com/usa/obama-book-drones-killing-198/

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:58 | 4277583 Max Cynical
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'I'm really good at killing people'

http://rt.com/usa/obama-book-drones-killing-198/

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:12 | 4277414 Abitdodgie
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Yea like Americans give a shit.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:15 | 4277427 synergize
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CORRECTION: Like the US GOVERNMENT gives a shit.  I, an American, dont want to see missiles dropped on some unarmed civilians anywhere in the world.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:28 | 4277489 CH1
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I, an American, dont want to see missiles dropped on some unarmed civilians anywhere in the world.

Ditto.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:39 | 4277527 kridkrid
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So what are you doing about it? A sincere question... not as snarky as it may seem. What would it take, what kind of public groundswell would be needed to change policy and the use of drones? Are we not all guilty if we don't actively participate? I say this knowing my own guilt. This is fucking horrible.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:24 | 4277655 CH1
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So what are you doing about it?

Walking away from the slave system and building better ways to live.

The system ain't gonna be fixed. We can either walk away or rot with it.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:42 | 4277703 stacking12321
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+1

agree 100%

pull out of the financial and political systems.

don't use or support fiat currencty, use gold, silver, and bitcoin whenever possible.

do everything you can to minimize (or eliminate) any taxes paid to the government.

don't vote. create and support local and personal systems of *voluntary* societal organization.

don't ask for support or handouts from the government, and don't support the government in any way.

 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:28 | 4277660 exi1ed0ne
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I'm sorry, but nothing can be done about it.  We are a conquered people.  My moment of realization came during the first roll out of the smoking bans in bars many years ago.  I drove by a biker bar in January here in the north Mid-West.  Burly, thug looking bikers were smoking shivering in the cold rather then busting shit up or taking a shit on the ticket.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:47 | 4278320 Incubus
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I have nothing against smokers.

If you want to smoke shit and ruin your health and yourself go for it. 

Eat a shitty diet and become a medical system regular in the coming decades.

Smoke and drink whatever you want.

 

Just don't get your shitty smoke next to me, or get on the roads and endanger other people.  Sometime's there just needs to be pigs with clubs to keep idiots bent on self-destruction from harming other people.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:03 | 4278968 exi1ed0ne
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Way to totally miss the point.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 01:26 | 4278539 Emergency Ward
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"Sons of Docility MC, Great Lake Counterfeits"

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:50 | 4277559 Abitdodgie
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Synergize, so what are you going to do about it , its not just you its all Americans , me included we just sit there and let these fucks get away with it , now an anmed march on the White house and shoot the lot of them would be making progress WE can belive in . But the problem is we will not stick togeter and untill we have lost everything and hace nothing more to loose , it will be the same as it ever was . Itis time for us to pick up those guns and use them to better the human race before evil kills us all , so whos up for it cos I am sick of living in a police state.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:38 | 4277690 Seer
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"I, an American, dont want to see missiles dropped on some unarmed civilians anywhere in the world."

Needs correction:
"I, an American, dont want to see missiles dropped on civilians anywhere in the world."

Last thing one needs as a civilian is to be bombed just because one is exercising his/her right to bear arms...

Speaking of the right to bear arms, I recently stumbled across this most excellent article and think it ought to be shared.  I'm a farmer, so I can really relate, and I think that people might be a bit more sympathetic if they know that those locals producing food for them actually DEPEND on guns/rifles.

http://www.backyardfarming.blogspot.com/2013/03/backyard-farming-and-cul...

(BTW - I've got a better-looking wife AND dog, but the guy's not doing too bad [though I'm better-looking than him] ha ha! :-))

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 22:50 | 4278327 Incubus
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that lady is getting some pipe laid in her on the side.  There's no way all of those kids are that dude's.

 

that's just the way it is.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:13 | 4277788 css1971
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Stop paying them.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:20 | 4277807 Seer
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Sadly, one only has so many kneecaps...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277415 El Vaquero
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"However, it was the UN that surprised onlookers with one of the harshest condemnations of what is essentially unaccountable murder by an American remote-control plane, controlled from thousands of miles away:"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIPSvIz9NDs

 

EDIT: Not justifying drone strikes, just pointing out that the UN is fucking useless.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:12 | 4277416 LetThemEatRand
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They should put a red Superman cape on the drones to highlight the irony of our random and regular killing of innocent civilians to defend Truth, Justice and the American Way.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:20 | 4277455 BigJim
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Do drones wear their underpants on the outside, too?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:13 | 4277417 the not so migh...
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because obama,,,,,,and his nobel peace prize

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:25 | 4277420 JustObserving
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How long has this been going on?

Despite claims from the administration that drone strikes have killed very few civilians, multiple independent reports confirm that Obama is severely downplaying the wreckage that these drone strikes inflict. It is ultimately impossible to get exact numbers, but a new study from Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute finds that the number of Pakistani civilians killed in drone strikes are “significantly and consistently underestimated” by tracking organizations which are trying to take the place of government estimates on casualties.

There are estimates as high as 98% of drone strike casualties being civilians (50 for every one "suspected terrorist"). The Bureau of Investigative Journalism issued a report detailing how the CIA is deliberately targeting those who show up after the sight of an attack, rescuers, and mourners at funerals as a part of a "double-tap" strategy eerily reminiscent of methods used by terrorist groups like Hamas.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/16949/predator-drone-strikes-50-civili...

American citizens should not feel ignored.  There will be 30,000 drones over America by 2020, many of them armed.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:12 | 4277421 Al Huxley
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Sorry, 'complicit in drone attacks'? How about 'perpetrators of drone attacks'.  You know, much as I hate the spying, and the lying, and the outright thievery by the FIs and the blind eye turned by the regulators, and the bought-and-paid-for political class, and the constant, mind-numbing propaganda, its these fucking drone attacks, this wanton, unrepentent, remote-control slaughter of anybody deemed by the government unworthy of living, that really angers me most.  Of all the cowardly and despicable acts perpetrated by TPTB (and there are a lot of them), these are the worst.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:25 | 4277474 BigJim
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How DARE you call our brave men (and wimmin!) in uniform cowardly!

Some of those drone bomb buttons are quite stiff; more than one brave operator has wound up spraining his 'shooting' finger, all to protect YOU, you ingrate.

YOU'RE the coward - how many newlyweds have YOU killed for your country recently? Huh?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:30 | 4277500 CH1
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how many newlyweds have YOU killed for your country?

That would make a great sign, T-shirt, etc. Where do the drone killers work?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:35 | 4277512 BigJim
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 Where do the drone killers work?

Work? WORK??? How dare YOU underplay the toil these soldiers of Justice and Democracy willingly devote to keeping us safe?!?

PS - How many brown children have YOU incinerated this week? might be a top-seller in Dronesville too.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:19 | 4277636 Parrotile
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First stop Cafe Press! Seems they are thinking along these lines too, e.g. - http://www.cafepress.com.au/mf/78711863/obama-airways_tshirt?productId=857137771

Suggestion: If planning to visit areas where UAV activity is significant - definitely buy one of THESE - http://www.cafepress.com.au/mf/76243568/dont-drone-me-bro_tshirt?productId=783091806! The high-contrast black-on-yellow helps reduce eyestrain for the Drone Pilots, and ensures a clearer view at longer range.

Suggestion to the UN - maybe buy in bulk, stimulate the apparel economy, and provide protection to the vulnerable all at the same time. My contribution to World Peace - surely MUST be worth a Nobel Peace Prize!!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:08 | 4277774 Seer
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How can anyone endorse extra-judicial killings and call themselves upholders of "law?"

It's this that needs to be stressed.  Killing w/o trial.  Those who don't get it ought to be reminded that this means that any future "leader" who may decide based on arbitrary and capricious "reasons" could readily perform the same on THEM.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:09 | 4277778 css1971
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Stop paying them.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:12 | 4277425 One And Only
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Nobel peace prize! Obama! Obama! Obama!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:16 | 4277429 Motorhead
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"Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"
Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:15 | 4277430 ebworthen
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War Crime.

When is the U.S. going to adopt the Waffen SS emblem?

It would be more honest than the Stars and Stripes:

http://gyazo.com/9ba571509f9dda4e3626c7d4ed1baa69.png

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:26 | 4277481 BigJim
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All it needs is a 'U' in front of it.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:47 | 4277538 Dr. Engali
Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:12 | 4277780 Seer
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Oh, oh!  Only if we also get "Gott mit uns" on the belt buckle!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 02:32 | 4278586 BorisTheBlade
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Done and done: http://bit.ly/19lsHtA

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:14 | 4277433 Elliptico
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It is not murder because the USA says it ain't. Not manslaughter, either. According to John Kerry, righteousness means never having to say you are sorry.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:14 | 4277786 Seer
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Perfect example for why the US will never/can never default on its debt: "default" is a word that shall never be used, so, POOF!, taken care of!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277438 buzzsaw99
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Just another day at the office.

If Jesus saves -- well, He'd better save Himself
from the gory glory seekers who use His name in death... [/Hymn 43]

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:26 | 4277472 DaddyO
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My Spirit is deeply grieved by this evil in the name of Jesus or Jehovah or __________________(Place your belief here).

The little girl in the picture H_H posted doesn't care, she just wants to live her life free of the pain evil has caused her!

US Foreign policy for the last few decades has lost its way...

A standing Army fueled by the MIC was never a part of the original fabric of this nation as originally founded best as I can tell from reading the views and letters of the Founders.

Ron Paul got vilified for this view.

DaddyO

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:27 | 4277476 negative rates
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Rise up from the ashes of sin grasshopper.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:15 | 4277790 Seer
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Gott mit uns!

BTW - I highly recommend The War Prayer (http://warprayer.org/).

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:24 | 4277818 DaddyO
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+1

Deeply touching!

DaddyO

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:18 | 4277441 maskone909
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so again, why are we launching missiles at yemen?  no declaration of war?  how does this all work?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277453 icanhasbailout
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Sort of like the Underpants Gnomes' operation, except step 1 is "donate heavily to key committee members".

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:42 | 4277534 Oldwood
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The larger question is....who is not the enemy of the State? I'm not sure how I fit into this. I don't believe that just because they are making me pay for the bullet, I am any more immune from its impact to my skull. Is resistance futile or just extremely painful?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:38 | 4277685 Parrotile
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Recall all those millions (?Billions) of $$s spent on development of novel antipersonnel weapons, along with the similar largesse expended on "defence" research in Biological and Chemical weaponry (the classic "back door" to the Geneva Convention outlawing the development of offensive CBW - by permitting development of CBW defence - almost mandated the continuing development of CBW offensive capability - "you have to design (and manufacture) the weapon in the first instance, before you can develop an effective countermeasure")??

"They" (your "Public Servants") certainly have the capability (and the track record) of making your resistance both futile, and extremely painful - for you.

Pain / Sufffering / Hunger are well known to be "great motivators": Your "Government" fully understand this, and if (and when) push comes to shove, they will certainly use this knowledge (and blanket MSM coverage) to ensure "They" get Their" message across to the Great Unwashed. "Back US against "The Rebellion" or be prepared for you (and yours) to meet a horribly painful demise!"

THIS is why an effective uprising against "The System" is going to be a very difficult struggle indeed. And that's before any consideration that "Those in Power" will already have plans in place to recruit, fund and VERY generously equip "Outside Assistance" at fairly short notice to support their position.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:10 | 4277771 css1971
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Stop paying them.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:13 | 4277792 Seer
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You're not allowed to ask questions!  Next question?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:18 | 4277444 icanhasbailout
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There's nothing "mistaken" about it. We built those flying death robots with the intent to murder, and by God, we're going to use them to do exactly that.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:21 | 4277799 Seer
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Can we perhaps tone it down a bit?  Don't want to disrupt sales, and well, there's all those jobs, which, BTW, "are American jobs!," we must acknowledge!

Um... maybe: "Flying dispensers of early life actuary table implementation." (ugh, is started sounding good in my head and then...)

Or: "Delivering/spreading 'Obamacare' worldwide!"

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:18 | 4277445 Nick Jihad
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Don't worry, Yemenis - Eric Holder is on the case.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:19 | 4277801 Seer
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Yeah, Eric "Kong" Holder...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:25 | 4277447 caShOnlY
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Imagine, if you will, a world in which green printed paper passes for real money.  Real money is pawned into a paper market, and terrorism is turned into a commercial enterprise.  You have entered the Team America zone.

Go TEAM AMERICA!! FUCK YEAH!!! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOEIruwzf54

 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277450 Motorhead
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I see Obama is playing with his drone hit-list again even while on 'vacation'.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:57 | 4277572 Taffy Lewis
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It was a birthday present for the Wookie's 50th. Her New Year's resolution is to be more like Winnie Mandela.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277451 kchrisc
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Master-Blaster strikes again.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:19 | 4277454 Agent P
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This is the fog of war.....at least it would be if we were at war with Yemen.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:26 | 4277485 Al Huxley
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Yeah, and if there was any fog, or confusion associated with remote-controlling a missle attack on people on the other side of the world.  'No time for any checks or verifications here, we're in the heat of battle! Kill or be killed!'  Fucking cowardly douchebags.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:57 | 4277737 Seer
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Al, just thought I'd give thanks for being here, and for being true to the name/spirit of "Al Huxley."

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:24 | 4277457 Toolshed
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Looks like an untapped market to me. Somebody (Russia? China?) could make a "killing" selling anti-drone devices to third world nations and/or their citizens.

Edit:

Capatalism may just still work occasionally after all. Looks like the tech guys are already on it.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/03/15/oregon-company-to-sell-dr...

 

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:02 | 4277752 Seer
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And people rag on Oregon!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:22 | 4277463 HUGE_Gamma
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Revenge for 911!!

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:25 | 4277469 Bryan
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I blame Obama.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:24 | 4277473 Al Huxley
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Maybe the perpetrator of this heroic act - the guy at the screen in Topeka or San Francisco, or where-ever the fuck he hangs out everyday, bravely defending the US from dangerous middle-eastern families - could be given a medal for this courageous act in defense of the fatherland - er sorry, homeland.  You know, just to really drive the fucking nail in.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:28 | 4277480 autofixer
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Medals of Honor all around, just like Wounded Knee!  

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 21:55 | 4278219 WillyGroper
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As I headed off to a dinner party yesterday, I couldn't help notice the pilots busy at work on Christmas day dousing us with sulphuric acid among other toxic chemicals. 

At the dinner party there was a gargantuan ASS hat. Professor of history Phd. who proceeded not only to give me a monetary quiz, he also had to share his opinion on why Andrew Jackson was so fucked up. This douche had the sweetest & most kind wife who possessed multiple degrees & happened to be in the air force for 20 yrs. As conversation rolled around she shared with us that after 911 she had been a terrorism analyst stationed at the epicenter.  I had to ask her..."Why were no fighter jets deployed when it is the LAW to do so"?  As I suspected, (I know they must follow orders) she stated that she didn't know why, that all she knew was her little corner. Analysis for statistical probability of another attack. 

I honestly believe that NO ONE questions murder inc's brass. They blindly follow.

bahhhhh bahhhhh

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:27 | 4277475 autofixer
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Hey!  You can't blame Obamao for this one, he is on a taxpayer funded vacation in a tropical paradise.  What?  

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:27 | 4277916 Emergency Ward
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He carries his launch device out on the links.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:24 | 4277477 Shadow750
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Drones are kinetic weapons that have a tactical and operational use.  The USA (and others) lack any sort of real strategy for working in Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Lack a strategy, we have fallen back on using or misusing whatever tactical weapons we have at hand.

So, the real question that has to be asked here is:  ARE DRONE STRIKES EVEN RELEVANT?    See more on this at:  http://www.brokenmirrors.ca/?p=409  

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