Image is a photo of a drone dropping a missile with the text,…

Image is a photo of a drone dropping a missile with the text, “There’s no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. -Barack Obama, 11/18/2012”





h/t Rocky Anderson

remember that time President Obama ordered the military to fire indiscriminate missile attacks on populated areas?

LTMC: Frankly it would be better if it was indiscriminate, given that Obama has ordered the military, quite discriminately, to “double tap” drone targets by shooting missiles at civilian rescue workers attempting to tend to the wounded from drone attacks in Pakistan.  I suppose this could somehow be justified in a Machiavellian paradigm if we were killing lots of terrorists.  But America currently kills 49 people with drones for every known terrorist in Pakistan.  And that too, quite discriminately, it would seem.  

The whole thing is made even more grand by the fact that Pakistani political leaders have asked Washington to stop doing this.  But they haven’t, despite the fact that the Pakistani government publicly opposes the program, which the State Department’s top lawyer says may make U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan an act of war under international law.  

Oh, I forgot to mention that a 2007 report by the Homeland Security Institute called the “double tap” a “favorite tactic of Hamas,” and the FBI considers it to be a tactic chiefly employed by terrorist organizations.  I suppose it takes one to know one, in the War on Terror.

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