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US Officials Attack 'far from authoritative' Leaked Drone Report
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism ^
| Chris Woods
Posted on 07/25/2013 9:30:36 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
US officials are claiming that an internal Pakistani assessment of civilian deaths from US drone strikes - obtained and published in full by the Bureau - is 'far from authoratative.'
The secret document was obtained by the Bureau from three independent sources...
CIA Drone Strikes In Pakistan 2004-2013 Total US Strikes: 370 Obama strikes: 319 Total reported killed: 2,509-3,576 Civilians reported killed: 410-928 Children reported killed: 164-195 Total reported killed: 1,109-1,489
(Excerpt) Read more at thebureauinvestigates.com ...
TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; congress; democrats; drones; elections; obama; pakistan; randpaul
I saw some info on this a few days ago. It seems that 1.) stats were put out in the past, and 2.) following that this leaked story undermined it. 3.) US officials are claiming that the Pakistani assessment is far from authoritative. To add to the mix apparently some Pakistani officials are disavowing the leaked report. I posted this, as it is less than an hour since it hit the net, and secondly since the liberal Cornell professor Cornell West called Obama the "drone President."
To: Laissez-faire capitalist
They could take out every islamist in the country as far as I'm concerned. My concern with soetoro is that he's waging his own war, for his own purposes, against islamists that he doesn't like.
posted on 07/25/2013 9:40:58 AM PDT
I don’t know if Obama’s ever met an Islamist he doesn’t like. There are MUSLIMS he doesn’t like, though - the ones who aren’t Islamists. Those are the ones he’s trying to help Al Qaeda affiliates in Syria butcher... just like he did in Libya and gave the wink to in Egypt.
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In 2008 a report like this would have been been front page news, attributed to the diety. Whatever diety liberals hold in esteem, perhaps FDR's ghost.
posted on 07/25/2013 5:03:59 PM PDT
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BTW, it is ‘unnamed’ US sources saying that the leaked report is ‘far from authoritative.’
Reminds me of the LMSM using “anonymous sources.”
As well, it seems as if some Pakistani gov’t officials perhaps were taken behind the woodshed and are now retreating. It is hard to say one way or the other.
“Whatever diety liberals hold in esteem”
Pretty sure it’s Molach. Perhaps Baal.
posted on 07/26/2013 7:49:32 AM PDT
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