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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The terrorists hide among the local population. Of course there's going to be collateral damage. They want collatteral damage for propaganda reasons, because they know you will help spread their propaganda, for free.
    Uhhhh... Or we play into their propaganda.. We just created their "propaganda" by killing all those innocents.


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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhhhh... Or we play into their propaganda.. We just created their "propaganda" by killing all those innocents.
    The alternative is to leave terrorist unmolested

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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhhhh... Or we play into their propaganda.. We just created their "propaganda" by killing all those innocents.
    They can always lie about it, too. We didn't create anything, but congragulations for helping them spread their propaganda.
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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhhhh... Or we play into their propaganda.. We just created their "propaganda" by killing all those innocents.
    Actually Drone strikes feature dramatically fewer civilian casualties than more conventional military operations.

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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    They can always lie about it, too. We didn't create anything, but congragulations for helping them spread their propaganda.
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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Actually Drone strikes feature dramatically fewer civilian casualties than more conventional military operations.
    All the while terrifying the entirety of the population.

    Granny's walking down the street, BOOM, smoking crater with grandma's mangled bloody guts splayed out everywhere. Which is brought to you happily by the United States, "When we murder you, we prefer to do it in the most evil way possible!"
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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    All the while terrifying the entirety of the population.

    Granny's walking down the street, BOOM, smoking crater with grandma's mangled bloody guts splayed out everywhere. Which is brought to you happily by the United States, "When we murder you, we prefer to do it in the most evil way possible!"
    if hysteria is how you want to formulate foreign policy, you belong in the anti-war movement, but gosh I hope nobody ever takes you seriously.



    Anywho,

    ...By the count of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London, which has done perhaps the most detailed and skeptical study of the strikes, the C.I.A. operators are improving their performance. The bureau has documented a notable drop in the civilian proportion of drone casualties, to 16 percent of those killed in 2011 from 28 percent in 2008. This year, by the bureau’s count, just three of the 152 people killed in drone strikes through July 7 were civilians....
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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The terrorists hide among the local population. Of course there's going to be collateral damage. They want collatteral damage for propaganda reasons, because they know you will help spread their propaganda, for free.
    But giving them the opportunity to show their buddies that the US is bombing women and children isn't helping them spread their propaganda?

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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    if hysteria is how you want to formulate foreign policy, you belong in the anti-war movement, but gosh I hope nobody ever takes you seriously.
    Well, drone strikes at funerals and against first responders does not help our mission much in the long-run.

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    Re: Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Well, drone strikes at funerals and against first responders does not help our mission much in the long-run.
    On the contrary - drones have proven both effective and more ethical as a strike option.

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