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The Obamadrones that take out Obamaphones

By Tenpoundbass follow Tenpoundbass   2014 Feb 10, 6:26am 1,082 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Published February 10, 2014
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FILE: Jan. 31, 2010: An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan.AP

The U.S. government reportedly is ordering some drone strikes based on the location of terror suspects' cell phones -- without necessarily confirming the location of the suspects themselves -- raising concerns about missiles hitting unintended targets.

The details were included in a report published Monday by journalist Glenn Greenwald's newest venture, The Intercept. Though it previously has been reported that National Security Agency data-tracking is used in locating and targeting terror suspects, the Intercept article raised new questions about the accuracy of that data.

The report, citing an unnamed former drone operator and other sources, said the NSA uses a "complex analysis of electronic surveillance" to pinpoint drone strike targets. However, the report said, the CIA and U.S. military don't always confirm who the target is with informants on the ground. This raises the concern that the flagged phone could be in the hands of someone else -- a friend, a family member, someone who's holding the wrong phone at the wrong time -- when the missile is fired.

"It's really like we're targeting a cell phone," the former drone operator was quoted as saying. "We're not going after people -- we're going after their phones."

It's official Obama IS worse than Bush.
He wishes he was Bush. He couldn't lick the sweat off of G.W. Bush's Balls.


1   humanity   ignore (0)   2014 Feb 10, 10:17am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yeah, right. And what if this is more or less simply a continuation of Bush's policies?

I can see the problem here, that it might take out innocents (if it's not properly cross referenced with other intel). But then again, it seems that Obama's policy is going after terrorists heavily and aggressively so as to justify getting out of Bush's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He's saying to the hawks, we're ending those wars, but look at wheat we're doing to go after terrorists.

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but it is a policy, and it's very much related to exiting Bush's policies.

Plus, your info is from propagandists and must be taken with a grain of salt. Fox only does stories that they think will make Obama look bad. Gullible right wing troll that you are, you eat that shit right up.

2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2014 Feb 10, 10:22am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

Indiscriminately bombing an electronic device, is not any policy that's just cowardice murder.

3   humanity   ignore (0)   2014 Feb 10, 10:33am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Who said it's indiscriminate ? One anonymous source. I would have to believe that it's just one piece of the intel that leads to them to going ahead with a target, and I would hope they try to do it while the target in alone, if possible.

What's your point ? Drones are okay, but when they start using phones gps to pinpoint the target that then they've crossed some line ?

I would hope that if they are doing that, they can also check the calls going to that phone. Who knows ?

No matter what, the story is a pretty serious breach of security, and won't be working anymore.

Also, how do you even know that the guy overseeing this program at NSA has't been there since the Bush years. Do you know that ?

4   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2014 Feb 10, 11:02am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

They don't have any contacts on the ground for the last few years, they have been striking based on the location of the cell phone where a subject last placed a phone call. Not only that, like every thing else he does. This administration leak full details of how they gather intelligence, and their intended response. So it would seem silly not to think, that these Taliban and AlQueda leaders would walk into a coffee shop use a phone, for a few minutes ditch the phone then bail before the drone strikes. Long before Emperor Obama presses his thumb down on the Kill button.

5   HEY YOU   ignore (9)   2014 Feb 11, 12:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Bush & Republicans stood around & watched planes destroy the Towers & kill & maim Americans.

"He couldn't lick the sweat off of G.W. Bush's Balls."
You've got that right.

Obama could never create the destruction Bush/Reps allowed to happen to America on 9-11.

6   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2014 Feb 11, 12:35pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

I'm posting real time verified facts you guys are posting the inside inscriptions of your tinfoil hats.

7   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2014 Feb 12, 2:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"The U.S. government reportedly is ordering some drone strikes based on the location of terror suspects' cell phones -- without necessarily confirming the location of the suspects themselves -- raising concerns about missiles hitting unintended targets."

Just wait till someone leaves one of those phones in Marthas Vineyard. Where are Obamas going to vacation next?

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