So what sort of asshole do you have to be to think this is a good idea?
The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of those who could be killed, U.S. officials said.
Securing permission to use these “signature strikes” would allow the agency to hit targets based solely on intelligence indicating patterns of suspicious behavior, such as imagery showing militants gathering at known al-Qaeda compounds or unloading explosives.
Let’s see here….
- OH HEY, did you forget that aside from still occupying Iraq (it’s still occupying if/when we use mercenaries instead of the Army), waging war in Afghanistan, and drone bombing Pakistan, Obama’s been pretty fond of bombing Yemen? But whatever, I guess, one mostly-Muslim country is as good to bomb as the next…
- So rather than have solid intelligence on who it’s bombing, which often has results that are horrible enough in themselves, the CIA wants more authority to just say “OH FUCK IT, BOMBS AWAY”
- In case you’re wondering what sort of bad things might happen, specifically in Yemen, CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO WITH INTERVIEWS OF SOME OF THE SURVIVING VICTIMS OF OBAMA’S FIRST (KNOWN) AUTHORIZED CIA DRONE BOMBING IN YEMEN WHEREIN 41 CIVILIANS (21 children, 14 women) WERE MURDERED
- In re: that bombing of Al Majala one of the main reasons we know it was the US that carried it out was wikileaks cables which revealed a meeting between Ali Abdullah Saleh and Patreaeus where it was agreed U.S. involvement would be concealed. Originally the Yemeni gov’t tried to take responsibility for the attack
- In the same way Barack Obama is a fucking war criminal, the CIA is a bunch of fucking terrorists.
- Despite all this my grandma still thinks Barack Obama is a Muslim… he’s just “very good at hiding it” …….