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Drone Strikes up 432% Under Trump.
Nov 1st, 2017 at 6:33pm
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https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/25604-drone-strikes-up...

It's hard to believe when some people want to blame the black guy for so many drone strikes.

A real libertarian wouldn't bother trying to find a difference in killing people with drones over killing people with other weapons. Dead people are dead, regardless.

The only difference worth mentioning would be that drones are more discriminating in who the kill and how many are killed, as opposed to bombing from 30,000 feet.

But really, an increase of 4 1/2 times as much?
  
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Reply #1 - Nov 1st, 2017 at 7:23pm
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The black guy did no drone strikes against Muslims?
  
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burnsred wrote on Nov 1st, 2017 at 7:23pm:
The black guy did no drone strikes against Muslims?

I think he did and he got some bad Xtians too!

but overall a little bit more than a fifth as many. Thanks for manning up to  your mistake.
  
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The black guy did no drone strikes against Muslims?

I think he did and he got some bad Xtians too!
So why are you constantly touting his accomplishments?

  
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burnsred wrote on Nov 1st, 2017 at 8:02pm:
So why are you constantly touting his accomplishments?



Could it be you're a little embarrassed by that 432% comparison?

Obama was a US president and was naturally a bad man. They all are in comparisons that non-americans care about. But Trump being 432% as bad?

Let this one be. The smelll of god shit on your shoes isn't going to go away fast enough.
  
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Obama was a US president and was naturally a bad man. They all are in comparisons that non-americans care about. But Trump being 432% as bad?
Ok, but so what?  Trump isn't a libertarian.  Is that a big newsflash for you?
  
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burnsred wrote on Nov 2nd, 2017 at 9:04pm:
Ok, but so what?  Trump isn't a libertarian.  Is that a big newsflash for you?


True.
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 3rd, 2017 at 12:24am
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The murdered aren't white so it doesn't matter to most Americans. And since Christians say they're for peace, the truth doesn't matter.
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Reply #8 - Nov 3rd, 2017 at 9:24am
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A couple of things.

A. As noted, Trump isn't a libertarian
B. Generally, American Peacnics vote for Dems, so its worth pointing out that Dems presidents kill folks while the usual anti war crowd only shows up for protests of GOP presidents killing.
C.  this isn't really an apples to apples comparison.  Its possible that there's just been a lot of activity early in Trump's presidency.  ISIS was just driven out of its last stronghold.   What was Obama's most active drone period?
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Under the previous administration, approval for strikes came only after slow-moving policy discussions, with senior officials required to sign off on any action.
That's not an effective way to wage war.  There's a strong argument to be made that if you must engage in violence, a quick devastating action will cost fewer lives than prolonged slow action.  See the Western Way of War, the Powell Doctrine, and the Viet Nam Wars.
  
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Reply #9 - Nov 3rd, 2017 at 9:40am
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B. Generally, American Peacnics vote for Dems, so its worth pointing out that Dems presidents kill folks while the usual anti war crowd only shows up for protests of GOP presidents killing.
That's because those kind of peacenics don't really want peace.  They want America to lose and America's enemies to win.  There supposed "peace" movement was just a way to facilitate that.

Libertarian peacenics want the U.S. to stay out of other people's business so we don't make as many enemies.  Then if by chance, a peaceful and anti-violent nation such as ours should be attacked by those who insist on being our enemies anyway, we simply mark them for extermination like so many cockaroaches.

  
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