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White House to reveal death toll of US drone strikes for first time

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 Ukshep    21,333

Finally! this is going to be really darn interesting if and when these numbers come out!

A senior White House aide has pledged to release how many terrorism suspects and civilian casualties the US has killed in its drone strikes since 2009, the first-ever disclosure surrounding the US’s most controversial lethal operations.

Lisa Monaco, Barack Obama’s counter-terrorism and homeland security adviser, said in a Washington speech on Monday that the expanded transparency would bolster public support for drone strikes and other counter-terrorism practices that she indicated would last “for years to come”.

The long-desired disclosure will cover strikes in undeclared US battlefields, such as Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and elsewhere, rather than the active war theaters of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. There was no specific date set for release, White House officials said, though Monaco said it will occur in the “coming weeks”.

“Not only is greater transparency the right thing to do, it is the best way to maintain the legitimacy of our counter-terrorism actions and the broad support of our allies,” Monaco told the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/07/us-drone-strikes-death-toll

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 puddle    7

Lisa Monaco admits, as is so often the case, just what a terrorist nation the USA is. 

These US actions have zero legitimacy. They are simply the actions of a rogue nation.

“It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independence” 
― Noam Chomsky

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 Cinnamon    24,380
6 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Lisa Monaco, Barack Obama’s counter-terrorism and homeland security adviser, said in a Washington speech on Monday that the expanded transparency would bolster public support for drone strikes and other counter-terrorism practices that she indicated would last “for years to come”.

This tells me that the numbers will be fudged and it will be nothing but a propaganda piece to bolster their ability to keep murdering at will.  They will never get my support for this. 

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