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CIA drone strikes will get
pass in counterterrorism ‘
playbook,’ officials say

Washington Post, by Greg Miller*

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/19/2013 10:45:21 PM

The Obama administration is nearing completion of a detailed counterterrorism manual that is designed to establish clear rules for targeted-killing operations but leaves open a major exemption for the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. officials said. The carve-out would allow the CIA to continue pounding al-Qaeda and Taliban targets for a year or more before the agency is forced to comply with more stringent rules spelled out in a classified document that officials have described as a counterterrorism

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/20/2013 12:30:13 AM     (No. 9127392)

Does that playbook include rules for drones spying on honest domestic US citizens?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 1/20/2013 3:35:55 AM     (No. 9127481)

The Art Of Pretend War - by Barack Hussein Obama





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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/20/2013 6:10:12 AM     (No. 9127529)

I always thought playbooks were something that you have when your opponents played by the same rules. Dittos to #1 and awesome #2.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/20/2013 9:54:30 AM     (No. 9127831)

Isn´t all killing in war targeted? I am trying to get the distinction. Does our military point their guns to the sky and hope to kill the enemy, or do they take aim? Socialists have way too much difficulty with language and common sense for me.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 1/20/2013 11:05:32 AM     (No. 9127983)

Isn´t it wonderful when America´s enemies get to write our laws and rules of engagement in war? Remember the ´wall´ between the FBI and CIA that led to 9/11/01?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/20/2013 5:11:17 PM     (No. 9128651)

Written by the WH ? Why would the WH write an Assassination Manual? Is someone worried about the legality of it or just leaving a manual for the next poser?

I wonder if there is a chapter on getting The Muslim Brotherhood´s approval before hitting an Arab... Or following The Mo Bro´s directives on who to target.

Reason for the exception? Brennan wants to decimate the Taliban, for refusing to report to the Mo Bro´s as Obama demanded..

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