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2013-02-21 Home Front: WoT
U.S. Senator Says 4,700 Killed in Drone Strikes
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [222 views ]  Top
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#1 HHHHMMMMM, HHHMMMMMM, wehell, iff Pak Foreign Secretary Jilani claim that 80% of those killed in US Drone Strikes were terrorists holds true, applying that 80%-age to Senator Graham's number would mean that 3,760 = under 3800 of the 4,700 were likely terrorists.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-21 00:31||   2013-02-21 00:31|| Front Page Top

#2 Doing "body counts" again are we? Certainly was effective in Vietnam.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-21 06:54||   2013-02-21 06:54|| Front Page Top

#3 Doing "body counts" again are we? Certainly was effective in Vietnam.

Yep.
No word on how many the frog smitted in darkest Africa as of yet.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-21 07:10||   2013-02-21 07:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Body counts only work if you count enough bodies. I don't think 3800 is anywhere close to enough. x10^4, maybe.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-21 08:11||   2013-02-21 08:11|| Front Page Top

#5 Goober's gonna get primaried. He's putting on his "tough guy independent-thinking conservative" costume
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-21 10:27||   2013-02-21 10:27|| Front Page Top

#6 For a perspective, how about French civilian deaths from allied 'strategic' bombing during WWII. The total number of civilians killed was 68,778 men, women and children. Remember for critics, perfection is the only standard, except for themselves.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-21 12:17||   2013-02-21 12:17|| Front Page Top

#7 One day at the ahirdresser I overheard a man telling that during his eraly teens he lived in Normandy and how happy he was of seeing German soldiers sh.g in their pants during an Allied bombardment.
Posted by JFM 2013-02-21 12:32||   2013-02-21 12:32|| Front Page Top

#8 some drone attacks are made by USAF and some by the CIA and some by US and perhaps some by others
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-21 12:38||   2013-02-21 12:38|| Front Page Top

#9 Doing "body counts" again are we? Certainly was effective in Vietnam.

That worked out pretty well. Westmoreland was just a scapegoat for not bringing North Vietnam to the peace table quickly enough. In a war where you don't have the manpower to control the borders, locals are sympathetic to the enemy and you can't take it to the enemy's capital, attrition is the only game in town. Creighton Abrams, like Petraeus in Iraq, was the beneficiary of years of meatgrinder activity. It's kind of funny how Petraeus tried his hearts and minds program from the git go, and we're still fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. They're rationalizing it by saying that Afghans are too illiterate, relative to Iraqis, for that approach to work. I think we just haven't killed enough Pashtuns.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-21 15:13||   2013-02-21 15:13|| Front Page Top

#10 I just want to say that I'm damn happy JFM is on our side, and deh visa versa.

Posted by Shipman 2013-02-21 16:37||   2013-02-21 16:37|| Front Page Top

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