theintercept_20170130_obama-killed-a-16-year-old-american-in-yemen-trump-just-killed-his-8-year-old-sister


posted and seemingly blocked at theIntercept!

(at times messages show up after disappearing from the “status”:”hold” blocked messages)

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// __ Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.
Glenn Greenwald

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/30/obama-killed-a-16-year-old-american-in-yemen-trump-just-killed-his-8-year-old-sister/?comments=1#comments

Even though I don’t agree with any of it and I know that they don’t give a sh!t about how much “collateral damage” may be in their way, I took the time to read twice Glenn’s article and the NY Times ones, trying to figure out what they gained out of it:

// __ U.S. Commando Killed in Yemen in Trump’s First Counterterrorism Operation

The military’s Central Command said in an earlier statement on Sunday that “similar operations have produced intelligence on Al Qaeda logistics, recruiting and financing efforts.” In previous raids

// __ A Raid on ISIS Yields a Trove of Intelligence

in Iraq, Syria and Somalia, commandos have recovered laptop computers, thumb drives and cellphones that yielded important information about militant leaders’ locations, activities and associates.

yet, no where is clear why they had to kill 30+ people. It is all about what they see as hypothetical ends justifying the means at any cost.

Two weeks after the killing of Awlaki, a separate CIA drone strike in Yemen killed his 16-year-old American-born son, Abdulrahman, along with the boy’s 17-year-old cousin and several other innocent Yemenis.

… the boy’s 17-year-old cousin and the several other innocent Yemenis have names and had lived so long until they were killed by USG because that “hit” gave them some points in their computer games …

The New York Times yesterday reported:
(nytimes.com/2017/01/29/world/middleeast/american-commando-killed-in-yemen-in-trumps-first-counterterror-operation.html)
that military officials had been planning and debating the raid for months under the Obama administration, but Obama officials decided to leave the choice to Trump.

For Christ’s sake, how much multitasking do you expect Mr “Yes we can” to do?!? He never said or implied “Yes I can”. He was packing the hell out of the White House and at the same time busy bombing people all the way to the end of his term. Yet, having left “unfinished jobs” should be enough to claim back his Nobel Peace Prize.

// __ President Donald Trump’s Oil Grab Policy Puts US Troops At Risk | Rachel Maddow

youtube.com/watch?v=TIoAN8GxD7E
~

computer materials inside the house that could contain clues about future terrorist plots

… “could” contain “clues” … as perceived by the genocidally, psychopathic USG. Trump, just doesn’t care about political correctness (which doesn’t have to be a bad thing, really). In fact, let’s keep the count straight. So, far he has killed, how many? 30 individuals? I would bet one of my balls Trump will start less wars, kill less people than Mr. “Yes we can”, “it turns out I am better at killing people than I could have ever imagined” did.

At some point during the Vietnam war they stopped the head counts, because, they said, it was “immoral”. Yeah, right! USG genocidally invades a country based on lies and then talks about morality! I think head counts are alright. At the end of the day, this is what it is all about, right? You kill one of our own and we will kill 30 of yours. I know, you don’t even have to kill one of our own.

Some of you have had issues when I compare USG with Nazi Germany during WWII
a) USG and their Western NATO acolytes have 8 timed the genocidal ratio of Nazi Germany during WWII (I know, I know Muslim people don’t count anyway, right? Oh, no, wait! Isn’t that the same Nazi mindset?)
b) When Nazis were doing their “freedom loving” they didn’t go half way around the world to mess with people who couldn’t defend themselves on an equal basis, but fought on Britain, Russia, France, … head on and all at once and kept fighting even after Russia raised the killing ratio to 1:1. Why is it so hard for USG and their NATO allies to find Russia and China on a map?
c) After the election I heard someway say “our secret service will not let someone like Trump be the POTUS” I wondered what she meant, since Trump had been already elected. I thought she meant that they had something on him that they could use to mess with his candidacy (they had already posted on the Washington Post nudes of his wife, mother of his son), but a friend clarified to me “no, she meant they would kill him” … Let’s see, now, how gringos fair in that department:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempted_assassination_of_Donald_Trump

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assassination_attempts_on_Adolf_Hitler

Even semi-god, Nobel Prize in Physics Max Planck lost his son Erwin in one of those attempts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Planck

at least eight women and seven children, ages 3 to 13, had been killed in the raid

Again, those women and children were human beings with names … We should not play their “they are less of a people than we are” game. Pronouncing Arabic is not that hard. The IPA would greatly help with it. Their names should be written in Arabic, with their English (and optimally IPA) transliteration.

And Trump notoriously vowed during the campaign to target not only terrorists but also their families.

Even mobsters understand you should not do this. But again, it is not even primarily about Trump, but USG as a whole and “We the people”. Politicians do this because they know they can get away with it. “‘The’ land of ‘the’ free and ‘the’ ‘brave'” has “democratically” gone down the toilet.

I have had to admit sooner than I expected I was wrong. I did expect Western MSM and US IT companies to keep being up Trump’s @ss, but, no they have, once again, paid homage to their emperor, way quicker than I ever expected.

RCL

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3 Responses to theintercept_20170130_obama-killed-a-16-year-old-american-in-yemen-trump-just-killed-his-8-year-old-sister

  1. this comment was also deleted

    Gator90: January 30 2017, 3:23 p.m.
    @rrheard

    You implied below that I may be in agreement with people who are “blaming Glenn Greenwald personally” for Trump’s election victory.

    Actually, I am one of those whose comments could have been possibly perceived as “blaming Glenn Greenwald personally for Trump’s election victory” when in fact I was just questioning Glenn’s/theInterept’s “‘ethical’ journalism” when it comes to effectively protecting high ranking government officials boasting about genocide and torture by redacting the Snowden leaks of anything that could be used to prosecute the emming effing morons.

    I don’t even know what the LGM Blog is. I have posted my concerns right here at theIntercept explaining my points profusely. Even though my comments could be easily misconstrue as implying a cause-effect relationship, I don’t think my points to be so outlandish,, hard to understand:

    // __ In the Trump Era, Leaking and Whistleblowing Are More Urgent, and More Noble, Than Ever
    Glenn Greenwald

    https://theintercept.com/2016/11/14/in-the-trump-era-leaking-and-whistleblowing-are-more-urgent-and-more-noble-than-ever/?comments=1#comment-309989

    At times theIntercept journos seem to be talking to “words” and “concepts”, about them “lying again”, “not giving a f#ck about morality and civility” … The other day I noticed Snowden himself advocating for “a more adversarial journalism”:

    // __ acTVism Munich (Jan 17, 2017): Edward Snowden talks about FBI’s COINTELPRO, CIA’s MK-ULTRA and Black Lives Matters

    youtube.com/watch?v=8XLMyrkjcMg
    ~
    I am all for it. We can’t let them think they own us, the discourse anymore:

    // __ Edward Snowden has the fingerprints of a foreign spy, By Rachelle Bergstein January 21, 2017

    http://nypost.com/2017/01/21/edward-snowden-has-the-fingerprints-of-a-foreign-spy/
    ~
    RCL

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  3. Ricardo Camilo López -> -Mona-: January 31 2017, 1:34 a.m.

    -Mona-: January 31 2017, 1:06 a.m.

    “General strike” is trending on Twitter

    yes, and based on NY Times’ polls Hillary had 93% of winning …

    -Mona- -> Ricardo Camilo López: January 31 2017, 2:03 a.m.
    Non sequitur.

    What I find wasteful in this silly anti-Trump circus is (as Glenn says) blindly concentrating in attacking just one person and not seeing the wider context of wrong doing and corruption. In fact, in attacking a very easily targeted individual along with his family and hairdo as a way to not see the whole picture. Those abusive and corrupt excesses didn’t start nor will they end with Trump.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/31/anti-trump-resistance-fail-ditch-establishment-democrats

    During the election they just put a banner in front of their faces and started chanting “Hillary”, “Hillary”, “Hillary” . . . “USA”, “USA”, “USA” . . .

    Things must start somehow, sometimes what starts as an anti-something/someone develops into something more encompassing. I don’t see that happening. It is way beyond me how could people protesting Trump, be pro Hillary a way more deep state, corrupt, secretive and demonstrably more genocidal person,

    Anyway, my messages are being routinely dropped. Bye!

    RCL

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