"How Many Future Terrorists Did We Create Yesterday?"

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It appears that we stopped bombing weddings, funerals and schools in Afghanistan long enough to kill some farmers.

The US forces in Afghanistan have admitted that a drone attack that killed at least 30 pine nut farmers in Nangarhar province on Thursday was conducted by them.

At least 40 others were injured in the attack in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district that was previously attributed to the West-backed Afghan government.

So what suspicious and hostile thing were these farmers doing that caused this perfectly reasonable, and not at all a war crime, drone strike?

Malik Rahat Gul, a tribal elder in Wazir Tangi, said the air raid happened at a time when tired workers, mainly daily wage earners, had gathered near their tent after harvesting pine nuts in a field nearby.

"The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them," said Gul.

Earlier this month, four brothers were killed in a raid by the CIA-trained and funded 02 Unit of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spy agency.

Well, that's totally understandable. Sitting around a fire at the end of a day can, something something, reasons.
I've got nothing. I can't even give a sarcastic response to this.
Esquire magazine, of all places, has the perfect response for this.

A bunch of guys spend the day gathering pine nuts which, I suspect, is a pretty terrible job, all things considered. All they want is to sit around a bonfire at the end of the day and, I don't know, shoot the shit about who's dating whom, and how much they hate gathering pine nuts, and maybe pass around a jug of illicit green-raisin moonshine, if nobody's looking. And, in a second, they're gone. They have families. One day, their three-year-old son finds out how his father died and he picks up a gun. And 'round and 'round we go.

What the hell is the point?

What's the point? The point is to bomb shit forever and ever.

“I’ve said we have to accept the fact — I think we do — that we’re going to be there for a very long time,” he said. “Is it forever? I don’t think anything’s for forever. But does that mean that we will lose more young men and women? Does that mean we’re going to spend another billions of dollars? I think it does.”
“And people have asked me before, ‘Well, we can’t be the policemen of the world.' The hell we can’t,” he said. “I think this is what American leadership is about. You have to recognize that our interests are no longer just in the borders of the United States.”
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So the Saudis are helping Israel bomb Iranian-linked forces from Iraq in Syria.
Try explaining that one to the average American who thinks "it's all about religion".

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@gjohnsit

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

@Fishtroller 02 forever wars. And the religion of the nutters who own this country that somehow this will bring on the Rapture or whatever. The religion of the terminally stupid and arrogant. The religion of a country that thinks it will soon own the entire globe or else just destroy it because it can't get its way.

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@lizzyh7

granted you and your people special real estate and that you have the divine right to push anyone off that land who happened to live there for hundreds of years.

Or the religion that tells its followers that they too can do land grabs and eliminate anyone who does not share their beliefs... as in kill the infidel.

Actually kill the infidel is in all three of the Abrahamic religion based texts. So is elimination of 'the other'.

We have the perfect conflagration of three religions, all based on one basic philosophy, that are now warring with each other for land, power and the dangerous idea that there is an afterlife that can be more or less manipulated by the actions of human beings. The apocalypse, martyrdom, manifest destiny and 'god gave this land to me'. The delusional imaginary world that so many people on this planet live in could possibly destroy us all.

Religion is poison.

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

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@gjohnsit

Them thar Jesus bombs we be droppin' on them ignor-ain't savages in Ghanistan be doin' the work of God by wipin' out infidels and commies and such like.

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When is the entire world going to hold the US to account?
My tax dollars are paying for murder, and I have absolutely no say in it's use.
I have no way to stop this.
I want no part of it, and yet, I have no choice.

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@on the cusp Unfortunately, I have decided that this sentiment is probably true for 99% of humanity who has no say in what their governments do much less the ability to stop them.

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@davidgmillsatty governments by the people, of the people, and for the people, as we do?
I wonder if the drone operator was demoted. Or reprimanded.
We are certainly incompetent with drones, huh?

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The only question is whether this is more or less than usual.

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"I cannot ignore reality, but I can embrace beauty." -- magiamma

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Here's ANOTHER fine legacy from Obama that Trump is running with....

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

Policeman of the World, if our normalized concept of "policing" didn't accept the frequent killing of innocent citizens for no particular reason.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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Pleasantry

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God loves America. God hates pine nuts. Therefore, America splatting non-Christians that pick 'em is by definition doing God's work. Besides, we've got more bombs than they have future terrorists, so nothing at all to worry about.

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