Past Features

December 8, 2015

Making Muslim Murderers
The Die is Cast

Washington's Blog -- July 15, 2015
Top U.S. Warfighting Experts: Drones INCREASE Terrorism
    The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and director of Intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command (3-Star General Mike Flynn) says in an interview set to air later this month:
  When you drop a bomb from a drone... you are going to cause more damage than you are going to cause good.
    Pressed by the interviewer about whether drone strikes create more terrorists than they kill, the general responded:
    I don't disagree with that.
    Clinton and Bush's counter-terror czar (Richard Clarke) --- the guy who created the drone assassination program --- says that Obama's drone assassination program is “creating terrorists rather than eliminating them.”
    Top CIA officers say that drone strikes increase terrorism (and see this). Indeed, the CIA warned Obama that drone strikes might be counter-productive from a national security standpoint.
    4-star general Stanley McChrystal --- former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, Commander of all U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Director, Joint Staff, and Commander, Joint Special Operations Command --- said:
What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world. The resentment created by American use of unmanned strikes... is much greater than the average American appreciates. They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who've never seen one or seen the effects of one.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Trump May be Right
    What if ISIS attacked a wedding party in Beverly Hills and killed 12 American citizens. There would be a cry for all-out-war. Well, our drones killed 12 people attending a wedding party in Yemen.
    US drone strikes have killed thousands of civilians.
    As I reported out two years ago at a paper on border security, Senator McCain said we have to kill people over there because our borders are not secure.
    I also reported that these strikes have created tens of thousands of people dedicated to destroying America. As we react to ISIS, it is likely that we will have to kill thousands more --- thus creating possibly hundreds of thousands of potential terrorists totally dedicated to killing us all.
    Times have changed --- because of Obama's drone strikes. We need to stop and take a look at what is happening. The die may already be cast.
    Trump may be right.