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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 08:51 PM

FBI Investigating State Department Approval of CIA Drone Strikes in Pakistan

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WSJ: FBI is investigating Hillary's classified emails on State Dept. approval of CIA drone killings in Pakistan

From 2011 on, the State Department had a secret arrangement with the CIA, giving it a degree of say over whether or not a drone killing would take place.

Under Sec. Clinton, State Department officials approved almost every single proposed CIA drone assassination. They only objected to only one or two attacks.

The emails that are at the heart of the FBI’s criminal investigation are 2011 and 2012 messages between U.S. diplomats in Pakistan and their State Department superiors in D.C., in which the officials approved drone strikes.

Clinton’s aides forwarded some of these emails to her personal email account, on a private server in her home in suburban New York.

These are the revelations of a report by The Wall Street Journal, based on information provided by anonymous congressional and law-enforcement officials who were briefed on the FBI’s probe.

The State Department revealed in January that 22 of the emails that were on Clinton’s private server at her home contained top-secret information. These messages were not publicly released, and an investigation was eventually launched.

The White House acknowledged in a press briefing on Thursday that the FBI probe into Clinton’s handling of classified information is a “criminal investigation.” President Obama endorsed Clinton for president on the same day.

The U.S. drone program has killed hundreds of civilians in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and more.

Pakistan is the site of more U.S. drone strikes than any other country. The Obama administration has carried out more than 370 drone attacks in Pakistan, killing as many as 1,000 civilians, including up to 200 children, according to data collected by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
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In 2011, some Pakistani officials pushed back against the U.S. drone assassination program, leading the U.S. State Department to ask the CIA to be more “judicious” about the timing of drone attacks. Clinton’s State Department did not oppose the CIA’s specific choice of targets, just their timing.

This led to a compromise in which the CIA gave the State Department some voice in the drone assassination process.
Beginning in 2011, CIA officers began notifying diplomats in the U.S. embassy in Islamabad of planned attacks. The diplomats then conveyed the information to senior State Department officials.

This agreement gave then-Secretary of State Clinton and her aides personal say in U.S. drone killings.

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http://www.salon.com/2016/06/10/fbi_criminal_investigation_emails_clinton_approved_cia_drone_assassinations_with_her_cellphone_report_says/


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KoKo Jun 2016 OP
Wilms Jun 2016 #1
Socal31 Jun 2016 #2
annavictorious Jun 2016 #3
Lars39 Jun 2016 #4
KoKo Jun 2016 #5
scscholar Jun 2016 #9
HooptieWagon Jun 2016 #6
Jopin Klobe Jun 2016 #7
OnyxCollie Jun 2016 #8
840high Jun 2016 #10
Mustellus Jun 2016 #11
dreamnightwind Jun 2016 #13
Volaris Jun 2016 #14
dreamnightwind Jun 2016 #15
Android3.14 Jun 2016 #12
KoKo Jun 2016 #16

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 08:53 PM

1. "the State Department had a secret arrangement with the CIA"

 

Well.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 08:57 PM

2. Not only did the ISI provide the intelligence for the strikes, but the drone base was on Paki soil.

Any feigned outrage by Islamabad in regards to the drone strikes is for domestic consumption.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 09:08 PM

3. You actually get your news from the WSJ?

 

The Salon article is reporting the fact that the Wall Street Journal is claiming that vaguely worded emails sent to Secretary Clinton were cryptic messages about drone strikes. The claim is unsourced. Today's WSJ used it's own bogus article from yesterday as confirmation of the proof of its claims.

How much is Roger Stone paying you?


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Response to annavictorious (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 09:12 PM

4. Totally out of line.

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Response to annavictorious (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 09:30 PM

5. Source:

These are the revelations of a report by The Wall Street Journal, based on information provided by anonymous congressional and law-enforcement officials who were briefed on the FBI’s probe.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 10:14 PM

9. "anonymous"

 

So in other words, they probably don't exist.

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Response to annavictorious (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 09:47 PM

6. Smells like Brockoli in this thread.

 

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Response to annavictorious (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 09:58 PM

7. Roger Stone ...

... knows how to count???

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 09:58 PM

8. K&R. nt

 

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 10:21 PM

10. k/r

 

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 10:50 PM

11. Save it for Hillary's first Impeachment Charges....

.. and she did murder Vince Foster !!!!!

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Response to Mustellus (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 01:37 AM

13. WTF? This looks real and relevant to me

I was fairly certain the drone program would be halted once Democrats regained the White House from W. Man was I wrong about that. Obama and Clinton love them some drone warfare.

I can't stand that we do this. The best way to fight terrorism is to get our troops out of their countries, and run a solid police effort here at home to root out any domestic cells. Instead we blow up people from the sky, no warning, no trial, no charges, and we don't just hit our targets, we hit everyone around them. We also don't always know who we are targeting, it's criminal.

I'm pretty sure Bernie would have dialed this program back, though even he was unwilling to say he would end it.

Personally I think we need to keep working on our party to be more of a party of the people rather than a party of the military industrial complex.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 03:28 AM

14. The middle east doesn't need more hellfire missles

What they do need is a lot, but a good place to start would be with a region-wide Sovereign currency system that's administered by a publicly owned bank, the profits from such being used to fund region-wide infrastructure projects so all of Pakistan can have like, ELECTRICITY AND RUNNING WATER. People who have to go to work on Monday for a Living Wage don't tend to incite violent revolution on Saturday and then blow themselves up on sunday.

Poverty and lack of economic advancement are contributions to failed states and the terrorists the produce. Just sayin.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 03:57 AM

15. Yes, and thank you, completely agree

The powers that be know this too, of course. They would rather have an unending supply of terrorists to go after, so long as the terrorists happen to live in oil-rich nations. Terrorists make a great excuse for military interventionism and installing leaders who will give the multinationals access to their natural resources.

Peace and support would be much easier, but wouldn't fill the bank accounts of the right people.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2016, 11:20 PM

12. Will this oasis of free and open dialogue allow us to post news like this after the 16th?

 

I suppose we could leave a comment, as long as we make sure to point out that all negative Hillary news is bogus.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:37 PM

16. Hard to know...

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