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Shouldn't this man have to offer some sort of proof for this statement?

From CBS News here:

Michael Morell, the former deputy director of the CIA and a CBS News senior national security contributor, called drones “the most precise weapons in our arsenal.”

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This is called stumbling upon a terrorist attack

From the Daily Beast here:

French police arrested a man armed with heavy weapons who they say was planning an “imminent” attack against at least one church Sunday.

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Why do the Boston Police get to decide how many cameras go up in Boston?

From here:

“ doesn’t trigger privacy concerns,” she says. “What does trigger privacy concerns is the City of Boston installing a network of cameras — some in residential neighborhoods — that enable law enforcement to track individual people from the moment that we leave our homes in the morning until the moment we return at night, seeing basically everywhere we went and everything that we did.”

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Surveillance state created without permission and under very dubious authority

From here:

The three artists say they considered the bust “a gift to the city” that could spur discussion about American ideals, values and heroes.

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Another reason why the War on Terror won't work

From here:

In 2009 congressional testimony, the Rand Corp.’s Kim Cragin said years of research found that “no single pathway towards terrorism exists, making it somewhat difficult to identify overarching patterns in how and why individuals are susceptible to terrorist recruitment.”

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The drone rules are there to make Americans feel good, not to follow

From NY Times here:

WASHINGTON — An investigation of American drone strikes in Yemen concludes that the Obama administration has not followed its own rules to avoid civilian casualties and is setting a dangerous example for other countries that want to use unmanned aircraft against terrorists.

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If Snowden has karma for leaked documents, what it NSA's karma?

From the Daily Beast here:

He continued, “So The New York Times took a slide, didn’t redact it properly, and in the end it was possible for people to see that something was being used in Mosul on al Qaeda.”

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