Why They Call Them "Surgical" Strikes plus: A Coal Day in Hell

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Mon, 07/18/2011 - 12:00am
Interviews with Fred Branfman on "surgical strikes' & Josh Nelson w. CREDO on Big Coal

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And Fred Branfman just wrote "Obama's Secret Wars: How Our Shady Counter-Terrorism Policies Are More Dangerous Than Terrorism." Branfman is best known for having exposed the U.S. and CIA secret war in Laos.    He said today: "Although packaged as involving only 'surgical' strikes, the U.S. 'counter-terrorism strategy' already involves tens of thousands of 'special operations' troops and thousands of drones in six Muslim countries -- Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Seven thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 in Iraq alone are engaged in round-the-clock assassinations.   www.progressiveradionetwork.com/more-political-articles/2011/7/13/fred-branfman-obamas-secret-wars-how-our-shady-counter-terro.html

But Get this: 'John Brennan, President Obama's counter-terrorism advisor, said in a speech that ... [in Afghanistan and Pakistan] the U.S. has been delivering 'precise and overwhelming force' against militants [and] 'there hasn't been a single collateral death because of the exceptional proficiency, precision of the capabilities that we've been able to develop.'

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