Skip to comments.The NYU Student Tweeting Every Reported US Drone Strike Has Revealed A Disturbing Trend
Posted on 12/13/2012 5:30:21 PM PST by tje
NYU student Josh Begley is tweeting every reported U.S. drone strike since 2002, and the feed highlights a disturbing tactic employed by the U.S. that is widely considered a war crime.
Known as the "double tap," the tactic involves bombing a target multiple times in relatively quick succession, meaning that the second strike often hits first responders.
A 2007 report by the Homeland Security Institute called double taps a "favorite tactic of Hamas" and the FBI considers it a tactic employed by terrorists
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I’m disturbed that they would send in a second missile. Can’t they drop a daisy cutter instead?
>> NYU student Josh Begley .... since 2002
10 year college kid, or maybe he started tweeting in K-12.
Yes, there is something terribly wrong with this policy
why aren’t they targeting the funerals?
He will probably get another one.
Exactly.The only thing these jihadis understand is a body count,so give them one.
Hasn’t 0bama and his DHS had ENOUGH practice already? Sheesh! How many kills do they need before they feel they’re ready to turn those drones on us?
Now the commies will only allow us
to drop one bomb per day.
In this case, a double tap is a great idea.
In the west, when there is an explosion, the first responders are firemen and police.
But in a place like Pakistan, the responders are allied with the terrorists, and are their lieutenants and henchmen. When their bosses are killed, they become the new bosses, so a double-tap is a golden opportunity.
I’d heartily endorse a triple tap for good measure.
“Im disturbed that they would send in a second missile.”
Yup. I’m paying for that 2nd missile but I would rather pay for the 2nd missile than some lazy ass obama voter on EBT..
Josh Begley...working to become his generation’s Hanoi Jane.
But that third "tap" is the coup de gras, the drone strike where we wipe out the funeral procession.
Yep. When dealing whit the RoP, they are all the same as far as terrorism is concerned.
That is the way they should do it. Any idiot can figure it out in about 10 minutes.
“Exactly. The only thing these jihadis understand is a body count,so give them one.”
I *heart* you, Farmer Dean! :)
Stomping out roaches doesn’t bother me one little tiny bit...
24 hour continuous bombing worked well against the NAZIs
Daisey cutters are too slow because they are dropped by parachute and can be seen early on.
Now, if they developed a DC that can be free-fall dropped with either an impact detonator or a radio-controlled detonator, you could time the explosion for maximum effect.
I think a DC with ballbearings in it would really add to its affect. Think of Taliban fighters and supporters looking like flattened pieces of Swiss cheese with red stripes.
I like it.
Re bombing funerals. I’m all for that too. The Taliban want to die for Allah and jihad, so let’s grant them their wish. It’s a two-fer. You kill the first bunch and then get their supporters. Now that would be a taxpayers dollar saving method to cut down on the amount of ordnance ordinarily used to take these bastards out one at a time, and would certainly instill the fear of God in them.
If only our military had the brains to do this and our leadership the balls to order it done.
When you fight, you fight to win. Anything else is a waste of good American lives.
I am still burning about the guy just after September 11, 2001 who had OBL in his sights and didn’t order the hit because ‘he didn’t feel good about it’.
And the fire bombings of Japan stopped that war too along with two big bombs. Civilians and politicians running a war never wins one...Korea and VietNam...then during obama’s handling of Iraq, we’ve just about, or lost it too. Fiddling in Afphaganistan, is a losing war too. The hate us and no matter what the generals and politicans say otherwise...the Afphgans DON’T LIKE US! How many “friendly” shootings from Aghfgans have killed American “trainers”, so far????
I have often wondered why they don’t target the terrorist parades and demonstrations!
heck! there they all are!!! all gathered in one place! out in the open! drop a freaking daisy cutter on the whole lot of them and end this once and for all!!!
Since we’re the only ones playing by the rules, we’re getting our asses kicked everywhere.
No wonder al Queda is invading our embassies - they have nothing to fear.
Now we’re recognizing al Queda rebels in Syria as legitimate?
I was the enemy, I’d be laughing too.........
Those who make war with slavish devotion to the rules are doomed to fail.
I’m disturbed that we’re too chicken to launch nukes
Kill them all and let God sort it out.
He’s right. It’s a war crime. Charge Obama now!
In WW2, the RAF and USAAF dropped delayed-action bombs along with the regular bombs to kill as many German firemen and rescue workers as possible. Same thing here.
During the Viet Nam war, the viet cong would set off a booby trap, and after rescue personnel came in, another one would be set off. I remember the huge waves of outrage coming from the American media about this tactic. Oh, wait. There wasn't any. Sorry, my bad.
Glad to hear someone is doing their job!
Most of our rules of engagement stink!