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The NYU Student Tweeting Every Reported US Drone Strike Has Revealed A Disturbing Trend
Business Insider ^ | Dec. 12, 2012, 4:36 PM | Michael Kelley

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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And he has yet to return that Nobel Peace Prize.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 5:30:28 PM PST by tje
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To: tje

I’m disturbed that they would send in a second missile. Can’t they drop a daisy cutter instead?


2 posted on 12/13/2012 5:39:44 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tje

>> NYU student Josh Begley .... since 2002

10 year college kid, or maybe he started tweeting in K-12.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 5:40:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tje
Oh please. The Taliban EMT's, the Taliban Fire Department, the Taliban Police Department and the Taliban grief counselors are being hit by second strikes? Give me a break.
4 posted on 12/13/2012 5:40:38 PM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Yes, there is something terribly wrong with this policy
why aren’t they targeting the funerals?


5 posted on 12/13/2012 5:42:48 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tje
And he has yet to return that Nobel Peace Prize.

He will probably get another one.

6 posted on 12/13/2012 5:43:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: tet68

Exactly.The only thing these jihadis understand is a body count,so give them one.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 5:47:23 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: tje

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?


8 posted on 12/13/2012 5:50:05 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: tje
Now the commies will only allow us
to drop one bomb per day.

9 posted on 12/13/2012 5:50:05 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: tje

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.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 5:51:10 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: tje

I’d heartily endorse a triple tap for good measure.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 5:51:38 PM PST by zbogwan2
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To: Enterprise

“I’m 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..


12 posted on 12/13/2012 5:51:55 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: tje

Josh Begley...working to become his generation’s Hanoi Jane.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 5:52:13 PM PST by STYRO (Do not accept unconstitutional government as legitimate government.)
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To: wideawake
Oh please. The Taliban EMT's, the Taliban Fire Department, the Taliban Police Department and the Taliban grief counselors are being hit by second strikes? Give me a break.

LMBO!!!

But that third "tap" is the coup de gras, the drone strike where we wipe out the funeral procession.

14 posted on 12/13/2012 6:00:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Yep. When dealing whit the RoP, they are all the same as far as terrorism is concerned.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 6:02:01 PM PST by matt04
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To: tje

That is the way they should do it. Any idiot can figure it out in about 10 minutes.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 6:06:40 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Farmer Dean

“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...


17 posted on 12/13/2012 6:12:28 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Enterprise
If you have to fire twice, you ain't using enough missile:
18 posted on 12/13/2012 6:20:06 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: zbogwan2

24 hour continuous bombing worked well against the NAZIs


19 posted on 12/13/2012 6:21:07 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Enterprise

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.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 6:28:21 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

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’.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 6:56:32 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: reg45

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????


22 posted on 12/13/2012 7:01:41 PM PST by tillacum
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To: tet68

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!!!


23 posted on 12/13/2012 7:11:55 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: tje

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.........


24 posted on 12/13/2012 7:13:03 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: tje

Those who make war with slavish devotion to the rules are doomed to fail.

-US Grant


25 posted on 12/13/2012 7:14:37 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Enterprise

I’m disturbed that we’re too chicken to launch nukes


26 posted on 12/13/2012 7:56:56 PM PST by Figment
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To: tje

Kill them all and let God sort it out.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 8:16:27 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: tje

He’s right. It’s a war crime. Charge Obama now!


28 posted on 12/13/2012 9:05:42 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: tje

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.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 9:31:16 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Yeah, I know what it takes to deliver a daisy cutter. It was wishful thinking.

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.

30 posted on 12/13/2012 10:02:15 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tje

Glad to hear someone is doing their job!

Most of our rules of engagement stink!


31 posted on 12/13/2012 10:27:14 PM PST by dalereed
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