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# 207962 21-Jan-2017 09:43
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I don't blame Obama for his lack of success in domestic policies - the Republicans blocked him at every turn.  ( FWIW in 2008 I was a big fan of Obama.)     I do blame him for the drones  & bringing misery to civilians in Pakistan.   Obama massively expanded the use of drones.    For every terrorist the drones killed it has probably radicalised another 10.   So when another truck drives into a crowd in Paris/Berlin/London who can be sure that the driver was not motivated by the drone program?

 

So good riddance to a very hawkish President.    It is a very bad joke that this guy was ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

 


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  # 1706829 21-Jan-2017 09:46
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Here we go again!

 

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  # 1706830 21-Jan-2017 09:53
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Completely agree. I hope Trump is alot less interventionist than the Obama administration.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1706831 21-Jan-2017 09:56
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...and Trump is a dove? 

Obama was definitely drone-happy. But Trump may well be far worse......

Yeah...the Nobel was more about Bush being gone......and a hope for a real change. But the messes the US made in Libya and Syria and the accidental drone killings in many other places was all wrong. 

At least Obama didn't lie to invade anyone. There's that. 





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  # 1706833 21-Jan-2017 09:57
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Stan: Completely agree. I hope Trump is alot less interventionist than the Obama administration.


Really? There's that wall thing....and picking fights with China. But yeah.....we'll see soon enough. 

 

 





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  # 1706834 21-Jan-2017 10:01
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Do you think he will send drones into China?

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  # 1706835 21-Jan-2017 10:05
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Stan: Do you think he will send drones into China?

 

No. 

That leaves just 200 other countries and territories to think about. ;-)  





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  # 1706839 21-Jan-2017 10:10
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Personally I think what he is saying about repairing relationships with Russia is good sign. We don't need another cold war.

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  # 1706841 21-Jan-2017 10:10
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Without drones there would be many many more casualties.

 

Perhaps you should make your focus on Syria...sounds like Asad would be your hero?


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  # 1706843 21-Jan-2017 10:13
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What makes you jump to that far fetched conclusion?



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  # 1706847 21-Jan-2017 10:24
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_strikes_in_Pakistan

 

Long article on the drone strikes.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1706849 21-Jan-2017 10:26
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Don't worry it's Putin and Kim's, turn to do play with fire.





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  # 1706850 21-Jan-2017 10:27
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freitasm: Yes, let's see how Trump is going to "defeat ISIS" (he said only he can do it)... Come back to this thread in six months.

 

6 months 12 month....ETC nothing will change

 

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I'm not going to put words in the mouths of any Pakistani villagers, but do you really think they'd make a distinction between Obama and the USA military as far as who is killing them with drones?


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  # 1706860 21-Jan-2017 11:27
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Personally, I believe this will show how little power the President of the USA really has. If Trump can get everything he promised across the line then I will be surprised,

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