US drone strikes are still killing civilians with impunity.

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    The Trump administration, which made promises to rein in Washington’s unnecessary wars, has not only expanded the US’ covert and lethal drone program, but has taken the covering up of its civilian death toll to a whole new level.

    Like most of the battlefields opened more widely under the Obama administration, Donald Trump ramped up airstrikes against the infamous Al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia approximately two years ago. And, like most drone wars expanded under Obama and dramatically widened under Trump, the details of this covert assault are continuously swept under the rug, particularly when it comes to civilian casualties.

    The Pentagon has openly said that its airstrikes in Somalia have killed zero civilians.

    Yet, recently, an Amnesty International investigation into just five of the strikes carried out since March 2017 by both manned and unmanned reaper aircraft found that the strikes resulted in at least 14 civilian deaths, with instances of eight civilian injuries as well. In total, the US has carried out more than 100 strikes in Somalia since 2017.

    ‘We did not expect the world to be silent’: US continuing to kill civilians with impunity

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    So you know why we're in Somalia right ?
    Offshore oil baby.


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    Trump enacted a policy to keep drone strikes on civilian, military, or even American targets secret. Most opaque administration in history.
     
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    Actually he expanded the CIA's power to operate on their own, which is even worse.

    U.S. Expands C.I.A. Covert Drone Program To Africa
     
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    Then he did both
     
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    Amnesty International is no friend of the Trump administration so their opinions regarding civilian deaths should be met with skepticism. However 14 collateral civilian deaths seems reasonable. Where was Amnesty when Bill Clinton was bombing a defenseless country into the stone age when he was caught with his pants down?
     
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    Somalis? There's one in the US I might suggest.
     
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    That's your best comeback on us being involved in another fucking war we shouldn't be in, "What about Bill Clinton ?"
     
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    Everytime Trump has made a pro-Peace move, he has been viciously pushed back by the dems and the Deep State.


    Where were you when he needed support?
     
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    The deep state has infiltrated the Trump administration and he's only a figurehead at this point, IMO
     
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    Agreeing with Jimmy Dore probably..

     
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