The Lid: Media Smears Trump With Fake News About CIA’s role in Drone Strikes

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Hmm.  Reporters at the Wall Street Journal have an article  claiming that President Trump has given the CIA “secret new authority” to conduct drone strikes against terrorists.

President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, U.S. officials said, changing the Obama administration’s policy of limiting the spy agency’s paramilitary role and reopening a turf war between the agency and the Pentagon.

The language is breathless:

The new authority, which hadn’t been previously disclosed, represents a significant departure from a cooperative approach that had become standard practice by the end of former President Barack Obama’s tenure: The CIA used drones and other intelligence resources to locate suspected terrorists and then the military conducted the actual strike.

“Hadn’t been previously disclosed”?  Well!  And to think we’re nearly eight weeks into the new administration.

But the larger point here is that Obama himself had the CIA conducting hundreds of anti-terrorist drone strikes outside of the ground-war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq up through at least…

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