Did Rand Paul Scare the Air Force into Erasing Drone Strike Data?


The Foreign Policy blog is reporting that there is clear evidence the Air Force responded to Rand Paul's filibuster by trying to get rid of data previously published online.  Silly, silly, people. Nothing on the internet ever really goes away. The blog writes,

"Quietly and without much notice, the Air Force has reversed its policy of publishing statistics on drone strikes in Afghanistan as the debate about drone warfare hits a fever pitch in Washington. In addition, it has erased previously published drone strike statistics from its website."

The blog  features screen shots that prove the Air Force has stopped providing certain statistics.

The Pentagon apparently claims it had nothing to do with the change in policy, and the big-shots at the Air Force are not taking questions at this time. It's the timing of the thing that smells fishy. See, Rand Paul sent Brennan a letter threatening his filibuster (which he eventually performed; and it's always nice to see a politician keeping his word) unless Brennan came forward with administration policy clarification for the use of drone strikes on American soil, against American citizens.  Two days after the letter, suddenly some folks are squeamish about broadcasting their kill numbers for the drones in use overseas. Let's act like that's not really a big deal.

I know readers of this blog will not be fooled. Nothing happens by accident.

Drone strikes: Coming to a formerly free country near you.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/samson.firestarter Samson Firestarter

    There Are Thousands Of Russian Soldiers Being Trained By The US Army, The Fast And Furious Weapons Are In Their Hands And They Are Waiting For A Signal....Now The Pieces Are Visible

  • http://twitter.com/lucitee4 Luci Tomlin

    These cruel, ruthless, and tunnel-visioned misfits that CREATED "The Exalted One" now have been "planted" into our Government, Washington, and especially our White House until we can't tell the WEEDS from the WHEAT! And THEY have it planned that way! We can't FIND the "Wheat" any more! It's being choked out!

  • kbcab

    If he didn't then send a few of them to the deep South and we will solve your questions about how much good they will do ...

  • CCblogging

    Rand Paul is a true patriot. If Rand Paul runs for president, I will not only vote for him, I will also actively campaign for him and contribute money. Are you sick of the RINO's and phonys? Consider Rand!

  • noelle2013

    "Did Rand Paul Scare the Air Force into Erasing Drone Strike Data? YES!
    WHO THE HELL DOES THE US GOVT THINK IT IS TO KILL PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES FOR THE F-ING MESS THAT THESE A-HOLES CREATED! THE US GOVT NEEDS TO BUTT THE HELL OUT OF OTHER COUNTRIES AFFAIRS AND LEAVE THEM ALONE AND STOP TRYING TO FORCE THEM TO ADOPT THE USA'S FORM OF GOVT!!!!!!!!!

  • MIKE6080

    barry did it

  • Gary Johnson

    There should be backups of the data.

  • Jeff

    Rand Paul didn't scare the Air Force, he scared Obama and his Commiecrats! His Filibuster was inspirational!

    • noelle2013

      It would have been inspirational if it went on for longer and Lee Cruz join in and kept it going so that Brennan WAS NOT CONFIRMED!

    • Jeff

      A filibuster is not meant to stop a confirment, its meant to delay a vote, that's all! And it WAS inspirational, cause it made Obama answer to him which nobody else in the GOP Congress seems to give a crap about doing!

    • Daisysue

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssss

  • Knife10

    Perhaps if we had used drone and cruise missile strikes instead of ground forces in Iraq and Afghanistan the cost in American lives and money would have been significantly lower and there would be no need for an "exit strategy".

    • Areminder

      Right, why should anyone ever go to war when all nations get drones and they can fly them into other "enemy" nations and take out whoever they want. What'd we need a Geneva Convention for. Good thing the old USSR and Hitler's Germany or Hirohito didn't have drones. They'd have gotten their goals accomplished while our country was still debating who was doing this and why. MUCH LIKE THE 2nd DRONE THIS WEEK SEEN OVER NYC??

  • davienne

    Personally i hope the military comes to their senses and turn one of those drones on ovomit and all of his usefull idiots and minions

  • A. Levy

    Personally, i have no problem at all with drones killing our enemies overseas. I don't really care who they are, how old they are, where they are, or where they were born. If they are (in any way) connected, directly or indirectly, with Al Qaeda, they are a legitimate target.

    As for drone use here at home, IMO, there are many legitimate and useful purposes they can serve. But, as is the case with all new technologies, they are susceptible to abuse. And, unfortunately, when the govt. has a chance to abuse something, especially this Marxist govt., they will.

    And it's not just the govt. The MSM is drooling over the fact that they too will be able to use this technology. And when they get it, so will the infamous advertising industry. So what does that mean? It means an end to what very little privacy we have left.