First a Leak (or Rumor) about Secret Bilateral Peace Talks, Then a Leak about a Drone-Plane Standoff

CNN is reporting that two Iranian jets shot at–but did not hit–a Predator drone flying in what their report says is international airspace (though see Max Fisher and Steve Hynd on the location).

Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf last week, CNN has learned.

[snip]The drone’s still and video cameras captured the incident showing two SU-25s approaching the Predator and firing its onboard guns.

The Iranian pilots continued to fire shots that went beneath the Predator but were never successful in hitting it, according to the officials.

After a month straight of unauthorized leaks pertaining the Benghazi without a peep in response from anyone in the Administration, DOD’s Press Secretary has already labeled this story an unauthorized leak.

This comes less than 10 days after a report–which both sides dispute–of planned (or potentially started) bilateral discussions between Iran and the US. (Not to mention the stories that Bibi tried to provoke an Iranian attack at some censored time in 2010.)

The warning shots over disputed territory is, of course, a non-story that CNN’s unauthorized leakers are trying to turn into one.

And that, it seems, is the desperation with which some people are trying to prevent peace from breaking out.

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emptywheel @pwnallthethings Actually, it does. It's what rules compliance--but not reality of impact--is based on. @electrospaces is
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emptywheel *Even* Michael O'Hanlon... https://t.co/HUjxyJ7bxx
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emptywheel @pwnallthethings For most part, however, they're not doing stuff that affects people's privacy and is subject to govt rules @electrospaces
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emptywheel @pwnallthethings Go ahead and mock English profs. Hell, mock CompLit profs, if you're trying to get at jargon. @electrospaces
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emptywheel @Bsox327 Oh, that was @bmaz, not me. @CNN
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emptywheel @pwnallthethings That doesn't mean real people shouldn't mock them for redfining basic language when it serves to obfuscate @electrospaces
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emptywheel @electrospaces Has the aspiration to omniscience helped those it serves make better decisions? Nope.
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emptywheel @electrospaces Does a system that starts w/premise of "collect it all" raise ominous implications? Yep, even with oversight and targeting
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JimWhiteGNV RT @SmylyD: Congrats to @MattyMoe55 for putting in 14 months of hard work and getting back on the big league mound today! #rays
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emptywheel @electrospaces Does a targeting system for adequate targeting make sense? That's not what XKS is, bc of other issues I've raised.
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emptywheel @electrospaces Let's start with the obvious lack of adequate oversight, then move onto the underlying overbroad targeting. Then talk tools.
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emptywheel @electrospaces But go ahead and parrot the jargon of spooks trying to minimize the scope of what they're doing, by all means. Mark yourself.
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