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#1. I don't pretend to be objective. There is no such thing as being an objective journalist. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#2. What I believe in is being transparent and truthful and always trying to get the facts right. People will make their own judgment of whether or not they want to trust you based on how transparent you are with them and the principles that you bring to the game. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#3. Everywhere you go, people have recorded or captured events in real time on their mobile phones. It becomes one of the first questions you ask when you go in to investigate something. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#4. Drones are a tool, not a policy. The policy is assassination. While every president since Gerald Ford has upheld an executive order banning assassinations by U.S. personnel, Congress has avoided legislating the issue or even defining the word assassination. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#5. The Looming Tower. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#6. You can do as much diligence as possible before you go somewhere to try to protect yourself and the people around you. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#7. The British version of 'Shit My Dad Says' is really entertaining. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#8. I think we [Americans] are going to look back and realize that the civil liberties that we've given up in the name of security, the authority that we've given Democratic and Republican presidents, all have contributed to a fraying of the fabric of our democratic republic. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#9. Obama once reportedly told his aides, [It] turns out I'm really good at killing people. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#10. For much of my life as a journalist, I've viewed myself as being embedded with civilians and with those people who live on the other side of the barrel of a gun. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#11. Blackwater is a company whose business depends on war and conflict to thrive. It operates in a demand-based industry where corporate profits are intimately linked to an escalation of violence. That - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#12. This body of reporting provides an unparalleled glimpse into the shadowy world of extrajudicial assassination that promises to be Barack Obama's most troubling legacy. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#13. Operations] that previously only Tier One Special Mission Units would be doing. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#14. Blackwater had won $1 billion in "diplomatic security" contracts through the State Department alone.81 - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#15. The documents show that the military designated people it killed in targeted strikes as EKIA, "enemy killed in action," even if they were not the intended targets of the strike. Unless - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#16. The notion that critics of the drone program are being manipulated by propaganda from terrorist organizations "would be laughable, were it not so offensive towards civilian victims of drone strikes." A - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#17. I have chosen to cast my lot with independent media outlets because I believe that only through independent reporting where you are not beholding to the interests of corporations or government are you able to really aggressively pursue the truth. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#18. If we're going to kill our own people without even charging them with a crime, well, then we should just say we live in a different country, and stop telling the world that we're the sort of great, shining city on the hill. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#19. I also think that we [Americans] are operating out of fear in our country. It's not that terrorism is not a threat, but it's not an existential threat. It is not the preeminent threat facing most Americans on any given day, and yet the power of nightmares is so strong. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#20. Our politicians are more fearful of the politics of terrorism - of the charge that they do not take terrorism seriously - than they are of the crime itself. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#21. I believe that we [Americans] are making more new enemies than we are killing terrorists at this point, and I think it's time that we stepped back from this aggressive assertion that we can just go to any country and conduct lethal operations. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#22. My philosophy about journalism is simple - that we have a job to hold those in power accountable, to give voice to the voiceless, and to provide people with information that they can use to make informed decisions about what policies they want enacted in their name and what policies they don't. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#23. Obama was particularly offended, as he put it, that "the National Security Agency has been spying on Americans without judicial approval." Justifying - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#24. My fear, as an American, is that our own actions are going to contribute to an inspiration for terrorists to want to harm us or kill us. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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#25. If I were to read about me purely on Twitter, I wouldn't know what to make of me. - Author: Jeremy Scahill
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