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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Anywhere the Taliban terrorists find quarter is fair game to bomb in my opinion.

    If the taliban move into your neighborhood, I suggest you do one of two things. Avoid them like the plague and get the hell out or shoot them yourself.

    For as surely as one decides to collaborate, mingle, sympathize or give quarter to these bastards, that person becomes a part of the problem rather than part of the solution and therefore they can consider themselves collaterial damage when Uncle Sam comes to call. This goes for Afghanistan, Pakistan, or any other rock these cockroaches try to hide under.

    We shall search the four corners of the universe and hunt them down and kill them dead. They have no place in this world.

    Im getting very concerned about my mental health...ive actually totally agreed with you 5 out of 6 times recently....anything that saves american lives im ALL FOR...I dont have time to worry about anything or anyone more than OUR Marines, Gis, Sailors and Airmen...that consumes all my energy and time...all our enemies are shrug...thats not any different than they feel about us...touche!!!!

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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Im getting very concerned about my mental health...ive actually totally agreed with you 5 out of 6 times recently....anything that saves american lives im ALL FOR...I dont have time to worry about anything or anyone more than OUR Marines, Gis, Sailors and Airmen...that consumes all my energy and time...all our enemies are shrug...thats not any different than they feel about us...touche!!!!

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    Well, I have long been concerned about your mental health. But now that you're starting to realize it perhaps it is not as chronic as I once diagnosed. LOL! j/k

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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why not use drones against gangs in US cities? I mean, if it's OK in other places because civilian casualties are at a minimum, wouldn't they be perfect to put an end to the Crips, the Bloods, the MS 13, all of the other violent gangs that infest every city and town in America?

    That's a war too, right?
    Not to mention ACORN, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, NPR, PBS, illegal aliens, people voting without photo ID, gays . . . . .

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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by onestepfurther, in the OP View Post
    I really want to investigate just why the ACLU reckons targeted drone strikes are illegal. That they would oppose them is axiomatic, but I'm curious about their reasoning.
    Generally speaking, it's against the law to assassinate people. Even if they're not 'your' people. I believe the ACLU has been opposed to that type of activity -- murder -- for quite some time.

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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    This law has no expiration date from what I remember.
    Drone attacks in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan aren't related to the legislation you reference. The legislation authorizes the US military to respond to the September 11th attacks. Those attacks were based in Afghanistan. So the current Drone War isn't authorized by the legislation in question.

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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I don't see anything there that authorizes the president to declare war under the authority of the UN or NATO. It seems to me that the Congress abrogated their responsibility to declare war when it allowed Lyndon Johnson to send half a million troops to war in Vietnam.

    However it was done, it appears to me that the executive branch has been given, or has taken, powers that were not granted by the Constitution.
    I quite agree. And this allows killing with next to no real oversight. No declaration. Little to no accountability. As such, it's a bad idea.

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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Anywhere the Taliban terrorists find quarter is fair game to bomb in my opinion.

    If the taliban move into your neighborhood, I suggest you do one of two things. Avoid them like the plague and get the hell out or shoot them yourself.

    For as surely as one decides to collaborate, mingle, sympathize or give quarter to these bastards, that person becomes a part of the problem rather than part of the solution and therefore they can consider themselves collaterial damage when Uncle Sam comes to call. This goes for Afghanistan, Pakistan, or any other rock these cockroaches try to hide under.

    We shall search the four corners of the universe and hunt them down and kill them dead. They have no place in this world.
    You are doing all this or is someone else doing it for you?










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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    You are doing all this or is someone else doing it for you?
    The guys I support are currently doing it. And an outstanding job they are doing. I already did my time. How 'bout you Risky? I see you served as well. Thanks for your service too.

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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    There could also be some terrorist wanted by other countries living in the US,why not let other countries fly their drones into the US to get rid of them?
    Sounds fair to me.

    I can't wait to see what happens when we send a drone to take out suspected terrorists in London, Paris, or Los Angeles.
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