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

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    There is a significant defect in the current Drone War. It has no basis of legitimacy under either American or International law.
    But "shock and awe" on the people of Iraq was just peachy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    But "shock and awe" on the people of Iraq was just peachy.
    The Second Iraq War was a mistake of judgment, not illegal under American law. Congress approved of the Second Iraq War.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    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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    future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such
    nations, organizations or persons.


    Maybe you should look up the definition of the word "prevent" and go from there.
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    Re: White House official confirms US carries out drone strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    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.
    I'll start screaming! That's a dreadful waste of resources! We can make a phone call to the Brits, the French, or LAPD and guide them in if need be, no reason to waste $10,000 on munitions!




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

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    in order to prevent any
    future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such
    nations, organizations or persons.


    Maybe you should look up the definition of the word "prevent" and go from there.
    You have a good argument. But people of good faith can disagree on the interpretation and meaning of the word "prevent." Although we can't be sure of the specific intent underlying the word "prevent" we can probably agree that it would have been advisable to explicitly refer to theaters other than Afghanistan and to Services in addition to the Armed Services, e.g., the CIA, in the Authorization. If the federal govt. had been specific on this question there would have been much less room for disagreement over the meaning of legitimacy and war crimes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    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.
    Don't think drones are required in those circumstances. Those governments are cooperative with the US in the attempt to exterminate terrorism. Pakistan is not. They try to put on a good show but they are are NOT our allies and never will be regardless of how much money we bribe them with.

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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 Karl View Post
    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.
    Agreed, drone strikes are a cowardly form of murder and should be despised by the civilized world

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

    I wonder if Chen Guangcheng is online?

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