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    re: U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.[W:15]

    If a county were to send a team in to toss a bomb at passing cars, that's terrorism. But if those cars are blow up by aircraft, then any innocents are just "unfortunately colllateral damage." If we sent sniper teams within other countries, that would be severely criticized as acts of war. But if we send in a flying assassination robot it's ok.
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    re: U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.[W:15]

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    I agree, get a declaration of war or else knock it off!!

    If any country tried it on us they'd be bombed to the

    stone age immediately!
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    UN denounces US drone use in Pakistan

    The United States has violated Pakistan's sovereignty and destroyed tribal structures with unmanned aerial drone strikes in its counterterrorism near the Afghan border, a UN human rights investigator has said."As a matter of international law, the US drone campaign in Pakistan is ... being conducted without the consent of the elected representatives of the people, or the legitimate Government of the State," Ben
    Emmerson, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, said in a statement issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva on Friday.


    Emmerson visited Pakistan for three days this week as part of his investigation into the civilian impact of the use of drones and other forms of targeted killings.


    "It involves the use of force on the territory of another state without its consent and is therefore a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty," he said.


    Emmerson said in January that he would investigate 25 drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories. He is expected to present his final report to the UN General Assembly in October.


    Read more @: UN denounces US drone use in Pakistan - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

    To me it seemed pretty obvious that is was violating the sovereignty of Pakistan


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    Re: UN denounces US drone use in Pakistan

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    To me it seemed pretty obvious that is was violating the sovereignty of Pakistan
    It's proper and right for he UN to denounce use of drones. It's better than the Iraq treatment, but still something hat should be illegal internationally, even absent a sheriff that can enforce it.

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    Re: U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.[W:15]

    I'm pretty sure the US has publicly tacit permission from Pakistan to blow up militant-appearing targets/camps.

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    Re: U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.[W:15]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    It looks like the Pakistan drone strikes may be ending soon. Between this and the public opinion in Pakistan, I don't see them continuing. What ramifications do you think this will have on our drone use?
    I agree that is its a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. I know if the UK, Canada or some other country was flying drones in the US to kill alleged terrorists and killing innocent bystanders I would most certainly see it as a violation of America's sovereignty and if any elected or appointed official authorized those drone strikes in the US I would want their heads on a silver platter.
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    Re: U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.[W:15]

    Actually, the wikileaks wires showed that the Pakistan government secretly approved of the US drone program while publicly criticizing it to save face with their people.

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    “I’m hoping that the Pakistani people and the services are going to realize this really is a war.”
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    Re: U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.[W:15]

    Good. Targeting with force that kills more than 1 person when 1 person is on their "YEEEE HAWW!" hitlist is an obvious strategy by the war machine to keep the war going. I wonder how many civilian deaths creates another iron willed terrorist on average? Every 50 headcount? More? Less?


    Someone/something has to stop the warhawks from always targeting as much as they can with lawyers seeking maximum engagement at all times. I mean when people are arguing thats its okay to target kids digging holes..... Father of all that is True please help humanity with your grace.
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