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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How about if I just let you figure that out for yourself?

    If you get blown away by the same missile that kills a terrorist you probably were hanging out with the wrong people.

    You do understand this concept, eh?

    If you hang out with bad guys don't complain when what happens to them affects you.
    No I don't understand the concept that my life is forfeit just because there is a low life in the area. Our strikes are suppose to be "surgical". It is not surgical if innocents are being killed.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    No I don't understand the concept that my life is forfeit just because there is a low life in the area. Our strikes are suppose to be "surgical". It is not surgical if innocents are being killed.
    By that definition, surgery isn't even surgical. It, too, has accidents and externalities.

    Drone strikes are more consistently "surgical" and effective than other options, so that's what's used. Do you propose a lesser option is used, or that the activity isn't executed at all?
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    No I don't understand the concept that my life is forfeit just because there is a low life in the area.
    Our strikes are suppose to be "surgical". It is not surgical if innocents are being killed.



    That's your problem and I have zero sympathy for you.

    If you hang out with bad people don't be surprised if you get included in their punishment.

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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That's your problem and I have zero sympathy for you.
    We really don't have problem since our country is not being terrorized by another.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How about if I just let you figure that out for yourself?

    If you get blown away by the same missile that kills a terrorist you probably were hanging out with the wrong people.
    Why do people say these ridiculous things? Is it to get a rise out of other posters? Surely no thinking person thinks it doesn't matter how much collateral damage there is as long as you get the terrorist. Is it okay to blow up a hospital if you know a terrorist is in there? A mall? A cafe?
    A street stand? Where do you draw the line?

    The only reason I can think of is to ease their conscience when children get blown up for being to close to a suspected terroris. I guess those kids should know better than to pal around with terrorists.

    For the most part the U.S. has been using drone strikes in remote areas. If you are a high ranking Al-Queda member, and you know this, then perhaps you try to stay in the cover of population centers.

    Is it your position that where they are does not matter?

    Let me ask you this, how many civilians is it okay to kill, in order to get one member of Al-Queda?
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    We really don't have problem since our country is not being terrorized by another.



    You have a reality problem.

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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You have a reality problem.
    Please name the country or countries that are terrorizing the US.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by rjay View Post
    Why do people say these ridiculous things? Is it to get a rise out of other posters? Surely no thinking person thinks it doesn't matter how much collateral damage there is as long as you get the terrorist. Is it okay to blow up a hospital if you know a terrorist is in there? A mall? A cafe?
    A street stand? Where do you draw the line?

    The only reason I can think of is to ease their conscience when children get blown up for being to close to a suspected terroris. I guess those kids should know better than to pal around with terrorists.

    For the most part the U.S. has been using drone strikes in remote areas. If you are a high ranking Al-Queda member, and you know this, then perhaps you try to stay in the cover of population centers.

    Is it your position that where they are does not matter?

    Let me ask you this, how many civilians is it okay to kill, in order to get one member of Al-Queda?



    Anyone who puts themselves next to a terrorist is a valid target.

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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I see everyone who put themselves next to that critter as a valid target and I won't shed a tear for them.

    How you feel about this is your problem.
    I think you mean 'I see everyone who that critter puts himself near, as a valid target'
    Spoken like a true terrorist.

    Btw, I missed your answer - How many civilians is it okay to kill, in order to get one member of Al-Queda?
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by rjay View Post
    Why do people say these ridiculous things? Is it to get a rise out of other posters? Surely no thinking person thinks it doesn't matter how much collateral damage there is as long as you get the terrorist. Is it okay to blow up a hospital if you know a terrorist is in there? A mall? A cafe?
    A street stand? Where do you draw the line?

    The only reason I can think of is to ease their conscience when children get blown up for being to close to a suspected terroris. I guess those kids should know better than to pal around with terrorists.

    For the most part the U.S. has been using drone strikes in remote areas. If you are a high ranking Al-Queda member, and you know this, then perhaps you try to stay in the cover of population centers.

    Is it your position that where they are does not matter?

    Let me ask you this, how many civilians is it okay to kill, in order to get one member of Al-Queda?



    If you want to support Al Qaeda, get after it, but if you're standing next to one of those guys don't be surprised if what happens to him also happens to you.

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