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

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Since Terrorist don't meet the legal definition of a Combatant, they are all civilians.

    As to the rest, if you are hanging around with know terrorist and a drone drops a bomb on him while you are nearby, oh, should of found better friends to handout with.
    I know, how dare people try to live in towns and communities. Bastards!
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I know, how dare people try to live in towns and communities. Bastards!
    What people? We're talking terrorist, most of which are killed in their compounds not the middle of markets. They are not people. They are much more like coyotes or jackals than people.

    Better them in their towns than us in our towns.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    It's funny how Democrats accept "drone strike" as a politically correct way to say "assassinate".
    Political and community leaders are "assassinated", dangerous cur animals are just simply killed or put down.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Show me where I said I had a solution....Thanks
    My mistake. DVSentinel said
    "As to the rest, if you are hanging around with know terrorist and a drone drops a bomb on him while you are nearby, oh, should of found better friends to handout with.

    You merely liked the post.

    Rather than recheck the post, I relied on my superb memory

    Maybe next time I will re-check.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Political and community leaders are "assassinated", dangerous cur animals are just simply killed or put down.
    Convenient.
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    Re: Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits - human rights groups say

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    What people? We're talking terrorist, most of which are killed in their compounds not the middle of markets. They are not people. They are much more like coyotes or jackals than people.
    Ahh....so that's why we're killing so many civilians. Oh....wait.

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    Better them in their towns than us in our towns.
    That's how you get them in both.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Ahh....so that's why we're killing so many civilians. Oh....wait.
    Do you have specific examples where we attacked targets in populated areas with these drone strikes?


    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's how you get them in both.
    Right. What towns were we blowing up prior to Lockerby? The bombing of Discos in Germany in 80s? 9/11? The first bombings of the World Trade Centers? etc, etc.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

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

    According to this article were 2,160 militants and 67 civilians killed in Drone attacks in Pakistan.

    From this article:



    The Pakistani government said Wednesday that 3 percent of 2,227 people killed in U.S. drone strikes since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure that sparked criticism from groups that have investigated deaths from the attacks.

    The number, which was provided by the Ministry of Defense to the Senate, is much lower than past government calculations and estimates by independent organizations that have gone as high as 300.
    The ministry said 317 drone strikes have killed 2,160 Islamic militants and 67 civilians since 2008.
    Drone Deaths: 3 Percent Of People Killed By U.S. Strikes Since 2008 Were Civilians, Pakistan Reports
    When it comes to matters of reproduce health, Politicians and the religious dogma of another faith should never interfere with religious liberty of an individual or her faith.

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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
    Drone strikes killing more civilians than U.S. admits, human rights groups say - The Washington Post

    "Two influential human rights groups say they have freshly documented dozens of civilian deaths in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, contradicting assertions by the Obama administration that such casualties are rare.

    In Yemen, Human Rights Watch investigated six selected airstrikes since 2009 and concluded that at least 57 of the 82 people killed were civilians, including a pregnant woman and three children who perished in a September 2012 attack. "


    Is it time to stop the drone attacks?
    Let's just assume for arguments sake that the strikes are justified and necessary. What would you propose as an alternative? B1s? Boots on the ground? Assassins?

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