Perhaps there should be some clear U.S. policy. "We will not kill more than 30 innocent people at one time in pursuit of a suspected terrorist leader."
Last edited by rjay; 10-31-13 at 06:21 AM.
Time flies like an arrow; Fruit flies like a banana. - Groucho
Imagine if the Chinese or Russians sent a drone over Anycity, USofA and poofed up a secluded motel that housed a wanted "terrorist".
Imagine if in that hotel there was also a half dozen or more children on an overnight church retreat.
I wonder how many "supporters" of USofA drone strikes into countries we're supposedly not actively or officially at war with would support other countries doing the same thing on US soil?
My thoughts on this are simple.
The "war on terror" is much like the "war on drugs".
It's causing more problems than it's solving.
It's created an almost symbiotic relationship between the "aggressors" and the "defenders".
It's time to stop such nonsense.
So yes. If it is me or my family or my friends? I would prefer 30 of them dead to one of mine. As a matter of fact, tell you children that you would prefer them dead to 30 in Yemen.
Sad to report that the real terrorists are men in business suits with American flag lapel pins prominently displayed, figuratively wrapped in American flags. Scoundrels and terrorists.
So many in Boston are guilty of that, and would have been little more than "expendable collateral damage" had the military bombed the house the Tsarnaev brothers were hiding in before they set off for the Boston marathon????
I didn't know terrorists wore special uniforms that made them stand out in crowds and alert others to their activities.
If the criminals hole up in Boston among the population, you can ring them off with police and wait. I mean, your argument is really hard to understand. There are so many differences in the situations....
Yes! War is unpleasant and it kills people that are not criminal. Does that mean you would prefer your own family dead or maimed?