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    Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

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    A U.S. drone mistakenly targeted a wedding convoy in Yemen's al-Baitha province after intelligence reports identified the vehicles as carrying al Qaeda militants, two Yemeni national security officials told CNN on Thursday.
    The officials said that 14 people were killed and 22 others injured, nine in critical condition. The vehicles were traveling near the town of Radda when they were attacked.
    Surgical precision they say, minimal civilian casualties they say. Even if in the past the US has been truthful with the number of civilians killed (and honestly what are the chances of that?), this cannot be overlooked. When are we going to realize that these killings are making more enemies than we are taking out. If somebody shot a drone into the US to take out a "strategic target" and hit a wedding convey we would be outraged, and sending out entire military overseas to deal with it. If Yemen so much as considers retaliation against the United States we would be all over them.
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    Re: Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
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    Surgical precision they say, minimal civilian casualties they say. Even if in the past the US has been truthful with the number of civilians killed (and honestly what are the chances of that?), this cannot be overlooked. When are we going to realize that these killings are making more enemies than we are taking out. If somebody shot a drone into the US to take out a "strategic target" and hit a wedding convey we would be outraged, and sending out entire military overseas to deal with it. If Yemen so much as considers retaliation against the United States we would be all over them.
    According to a story I saw, there were a couple tribal elders present among the dead as well. Could be more than meets the eye here, or could be elimination of political rivals. Either way, if we rely on Yemeni intelligence, you have to be willing to accept 'mistakes' like this.

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    Re: Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

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    Surgical precision they say, minimal civilian casualties they say. Even if in the past the US has been truthful with the number of civilians killed (and honestly what are the chances of that?), this cannot be overlooked. When are we going to realize that these killings are making more enemies than we are taking out. If somebody shot a drone into the US to take out a "strategic target" and hit a wedding convey we would be outraged, and sending out entire military overseas to deal with it. If Yemen so much as considers retaliation against the United States we would be all over them.
    That is exactly why the Jihadis are so scary and effective - they are said to be nationless. The 9/11/2001 crew were from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen yet we went to war in Afghanistan, had a side adventure in Iraq and zapped UBL, years later, in Pakistan. For every $200 IED, suicide bomber or sniper attack we respond with $1 million in military raids and about the same in foreign aid. The never ending war on terror is mighty profitable for the MIC - let's roll!
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    Re: Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

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    That is exactly why the Jihadis are so scary and effective - they are said to be nationless. The 9/11/2001 crew were from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen yet we went to war in Afghanistan, had a side adventure in Iraq and zapped UBL, years later, in Pakistan. For every $200 IED, suicide bomber or sniper attack we respond with $1 million in military raids and about the same in foreign aid. The never ending war on terror is mighty profitable for the MIC - let's roll!
    This is the exact formula for failing Vietnam. You invested millions of dollars they used mud, feces, tunnels, and free snakes. Cannot you wise up from this sort of engagement?
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    Re: Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
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    Surgical precision they say, minimal civilian casualties they say. Even if in the past the US has been truthful with the number of civilians killed (and honestly what are the chances of that?), this cannot be overlooked. When are we going to realize that these killings are making more enemies than we are taking out. If somebody shot a drone into the US to take out a "strategic target" and hit a wedding convey we would be outraged, and sending out entire military overseas to deal with it. If Yemen so much as considers retaliation against the United States we would be all over them.
    We're not supposed to think of matters in those terms though. We're supposed to think that every foreign policy / military action the state undertakes is flawlessly executed and morally just. Anything contrary, as an American, is counter to our education and anti-American.

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    Re: Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

    The officials said that 14 people were killed and 22 others injured, nine in critical condition.
    The use of drones is an emotional issue for many of us. For me, i find it disturbing to realise that someone possesses the power to kill someone by merely commanding that it be done, without trial, without due process, and without anything more than pushing buttons on a computer screen thousands of miles away. Humans make mistakes and sometimes they get it wrong. A loss of just one innocent life is a pretty big price to pay don't you think?

    We need to put ourselves in these peoples shoes and ask ourselves how would you feel if something like this happened to American citizens on American soil by another country. If you would be ok with it then i guess that's up to you but i wouldn't be ok with it in my Country and i'm not ok with it in theirs.

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    Re: Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    This is the exact formula for failing Vietnam. You invested millions of dollars they used mud, feces, tunnels, and free snakes. Cannot you wise up from this sort of engagement?
    It would appear not because of the hard lobbying by those now profitting from this system. As with nearly all federal spending, there are those that have come to depend on it for their incomes.
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    Re: Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
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    Surgical precision they say, minimal civilian casualties they say. Even if in the past the US has been truthful with the number of civilians killed (and honestly what are the chances of that?), this cannot be overlooked. When are we going to realize that these killings are making more enemies than we are taking out. If somebody shot a drone into the US to take out a "strategic target" and hit a wedding convey we would be outraged, and sending out entire military overseas to deal with it. If Yemen so much as considers retaliation against the United States we would be all over them.
    It finally got some media coverage this time huh? This isn;t the first "mistake", and yes it is creating more 'terrorists";
    hence the term Perpetual War.

    John McCain said it would take "100 years" to win this so called war when he ran for POTUS
    at this rate that will be a minimal time frame. Fact Checker - McCain's '100-year war' (fact check)

    Why is the CIA still running this program? Why "no comments" from the US on targeting?
    How about the fact we droned a CHILD in Pakistan on Thanksgiving day?

    More importantly when are the American people going to say ENOUGH????
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    Re: Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    The use of drones is an emotional issue for many of us. For me, i find it disturbing to realise that someone possesses the power to kill someone by merely commanding that it be done, without trial, without due process, and without anything more than pushing buttons on a computer screen thousands of miles away. Humans make mistakes and sometimes they get it wrong. A loss of just one innocent life is a pretty big price to pay don't you think?

    We need to put ourselves in these peoples shoes and ask ourselves how would you feel if something like this happened to American citizens on American soil by another country. If you would be ok with it then i guess that's up to you but i wouldn't be ok with it in my Country and i'm not ok with it in theirs.
    because we call it a war
    or whatever it's called now (Global War on Terrror=GWOT). It was "Kinetic Strikes" during Libya - not wanting to call it a war.

    We just make this stuff up, since Congress either passes an outdated authorization, or hands it of as "executive action".
    Another by product of the Imperial/Unitary president.
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