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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

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    As is the case with many countries and governments, the Yemeni government does not appear to represent the Yemeni people.
    How would you know?

    Claiming that our murder is legitimate because the government says so rather insults the families of those who have been arbitrarily murdered, doesn't it?
    Who cares?
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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Sure it is. A war on al qaeda. Not Yemen.
    No it is has not been declared and is not being conducted on Americans.

    Or maybe I am wrong and it is in which case there is longer any moral justification for our government to exist.

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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    Letters of marque and reprisal should be required for the use of drones.
    Very interesting.

    I have thought a lot about this myself. Not necessarily for drone strikes but in general.

    According to one account I read some merchant marine corporations requested letters of Marque from the government during WWII and of course were outright denied.

    I wonder how much money we would save on the defense budget if we were to start the practice again.

    Obviously not every threat could be handled by such private contractors but some could and probably more effeciently than by uncle sam.

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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    No it is has not been declared and is not being conducted on Americans.
    Why does it need to be declared?

    Or maybe I am wrong and it is in which case there is longer any moral justification for our government to exist.
    Morality? What are you talking about, this about geopolitics, not what you personally think is right or wrong.
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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Why does it need to be declared?



    Morality? What are you talking about, this about geopolitics, not what you personally think is right or wrong.
    It is not about geo politics it is about the actions of our government.

    Which was supposed to be governed by the constitution. I guess geopolitics negate that law for you.

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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    It is not about geo politics it is about the actions of our government.
    Yeah...that it conducts in pursuit of geopolitical goals...

    Which was supposed to be governed by the constitution. I guess geopolitics negate that law for you.
    lol what 'law'?
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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Yeah...that it conducts in pursuit of geopolitical goals...



    lol what 'law'?
    Deliberately obtuse?

    Clearly the constitution.

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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    Deliberately obtuse?

    Clearly the constitution.
    Which "law"? You think operating on a sound geopolitical basis is unconstitutional? Where does it say the US government has to act stupidly?
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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Which "law"? You think operating on a sound geopolitical basis is unconstitutional? Where does it say the US government has to act stupidly?
    The constitution is law.

    I answered you and it allows nothing like this especially drone bombing US citizens

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    Re: Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by U.S. judge

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    Very interesting.

    I have thought a lot about this myself. Not necessarily for drone strikes but in general.

    According to one account I read some merchant marine corporations requested letters of Marque from the government during WWII and of course were outright denied.

    I wonder how much money we would save on the defense budget if we were to start the practice again.

    Obviously not every threat could be handled by such private contractors but some could and probably more effeciently than by uncle sam.
    I meant it in the sense of a specific authorization for the use of force and not just a "blanket" endorsement.

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