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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

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    Which US law?
    The United States Constitution
    Newsroom | Center for Constitutional Rights.

    International and sovereignty don't mean ****.
    Then the US better stop saying it does when other countries violate it...


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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I'm sure Jesus would be an advocate of the predator drone program.
    In other words: "This discussion exceeds both my mental abilities and the strict boundaries of my ideology, so instead of actually being a part of a discussion, I'm just going spitball the smart people."
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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Pretty much. My first impression of the drone is reonassaince/surgical-striking.

    And surgical strikes =\= assassination as far as I'm concerned.
    Hellfire missiles are a very interesting choice of weaponry for "surgical strikes."
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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Handled pretty appropriately, actually. No apologies by the administration needed. Appropriate condolences, but still have to drop the hammer on terrorists. And that they got the 2 American Al Qaida members...even if they claim that was a lucky accident? Bonus.

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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    The United States Constitution
    Newsroom | Center for Constitutional Rights.


    Then the US better stop saying it does when other countries violate it...
    That link isn't specific enough. It brings me to a newsroom with all sorts of stuff...

    Anyways, which part of the constitution? The asking congress in regards to going to war? Which part?
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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Hellfire missiles are a very interesting choice of weaponry for "surgical strikes."
    Then you don't know what a surgical strike is. The hellfire is one missile and it's only a hundred pounds. It's not some sort of nuke or MOAB-type device.
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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Incredibly unfortunate. One of the major problems with our drone war program, incredibly difficult to verify who you are targeting, and confirming if the target was killed or who else was killed by the strike. RIP, and thoughts go out to the families.

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    The responsibility lies solely with the terrorist scum who took them hostage.

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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Quote Originally Posted by face, your View Post
    The responsibility lies solely with the terrorist scum who took them hostage.
    So its okay to kill hostages to get after the terrorists now?

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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Drones were initially designed as a war zone recognizance tool and, when armed, as a war zone weapon. This President has turned drones into vehicles of assassination outside of war zones. That's where the problem lies.
    Yeah it will quite possibly become a real massive problem if groups like ISIS ever develop weapons like that and deploy them in this country in response. Although futuristic, i don't think it's far fetched. I mean, the so-called intelligence agencies can't even protect the capital from a bigass jet, a gyrocopter, or a fat guy running right into the white house.

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    Re: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Incredibly unfortunate. One of the major problems with our drone war program, incredibly difficult to verify who you are targeting, and confirming if the target was killed or who else was killed by the strike. RIP, and thoughts go out to the families.

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    With our drone war? This wouldn't have been any different if it was a bomb dropped from a warplane--except that more people would likely have been killed. We had intelligence that Adam Gadahn & Ahmed Farouq, among others, were there and the President made the decision to strike. Whether from a Predator or an F-16 the outcome would have been the same. Don't try and turn this into more drone hysteria.

    Incidentally Gadahn and Farouq were there and were killed along with an undisclosed number of senior militants.

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