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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So now it is the fault of the UN, that a treaty written decades ago, decades before the technology was made available, suddenly is at fault when the treaty does not meet the realities of the world today?
    Which treaty, and how does the use of unmanned drones (as opposed to cruise missiles or manned aircraft) make any difference regarding same?

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Perhaps we should contact the local LEO's so we can serve a warrant for their arrest? Oh wait, there isn't anything resembling law in those areas. Capture operations simply aren't always possible, especially in Pakistan where we can't put people on the ground.
    War is all about "extrajuducal executions".
    And, in war, there's absolutely NO prohibition against using unmanned drones as a platform for launching airstrikes.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Combat means innocent people can and will die.

    People need to accept this instead of sounding like morons whining about "Well, if you hadn't..."

    War is hell. Period.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So now it is the fault of the UN, that a treaty written decades ago, decades before the technology was made available, suddenly is at fault when the treaty does not meet the realities of the world today?

    Not to mention this..



    So now UN officials are not allowed to asked relevant questions? He is concerned that the treaty/law might not be up to date to meet the new reality of warfare.. is that now a crime? Does it violate the treaty and law or not? I for one would love to know if it did, and if it did I would love for the treaty and law to be amended so that drone attacks were not illegal if against enemy targets.
    Of course you would. Anything to hinder the American effort to keep us and pathetic pussified Europe safe.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    War is all about "extrajuducal executions".
    And, in war, there's absolutely NO prohibition against using unmanned drones as a platform for launching airstrikes.
    You'd have a stronger case had we a Declaration of war instead of authorization to deploy troops.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You'd have a stronger case had we a Declaration of war instead of authorization to deploy troops.
    A state of war can exist w/o an offical declaration of war by one side or the other.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Combat means innocent people can and will die.

    People need to accept this instead of sounding like morons whining about "Well, if you hadn't..."

    War is hell. Period.
    Your tune would changed if it was your family killed and labeled collateral damage.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    A state of war can exist w/o an offical declaration of war by one side or the other.
    The Declaration of War officially puts us at war and authorizes use of military as well as supersedes other treaty. As I said, you'd have a stronger case if we had an official Declaration of War.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Your tune would changed if it was your family killed and labeled collateral damage.
    What it means is that he has no problem with the terrorist attack in Iraq recently that killed over 130 civilians. The target was the Iraqi government, and well this is war.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Your tune would changed if it was your family killed and labeled collateral damage.
    Not at all.

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