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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    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.
    My case is plenty strong enough as it is.
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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    My case is plenty strong anough as it is.
    We have to adhere to more international law and treaty without the formal declaration. We have military action now, not official war. Just because people use the word war and functionally it looks a lot like it, bureaucratically and legally it can't be war without the official declaration.
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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    How is it different to kill a civilian with a drone than to kill him with an assault rifle or an aerial bomb? Seriously, what's the difference? It's no more a "summary execution" than any other military action that causes collateral damage.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    These people who proclaim that "hey war is hell" are likely the same people who scream for blood when its there fellow countrymen that die in related attacks months or years later.

    War is indeed hell, so if you dont really want to avoid it then learn to embrace it it.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    How is it different to kill a civilian with a drone than to kill him with an assault rifle or an aerial bomb? Seriously, what's the difference? It's no more a "summary execution" than any other military action that causes collateral damage.
    Its unfair that we should be able to use our technology to kill the enemy w/o any chance for him to protect himself or to respond. Clearly, the UN needs to address this, as this situation is intolerable.
    /sarcasm

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    How is it different to kill a civilian with a drone than to kill him with an assault rifle or an aerial bomb?
    Or a suicide vest.

    It's not that we can fully avoid civilian causality, it's how caviler we're going to be about it. Do we just say "**** it" and glass the entire region? Or do we try to limit what and who we hit. With the drones, I'm not sure exactly the argument, but it seems that the contention is that you're mostly hitting civilian areas and targets with them.
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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.
    The government of Pakistan has repeatly ask for intelligence from the U.S regarding where these people are so it can go and take them out themselves. These requests have largely fallen on death ears. Given that the ratio of civillian to terroist deaths in these attacks is 50 to 1 i think its fair to say this is a tactic that needs rethinking.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Definitely.

    Or at least the US should kick the UN out of the US, and then withdraw from that useless body.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Its unfair that we should be able to use our technology to kill the enemy w/o any chance for him to protect himself or to respond. Clearly, the UN needs to address this, as this situation is intolerable.
    /sarcasm
    Pakistani civillians are the enemy? that explains alot

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Pakistani civillians are the enemy? that explains alot
    Pakistani civilians aren't the targets.

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