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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Then you lied when you said you got your morality from having served in the US military.
    Hardly.

    Being a man shapes one's morality.

    The issue is wether someone killed by RPV is more or less valuable than someone killed by F-18.

    It's kinda like the nonsensical US hate crime debate where one side INSISTS that someone killed that's been called "fag" is more important than a normal healthy person, and hence that killer should spend more time in jail.

    Well, the reality is that people killed in war are equal in death, and it doesn't matter if they were killed by RPV or F-18, just as gays and normal men are equal in death and their killer should not get extra punishment for killing one or the other.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Can someone please explain to me what civilians in which countries started a war with us? For that matter, can someone explain to me which militaries in which countries started a war with us?

    Thanks.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – US drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan could be breaking international laws against summary executions, the UN's top investigator of such crimes said.

    "The onus is really on the United States government to reveal more about the ways in which it makes sure that arbitrary extrajudicial executions aren't in fact being carried out through the use of these weapons," he added.
    LOL... they really had their lateral thinking caps on for this one.

    I wonder though... it says UN. I'm not so sure. It sounds too much like Team Obamer. Perhaps they passed this along to the UN. We know what a recalcitrant lot this group is when it comes to our national security.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hardly.

    Being a man shapes one's morality.

    The issue is wether someone killed by RPV is more or less valuable than someone killed by F-18.

    It's kinda like the nonsensical US hate crime debate where one side INSISTS that someone killed that's been called "fag" is more important than a normal healthy person, and hence that killer should spend more time in jail.

    Well, the reality is that people killed in war are equal in death, and it doesn't matter if they were killed by RPV or F-18, just as gays and normal men are equal in death and their killer should not get extra punishment for killing one or the other.
    More and more I realize that you don't have an argument. You're just angry and griping about any random thing you can seize on at the moment.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You're trying to redefine the argument.
    No, the argument is that it may be "illegal" to kill people in a combat zone with remotely operated vehichles when it's clearly legal to kill them with troops on the spot or manned aircraft or even by completely robotic cruise missiles.

    You're attempting to perpetuate a distinction that has no existence.

    I'm keeping the argument focused on the physical facts of the matter.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    They started a war, we should make sure they never ever have a chance to start another.
    The Pakistani civilians started a war? That's news to me.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Seriously, some of you watch too many freaking movies and TV shows thinking that's reality.

    We are engaged in a conflict, that means weapons are used. We no longer use the "Total War" tactics, and our weapons are about as accurate as science can make them.

    We cause the LEAST amount of collateral damage in the HISTORY OF WAR, and yet you people want weapons that "only hit the enemies". Sorry folks, you cannot do that, and you cannot turn off friendly fire.

    **** happens, people die, and there is no way around that in armed conflict. You should be PROUD at the steps we take to minimize civilian deaths, not whining because they still happen.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    More and more I realize that you don't have an argument.
    Or, you could start being honest about what you read.

    Your choice is clear.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Kill enough little brown people and the UN comes along.

    What a bunch of party poopers. Cant they tell were involved in a war against a portion of the indigenous population here?
    Well yes. By killing more of the civillian population then the terroists you have made these people the enemy whether they wish to be or not.

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    Re: US drone strikes may break international law: UN

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The Pakistani civilians started a war? That's news to me.

    No, but some Pakistani civilians are harboring these terrorists perpetuating the war are they not?


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