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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    I don't see it as punishment or vengeance but as a matter of national security and justified in self defense.

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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    You are rapidly moving to a global assassination policy toward anyone the state sees as troublemakers. What if other rogue states should do likewise?
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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    Nice try but no points.

    Hopefully they will get a chance to shoot Anwar al-Awhackie in the head.

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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You are rapidly moving to a global assassination policy toward anyone the state sees as troublemakers. What if other rogue states should do likewise?
    When we start sending drones after Imanutjob, Kim Jong Il, and Qaddaffi I'll take this statement more seriously. Two men who have admitted to having a hand in attacks on our soil, against American citizens need to be stopped. Killing is almost essential, as imprisoning them is way too risky.
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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You are rapidly moving to a global assassination policy toward anyone the state sees as troublemakers. What if other rogue states should do likewise?
    Osama bin Laden was hardly "just a troublemaker." He essentially waged war on our soil. When we move towards political assassinations, you may have a point.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Osama bin Laden was hardly "just a troublemaker." He essentially waged war on our soil. When we move towards political assassinations, you may have a point.
    When did this become about OBL?
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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    When did this become about OBL?
    When Manc suggested we're making a habit of trying to kill people we're pissed with.
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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You are rapidly moving to a global assassination policy toward anyone the state sees as troublemakers. What if other rogue states should do likewise?
    Manc giving his opinion, right or wrong, is THE American value that makes us free.

    What, I see are rogues states accelerating the pace of their nuclear weapons programs to counter, the *getting whacked all over the globe syndrome*

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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    Bah, we are at war. They are actively trying to kill us via airplanes, package bombs, and blowing stuff up. We are actively trying to kill them, including their leaders. They use bombs. We use missles.

    There's nothing wrong with going after the enemy's command and control personnel. That has been SOP for every war since before Jesus was a glint in God's eye.

    I'm just sorry we missed the turd.
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    Re: Drone Targets Yemeni Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Tricky...what language is necessary to qualify Awlaki's actions as treason, thereby justifying an attempt on his capture/life.
    We don't need to try him for treason. Murder is sufficient. The problem is that drones cannot accept a surrender.

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