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    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Personally, I do not cry foul....I expect them to be destroyed.

    Oh wait....that's what we are doing.
    Even if you could destroy them all it wouldnt change the moral dilema.
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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I don`t like the idea of the President or ANY leader of ANY country having a kill list.
    Targetted political assassination is also illegal under international law enshrined in treaties to which the US is signatory.
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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Yanno, he really deserved that Nobel Peace prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Targetted political assassination is also illegal under international law enshrined in treaties to which the US is signatory.
    This is the natural extension of the "unlawful enemy combatant" bull****. Legal loopholes where the enemy technically doesn't count as an "enemy soldier" and therefore doesn't get protected by various treaties.
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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    I personally approve of this as I approved of Bush using similar tactics. It is also very refreshing to see Bubba and a few others A-acknowledge we are still at 'war' with terrorists and B- accepting the need to fight terrorists wherever they are hiding out. It is also not at all surprising to see the usual suspects lining up to condemn any and everything Obama does in the war on terror solely because he is a democrat. Kinda puts those folks in the same category as those who did the same thing with Bush...and will do so again when/if we ever have another republican president.

    On the snarky side...its good to see Obama reducing the number of potential inmates at the black ops prisons around the world! No need worrying about those offered 'constitutional rights' and stateside trials when you can just nuke em!

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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I don`t like the idea of the President or ANY leader of ANY country having a kill list. The priority should be on capture, or does innocent until proven guilty in a court of law not count if an elected official doesn`t want it to?
    Yeah. I think you should go to Yemen and personally arrest those on the list. You might possibly get off the runway alive but I doubt it.
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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Even if you could destroy them all it wouldnt change the moral dilema.
    What moral dilemna? How is ordering the killing of an enemy leader (ie, "assassination) somehow different than a lieutenant ordering his platoon to fire upon and kill some enemy soldiers?

    I've never understood why assassination is so taboo. As far as I'm concerned, assassinating some crackpot dictator is infinitely preferable to engaging him in an all out ground war that would result in many more deaths. It's silly.

    As to your assertion that "ok, but you can't complain if someone assassinates obama". Bull****. I can and I will. Just because I don't consider assassination unacceptable in general doesn't mean I want Obama to be assassinated. There's no inconsistency in that statement.

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    Besides, this story can't possibly be true. Obama won a nobel peace prize, remember?

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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I don`t like the idea of the President or ANY leader of ANY country having a kill list. The priority should be on capture, or does innocent until proven guilty in a court of law not count if an elected official doesn`t want it to?
    Ok, YOU go arrest them then.
    The fact is that drones are the only way to end this war. It is a uniquely effective weapon against this kind of enemy. If you want Alqeada to continue to plan attacks we could always do nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I personally approve of this as I approved of Bush using similar tactics. It is also very refreshing to see Bubba and a few others A-acknowledge we are still at 'war' with terrorists and B- accepting the need to fight terrorists wherever they are hiding out. It is also not at all surprising to see the usual suspects lining up to condemn any and everything Obama does in the war on terror solely because he is a democrat. Kinda puts those folks in the same category as those who did the same thing with Bush...and will do so again when/if we ever have another republican president.

    On the snarky side...its good to see Obama reducing the number of potential inmates at the black ops prisons around the world! No need worrying about those offered 'constitutional rights' and stateside trials when you can just nuke em!
    Bush used the "bring it on" tactic, sending 100's of thousands of GI's as targets for terrorist attacks. His invasion of Iraq more than doubled the # new Alqeada members who flocked to Iraq to get a piece of one of our soldiers. The beauty of the drone is that there are no targets to entice new recruits and there is no escape from their prying eyes.

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