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    Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Citizen

    If a terrorist attacker is holding up in a building, and the U.S. authorities can't talk him out because he's not and American.He may be from Afghanistan,Iraq,Turkey.Should drones be used ?
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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    If a terrorist attacker is holding up in a building, and the U.S. authorities can't talk him out because he's not and American.He may be from Afghanistan,Iraq,Turkey.Should drones be used ?
    I voted no. I don't really believe non-citizens have rights.However this can lead us down the slippery slope of it being used on Americans and if these drone strikes are like those in other countries innocent bystanders can be harmed and the property of innocent people can be damaged as the result of a drone strike.
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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    If a terrorist attacker is holding up in a building, and the U.S. authorities can't talk him out because he's not and American.He may be from Afghanistan,Iraq,Turkey.Should drones be used ?
    on the surface this sounds like it would be a good idea to kill terrorist on u.s. soil, however in reality it OPENS the door for the u.s. government to kill Americans.

    because everything the u.s. government does gets prevented.

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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    If you know who he is and where he is (in the US) then why ever use a drone? This poll makes no sense to me.
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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    The drone is just another tool. If there is imminent danger to people and we have a drone that we can get out there, why wouldn't we use it? How would it be any different than sending in a SWAT team? I don't care how you go about killing terrorists, American or otherwise, as long as it someone who is actually a terrorist.
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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    If you know who he is and where he is (in the US) then why ever use a drone? This poll makes no sense to me.
    A terrorist is a terrorist's,Rand Paul wanted an answer only for American's terrorist.That's the reason for the Q.


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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    A terrorist is a terrorist's,Rand Paul wanted an answer only for American's terrorist.That's the reason for the Q.
    You specifically mentioned a DIFFERENCE between your terrorists (on US soil) in the poll, based upon their citizenship. Now you assert otherwise = major fail.

    Rand Paul was recently objecting to assassination of ANYONE in the US using a drone, terrorist or not. You may be confusing Rand Paul's and other's objections to intentionally killing US citizens OVERSEAS with drones which was not in your poll at all.
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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    You specifically mentioned a DIFFERENCE between your terrorists (on US soil) in the poll, based upon their citizenship. Now you assert otherwise = major fail.

    Rand Paul was recently objecting to assassination of ANYONE in the US using a drone, terrorist or not. You may be confusing Rand Paul's and other's objections to intentionally killing US citizens OVERSEAS with drones which was not in your poll at all.
    I stand by my response to your response, "this poll make's no sense."


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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    No. Because of the slippery slope this may lead to.


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    Re: Should The U.S.Government Use Drones,On Terrorist In the USA,That Are Not U.S.Cit

    That rational for use overseas is that it's costly in money and lives to send a battalion of soldiers to capture someone hiding out in a village in some foreign country where we don't have a large presence. That rational dissapears when you're talking about capturing someone inside the states.
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