View Poll Results: can we drone US citizens abroad?

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  • extingent circumstances - where immediate response in necessary

    9 52.94%
  • yes. if we can't go after a US citizen who has participated in killing any other way

    4 23.53%
  • no - he must be captured or killed by host governments only

    3 17.65%
  • yes. he is a danger just being able to roam

    1 5.88%
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    Re: Can the US drone it's citizens abroad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I honestly don't know the answer to that question. Our constitution is supposed to guarantee a status of innocent until proven guilty and protect the right to due process. The best I can come up with is an arrest warrant must first be issued. Every effort must be make to make the suspect aware he is wanted by authorities and to surrender himself at the nearest US Embassy, Consulate or friendly government police for extradition to answer charges back in the US. Along with those alerts a warning that he is considered armed and dangerous and if he does not surrender peacefully in a timely manner, US authorities will have no alternative than to apprehend him by force, which may endanger his safety. I'm also okay with a court proceeding in absentia revoking their US citizenship on the grounds of treason first.
    Looking at your post, I realized, that the question is "can?" the citizen be droned. And of course the citizen can be drone. It has been done. But do we want it to happen. Wanted! Dead or alive!

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    Re: Can the US drone it's citizens abroad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Not according to Obama. Its only a war if you put boots on the ground.
    So a boot up the ass wouldn't count?
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    Re: Can the US drone it's citizens abroad?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It seems some people cannot differentiate between priorities, possibilities and hypocrisy. The is no more ignorant foreign policy position than to pretend that all countries can be treated the same, or that benefit to the US should not be considered. Such "reasoning" is intellectually dishonest at best, usually apologist and always pathetic.




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    Re: Can the US drone it's citizens abroad?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Looking at your post, I realized, that the question is "can?" the citizen be droned. And of course the citizen can be drone. It has been done. But do we want it to happen. Wanted! Dead or alive!
    I noticed that too. I replied based on the indented meaning of the question. Asking "can" vs. "is it constitutionally legal" is just splitting hairs in a "words mean things" debate when we all know what the OP really meant.
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    Re: Can the US drone it's citizens abroad?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Some people will always find a way to make excuses for their countries bad behavior, no matter how egregious it is.
    Some people will always invent boogiemen to satisfy their lust for special knowledge.

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    Re: Can the US drone it's citizens abroad?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Some people will always invent boogiemen to satisfy their lust for special knowledge.
    So perfectly put. I'm stealing that part.

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    Re: Can the US drone it's citizens abroad?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Some people will always invent boogiemen to satisfy their lust for special knowledge.



    If the Boogieman ever gets you, you'll be sorry that you didn't check under your bed.

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    Re: Can the US drone it's citizens abroad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Asking "can" vs. "is it constitutionally legal" is just splitting hairs in a "words mean things" debate when we all know what the OP really meant.
    Not really.
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