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    Is Obama A War Criminal

    Obama has increased the number of drone strikes as well as their locations and it is known to the public at large (and definitely to him) that these drone strikes are causing civilians to die. Since killing civilians is a war crime and Obama knows that these drone strikes do sometimes kill civilians, is Obama a war criminal?

    Please note that I am not saying that the drone strikes kill only civilians, rather that they just kill civilians along with terrorists.

    Please note as well that I am not saying that Obama is a war criminal, I'm just posing the question is all.
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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Obama has increased the number of drone strikes as well as their locations and it is known to the public at large (and definitely to him) that these drone strikes are causing civilians to die. Since killing civilians is a war crime and Obama knows that these drone strikes do sometimes kill civilians, is Obama a war criminal?

    Please note that I am not saying that the drone strikes kill only civilians, rather that they just kill civilians in general.
    I believe that killing civilians with intent is a war crime. The military is generally very careful in trying to prevent civilian casualties with regard to drone strikes. I mean, most wars in general kill civilians, the probability of it happening is virtually guaranteed. That shouldn't mean that going to war in and of itself is a war crime.

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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

    If that is your logic then U.S was committed War Crimes in the Civil War, WW2 and Vietnam. We are fighting insurgency/terrorist that hide within civilian populations and because of that there is going be civilians deaths. It would be different if we were killing civilians just to terrorize so they would fear US more then the terrorist. As mush as I don't agree with Obama he is not a war criminal.
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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Obama has increased the number of drone strikes as well as their locations and it is known to the public at large (and definitely to him) that these drone strikes are causing civilians to die. Since killing civilians is a war crime and Obama knows that these drone strikes do sometimes kill civilians, is Obama a war criminal?

    Please note that I am not saying that the drone strikes kill only civilians, rather that they just kill civilians in general.
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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The war criminals are our enemies who hide in and amongst civilians as a military strategy.
    That's pretty much what the crux of insurgency is. When you're a lesser armed force fighting against a large conventional army backed by the world's largest economy, you're going to do whatever it takes to survive. That's just the reality of insurgency/terrorism/guerrilla warfare whatever you want to call it. It's just called being smart and doing whatever it takes to win.

    That being said, the Taliban are guilty of causing much more civilian casualties than coalition forces. And everyone seems to be blaming NATO.

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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Obama has increased the number of drone strikes as well as their locations and it is known to the public at large (and definitely to him) that these drone strikes are causing civilians to die. Since killing civilians is a war crime and Obama knows that these drone strikes do sometimes kill civilians, is Obama a war criminal?

    Please note that I am not saying that the drone strikes kill only civilians, rather that they just kill civilians along with terrorists.
    Civilians always die in war... Soldiers kill people and take human life. In every war an innocent civilian will be killed and it’s called collateral damage. You’d think “collateral damage” is just buildings and trees, because it’s a very dehumanizing phrase but no… collateral damage includes human life. It's nothing new.

    If want to prosecute Obama for this, then you'd better dig up Washington, Franklin, Lincoln, FDR, and all the other war presidents because they are all a bunch of criminals too

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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Obama has increased the number of drone strikes as well as their locations and it is known to the public at large (and definitely to him) that these drone strikes are causing civilians to die. Since killing civilians is a war crime and Obama knows that these drone strikes do sometimes kill civilians, is Obama a war criminal?

    Please note that I am not saying that the drone strikes kill only civilians, rather that they just kill civilians along with terrorists.

    Please note as well that I am not saying that Obama is a war criminal, I'm just posing the question is all.
    If Bush was a war criminal, then Obama is a war criminal.
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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

    A war crime would be intentionally targeting civilians, and, as to my knowledge, this doesn't happen, so no, he's not.
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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

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    Re: Is Obama A War Criminal

    Well that depends, is Obama still allowing people to be tortured?Allowing prisoners to be packed into cattle trucks and shot into a mass grave? If so then yes I would say he is but as far as I know he hasn't so I wont label him yet. But then again the fact that he even is still continuing these stupid wars makes him almost as bad as Bush, and Bush was a war criminal.

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