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Obama: The rules for drone strikes are different here in the U.S. than they are overseas
Hot Air ^ | February 15, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/15/2013 6:22:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A nice catch by the Examiner’s Charlie Spiering, especially after Rand Paul threatened to block Brennan unless/until he provides a straight answer on whether drones can be used against U.S. citizens here in the United States. This doesn’t quite qualify as a straight answer but it’s the closest we’ve come yet:

“The rules outside of the United States are going to be different than the rules inside the United States,” Obama explained. “In part because our capacity to capture a terrorist inside the United States are very different than in the foothills or mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan.”

I mentioned that in my post about Paul and Brennan a few days ago. Because infeasibility of capture is one of the three criteria for ordering a drone strike, in theory the DOJ could declare that a terrorist located inside the U.S. is always, by definition, within reach of law enforcement and therefore the infeasibility requirement can never be satisfied here. Obama’s hinting at that point — but he never quite makes it. And in hindsight, it amazes me that the “white paper” on using drones against Americans that leaked to NBC never explicitly states it either...

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: cw2; drones; obama; uavs
Hellfire missiles cost $55,000 each and are not unlimited. What then?
1 posted on 02/15/2013 6:22:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Considering that there shouldn’t even be the eventuality of a drone strike on US soil there should be no “rules” for such.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 6:29:01 PM PST by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And if they aren’t?

What are we gonna do about it?

Perhaps s sternly worded post on FR is in order!

Obama knows he can do what ever he wants and we will do nothing.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 6:33:03 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. Maybe next year after the big BBQ…)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hellfires wont be needed in the U.S. because one of Janet’s HLS teams will be close by to respond with quite a number of her 1.6 trillion bullets!


4 posted on 02/15/2013 6:33:31 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The President of the United States is saying we NEED DRONE STRIKES IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES...?

I find that completely amazing.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 6:37:47 PM PST by gaijin
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To: NoLibZone; Red_Devil 232

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


6 posted on 02/15/2013 6:42:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IOW, heart attack darts are much more cost-effective.

And with the government knowing all our medical information, it would be easier to make it appear to be a natural death. Who needs hellfires here in the US when you’ve got all these other capabilities? All Obama needs is the authority to decide who lives and who dies, and that’s what he’s claiming.

Either that, or law enforcement that will never charge him with murder no matter what he does. And he already has that - and I believe has already in fact, USED that several times on US soil.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 6:45:42 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The trouble, though, is that Obama’s got more than just bullets and missiles in his arsenal to use against Americans. He’s got Hamas and Hezbollah operatives in every major city by this time, and probably has biological WMD’s in their hands as we speak. That’s the kind of thing you’re able to do when you’re part of an alliance between world communists (like Hugo Chavez in Venezuela) and WMD-bearing world Islamists (like AQ all over, and Ahmadinejad in Iran). Iran flew Hamas and HEzbollah operatives on direct unchecked flights into Venezuela, and probably had at least some of the biological WMD’s from Saddam and Syria at the time, to send along (which is what would cause trouble with checked flights).

Guns are definitely needed, but we also have to be prepared for weapons that aren’t impacted by guns. Drones that can hover close and can deliver a variety of weapons - conventional, biological, chemical, etc - can’t necessarily be countered by guns either. That’s why this stuff is downright freaky, and I think most people sense it in their guts.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 6:54:28 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: doc1019

I guess the notions of “Due Process”, and “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” are out the window. Given the penchant for kicking down the wrong doors, how long will it be untill someone gets a Hellfire “ by mistake”?


9 posted on 02/15/2013 7:15:14 PM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s more of a PR thing. Using a Hellfire missile in the U.S. could actually wake up the 0zombies. Silent death squads work better domestically.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 7:19:50 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: butterdezillion

>That’s why this stuff is downright freaky, and I think most people sense it in their guts.<

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Not to worry — the GOP will correct all this after you send them the donation they’re constantly begging for.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 7:20:07 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the us rules are:

1. you are rush limbaugh

2. you are a tea party member.

3. you are a law-abidig gun-owner.

4. you actually believe the constitution prevents government from doing anything it wants to, to you.

5. you didn’t vote for the little god and moocher.

6. you don’t take whatever the emperor says as 100% truth.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 7:43:40 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huh. Noted.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 9:00:51 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hussein, Hussein, Hussein! Where do I start? You chat about your Obamadrones “Rules” there and here, and - - - - - !

Okay, let’s start with THE GOLDEN RULE - - - . Never
heard of it? Hmmmm - - - - . This is going to take awhile - - - .


14 posted on 02/15/2013 9:23:47 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Law s, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He can’t wait to use drones on his domestic enemies.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 10:11:00 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The citizens are clearly arming for war. Go to any gun and ammo shop. The stores are mobbed and people are in a very bad mood. What kind of government aggravates the citizens to the point where the people take up record purchases of arms and ammo like this? The president and congress must be blind. They will be swept away.


16 posted on 02/15/2013 10:15:41 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The citizens are clearly arming for war. Go to any gun and ammo shop. The stores are mobbed and people are in a very bad mood. What kind of government aggravates the citizens to the point where the people take up record purchases of arms and ammo like this? The president and congress must be blind.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 10:16:13 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: TBP

Drones would’ve done almost no good at all in Vietnam if we’d had them then and won’t do much during the second civil war.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 10:29:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama? Rules?
Since when does he give a about rules.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 10:39:06 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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