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Amnesty International: Osama bin Laden raid was illegal
The Telegraph ^ | 5/24/2012

Posted on 05/23/2012 10:41:54 PM PDT by South40

Amnesty International condemned the United States on Wednesday for the "unlawful" commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in his lair in Pakistan.

"The US administration made clear that the operation had been conducted under the US's theory of a global armed conflict between the US and al-Qaeda in which the US does not recognise the applicability of international human rights law," the human rights group said in its annual report.

"In the absence of further clarification from the US authorities, the killing of Osama bin Laden would appear to have been unlawful," it said.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: binladen; binlyin; obama; osama
Kooks.
1 posted on 05/23/2012 10:42:03 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

LOL. When commies conflict ... next time on Oprah ...


2 posted on 05/23/2012 10:47:17 PM PDT by glock rocks (optimist / pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: South40

Monty Python could not come up with a skit this absurd.

I’d love to have a time travel machine and send these fools back to, oh, say the Middle ages and watch as they told kings and barbarians all about their enlightened views.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 10:47:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: South40

Bbut I thought Obama could do no wrong. Next Oslo will want it’s Prize back. Speaking of, did anyone see OReilly on Letterman tonight? He slipped calling Osama, ‘Obama bin lahh’ and caught himself.


4 posted on 05/23/2012 10:48:13 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: South40

Dear Amnesty,

thanks for your unsolicited opinion. Let us reiterate our position. We believe going after terrorists who have attacked us, wherever they might be, IS lawful - to either kill them where they are, or take them alive and bring them back to our country to stand trial and be executed.

Again, thanks so much for your little thoughts on the subject.


5 posted on 05/23/2012 10:50:48 PM PDT 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: South40
the killing of Osama bin Laden would appear to have been unlawful

Writing etiquette says to try and avoid the passive voice.

6 posted on 05/23/2012 10:51:24 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: South40
Message to AI - KMA!!! Osama CHOSE to attack the United States on 9/11/01. He reaped his just desserts (that is, if he is truly dead from that raid).
7 posted on 05/23/2012 10:55:53 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: South40

Well if Cramnesty demanded it not a f* was given in this house.

Business as usual.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 10:57:28 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: South40

Well if Cramnesty demanded it not a f* was given in this house.

Business as usual.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 10:57:28 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: South40
THIS WAS ILLEGAL !!!
10 posted on 05/23/2012 10:58:04 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: South40

Take back the Peace Prize!


11 posted on 05/23/2012 10:58:39 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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12 posted on 05/23/2012 11:02:47 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: South40

Well, 9/11 was illegal, in a lot worse ways.

Tough stuff, Amnesty Int’l -— when you get hit by islamic terrorists, don’t come crying.


13 posted on 05/23/2012 11:07:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: South40
Amnesty International: Osama bin Laden raid was illegal

How many armored divisions does Amnesty International have?

14 posted on 05/23/2012 11:10:06 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: moonshot925

The peaceful Muslims were merely expressing displeasure at western oppression. It is racist, islamophobic and probably upsetting to puppies, kittens and endangered bacteria to suggest otherwise.

Your view is highly nationalistic and does not account for the needs of women and children.

/S


15 posted on 05/23/2012 11:13:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: South40

Ha.


16 posted on 05/23/2012 11:16:08 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: South40

Come and arrest us. We’re home.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 11:45:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: South40

1. Does this mean that BHO will be tried for war crimes?

2. If so, will the trial take place before November?

Inquiring minds want to know. Thank you.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 11:46:29 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: South40

And so was the Holocaust. So the moral of the story is, let crimes against humanity go unpunished because the rights of evil jerkoffs supercede our right to prevent them from killing us. So stupid that no word or phrase can do these idiots justice.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 11:54:45 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: xuberalles

The problem for libs is that if they admit that a Bin Laden got what was coming to him, they likewise admit that there is a right and a wrong. That wholly flies in the face of the ‘shades of grey’ they enspouse. That in turn pretty much strips the basis of their entire worldview. They pretty much have to embrace the insanity as it’s the only way their position makes ‘sense’.

With ‘logic’ like that, no wonder no one makes headway with them.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 12:08:35 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: South40

If this becomes the official story Penatta will take the blame. The press releases are already written.


21 posted on 05/24/2012 12:10:26 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: South40

Was Osama’s raid on the twin tower and the pentagon legal?


22 posted on 05/24/2012 12:17:00 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: South40

How do the even know he’s dead? So far we have seen nada proof.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 12:17:40 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: South40

To make this right, they need to sneak up on that SEAL Team some night and scream, “Citizen’s arrest...citizen’s arrest!”


24 posted on 05/24/2012 12:19:11 AM PDT by BikerTrash
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To: South40
Hey AI

I got two words for you. SUCK IT! (cue up late 90's WWE gesture that goes with it)

25 posted on 05/24/2012 12:25:22 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: South40

Time to raid AI, maybe?


26 posted on 05/24/2012 1:09:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: South40

I wonder if they think that attack on New York was also illegal.


27 posted on 05/24/2012 1:15:26 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: South40; Kenny Bunk

When I was in (middle and high) school I used to write letters for Amnesty International. We had a little club - I think I ran it, actually, at some point - and would just get the kids to write letters on all sorts of issues and send them to whomever.

Dear Mr. So and so, we demand that you free so-and-so, dear Ministers of the Republic of Veryverybad, please reconsider the death penalty, and so on. It was usually about the death penalty and international arms control.

Every once in awhile, Amnesty International’s aims match ours.

Thank goodness I was too dumb to make a difference when I was too dumb to know what kind of difference I should make.


28 posted on 05/24/2012 1:16:01 AM PDT by golux
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To: golux

I remember back as an undergrad there was an Amnesty International chapter on campus that dominated Student Senate when I actually got myself elected. Those people were the worst delusional knee jerk leftists you’ve ever seen. The lengths I had to go to to try and impose an iota of common sense in budgets and things was unreal.


29 posted on 05/24/2012 4:38:18 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“How do the even know he’s dead? So far we have seen nada proof.”
That reflects my own view as well. As far as we know he is alive and well. Though at the very least I think we captured him.


30 posted on 05/24/2012 4:38:18 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Secret Agent Man

Think Seals should pay them a visit.....


31 posted on 05/24/2012 4:50:32 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: South40

Hadn’t Bush & Cheney been threatened with arrest too? Go ahead AI. Issue your warrent for bams.


32 posted on 05/24/2012 5:28:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: golux
Many decades ago, I was being held in durance vile in the Democratic People's Republic of Veryveryverybadistan. (Honest, Golux. I swear I thought she was 18)

I could see them building the gallows from the barred window in my cell. Suddenly, I was inexplicably released, given a fine seersucker suit from Brooks, a first class cabin to Marseilles, a fruit basket, and a perfectly chilled bottle of H.G. von Mumm, 1936.

Now, finally, I know the rest of the story!
Thank you, and thanks to the other youthful idealists in your obviously fine old school.
However, could you possibly inquire as to the whereabouts of my Dopp Kit?

33 posted on 05/24/2012 6:12:05 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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