Trash journalism trying to hype this crap. If you are in the company of terrorists, you are done. End of story. I hope we take all of them out and I don’t care what country you are from.
They will never be wrong.
It is the right and correct thing to do when a democrat sleeps in the white house.
It is always wrong for a republican, even if only their face gets wet.
For the first time I have to give Obama some grudging respect for using the drone program. It would have been very easy to continue his Senator BS criticism of Bush policies but I guess he is now privy to what these Islamofascist lunatics are really capable of and the true threat they pose to Americans.
No freaking way Jimmy Carter would have the same huevos.
I despise liberals.
Stuff our guys can’t get away with:
1. Piling naked prisoners up on each other
2. Taking photos of a prisoner with a bag on his head while he stands on a bucket
3. Making prisoners crawl
4. Putting underwear on a prisoner’s head
5. Flushing the koran down the toilet, but actually NOT flushing it down the toilet
6. Splashing water onto the mouth/nose of a prisoner from a bike squeeze bottle
Stuff a Black Prez can get away with
1. Cancelling without reason plans to close a prison he flamboyantly swore to close
2. Exploding a US citizen into pink mist with a missile, even with no evidence of his guilt in any crime
In the 1980s, in Germany where I was stationed, terrorists were tried in abstentia, and posters were published with their faces and names.
They were generally shot on sight, by the polizei, wherever and whenever encountered. After a certain number of them were X’d off the posters, another poster was printed.
I don't remember the polizei executing any of them in, for example Italy.But if Italy had given consent to the polizei to operate there, than no problem.
A couple of thoughts.
If a US citizen is in the camp of terrorist combatants and is killed during a general strike on the camp, or in a targeted attack on some foreign terrorist leader, that is collateral damage - not intentional - and I don’t have an “extra” problem with that.
IT doesn’t matter if it is a drone attack - a cruise-missile attack - or delivered ordinance from artillery or aircraft.
BUT if our government identifies and targets a known US citizen for such an attack, and killing him is the named, specific and sole reason for the attack? No way.
This is a slippery slope. If being a US citizen means anything, then there is no way our government should be able to assassinate them in this sort of public-policy way by the executive branch alone.
How long until they begin to say that even if they were on US soil, this is more efficient and expeditious?
If this is what they want to do - get a law written, passed by congress, and OK’d by the Supreme Court.
And issue your “Welcome to 1984 on steroids” t-shirts.
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If a terrorist is on fire after a drone attack, THEN is it ok to water board him?
I prefer to dub the process enlightenment.
Obama et al were enlightened by the wonderfully clean attributes of drone technology and capability. I think of it as drone war.
We get reports of the positive results involving the deaths of various commanders here and there. We have little knowledge of what else drones are doing to prosecute the drone war
We don’t know for instance what they are doing in Iran, or perhaps Syria, or for that matter even in North Korea.
It is ironic that the antiwar types can be enlightened by a wonderful new concept and embrace Drown War as their own