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Exclusive: Drones "inhumane", dead al Qaeda man's family says
Reuters ^ | 6/6/12 | Hadeel Al Shalchi

Posted on 06/06/2012 2:09:46 PM PDT by mdittmar

(Reuters) - The brother of al Qaeda's second-in-command, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike, said Washington's use of the remote-controlled weapons is inhumane and makes a nonsense of its claims to champion human rights.

U.S. officials said on Tuesday that Libyan-born al Qaeda operative Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed by a drone strike in Pakistan, in what was described as a major blow to the militant group.

The attack is likely to fuel an increasingly fierce debate about the legality and morality of the drones, which have become one of the chief U.S. weapons against al Qaeda but which opponents say stretch the definition of the legitimate use of lethal force.

"The United States talks human rights and freedoms for all, but the method they used to kill him is savage," Abu Bakr al-Qayed, brother of al-Libi, told Reuters on Wednesday in a telephone interview.

"The way the Americans killed him is heinous and inhumane," he said, speaking from the town of Wadi Otba, south of the Libyan capital. "We are in the 21st century and they claim to be civilized and this is how they take out people."

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I'm at loss for words,so many possible jokes here;)
1 posted on 06/06/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by mdittmar
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As opposed to the “humane” IEDs and suicide bombers......


2 posted on 06/06/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: mdittmar
The brother of al Qaeda's second-in-command, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike, said Washington's use of the remote-controlled weapons is inhumane

We should target him, too.

3 posted on 06/06/2012 2:12:58 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: mdittmar

Did the reporter ask them how they felt about beheading anyone that does not agree with them?


4 posted on 06/06/2012 2:13:04 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: mdittmar

But acording to the Islamic death cult, foaming at the mouth fanatics, murderously seizing the peaceful technology of a superior culture, and then using it to slaughter thousands of innocents is “humane”.

Got it.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 2:13:04 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: mdittmar

Yeah, we should have captured him, and then beheaded him with a rusty blade. That would have been more humane. /sarc


6 posted on 06/06/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: mdittmar

Al Qaeda talking about human rights is like Lady Gaga talking about virginity.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 2:15:03 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mdittmar

I just love the irony of mooslime screaming about human rights.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 2:15:33 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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“The way the Americans killed him is heinous and inhumane,”

You mean he should have been stoned to death like some harlot that was caught out a few minutes late in the evening, or without her brothers?


9 posted on 06/06/2012 2:15:45 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: mdittmar

Sometimes irony just writes itself.


10 posted on 06/06/2012 2:19:39 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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11 posted on 06/06/2012 2:20:09 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Boo-freaking-hoo, ragheads.


12 posted on 06/06/2012 2:21:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: mdittmar

Flying airplanes into buildings so people have to choose whether they wish to be incinerated or jump 1000 feet out the window... I suppose that would be considered “humane”, though....


13 posted on 06/06/2012 2:21:49 PM PDT by NEMDF
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"The way the Americans killed him is heinous and inhumane ......flying planes into office building is....what! Paybacks hell. We'd prefer to send the folks below...but we're cutting back.
14 posted on 06/06/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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FU Abu Bakr al-Qayed...now clean the brick dust from your ears and when they stop ringing go kiss a pig’s a$$


15 posted on 06/06/2012 2:22:40 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: USMCPOP

Perhaps the word choice was incorrect. Since drones are not human beings, the word should have been “un-human,” not “inhumane” - then I could agree.


16 posted on 06/06/2012 2:22:55 PM PDT by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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Yeah, we should have captured him, and then beheaded him with a rusty blade. That would have been more humane.

Only if we chanted "prayers" as we sawed away.

17 posted on 06/06/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mdittmar

AQ has renounced their membership in the human race - so no - it’s no more inhumane than calling the Orkin Man.


18 posted on 06/06/2012 2:27:10 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: G Larry
They are NOT suicide anythings.

Suicide means YOU kill YOURSELF. No third parties involved.

What they do is Mohamicide!

Mohamed (Pigs be inseminating him) commanded them to murder, and they do.

19 posted on 06/06/2012 2:27:24 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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Have them surrender and we’ll saw their heads off instead.


20 posted on 06/06/2012 2:27:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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