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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
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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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To: mdittmar

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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To: mdittmar

“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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To: mdittmar

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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To: mdittmar

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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To: mdittmar
"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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To: mdittmar

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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To: kosciusko51
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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To: mdittmar

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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To: mdittmar
Well I agree with the guy, in a way. Rather than blowing them to bits, I'd rather arrest these Al Qaida scum ... and waterboard them for intelligence. Then execute them at Gitmo, humanely! Like, say, by a proper hanging.

But of course if capture is too risky, it is more humane to kill them, than to let them go on to kill more innocents.

21 posted on 06/06/2012 2:29:26 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: mdittmar

22 posted on 06/06/2012 2:30:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: G Larry; mdittmar

...and attacking women & children and using them as shields?


23 posted on 06/06/2012 2:35:44 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mdittmar; John Semmens
I started reading this and immediately looked up expecting to see John Semmens' by-line.

Alas, it wasn't satire.

24 posted on 06/06/2012 2:37:44 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: grobdriver

Maybe the family would feel better knowing that that man who ordered the death won the nobel peace prize.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 2:39:08 PM PDT by Ham Hock ( i)
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To: Windflier
Impeccable timing FRiend.
26 posted on 06/06/2012 2:40:16 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: mdittmar
"The United States talks human rights and freedoms for all, but the method they used to kill him is savage,"

If they can find all of the pieces I suppose the 72 virgins will have to sew him back together again.

27 posted on 06/06/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: mdittmar; All

GRRRRRREAT news, GRRRRRREAT thread!


28 posted on 06/06/2012 2:44:59 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Doogle

it’s quick........(language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUp-mMfSkKs&feature=related

but I like the joy it brings...


29 posted on 06/06/2012 2:45:34 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: mdittmar

INHUMANE????

Talk to me after you have seen all the footage of the 9/11 attacks on innocent civilians.


30 posted on 06/06/2012 2:47:17 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SandRat
I got one word for "Abu Bakr al-Qayed,brother of al-Libi".
NEXT!
31 posted on 06/06/2012 2:47:48 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Maybe, just maybe, the families of these crummy-assed lunatic murderers should talk them out of indiscriminately killing people? STFU, you loser moozlum creeps. I hope somebody flies a plane full of explosives into your shabby mud-hut house.


32 posted on 06/06/2012 2:47:58 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: EggsAckley
Impeccable timing FRiend.

Thanks. It was the first thing that entered my mind when I saw the title to the article.

"Inhumane"? You want to talk about something inhumane, let's talk about all of the death and destruction that's been committed by the radical Islamic jihad in the name of their 'religion'.

My blood just about boiled, looking at that article.

33 posted on 06/06/2012 2:47:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mdittmar

War is inhumane. Televised beheadings of Jews is inhumane. 911 was inhumane.

Stop waging war and go back into your 7th century holes and the war will stop.


34 posted on 06/06/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: mdittmar

ping


35 posted on 06/06/2012 3:06:24 PM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
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To: mdittmar
Let's see if I understand.

If an Islamic terrorist is killed by a Hellfire missile fired from a drone, that is “inhumane”.

However, if an Islamic terrorist kills 50 people with a suicide bomb, then that is “humane”?

There's something about this reasoning that I just cannot get my reason around here.

36 posted on 06/06/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Windflier

Inhumane?

Inhumane would have been incinerating every thing within
ten miles of the site of your brother at the time.

Still there is a place for disproportionate response.


37 posted on 06/06/2012 3:26:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mdittmar

I’m at loss for words,so many possible jokes here...


“Suicide Bombings, now thats a bright idea, everytime ya hear a bang, they come up ‘nother wanker short”
Billy Connolly


38 posted on 06/06/2012 3:48:45 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: mdittmar

Wait until we send the Terminators.


39 posted on 06/06/2012 3:53:17 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: G Larry

not to mention stoning, amputations, maiming, and honor killing

yes sharia is “progressive”


40 posted on 06/06/2012 4:13:18 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: mdittmar

A mohammedan talking about what is inhumane is as ridiculous as a Democrat talking about honest elections.


41 posted on 06/06/2012 4:18:43 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Ham Hock

Good one!


42 posted on 06/06/2012 4:21:32 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: mdittmar

Kill the brother and kill the gene pool


43 posted on 06/06/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: mdittmar

This family must have spent time living in England, that is the only logical explanation.


44 posted on 06/06/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: mdittmar
"We are in the 21st century and they claim to be civilized and this is how they take out people."

YOU BETCHA...Wink.

45 posted on 06/06/2012 4:38:55 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: mdittmar

Now would not be a good time to tell the moose lumbs that the missles on the drones are lubricated with pig fat...


46 posted on 06/06/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by contrarian (Lets make mobile improvised explosive devices from pigs and turn them loose in Packeestan)
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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 and makes a nonsense of its claims to champion human rights.

Killing your brother was more humane than letting him kill more innocent people, Achmed. Suck it up.

47 posted on 06/06/2012 6:36:18 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: mdittmar

Take his brother out next.


48 posted on 06/06/2012 8:28:13 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: mdittmar

Have they ever onest considered their actions might have brought this inhumanity down uponst themselves? If not, it should be repeated until they catch on.


49 posted on 06/06/2012 9:16:16 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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