Published: Friday, Feb. 8 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
@spring streetThe whole point of my post is that the memo released
says that there doesn't need to be an imminent threat to order a strike.
That is problematic to me. I do think there needs a standard for a significant
threat to order a drone strike, and an elevated standard to specifically strike
to get a US citizen. The loosy-goosy version that is being defended in the memo
uses words like 'suspected terrorist', and 'no imminent threat
required' to specifically attack a citizen of the USofA. These open the
door to imperial assassinations for political gains, a door that I don't
think Americans want to open, not even for their chosen guy.That is
a far cry from initiating and attack on a known terrorist base consisting of
people from countries who hate us, who are violently occupying some territory.
Obviously there is documentation about what these guys are doing in Mali, per
the DN Wed edition. That would justify a drone strike. Safer for the locals than
letting Al-quaeda stay in charge.The language of the memo sounded
more like the terrorists' creeds than the USofA.
It's only wrong when a demo does it. Repubs had no objection to using
drones when bush was president.
Bush did use drone strikes. And to the innocent that are killed it doesn't
matter if it was a cruise missile, C-130 or a drone that did it. When there are drones above that occasionally lob off drones at the
supermarket, you will understand.Panetta actually said that drone
strikes are NOT for acts already commited, they are to keep future acts from
happening. Minority Report anyone?
I guess it doesn't matter that 170 children were killed in these drone
strikes. I wish Obama would've brought that up when he was hiding behind
that sandy hook children.
Quit blaming the tyrant George Bush. Obama has been in office for 5 years. If he
was any better than Bush he would've have quit with these strikes.
It's like me going out and killing someone and then justifying my actions
by blaming it on Ted Bundy.
Roland Keysers comment says it all. That is something everyone should read.
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