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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
You know, this assassination and torture business is getting entirely out of hand. There is another story running right now about Bin Laden's Son-in-Law who is mysteriously appearing in U.S. Custody in New York City in what sounds like a recent rendition from overseas.
I hear what you are saying and I'm seeing the same radical out of control issues that you are. The Nanny state that Bloomberg is creating atop his personal 25 billion dollar fortune is one example and extreme to Obama carrying on and greatly expanding on Bush era programs of preemptive strike and warfare as a justified tactic.
We seem to think when our troops come home ..this is all over. Like Vietnam and the North Vietnamese. The difference is, the North Vietnamese were only ever AFTER South Vietnam. When they got it, there was nothing left to fight about except keeping everyone else out of it. The Jihadi fighters see the world as the battlefield with campaigns...not distinct wars. If they weren't our enemies in 2001, then EVERY casualty since has families and friends who are enemies now.
So how do we address an out of control Government without standing in a position of weakness to that very real enemy who either started the war or who we created by the wars since....depending on who one asks?
Originally posted by MysterX
reply to post by whatsecret
Wasn't the CIA involved with organising and supplying them in Syria and arming the Taliban in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion?
Doesn't look good for the CIA then does it.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by whatsecret
It is just as Rand Paul said it on the floor of the Senate,
is there an endless amount of al Qaeda targets?
Apparently so, this is just but one more reason to expect that this
"war" will come home to America.
What, are they going to spend billions on drones, and run out of people to kill?
Attorney General Eric Holder has sent the following response to Republican Senator Rand Paul’s question about when the president has the authority to use drones to target US citizens on American soil:
The Attorney General
Washington, D.C. March 7, 2013
The Honorable Rand Paul
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Paul:
It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: "Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" The answer to that question is no.
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Obama Considers Killing Friends of Friends of Al-Qaida
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
I agree with the use of drones to kill individuals who are suspected terrorists who present a clear threat to national security.
BUT, and it’s a big BUT
There has to be more strict and transparent rules governing who is targeted and why the are targeted this practice of sending a hellfire missile up the butt of anyone who has ever met a Al-Qa’ida member is just ridiculous and counterproductive, so this could be a good thing if its done right. Drone strikes I think are needed but only in some very rare cases where there is no alternative.
I find it amazing that you even got starred for what you posted.