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For the First Time, Obama Administration Admits Drones Have Killed 4 American Citizens

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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 08:48 AM
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Well, i disagree with the killing of american citizens using drones as assassination agents without due process, but foreign nationals committing acts of war against the nation is an entirely different matter. Awlaki was an american citizen commmitting acts of terrorism against his own nation, he should have been treated like a criminal, tried and convicted in a court of law and sentenced to hang in a fortnight (2 weeks).

Now use of drones to take down foreign nationals committing acts of war against the U.S., is a different ballgame.




posted on May, 23 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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Even a kangaroo court with a wanted dead or alive warrant would of been preferable to this.
I'm surprised they didn't just do that.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 08:11 AM
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I dont place labels like "bad guys" as easily as you. The US isnt such a victim in the middle east wars. Then theres the tactics used with the drones where we blow up multiple buildings just to be sure we get the target, even if we arent sure the target is there. Then theres the duble tap strike that comes 15 minutes later to kill those trying to assist the innocent victims.

Then theres the numbers. Nearly 200 childern and over 500 civilians.

Blindly laying the blame on people being in the wrong place at the right time is shallow and heartless thinking. On top of that the numbers now hating americans and the likliehood that they will retalliate continues to grow. Fell safer yet?



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 08:17 AM
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Quite sure drones have been around longer than we think. We're just seen then now



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 08:51 AM
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"Due process of law," in an armed conflict, is defined by the law of armed conflict. Once the target has been positively identified as a belligerent, and steps have been taken to minimize collateral damage with respect to the military value of the target, lethal force is permissible. That is due process. There is no special process in the Constitution for belligerents who happen to hold US citizenship. There never has been, not since the founding of the Republic. George Washington himself led the militia against the Whiskey Rebellion insurrectionists, and he would have slaughtered every one of them if it came to that.

It is good advice to pick your friends wisely. If someone is an Al Qaeda terrorist, or a member of an Al Qaeda franchise, or pals around with Al Qaeda terrorists, they are probably not worthy of being your friend.



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