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Forum Post: Targeted Killing is a Morally Permissible Foreign Policy Tool

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 8, 2012, 1:58 p.m. EST by UtahDebater15 (10) from Coalinga, CA
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Targeted killing is a morally permissible foreign policy tool for:

The Defense of the USA

This is the main reason for being morally permissible. Just think of Osama Bin Laden and how he killed and threatened the citizens of our country. He was a danger to the world through his acts terrorism, and now through the United State's ability to target individuals of concern and kill them in a morally permissible way, the US and essentially the world is safer as a whole.

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[-] 2 points by toukarin (488) 2 years ago

Targeted killing is morally permissible? Against internationally recognized global terrorists and lunatics maybe.

But its a slippery slope from there... Who is to say that the government will not start using that label on dissidents with legitimate concerns who are protesting against them?

Given how more and more of the anti-terrorist and national security laws are being modified to encompass US citizens... I can easily see this kind of policy being applied to US citizens....

I can imagine the Government saying one day "the leaders of XYZ movement were becoming a threat to national security... so we killed them..."

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 2 years ago

Burn in hell dip-sht. murder is murder,. state murder is even more reprehensible. america has jumped the shark, and will soon learn that what goes around comes right back home to roost.

Your pro-military fascist mindset is a sickness and you show your anti-human stupidity in public, exposing your dumb-assedness for all the world to see. Pathetic.

[-] 0 points by utahdebater (-72) 2 years ago

That's uncalled for. Trust me, UtahDebater15 is definitely not Fascist. (btw UtahDebater15 is not me under a pseudonym, just a good friend)

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[-] 1 points by ohmygoodness (158) 2 years ago

Let us start with your premise that

“.. in the defense of the USA, it is morally permissible to kill…” and the case in point being Osama Bin Laden, is it not also in the defense of the USA morally permissible foreign policy to kill those who created Osama Bin Laden.

What will be done if it is found out that that it was the US leadership and foreign policy that created Osama Bin Laden, then logically speaking would it be morally permissible and dutifully patriotic to work in the defense of the USA?

A manufacturer can mass produce copies of a prototype.

[-] 1 points by timirninja (263) 2 years ago

everything here is very complicated and embarrassing. Who kill who and why? I could never understand why killing in America granted in a first place rather then to judge? Ohh, I see you saying: we got orders to follow...

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20606) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

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This is yet another consensus crack, [item 2].

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This one is a bit more subtle - no doubt Trevor and a couple of others are waiting in the wings with a hard left spin to throw down on any genuine Occupy supporters who dare cheer the death of Osama scumbag.

clever

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[-] 0 points by foreeverLeft (-264) 2 years ago

Unless Bush does it.