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Forum Post: The Debate On Killing Americans Keeps Going

Posted 5 months ago on Feb. 15, 2014, 10:58 a.m. EST by JGriff99mph (507)
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"Set aside the Constitution for minute. Shelve the U.N. Charter for a second. Lay down your human rights manifestoes that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have suggested may indicate our drone strikes are war crimes. Put down your humanitarian legal tomes and your laws of armed conflict. Close the Geneva Conventions and that dusty World Court charter. Put aside even the President’s own protocols for such strikes.

Just listen to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, fulminate about how all this “self-imposed red tape” and judicious deliberation over whom should do the killing is “endangering Americans at home and our military overseas.” Indeed, Rogers salivates, these “individuals” (terrorists) would otherwise have already been “removed” (slaughtered) from the battlefield, perhaps keeping safe the fine folks of Michigan (alarmed) whom Rogers proudly represents (poorly). "

What a sick sick world we live in.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/14/obama-administration-calmly-debates-killing-more-americans/

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[-] 4 points by shadz66 (18139) 5 months ago

Killing by other means : https://www.stanford.edu/group/scspi/cgi-bin/facts.php !!

multum in parvo ...

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 months ago

merican's wouldn't like drones killing in their neighborhood

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

hey Hey HEY - that drone just took out the crack-house next door - AWESOME - but - SHIT - even though My family and I were fortunately in the basement when it happened - SHIT - now we are trapped in the basement of our burning house - fuck Fuck FUCK!!!

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13315) from South Burlington, VT 5 months ago

so . . . wait a minute . . . I'm confused.

Are we talking about killing Americans who are willing to Stand Up from among us, and Shout Out truth to power? truth to those officials whom collectively we have either elected or . . . < ahem > . . . those who have been appointed?

Or are we talking about killing some other kind of Americans?

Americans who hide in shadow and plot in secret various methods of bringing pain and suffering to us, and to our childred?

Because I've gotta be completely honest here. If you are talking about the later, I'm completely down with it. And if you note very very carefully, the definition I have provided is completely reasonable and does provide a whole lot more latitude with regard to that killing than is currently contemplated by anyone in power . . .

I have already admitted previously and on more than one occasion, that indeed I am one twisted mutherfuker -- and yet, as it stands, what I have posed here is completely reasonable.