Skyrocketing College Tuition and a Precedent on Drones — Today’s Q’s for O’s WH — 6/5/12 - ABC News I omitted Jay Carney's pointless and ridiculous non-answers to this question, but you can read them at the link if you like. At any rate, what if China, Russia, or Syria used the drone technology in a similar fashion to the United States? What if Putin took it upon himself to review his kill-list every Tuesday and declare people terrorists and then target them for assassination? Does he have the right to do that, or is only the President of the U.S. permitted to do so? We know that Assad blamed the Houla massacre on "terrorists," so should he be permitted to go around indiscriminately killing people he doesn't like with drones? How about China? Chen Guangcheng is now in the U.S., but what if China declared him a "terrorist?" Would they have the right to drone bomb him in New York?