An interesting question in regards to the use of drones

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    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?
     
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    Based on the standards set by our government... I'd have to say why not?

    Then again, I am having trouble comprehending the total lack of concern with regard to the government's use of drones domestically...
     
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    Another good question. How long before domestic "terrorists" are getting blown to bits? Will any other casualties be considered combatants as well?
     
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    The same govt that conducted "Fast and Furious" is gonna' tell us that they blew up a terrorist on US soil based on secret info that they can't show us because "It's Classified".

    I figger they'll blow up a Bank robber first just to get Americans used to it.
     
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    Of course this is all classified, except for what the administration leaks to make itself look tough.
     
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    You need to get your anti-psychosis meds modified. I don't know if that'll conflict with your hormone-therapy, or not.

    Ask your doctor.​
     
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    That's what Porky Limbaugh says, huh??


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    Ignoring for the moment the slippery slope argument you post, I suspect if an organization such as AQ attacked Putin's Russia the reaction of the Kremlin would be at the minimum similar to the Obama Administrations effort to eradicate the rats in Pakistan.

    I don't recall your moral outrage when the Bush Administration sent cruise missiles into urban areas in Iraq in an effort (successfully I should add) to kill the sons of Saddam Hussein. Today one more head of the AQ snake was cut off.

    I say Well Done! Why don't you?
     
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    So you don't have a problem with Putin unilaterally deciding who is or isn't a terrorist, whether they get to live or die, and then drone bombing them and any number of potential innocent civilians? What about Assad? Should he be able to unilaterally decide who is or isn't a terrorist?

    I would have been 14 when Bush invaded Iraq, so I'm not surprised you don't recall my moral outrage at the time. However, I can assure you that I opposed the Iraq war from the very beginning.
     

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