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  •  I have a problem with drones. (2+ / 0-)
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    If one of these countries where we're killing innocents to get to someone our government considers an enemy were to take out several of our citizens with a drone strike, we'd consider it an act of war.  How is it we're allowing our governmet to do this in our names?  It's as if we're still in some kind of dazed state and anything still goes.  Congress members attack our President in vicious and bigoted ways, while we're at war and some of us cheer them on.  What the hell is happening to us?  Where is common decency?  Where is the freaking rule of law?  Why are we tolerating what we're tolerating?  It's mind-boggling.

    The GOP will try to destroy anyone who doesn't think like them or anything they can't own. Time to stop this childish crap.

    by AnnieR on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:39:45 PM PDT

    •  I say that all nations should have drones and be (1+ / 0-)
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      able to operate them where they wish.

      Just how would the US react to that?  You know... a few explosions in Cleveland, then a few in St Louis, then a few in Miami.  Maybe a few more in Denver or San Diego.  Maybe a couple in NYC.

      So, the unlimited use of drones against anyone possible to be targeted is OK?  

      Or is it OK when only the USA possesses them?

      Because the day is fast coming when many more nations will have them -- not all of them our friends.

      Every weapons system, even the most sophisticated, has gradually proliferated around the world.  How many nations now have nuclear weapons?  Strted with just the USA, then the USSR too, then China. Now... quite a few, right?

      And drones... well they are not the most sophisticated.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:39:20 PM PDT

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      •  I wanted to reply to this diary with an (1+ / 0-)
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        imaginary scenario.  Close your eyes, imagine you're living in a small village, going through your daily routine, when suddenly your home explodes.  You survive but you have a front seat view as your children die.   Now imagine you're living in a small town in Iowa.   Something like that.

        The GOP will try to destroy anyone who doesn't think like them or anything they can't own. Time to stop this childish crap.

        by AnnieR on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 06:10:03 AM PDT

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