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  •  wherever a drone flies (4+ / 0-)

    a negotiation could have occurred instead.

    These drones are like big USA advertisments.

    They are like flying our flag over these territories.

    They are like hi-tech mob hits.

    DRONE: Look at Me! I'm Made in the USA! I represent the USA!

    [BOOOM...sound of screams and dying children]

    DRONE: SEE what the USA stands for?

    •  I don't think that is any more true (1+ / 0-)
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      Ray Blake

      than saying that every time a terrorist bomb goes off that that is what Islam (or Chechnya, or Ireland or whatever) stands for.  People are a bit more complex than that, huh?  

      I don't know what negotiation with Al Qaeda would even look like.  What AQ wants has little to do with us, and much to do with a nasty sectarian agenda in their own countries.  We are just the most logical targets to rile up their co-religionists (who thankfully for the most part think they are nuts).  Until they stop involving us in their grotesque acts of performance art, we are perfectly justified in considering ourselves in a state of war with those who swear allegiance to AQ.  

      Please note that I am not advocating relying on violence exclusively in every terrorist scenario.  You may notice I don't include the IP thing in any of my examples.  That's because I do believe that negotiation is the solution there, and that the Palestinians have a right to govern themselves and until they do they are justified in attacking military and symbolic (but not civilian) targets.  

      No one likes armed missionaries. -- Robespierre.

      by Gator Keyfitz on Wed May 22, 2013 at 09:19:31 PM PDT

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