Comments on: How covert drone strikes turn murderers into martyrs http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:37:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ToshiroMifune http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3382 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:16:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3382 If the other side was using drones to hunt down their American counterparts in their homes, neighborhoods and other public places in America it would soon become apparent that they’re the moral equivalent of suicide bombers.

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By: Tomeee http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3381 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:48:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3381 Simple obama is a war criminal.

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By: ronryegadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3380 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:25:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3380 End the drone strikes. It’s long overdue. It’s reached the point that they do more harm than good. Find other ways to accomplish the goal.

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By: ronryegadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3379 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:24:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3379 End the drone strikes. It’s long overdue. It’s reached the point that they do more harm than good. Find other ways to accomplish the goal.

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By: RicardoStone http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3375 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:50:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3375 If I believed that drone strikes in some remote village would keep me safe, then I might not have as much a problem with the strikes. A part of the problem with Afghanistan is that “our” interests in Afghanistan are not aligned with the “common” Western man’s interests, or at least so it seems. I’m reasonably well read and I don’t see what the end game is. The strategic use of multi-million dollar robotic aircraft and associated materiel are in furtherance of someone’s interests and accrue to someone’s benefit (Boeing?), but I have yet to understand how it’s connected to mine or those like me. That said, I believe that Afghanistan is a sad and incidental participant in a political proxy war. Hamid Karzai is a useless thief who is lining his pockets with out tax dollars. The people our drones kill are primarily agents of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Israel (yes, Israel). Death by drone is nothing more than a series of messages intended to communicate that which diplomatic channels no longer can. I only wish the politicians would come clean…our children, on all sides, are the ones who are going to inherit this mess.

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By: dd606 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3374 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:17:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3374 Can’t help but notice Dave, that you… (like most people who are experts at criticizing)… aren’t quite as good at coming up with realistic alternatives. Other than essentially doing nothing of course.

I guess you must have missed the incident where Taliban linked suicide bombers deliberately blew up a church and killed 83 civilians, right during a time when they were supposedly going to start peace talks with Pakistani PM. Oh that’s right, I forgot… The liberal media conveniently ignores anything bad that people do, unless it’s the US who does it. Drone strike against a known killer = Evil Americans. Blow up a church full of people and kill 83 = Silence.

If you honestly think those nuts need anything we do as an excuse to kill people, you are living in a fantasy world.

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By: xyz2055 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3373 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:22:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3373 George Washington and Thomas Jefferson did not kill innocent women and children. Terrorists my ass. The people that the drones are targeting live for “collateral damage”. They solely target the innocent. The difference between a Terrorist and the state of being a Martyr…the dead can’t kill any more innocent civilians. Terrorists crawl into the woodwork like cockroaches when any real force appears. They live in the shadows. Drones are uniqued designed to combat these cowards. Kill em All! In 911 terrorists killed more than 2000 innocent Americans simply going about their daily life. No threat to anyone. Terrorists brought this on themselves.

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By: Overcast451 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3372 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:57:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3372 Drones also turn police and politicians into thugs and tyrants. Funny how that works.

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By: Doc62 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3371 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:47:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3371 The Pakis lie to everyone and always blame the US. Bin Laden hiding here? NO WAY! They have nukes, which worries us all.

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By: cautious123 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/11/06/how-drones-turn-murderers-into-martyrs/#comment-3370 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:20:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=2772#comment-3370 To the writer of “Any terrorist leader who is found should immediately be targeted” — if we were in the 1700s instead of the 2000s, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, etc. would all be targeted as terrorists by the British. One nation’s “terrorist” is another nation’s warrior. Yesterday’s “terrorists” are our allies today. This is politics. Given the fickle shiftings of rich men’s interests, no middle or working class kid should ever die in their wars. And shame on any of the 97 percent for ever supporting these phony wars. We need to be in Afghanistan like we need another Walmart. But as long as we are in THEIR country, killing THEIR civilians, you can bet your beer bottle and pick-up truck that they’ll fight to the last person. Just as we would if the situation were reversed.

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