Comments on: The secrecy veiling Obama’s drone war http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: WalterA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69962 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 06:07:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69962 @Brotherkenny4: You are absolutely right! How quickly we have forgotten the largest slaughter of U.S. civilians (not a single of them a fighter), intentionally inflicted on appr. 3,000 randomly picked, innocent American civilians, more than at Pearl Harbor? And this was planned and supported by the very people our drones are targeting. We did not start this method of warfare! And to the other posters here: How dare you criticize my hero, the best president this country has ever had, the man for whose re-election I worked tirelessly! If he says using drones is OK, that’s all I need to know. I don’t need to look at a bunch of copies of bureaucratic memos.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69871 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:46:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69871 Instead of drones, we could train squads of commandos to highjack planes and fly them into buildings in kamakaze-like attacks.

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By: Wantunbiasednew http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69870 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:45:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69870 If their goals are complaint with US foreign policy goals they are called freedom fighters. Otherwise they are called terrorists. This is the most important and in fact only division. Sometimes terrorists killing innocent people found themselves astonished in freedom figters posiotions, just because geopolitics changed. What a pity sometimes it happeneds the other way round.
Absolute (military ) power corrupts absolutely, even democracies like US. Yes you are unique, superb etc. but this do not give you th elicence to kill.

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By: reality-again http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69861 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:19:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69861 America fought WW III against the Soviet Empire, and won.
That war was different from WWI and WWII, and consequently, both sides employed different means.
In case someone hasn’t noticed, for several years now America has been engaged in WWIV against Islamist terrorists. Again, this world war is different from previous wars America had fought, and the means employed by both sides are new and much different.
Using drones is the most humane, responsible, and cost effective tactic one can think of in such case. Besides, à la guerre comme à la guerre!

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By: randburg100 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69701 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:56:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69701 Perhaps Iran should return a captured drone….over Washington DC…but used it like a Doodlebug from WW2 – wouldn’t know where or when it would land..with a BANG! Obamamamamama shouldn’t have an issue with that – after all he’s engaged in the prequel to WW3.

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By: politicaljunkie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69696 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:56:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69696 These drone attacks are conducted, only if the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan allow them to, otherwise it is a clear act of war. Does US have the balls to attack Iran, China, Russia and any other country? NO, US preys on goverments that are easily corruptible i.e. Pakistan & Afghanistan, Yemen. These are the 3 countries that get US subsidies and consequently get a carte blanche from the ruling govts. to use drones in their country limits.
Shroud of secrecy from Obama? yes the recipient of the noble peace prize ironically.
Shame on the judge for her ruling, protecting democracy? I think not.

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By: CheckItOut http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69694 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:03:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69694 Obama is right here and evidently has matured. This is war with incredibly vicious religious fanatics (worst kind) who must be decimated even if they hide among civilians.

I was appalled when Obama made a big issue of waterboarding, which is known to be effective and has saved many lives. I wish, for the sake of many innocents, the Peter Pan liberals of this world would grow up.

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By: afmom http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69691 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:50:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69691 Americans,

We are living in the worst days for our country ever. Your rights are being taken away by a man who thinks he is the almighty.

FBI and CIA should you not be looking into this man? Where are the checks and balances of this once great nation? Surely there is a paper trail somewhere. He may think he is almighty, but he is still a man..

Senators and Governors: the TRUE AMERICAN people need your help to get rid of this man. Who is changing this great nation into something that NO TRUE AMERICAN wants.

He is a power hungry fool who is telling you and this great nation what he wants..We have NO kings here. He is bullying everyone or just taking what he wants.

I pray for GOD to help us in this time of distress for our once great nation.

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By: zhmileskendig http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69687 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:54:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69687 The United States has now come to realize the power of an absolute ruler via the conveyance of the Unitary Executive. A Unitary Executive that happens to be the first American dictator of African descent who has elected to make the justice of the Ku Klux Klan the law of the world. American exceptionalism strikes again.

Thanks for the enslavement, whipping and potential summary execution oh mighty institution of liberal justice as expressed by Judge Colleen McMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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By: COindependent http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/01/04/the-secrecy-veiling-obamas-drone-war/#comment-69685 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:05:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=16704#comment-69685 I was referencing the political debacle in Vietnam. Politicians make the decision to send our troops in, and then have second thoughts.

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