Comments on: Obama‚Äôs dicey license to kill http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Cptnmikey http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13907 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:34:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13907 Braemar – And how many people did god kill in the OT? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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By: sjfella http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13906 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:43:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13906 Obama would’ve made a great Nazi. Maybe this will finally wake up the legions of sheep, but I doubt it.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13905 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:19:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13905 This is a very serious topic that will be discussed in depth around the world as the technology continues to become more and more deadly. Before you know it we will have untraceable drones that can reach thousands of miles and kill silently. But wait! There’s More! If you call in the next twenty minutes, we’ll throw in a FLIR that can count hairs through walls! For just three easy payments of $29.99 plus shipping & handling.
That kind of changes the playing field a bit eh?

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13904 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:18:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13904 Regardless of the content of this opinion, the title is absolute outrageous. It is not President Obama’s license to kill and making such statements is just irresponsible and shows the disgusting level our media industry now stoops too. The president is a temporary politician that get to bless the shot for responsibility reasons only. He, nor any near future president, would get to just say “kill so and so” as this tile would make most people believe.
Shame on you Reuters.
Also, no matter what you think of the person in office at the moment please respect the office of the President of the United States and address him as such. Again, shame on you Reuters.

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13903 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:02:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13903 The memos were released ONLY to two committees and Brennan can refuse to answer any questions deemed to be on matters of “national security”. How can Congress make an informed and intelligent decision without the facts of his involvement and what the memos actually mean for the future of drone attacks? Is there anything in the memos regarding “targeting” of American citizens on American soil? That is a big question.

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By: Braemar http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13902 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:06:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13902 Every system of laws has the potential for abuse of process. The ‘rule of law’ is a doctrine, not a code of morals. Killing is contrary to God’s law, and immoral (“Thou shalt not kill”). Nevertheless, killing is conducted even under the ‘rule of law’ when and where sanctioned, such as in the United States of America for example. The question at issue is not the definition of terms, as the author of this article would have us focus on, but whether or not the sanctions that gave rise to the extra-judicial killings were proper under a ‘rule of law’ doctrine. It is specious for Congress to take on the mantle of high moral authority when by its own actions it has effectively given ‘carte blanche’ to the Administration to wage covert war on al Qa’ida by virtue of resolutions of Congress. What difference does it make whether the members of al Qa’ida and its associates are U.S. citizens or not? It should make no difference, U.S. citizen or not. The only proper inquiry is whether the sanctioned killings were properly sanctioned according to the scope and intent of Congressional resolutions. If Congress wishes to alter the terms of its resolutions, it is free to do so at any time. It is up to Congress to make that determination. For those who would criticize the individuals charged with carrying out Congress’s intent, let them walk a mile in Daniel Pearl’s shoes and then let us see whether or not they still hold to their utopian ideals. Al Qa’ida has chosen War over Peace, and it has chosen War on civilians, which by our doctrine of the ‘rule of law’ is a crime of the first order. Al Qa’ida and its associates are outlaws, declared outlaws by Congress, and as such they are beyond all protection under our doctrine of ‘the rule of law’.

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By: 0okm9ijn http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13901 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:49:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13901 I am puzzled by any 5th Amendment claim to due process by an American-turned Al Quida operative, operating out of Yemen or the vast Afganistan territory. Arguing that such individual retains his/her substantive due process, how does the procedural precept stacked? Am I ignorant or just a bed-wetting liberal

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By: Slammy http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13900 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:46:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13900 Does this mean other nations can kill their citizens when on US soil? Who is responsible if we kill the wrong person and might doing so be considered an act of war on the country that we droned attacked?

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13899 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:30:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13899 The US may have adorned itself with the mantle of moral superiority, but it’s never been true. In the past these things would have been secrets, so in some sense we are more honest about the reality. However, we have never been free, never had liberty, and never been just. It is not in the best interest of our wealthy masters to allow these things. On the other hand, we still attempt to brainwash people to believe in many of these and really, just like religion offers people a way of easing their minds so they can sleep at night, the american belief that we are a free and just society is just that, a belief. There is no evidence that we really are those things.

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By: pavoter1946 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/05/obamas-dicey-license-to-kill/#comment-13898 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:24:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1430#comment-13898 The US has lost any claim to a mantle of moral superiority. With vague phrases used, an American citizen can be killed, without due process, because someone doesn’t like their ideas. We are not discussing an actual armed attack by the person on a battlefield in the midst of war, but a dislike of the person.

And each President builds on the powers taken by their predecessor, so this allows the next President to expand the killings even further.

What is the standard for a cold blooded murder by the government? A hunch? An inkling? Convenience?

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