Mar 5, 2012, 1:25 PM
Registered: Jul 6, 2005
Re: [traddad] The Obama admin. plans to outline how U.S. laws empower the govt. to kill Americans overseas who engage in terrorism against their home country
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Agreed....but then: If "war is diplomacy by other means", covert assinations is war by other means.
War is a continuation of politics by other means. - Clausewitz
Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you find a rock. - Will Rogers
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Do you really think that, even if this is repudiated, it won't happen?
I'm sorry but using this statement to make the point you're trying to make, is ridiculous.
Theoretically, if it's illegal, no, it should not happen. Laws are broken and illegal activies occur all the time, most assuredly, but that is so not the same thing as legitimizing and legalizing those activities. In layman's terms, how does the prospect of being assassinated by a government (knock wood) make you feel? How do you feel after I tell you that your family probably wouldn't find out the truth (cuz of national security concerns), and in the case that you were completely innocent, said secrecy would impede them from suiing and receiving some form of compensation for your undue death?
If they're going to do this, it will need to be a microsurgical piece of legal work, versed so that even a 5 year old could plainly understand. Any vagueries will only lead to tragedy for, somebody, who knows who.
(This post was edited by squierbypetzl on Mar 5, 2012, 1:28 PM)