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  •  And let's not forget the target killing of (2+ / 0-)
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    civilians that result in the killing of their children and other innocents.

    I have strong hope Obama will be more progressive during his second term than his first and that he'll be a stronger president.  However, I'm not yet willing to overlook all he gave up on during his first term nor his huge failures overseas.

    I support him as I always have, but I'm still not a buyer of the 11th dimensional chess idea.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:16:57 PM PST

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    •  The double-tap hits - even the UN is (2+ / 0-)
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      investigating that. Just horrible.

      UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Christof Heyns said that if there are "secondary drone strikes on rescuers who are helping (the injured) after an initial drone attack, those further attacks are a war crime."
      http://www.businessinsider.com/...
    •  Those words don't mean what you think you mean (0+ / 0-)

      In this sense "civilian" means "someone who has never attempted or assisted a terrorist attack".

      "Intentionally targeting" means "to give top priority to finding and then attacking".

      Taken together your description of the drone program adds to this: "One of the highest priorities to the US is to identify people who have nothing to do with terrorism and then to kill them."

      That is not truth.

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