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  •  The middle of America? (7+ / 0-)

    Is that like - the stomach of America?  The strip of states that looks like a man?  Or is it the middle bisecting the country into north and south, running from California to Virginia somewhere?  

    Anyway, despite that stupid phrase, I don't know why anyone would understand you need to remotely blow up an American citizen, without having a trial, when the Constitution explicitly lays out a legal framework for treason, and the citizen has committed the dastardly act of... making Youtube videos?  The horror!

    •  Is Denver the middle of America? (14+ / 0-)

      The hometown of Al-Alwaki's 16-year-old son who was killed?

      Speaking of Legal, Ethical, and Wise:

      "Late last August, a 40-year-old cleric named Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber stood up to deliver a speech denouncing Al Qaeda in a village mosque in far eastern Yemen.  It was a brave gesture by a father of seven who commanded great respect in the community, and it did not go unnoticed.

      Two days later, three members of Al Qaeda came to the mosque in the tiny village of Khashamir after 9 p.m., saying they merely wanted to talk. Mr. Jaber agreed to meet them, bringing his cousin Waleed Abdullah, a police officer, for protection.

      As the five men stood arguing by a cluster of palm trees, a volley of remotely operated American missiles shot down from the night sky and incinerated them all, along with a camel that was tied up nearby.

    •  Belle Fourche, SD (2+ / 0-)
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      AoT, MPociask

      is your middle of the US.  Not sure why you'd want to ask those guys, since the rest of us kind of get it too.

      Question is, does Obama think he can target people inside the US also?  Does he think his power is limited to Al-Qaeda, or could he have called a drone strike down on Timothy McVeigh? How about Rudolph?  Or can his successor call one down on a future Tim De Christopher?  Some very scary line drawing involved here.

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 03:19:52 PM PST

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