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  •  The rest of the world (3+ / 0-)

    is not happy with this.  I think it can only go so far before they will decide that it's not okay.  We've already seen some of this with respect to the war in Iraq and courts in foreign countries and now the UN rapporteur.  

    U.S. Use of Drones, Under New Scrutiny, Has Been Widely Opposed Abroad

    Last spring, Pew Research surveyed the public in 20 countries around the world and found that in 17 of them, more than half disapproved of the U.S. conducting drone strikes to target extremists in places such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The policy was particularly unpopular in majority Muslim nations, but it also faced disapproval in Europe and other regions as well.

    Disapproval is strongest in Greece (90%), Egypt (89%), Jordan (85%), Turkey (81%), Spain (76%), Brazil (76%) and Japan (75%).

    We seem to operate on an assumption that the U.S. can do anything and decide what's legal not only domestically but globally but the rest of the world does not see things that way.  I think this is not sustainable and it will either lead to formal or informal sanctions and economic pressure, legal pressure, or world war.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:03:40 AM PST

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    •  Yep. As I said, dangerous waters. (1+ / 0-)
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      We either learn as a Humanity to end war, or be doomed to perpetual war.  We're at the cusp.

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

      by zenbassoon on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:19:50 AM PST

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