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  •  Thanks for the reasonable responses. (0+ / 0-)
    Maybe none of that bothers you, but it's worth asking...why?
    Life is not binary. I can be bothered by these events yet not bothered to the extent some other people are. Do you not agree?

    I am bothered quite a bit about the implications of robotic warfare going forward. But I also know drones are not going away. I also know drones are not just an "American thing". Last time I checked, some 64 nations operate drones or are on the verge of adding them to their arsenals. And that counts only flying unmanned war weapons. "Drones" are coming to armies and navies too. They are not going away, so how do we deal with them?

    I am never happy about death brought about by war. But OTOH I do not have an unreasonable concept about what war means, that it is ever clinical, that it is ever mistake-free, that no innocent is ever hurt. I find some people hold up standards that are impossible to meet by human societies.

    And I really an annoyed by sloppy thinking and self-contradiction in attempts to make a point. This diarist says President Obama knowingly had this youth killed and in another message says PBO was outraged when he learned about this strike and its aftermath. How could he learn about a strike after the fact if he ordered it to happen before the fact? How could he be outraged over an aftermath he ordered to occur?

    I see life painted in gray with blame and praise spread around to more people than just simple President-bashing. But simple President-bashing is a daily staple at this web site. It gets frustrating - again human nature at work.

    •  Still trashing me? (0+ / 0-)

      "sloppy" eh?  Try this on for size..

      NEVER did I say this:

      "This diarist says President Obama knowingly had this youth killed"

      NEVER.  

      Read it again.  "authorized" the strike (which resulted in the death/killing/slaying).

      NEXT.. I linked to a video by award-winning nat. sec. journalist who interviewed intel officers INVOLVED IN THE STRIKE.. who reported that while Obama authorized the strike..he was unaware that Abdulrahman was there..and was subsequently furious to learn of his death.  

      Obama AUTHORIZED the strike.  That's where I place responsibility.

      Your attempts to smear me as "sloppy" are really, really unsuccessful, and quite unbecoming.  Best of luck with your "don't bash my President" world.  Funny how the more things change the more the stay the same.  

      •  A picture is worth 1,000 words (0+ / 0-)

        If you are finding your audience does not accept your explanations, perhaps it has something to do with how you express yourself.

        •  Lol.. (0+ / 0-)

          You're not very good at this..

          That picture + statement was and IS factual.  President Obama authorized/ordered drone strikes that killed 4 Americans.  That's a fact.  Not open for debate.  A fact.  3 Americans died in the Boston Marathon bombing.  FACT.

          4 > 3

          Sorry about facts.

          Scroll the comments.. there are plenty of people accepting my article and explanations.  

          take care.

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