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Predator Drones Could Face Legal Challenges - Usual Suspects
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-30 09:28|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6494 views ]  Top
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#1 how bout this. don't announce every time you use 1 too take someone out
Posted by funky skunk 2009-05-30 10:14||   2009-05-30 10:14|| Front Page Top

#2 This article starring: should also include "Human Rights First", because by committing an act of lawfare, in support of the enemy, they in effect are involved in the conflict.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-05-30 11:56||   2009-05-30 11:56|| Front Page Top

#3 This article should be titled: "How to ensure America gets attacked within the coming year- Ban the Predator Drone!"

This makes me sick to my stomach. The only part of this article i enjoyed was:

"Even if the Predator is directly overhead and you know it's overheard, you still can't see it or hear it. This is kind of like death out of the blue."


Posted by bgrebel 2009-05-30 12:48||   2009-05-30 12:48|| Front Page Top

#4 "Even if the Predator is directly overhead and you know it's overheard, you still can't see it or hear it. This is kind of like death out of the blue."

So it's humane then. A nice quick execution.
Posted by Parabellum 2009-05-30 12:52||]">[]  2009-05-30 12:52|| Front Page Top

#5 A few of these "human rights" idiots need to have a discussion with a hickory axehandle. They should also be drafted and used in Afghanistan to count militant casualties, according to the Army Manual that governs that. I think a year or two of that would change a few "hearts and minds", but I may be wrong.

War is the activity that results when all "legal and moral" activities have been exhausted. "Rules of War" are always self-imposed: otherwise there are no "rules". The purpose of war is to force the other side to either surrender or die. There is no middle ground, and all the "saints" in Washington can't make it so.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-05-30 13:15||]">[]  2009-05-30 13:15|| Front Page Top

#6 This is the usual case of people who think they know what they are talking about making things up. Both Predators and Reapers stream live video to the Mobile Ground Control Station where it is analyzed and recorded. When a decision to shoot is made, the results are also streamed back and analyzed. If there were excessive civilian casualties, it would be recorded and documented. There may be casualties, but EVERY shot is taken only after considerable deliberation. Predators and Reapers provide persistent surveillance of time sensitive targets. With a Predator or Reaper CAP, the pilots can afford to wait until they get the shot they want. Casualties are minimized. These people are the usual bullshit artists making it up as they go along.
Posted by rwv 2009-05-30 17:06||   2009-05-30 17:06|| Front Page Top

#7 You have to wonder about the loyalties of those challenging the drones cuz they are very effective and the risk to troops are minimal. Human rights activists always seem to champion the rights of terrorists.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2009-05-30 19:11||   2009-05-30 19:11|| Front Page Top

#8 Human rights activists always seem to champion the rights of terrorists.

At the least, they cater to the proclivities of their donors. At the worst, it's what's best for the activists themselves.
Posted by Pappy 2009-05-30 20:42||   2009-05-30 20:42|| Front Page Top

#9 And they are machiavellian, and don't mind when others are, as long as its done quietly so it doesn't weigh on their "conscience"
Posted by GirlThursday 2009-05-30 21:45||   2009-05-30 21:45|| Front Page Top

#10 You know what, we should say fine, no more predators. Each time we would have used a predator, we'll use a 50kt tacnuke instead. Sure it may actually kill a few more civilians than drones, but at least we won't be using our Evil Skynet killing machines or whatever.

When will these twits learn that peace is /earned/ through strength, not through cowering.
Posted by Silentbrick">Silentbrick  2009-05-30 22:24||   2009-05-30 22:24|| Front Page Top

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