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Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

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Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

Post by sickchip on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:32 am

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This escalation of drone strikes seems callous and unnecessary; and it's hard to fathom what the US are hoping to achieve through these actions. It seems to me that too much collateral damage is incurred in these strikes in terms of civilian casualties, and that rather than discourage 'terrorism' it may well further anti-american sentiment, encourage resentment, fuel anger, and incite further 'terrorist' behaviour.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/29/americas-drone-campaign-terror

Extracts from article:

These killings are, in reality, summary executions and widely regarded as potential war crimes by international lawyers.

These are attacks, however, routinely carried out on the basis of false intelligence, in countries such as Pakistan where no war has been declared and without the consent of the elected government.

Lawyers representing victims' families are now preparing legal action against the British government – which carries out its own drone attacks in Afghanistan – for taking part in war crimes by passing GCHQ intelligence to the CIA for its "targeted killings". Parallel cases are also being brought against the Pakistani government and the drone manufacturer General Electric – whose slogan is "we bring good things to life".


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Re: Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

Post by Jsmythe on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:45 pm

"On the other hand,when business is flourishing best keep it running as long as possible"

Exactly how he may have been thinking it. rabbit

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Re: Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

Post by sickchip on Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:03 pm

Jsmythe wrote:"On the other hand,when business is flourishing best keep it running as long as possible"

Exactly how he may have been thinking it. rabbit

..mmm! Maybe it's just a job creation scheme? I suppose the mid-east mayhem is providing jobs, and some people are making lots of wonga out of it. I'm sure some people are probably clinking glasses to a toast of 'long may it last'. Suspect
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Re: Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

Post by astra on Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:45 pm

AND, Think of the valuable teaching that the doctors and surgeons are gleaning from all these luvverly injuries.

ARE you aware that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Belfast, in the 1970's was the premier WORLD location for teaching Accident and Emergency teams how to work. (nearly wrote "Operate") This goes down to jobs for the linen/bandage companies, the Steel companies for the operating tools etc, and let's not forget big pharma

UH HUH glasses being clinked all round!

To think that the people of Beirut was being hammered as much at the same time but nobody went there ...sept for Terry Waite ..........
(Who I rejoice, returned near hale and very hearty and not in a box or a black body bag.
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Re: Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

Post by ROB on Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:17 am

Shirina wrote:
“War is extreme violence. And the way to halt the suffering is to get the war over as quickly and decisively as you can. You have a moral obligation to get it over with as soon as possible.”

That's exactly how he said it.   Very Happy
 

I figured that you’d have it and its source. I figured right. Thank you, and I will pull up that episode of Wings Over the Gulf if I can.
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Re: Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

Post by oftenwrong on Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:47 pm

REM: Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

This thread is spreading like the nose on a boxer's face.
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Re: Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

Post by ROB on Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:08 am

Jsmythe wrote:
"On the other hand,when business is flourishing best keep it running as long as possible"

Exactly how he may have been thinking it. rabbit
 
sickchip wrote:
..mmm! Maybe it's just a job creation scheme? I suppose the mid-east mayhem is providing jobs, and some people are making lots of wonga out of it. I'm sure some people are probably clinking glasses to a toast of 'long may it last'.  Suspect
 

Is mayhem a job creation scheme?  Of course. Thousands of jobs have been created at this one location (click here to see the job site).
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Re: Is the USA's escalation of its drone attacks necessary?

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:15 am

Old Yorkshire expression: "Where there's muck, there's money"
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