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    I am thinking the same thing. It is fair to make that comparison. children being killed here and children being killed over there is the same murderous act being committed whether each has different means of doing it.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix who said we are not mad? children are being killed unnecessary all over the world makes every one mad. All we have to do is look closer to home to realize the seriousness of the issue.
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    @MBernard - When Bush was in office, you guys were rioting out in the streets. I don't hear a peep out of you now. I guess since the Messiah is in the White House no one has anything to say. I think obama is a bloodthirsty war monger. He will get away with his crimes of war because liberals will protect him at all costs.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix dude, I don't know about you but I have a conscience. When something is wrong, it's simply wrong no matter who did it.
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    It's not apples to apples, but I'm sure the parents of the kids killed by Obama's drone strikes view it the same way.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix
    The fact is...just about any world leader could successfully be tried for war crimes or without war, crimes against humanity.
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    Part of it is that Americans can see their own kids as victims of a SH type attack, but not a drone attack.

    But if the media were staging week-long coverage of child drone victims, far more people would be up in arms about it. A lot of people simply don't know it's going on.

    The MSM truly is a horrible force in this society at this time. They're not at Pravda level quite yet but they're getting awfully close. And the sickening thing is, they're doing it willingly.
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    In some ways the drone attacks are worse. Those who operate the drones plan to kill cold bloodedly, with full mental awareness of what they are doing. They know it is wrong, that innocent people will die, are in contol of themselves, and kill anyway. That wasn't the case with the Newton killer. Who was mentally unbalanced, snapped one day, and went off on a killing spree. Not excusing his actions, but he did not have an entire apparatus of dozens of people helping to plan cold blooded nurder in advance. Worse part, the drones located the target. Forces could infiltrate the area and get them in a manner less likely to harm civilians, they choose not to.
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    MOST DEFINITELY!!! Killing children is wrong no matter how it's done!!!!! American children are no better or worse than any other child in the world. Your child is always the most important... but everyone is someones child.
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    This may ruffle some feathers, however, war always brings the death of innocent bystanders. Women, children, and the elderly have died in every battle on the face of the earth since the beginning of time. The difference here is those piloting the drones can see on the screen who is going to be stricken. It must be a devasting spot to be in for those pilots. Now before y'all start in in me, I have numerous friends that are active duty military pilots and spouses. As well as a father who flew in Vietnam for several tours, the images of what they have seen NEVER go away!!

    The drones are not like the the Sandy Hook shooting. That was a mentally ill person trying to make his presence known in one the most horrifying ways possible.
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    I think it is disgusting for people to criticize in any way the brave soldiers that control these drone strikes. They know they aren't playing a video game. Their decisions are ending lives. They do so not out of hate but to protect our country from people who wish us harm. To compare their good work with the actions of a lunatic mass murderer is offensive.
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    We could capture terrorists and waterboard them for information. No children would die in that scenario. In fact, we'd probably save lives.
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    @PNWest I think you're missing the point. It's not about brave soldiers or a mentally ill crazy lunatic, it's about children being killed. You still can't support children being killed unnecessarily anywhere no matter how or what it's done for.
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    I see far more difference than likeness. Here's one: The point of Sandy Hook was to kill children. The point of drone strikes is to only kill terrorists.
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    Fighting a war is nasty, messy, and ----many innocent people do indeed get killed. But to compare that to what this monster did in Sandy Hook, is not accurate to say the least. For starters---a drone strike does not set out to kill a child. That is NOT the mission of our Armed Forces, fighting over there. The murderer in Sandy Hook did indeed intend to kill children...That WAS his purpose and goal....I suspect that much of this ridiculous "comparison" is coming from those who want us out of that war (as do I) in the first place. But an intentional killing of children versus our war efforts are not even close to the same thing.
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    "The differences, Doherty concedes, are important: one is fighting against terrorists targeting Americans. The other was just an exercise in horror."---------- I think CLEARLY anything involving the murder of a child is an exercise in horror.
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    No. It is not fair to compare Sandy Hook shootings to Drone strikes. Before a target is prosecuted there is a serious of events that are conducted to positively identify the target, derive a precise coordinate, them conduct a collateral damage estimate the surrounding environment. If a commander has a desired objective he will also assign a certain level of risk with that strike package according to the prioritization of the target in question. therefore if a target is important enough, certain levels of risk are accepted BUT it is very rare that children or civilians are targeted on purpose because it directly violates our Laws of Armed Conflict and Rules of Engagement. We try to mitigate as much as possible however, war is war and unfortunately people die.
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    No sandy hook was a domestic act of violence agents innocents, the drone stacks ate needed to defend American peace
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    Not only drones but 1 child is aborted every 24 seconds ... 60 an hour and twice as many people die from cars each year than guns and over half gun deaths are suicides
    Ban doctors and cars.....
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    How can one senseless death be any less than another? Some of these articles and questions are beyond stupid! Why would this even be a question??? Any innocent child being killed is no greater or worse in any situation. Both needless and horrible!
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    yep, Barry is a hypocrite for coming out on the 2nd, while he's slaughtering with drones. Like Dr. Paul said, if we were so great, we wouldn't have to police the world and force them to be like us, Like broken homes, porn, largest prison population etc. I'd fight to get us out too.
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    No, and it's just lunacy to do so.

    These are two entirely different scenarios, in two entirely different locales, occurring under two entirely different sets of circumstances, and any effort on anyones' part to fashion a correlation is purely ludicrous.

    The drones we use in carefully coordinated attacks in countries we are at war with serve to save numerous lives of our enlisted men and women/military personnel, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, so they can return home ot their families.

    Granted, it is an unfortunate happenstance of war that sometimes the less scrupulous, morally corrupt enemy has a tendency to shield themselves behind the bodies of their own children, but there is nothing that can be done about their depravity other than what we're doing to prevent them from spreading it to other parts of the World, you know, like our own backyard.
  • #103
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    Absolutely it is fair. Kids being killed is horrible regardless of who does it. The sad thing is our supposedly mentally sound president is killing them over seas where as the ones in Connecticut where killed by an insane individual.
  • #102
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    No it's not the same. When some asshole goes into a school and starts shooting they have a specific target in mind children when our government sends drones to Pakistan or anywhere else in the Middle East their target is terrorist that mean to do harm to our nation! I'm not an Obama fan in fact I can't stand him but he is trying to keep us safe with drone attacks. Sure a few unintended targets are hit and I feel the deepest sympathies for them and their family's but bottom line is we as a nation have to take the chance to stop more people from being killed
  • #101
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    No it's not fair, Unless you are going to compare homeless people to the starving children of Africa. none of it is right, but they are different types of problems not to be compared.
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    A dead child is a dead child, and the parents and others in their lives are left in mourning in both cases, so yes it is fair.
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