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    Is anybody getting by now? The comparisons to Hitler, or at least to the militant
    Louis Farrakhan is not just apt but becoming very chilling.....
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    HMMM.....so you would NOT be ok with the killing of a McVeigh type if there was evidence (strong) of his planned terrorist attacks?
    Gotta ask yourself what they were doing in these countries......
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    @stepped_in_it Exactly. I've been to 27 countries over my lifetime and never once did I vacation in Yemen or any other country known to be a hotbed of Islamic terrorists. Americans only go to Yemen if they are assigned there by their govt job or they're Islamic jihadists.
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    @jessejaymes "they're Islamic jihadists." And when they do, their US citizenship ends and their life also (if we are lucky) IMO
    Jess, I bet all these extremists on this web site remember the name Benedict Arnold...... Traitors are traitors and should be dealt with swiftly (and without "boots on the grounds", if we can avoid it).
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    For the first time obama is admitting that he is targeting Americans for execution. Liberals, are you awake? Are you listening? obama is out to destroy this country one citizen at a time. Now he doesn't even have to hide it anymore.

    Remember, elections have consequences. Welcome to the obamalypse. America, you deserve it, you voted for it. So sad...
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    So you support the Muslim extremists, then?
    If that' s the case, let's close Gitmo and move the inmates to your state.
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    He has one more year. Until.then he is the president of the untied states, it doesn't matter if I don't like it or even if you don't like it. Just the way it is for now.
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    You vacationed in yemen lately? Any Americans with the Jihadists in Muslim countries are fair targets. You should automatically lose your citizenship and be put on a hit list the second you join a Jihadist organization.
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    If you look up drone strikes, you will see that Bush was the one who started using them in 2004. Also, would you rather the American citizens who were not the target, but WITH the target who was a known extremist involved in many planned attacks to return back to the states? Imagine we had gotten tamerlan tsarnaev when he was on that special trip in russia.. except al Qaeda's known for much worse attacks..
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    This does concern me, we need more information regarding the reason for the drone strike before pronouncing a judgment, even if it is President Obama.
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    Because he was a terrorist plotting to attack America (not saying I agrees, but that was the reason).
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    @Bill2E the information for Anwar al-Awlaki is already out there. He was a high ranking Al Qaeda leader who was involved with multiple plots against the US (including the shoe bomber). His son and that other guy were collateral damage. I do not care he is dead, but I hate that the us uses drones which have caused hundreds of civilian deaths in Pakistan alone.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_attacks_in...
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    @Bill2E
    We will have to wait and see if Press Secretary Carney says that the President knew nothing about the letter that was written in his name.
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    @Yank you do know Al Qaeda is a CIA creation. It literally means 'the database.' They are all CIA operative and we are sponsoring them in Syria.
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    I assume, and that may prove to bite me in the A$$, that the one guy was a known terrorist, cause article said he was targeted. I also assume the others were not targets, but caught in cross fire or inadvertently killed at that time.
    It is sad, and I pray for them and their families.
    But in a war on terror and terrorist, or any war really, it is unrealistic to think there will not be civilian casualties.
    Are drones a tool that can be used for the greater good? That's the question, and I think yes they are, and I think if safety and security are the goal, then this must get worse before it truly gets better.
    If 3 of those deaths were just a matter of happenstance, then try to think of all the lives that may have been saved, cause we also got the terrorist.
    You can't say destroy terrorism, but don't hurt anyone, and yes some good people unfortunately will die as a result.
    That's how war works.
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    There is only two kinds of Americans in Yemen. State department staff and terrorists. We didn't kill state department staff. They have no oil to speak of so we're not there for the oil companies. these were terrorists Jihadists. Good riddance.
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    @jessejaymes i agree. We can't want security, and then freak out because people die. These people weren't on a Sunday picnic.
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    @Dallas_TX_Demz yep 4 Americans assassinated and deprived due process instead of being captured and brought home for trial. Perhaps your reading comprehension is lacking?
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    @Arumizy "deprived due process instead of being captured and brought home for trial"
    So.....you apparently do NOT like our boys/girls in uniform? Why do we have to risk our soldiers to capture these scum of the Earth when they gave up their American rights the day they joined a terrorist org. and left the US.
    I don't want to put our boys/girls into much unneeded and unwarranted harm to capture scum......why do you?
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    @stepped_in_it I love the boys in uniform, I served myself and my feelings toward them doing the job they are paid to do and volunteered for does not effect this issue. When the constitution works for these people it works for everyone. If they are killed in actual combat that is one thing, if the are assassinated by drones while not engaged that is a very direct violation of our due process, and that do process also gives them the fact of innocent until proven guilty, so deprevation of due process and innocent people murdered. I can go on but you Obama lackies could care less about the constitution.
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    @Arumizy "you Obama lackies".....HMM....... did not and never VOTED for that man......but then again, you extremist lackies never were capable to read beyond Sesame Street.......
    And YOUR due process ends the day you join a terrorist group and leave this country......
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    @Tripod No, I did not go to Vietnam, but I have had plenty of friends who did. The word atrocity comes to mind, as in atrocious. You do what you must to survive.
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    @Russell797 Bullshit. I have been to both Iraq and Afghanistan. There are so many rules of engagement and escalation of force policies to ensure that civilians are not unintentionally killed.

    At least the military knows that killing civilians creates more insurgents. This seems like a lesson that the executive branch has not figured out.
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    @wild_turkey6 May be, but you did not serve in Nam. Lieutenant Calley was not the first, nor was he the last. That engagement was a different animal.
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    @Russell797 I'm not saying that bad shit doesn't happen. I am only a few miles from where Bales killed 16 men, women, and children. But it is not the far from the norm. Other than that incident, I can't think of any other atrocities happening here and none in Iraq. There is a CIVCAS now and then, but they are thoroughly investigated and usually accidents. Afghans are killing Afghans, not Americans.
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    We need another selection for "not without congressional or judicial oversight". The President is not 007, whatever his opinion on the matter.
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    There are 30,000 drones on order by this admin. Take a leak in the forest and someone in DC will be snickering. Not enough info on the why's and whatfor's in this story, but am giving them the benefit of the doubt with the first until shown otherwise.
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    From Breitbart:

    FEDS BUY TWO BILLION ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION

    Radio show host Mark Levin is suspicious. He commented:
    To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, the [Department of Homeland Security] is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war. A 24-year Iraq war! I’m going to tell you what I think is going on. I don’t think domestic insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies, they play out multiple scenarios.… I’ll tell you what I think they’re simulating: the collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because that’s what happens when an economy collapses. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
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    We started using drones in 2004.. welllll before Obama? Why should he just not use them? & if you are sitting in Yemen with a known terrorist, what are the chances you aren't oneM
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    @mariuch

    I have NO problem with the Drones or Obama using the Drones in foreign lands it is saves American lives..
    I agree with most that when the Drone technology gets in the wrong hands in rough spots around the World all Heck will break loose.
    When Wars becomes a Video Game nothing will stop them.
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    Im my opinion, terrorists cease to be a nationality, when they choose to be terrorists.....Kill them wherever you find them!!!!
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    Very poorly reported story, who were these people and why were they in an area sighted for a drone strike. Also what took Obama so long to admit it.
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    It was horribly written. Click the link in the article where it says he letter was reported to the NYT. Itll redirect you to their article& the letter's uploaded on it.
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    Also, the real question is WHY even admit it? They've been using drones since 2004 & they account for over 2000 deaths, so why even tell us about it?
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    @Yank - not so worried, my wording is correct and I asked a question. If they visit I'll ask them if they would like to watch the braves over a few beers or throw some darts.
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    I don't really see how the question is relevant since they weren't the targets and their deaths were accidental. Had it been a case of the president knowing they were there and still ordering the killing it would make more sense.
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    Exactly rite, they were not the actual target. They were unfortunate casualties of a war on terrorism. A war we must fight and while their deaths sadden us all, they died while trying to, and eventually killing a known terrorist. Their deaths may be sad, but it probably just saved the lives of so many more.
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    Good rule of thumb. You hang out in the homes with Jihadists you just might get your ass blown to pieces. Funny how that works.
  • #60
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    @Thegrif If they were plotting an attack on americans or anyone then there is nothing unfortunate about their deaths. In fact it seems like a fortunate bonus. A freebie if you will.
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    @frigginhell agreed, but the article says they were not the target, as had to belive as that may be, but "if" not then it is an unfortunate.
  • #86
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    if that citizen is shooting at you take him out,if he is only a suspect and has not had a trial killing him is murder if he was targeted.
  • #88
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    knowing and seeing how gov works shows this to just be the start,when will it start happening here in the USA? who will decide? make them angry,you are a terrorist,goodbye.
  • #67
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    If they chose to join with the enemy - kiss them good-bye. To bad we didn't have the option to kill those that aided the viet-cong.
  • #62
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    Screaming bloody murder for risking the lives of too many troops and needlessly running up trillions in costs, then screaming bloody murder when the cheap stealth route snags a few too many collateral bits. Where's a ravenous populace to turn in these troubles times?
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    I have no major issues with the killings of these particular scum bags, just the hypocrite Obama. If this was McCain or a republican killing these traitors he would be calling him a war criminal.
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