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Should A US President have a kill list?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by mandym, May 29, 2012.

  1. mandym

    mandym New Member

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    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...efends-drone-attacks-kill-list/#ixzz1wJbmxutQ
     
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    Absolutely. Wanted Dead or Alive.

    What's wrong with it? We're at war with these (sorry, we can't quote GEN Patton on this board).
     
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    Don Well-Known Member
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    Dude, step back and take a breath. While I agree that we should protect our nation and its citizens, let's not sink to an inappropriate level. Or forget that the ones we're hunting are sinners in need of a savior.
     
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    It appears someone who goes by the name "In The Light" cannot control their language.
     
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    We got our revenge against bin Laden, and will probably have more revenge coming in the future. For that purpose, I will not answer No to the question.
     
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    WHAT! Is this for real? And I thought the USA enspoused Christian morality.
     
  7. mandym

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    So how can the President justify a kill list after denigrating Gitmo and wanting civilian trials for terrorists?
     
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    Because it's an election year, and he needs to pull back some of the conservative and moderate votes. . . .
     
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    I worked 36 years in various government departments, some requiring a clearance, and could not answer that question. Since I am not privy to the latest intelligence briefing, that would be quite a leap of the imagination to even attempt such an answer. One thing for certain, if I did have the ability to answer the question, my like or dislike of President Obama would not be an element.

    Things are just a little more complicated than watching CNN, FOX, or any other news source and making a judgement.

    I did not vote for Obama in 2008, nor will I in 2012. In fact, until recently, I thought about voting third party. However, none of that has anything to do with the fact that there is nothing Scriptural about a holy crusade against the leader of our nation based on a lack of information.
     
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    And so many followed hims o blindly he honestly believes they will again without any question of his record.
     
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    Justification for such a list and such a strategy aside for the moment...

    Why were the names of individuals on the list made public?

    If this is a national security issue shouldn't that information have been kept on a need to know basis...

    Unless it is nothing more than politics.
     
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    Apparently the Constitution doesn't apply to "the One" since he already rubbed out a U.S. citizen with a drone bomb and no one said boo about it.

    Any chance that drones will be used to get some of the people on his list on U.S. soil?

    Who knows?
     
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    Because he can't close Gitmo, and he can't put more terrorists in there, I guess he figures he might as well kill them. <shrug>
     
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    Why was it OK for President Bush to have a list of terrorists, "Wanted Dead or Alive" but it's wrong for President Obama to do so?
     
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    The difference is Obama's list is "Kill them - and anyone in the general area while you are at it."

    Obama doesn't like civilian casualties so he declared that anyone near a terrorist when the drone bombs drop is a terrorist too...

    So now Obama can claim that no civilians are harmed by drone attacks.

    Quite Orwellian.
     
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    Actually, I think his redefinition was any male of adult age in the vicinity is guilty by association, but yeah, point taken.
     
  18. InTheLight

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    Word I used is found in the KJV (Deut. 23:2 and elsewhere)
     
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    How soon we forget...

    Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

    More than 200,000 "innocent" men women and children vaporized in the space of three days.

    We did what we had to do to survive.
    What would have been the outcome if we hadn't?

    Many consider (myself included) that 9/11/2001 was our 21st century Pearl Harbor.

    Of course we all would rather peace than war.

    But one morning we may very well wake up to news of a nuclear detonation (hidden in a ship or truck container) in a metropolitan area.

    Then there won't be any more debate with/about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and others like him.

    Don't we understand/realize yet that Jihad/genocide is the unashamed radical Islam final solution for all infidels starting with the Great Satan?

    Harry Truman realized the similar KamaKazi mentality and acted upon that realization.

    HankD
     
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    You, along with everyone else knows why. Obama is a democrat, Bush was a republican.

    If Romney wins in November, this type of action will be looked at as a brilliant way to deal with the terrorists.
     
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