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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:58 PM

Question for DUers

What is the difference with killing people (including anti-colonial/anti-imperialist leaders of foreign governments, young leftists, liberation theologists, environmentalists) with drones and killing people with bombs or overt/covert assassinations.
Aren't extra-judicial killings an 'imperialist' way of life in the so called Western Democracies.

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malaise Feb 2013 OP
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #1
malaise Feb 2013 #9
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #2
slackmaster Feb 2013 #3
kudzu22 Feb 2013 #4
malaise Feb 2013 #7
kudzu22 Feb 2013 #8
Downwinder Feb 2013 #5
TruffulaTree Feb 2013 #6

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:03 PM

1. Shoud I take the Edward Said school here

Or another one?

(Short answer, yes)

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:49 PM

9. Yes

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:03 PM

2. Nothing

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:04 PM

3. Using a drone is much safer for the person who pulls the trigger or pushes the button

 

Morally, there is no difference at all.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:25 PM

4. Legally, none

I suppose the drone and the bomb are likely to kill innocent or other unintended bystanders, compared to a rifle shot or other more specific lethal means.

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Response to kudzu22 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:47 PM

7. Didn't they kill 5,000 people in Panama to get Noriega

What about Nicaragua, El Salvador. Weren't American nuns killed by Central American Wingnuts??

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:52 PM

8. Fair point

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:27 PM

5. The only difference is the delivery system.

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