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Reply #46: No Rules of Engagement permit shooting an unarmed enemy at point-blank range. Nor would the U.S. [View All]

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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 11:25 AM
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46. No Rules of Engagement permit shooting an unarmed enemy at point-blank range. Nor would the U.S.
recognize another nation's right to conduct a "war" on an individual within our borders. Nor is Pakistan a "battlefield" between the U.S. and Al Qaeda.

Nor are the questions these facts raise any form of "handwringing."

This was an extra-judicial killing carried out in the midst of an illegal incursion into the territory of a claimed ally.

The argument you are making, that the U.S. has unlimited authority to track down and kill a criminal, is Bush Doctrine.

The question before us is whether this is good policy. Whom else is the U.S. entitled to track and kill?

How will we respond when another nation decides it is "at war" with an American, and launches its military to kill?

Does this new policy of extra-juducial, borderless global warfare help us, or does it provide new ammunition for those who claim the U.S. Is no better, no more just, and no more dedicated to lawful conduct than those we claim to oppose?
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