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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:08 AM

OK stupid question here. Why can't Obama just send drones or the military drop dirent bombs

on Assaud's house and all the things he owns. I mean is he in hiding? We killed BinLauden right?

Why is it so hard to kill a brutal dictator and what is wrong with it?

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Reply OK stupid question here. Why can't Obama just send drones or the military drop dirent bombs (Original post)
Maraya1969 Sep 2013 OP
dkf Sep 2013 #1
TheCowsCameHome Sep 2013 #2
Maraya1969 Sep 2013 #13
ann--- Sep 2013 #3
Recursion Sep 2013 #6
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #4
GeorgeGist Sep 2013 #8
1-Old-Man Sep 2013 #5
99Forever Sep 2013 #7
GeorgeGist Sep 2013 #9
1-Old-Man Sep 2013 #10
99Forever Sep 2013 #12
Buns_of_Fire Sep 2013 #11
Maraya1969 Sep 2013 #14
Buns_of_Fire Sep 2013 #16
oldhippie Sep 2013 #15
on point Sep 2013 #17
TheCowsCameHome Sep 2013 #18
Iggo Sep 2013 #19

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:11 AM

1. Then he puts himself on the line also.

 

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:12 AM

2. The first sentence nailed it. n/t

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:51 AM

13. There are not stupid questions. Just stupid answers.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:15 AM

3. Another question

 

Why not just go to the U.N. and let THEM take action. Never realized how much Obama would stray from his original message in 2004 at the DNC convention. America is wrong to attack Syria and the consequences, this time, for interfering unilaterally will be terrible, I'm afraid.

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Response to ann--- (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:27 AM

6. Because the UN doesn't have an army (nt)

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:16 AM

4. who would fill the void?

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:33 AM

8. Unlike how easy it is to fill the void ...

left by dead children.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:23 AM

5. Because those are acts of war, and we like to have the Congress approve wars before we start them.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:31 AM

7. No person, including Barack Obama is above the law.

Those are crimes of war.

So yes, it is a stupid question.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:35 AM

9. Another stupid question ...

who enacts the laws that targeted killing of heads of state is a war crime?

I appreciate your authority.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:41 AM

10. Actually those "laws" are enacted via ratification by the Congress if memory serves

When we enter into international agreements the President signs then and then the Congress has to ratify them for us to be a Party. So in a very real sense they are 'enacted' by the same body who makes the rest of our national laws.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:46 AM

11. Executive Order 12333, Part 2.11:

No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_12333

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:53 AM

14. But it is OK to bomb places where little children are going to be?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:07 AM

16. No, it's not. As far as I'm concerned, it's an act of war.

It's interesting that the President is insisting that this is supposed to be a very limited, surgical strike, just to slap Assad's wrist, while people of his own party (Markley, in an an interview yesterday) said that we should give the President the power to wage war.

So, which is it? Are we planning to take him out altogether, or are we just planning to whack his pee-pee?

Either way, it's the innocents who will suffer. As usual.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:05 AM

15. Seriously? An answer to your first stupid question .....

 

... (your term, not mine), is that running drones and bombers over territory that has a modern, Russian supplied and supported, integrated air defense system, is highly problematic. The drones wouldn't last long enough to do their missions. Unless we go in with massive air defense suppression and command and control strikes, manned bombers and fighters would take heavy losses. I don't think we're up for that.

And what are "dirent" bombs? I can't even figure out for what it might be a misspelling.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:27 AM

17. Uhh because it is war crime......

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:49 AM

18. On what basis do we police the world?

Who appointed us to the task?

That's my question.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 12:48 PM

19. How long did it take to kill bin Laden...

...and how many more people got killed in the interim?

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