Friday November 27, 2015
Jump to content
We have military drones. Drones can kill people. One job of the military is to kill people. It should, of course, be the right people.
Question: Who makes the decision?
• On a battle field, the guy with the gun.
• Off the battlefield the Commander In Chief or whoever has the authority to push the button.
Question: Can the target be an American?
Question: Does 5th Amendment due process apply?
• If the person is within the U. S. and can be therefore be arrested and afforded all of his rights, of course it does.
• If the person is not in the United States, U. S. laws obviously do not apply.
Question for you: Do you really think that any American President, even the one we have now, is likely to order a strike on someone who has not fully earned that strike?
Another question for you: Having answered that question, why do you think all the huff-and-puff stuff is going on in Congress at the moment?
And a third question for you: If we turn war into a matter of civil rights legislation how do you think it will help us?
And the envelope please....
On the other hand, "drone killings" might be a good idea.
Killing the drones, I mean.
We do have drones in our society, you know.
Drones killing drones?
A quiet southern afternoon. Outside a sprawling mansion a sound fills the air.
Charlie: "Hey, Bo. What's that noise outside?"
"I dunno. Let's go look."
Charlie: "What is that?"
"I dunno. Wow! That's loud! That's noise pollution. I gotta write this down. I'm writing a new edition of The In...."
"Al? Hey, Bo? You okay? Medic! Medic!"
Would they let us do that?
Who would qualify as a drone...?
Posting comments requires a free account