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Are U.S. drone strikes in countries we are not officially at war with acts of terror?

  1. Yes
  2. Possibly
  3. Never
  4. Depends on the target
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May-03-13 3:37 AM

I'd only say 'possibly' because we haven't officially been at war in decades. More to the point, if we drop bombs on specifically civilian populaces, then yes, that would be an act of terror. Otherwise, what's the objective?

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May-03-13 8:09 AM

Yes they cause fear and hatred.

Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, often violent, especially as a means of coercion.

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May-03-13 8:31 AM

If drones from another country we're not at war with were striking here, we'd consider it a terrorist attack. How are we different?

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May-03-13 8:55 AM

Drone strikes are ethical, moral, legal, justified, and they are wise too! It's good bidness too!

Therefore, President Obama isn't really partaking in terrorism when drones kill women and children, because when you act morally, legally, ethically, justifiably, and wisely too, the people killed by the drone will understand that the drone strike that killed them was backed by a decision that was legal, moral, ethical, justifiable and wise, therefore the deceased will forgive President Obama for causing their deaths. Therefore, it is officially not terrorism. It doesn't count.

One day, President Obama will have to explain a few details to his maker, but for now, he's good with the drone program.

Here on earth, all is fair in love and war.

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May-03-13 9:00 AM

For you who check yes on this, that takes care of US intervention in any conflicts overseas. NO Iraq, Afaghanistan, Syria, etc. After all, those countries did not invade us. If the government of the country has not attacked us, then we cannot go. But, we actually can go there if the Republicans do it.. But only then. So, Mark is right!! If you voted yes, then bring Bush and Cheney to Justice. They are guilty of war crimes.

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May-03-13 2:52 PM

Way back right after WW II ended and the World became familiar with the Nazi Genocide of the Jews the USA and other countries vowed to never let that happen again to ANYONE ANYWHERE. And for that reason only could I ever be in favor of entering any country with intent to kill or destroy leadership. We cannot turn a blind eye to such atrocity and that is that.

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May-05-13 12:54 PM

Dusty, and the Republican mantra....Never met a war you did not like. More guns, ammo, tanks, and planes for General Electric and other war mongering corporations to make money on. Garbage skow.

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May-05-13 10:41 PM

Then let Pres. Obama end all of it now, while he's in office, while he can do it.

Not that hard...

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May-08-13 4:02 AM

It is capital punishment from the sky. - No Judge and No Jury - However if you are in conflict such as Afghanistan then the Taliban better keep underground. No better way to fight killers such as them who have no tolerance for women or life.

Strange though hearing Republican, right wing folks who comment against it just because it is Obama who is president. Moralists who's party stopped the closing of Guantanamo, and started a War in Iraq with self righteous piety.

Strange that, But this is different right.

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May-08-13 4:27 AM

Capturing them and bring to Guantanamo is a trap. After they are there, we cannot send them back and we cannot bring them to the USA for real trial to prove there innocence. And each one costs 900,000 a year to house, and we already have more than half of the prisoners, declared totally innocent by all involved yet they cannot be sent back due to hamstring laws on doing that or allowing them to be brought to trial in the USA.

Congress is a bunch of losers to not be able to handle what should be simple and yet cries so hard for a solution -- Ludicrous...... A Gulag in our back yard and our Congress Approves of IT.. Shameful to the core!

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May-08-13 7:17 PM


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May-09-13 6:28 PM

willgrr, my opinion on the asking of this question is neutral, because I'm not the newspaper.

Granted, the MDN has put up some right-slanted poll questions. But there are other, more left-slanted newspapers that take polls or surveys too.

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