Drone strikes a danger to international law.

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  1. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    This comment from the news article sums it up perfectly:

     
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    I'm reminded of the concept of George W. Bush's Preventive War Doctrine.
     
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    It's like getting hit in the face a decade ago, then running around the streets now with a rifle blowing everyone away.

    And claiming self-defense.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    AFAIK even Hitler actually generally followed international law with regards to POW's.
     
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    Yeah, Hogan led a band of rag-tag POWs who were able to use their training and skills to outwit the Germans and win the war.

    [​IMG]
     
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    As long as they werent jewish, disabled, gay, asian, african etc..
     
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    WASP POWs only.
     
  9. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Hitler didn't, but, generally, most German prison camp commandants respected the Geneva conventions -- with respect to Americans. Soviet soldiers were another story.
     
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    Its really a simple concept...Don't make war on a country that posses that type of technology..Perhaps Belgium can start issuing arrest warrants again for war crimes...Oh wait they will loose NATO and their very existence..All kidding aside, the UN has turned into a joke and you really know it...
     
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    No fair. NO FAIR!!! :eek:

    The U.S. is using better golf clubs to play the game.

    Where is the Olympic spirit, especially this year. :mad:
     
  12. ThisIsNotMe macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean "international law".
    The United States is international law.
    (As it should be)

    Rest of the world wants to act like a bunch of children they will be treated like a bunch of children.
     
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    The United States does enter into treaties however. Those would be the international law referred to.

    If the United States wanted to become the law unto itself, then it should not make these agreements with other countries.
     
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    Spoken like someone who doesn't really know what international law is... many people think it's just the UN, when in fact it's a lot more complex than that.

    The US behaves in a much more childish manner than many countries in the world. Especially during the Bush years when it was being led by a man with the IQ of a small child!

    I think the problem is that so many in the US truely (and irrationally) belive it's the "greatest country on earth" in almost all respects and therefore everyone should do it their way. Which is sad because each country has strengths and weaknesses and it's impossible to pick one as the overall "greatest", and leads to unwanted interference and arrogance.
     
  15. Happybunny thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I also find strange that the USA wants International Law to stop Music/Movie sharing sites.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement

    Double standards.
     
  16. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ha ha ha. I really hope you're only in your late teens or early 20s. Young enough to see how this attitude plays out in the coming decades as American power wanes.

    Either the USA starts making friends or in 50 years it becomes the next Iran. You choose :p
     
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    Simple, all paperwork is rescinded. Just Do It!!™ :rolleyes:


    "Ha ha ha", is correct, for I did at his post. :D

    Of course 50 years on is so far off that it is beyond visual acuity to even see..
     
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    Please say you're being sarcastic.
     
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    The alternative to the drone strikes is worth considering - the US losses patience with countries harboring alleged terrorists and starts more conventional wars.
     
  20. Happybunny thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How about America lives in peace with the rest of the world, and stops trying to be every ones boss.
     
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    I hope you enjoy the peace which we have provided you with....:rolleyes:
     
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    So does this mean the US should have jurisdiction regardless of where they go? And does it mean that it is okay for us to target and kill people living in other countries without even letting these countries know? Something like the Bin Laden raids were a really tough situation, but as a general rule, your above equation spells disaster IMO. Instead of running an international military zone, working with the international community as a whole seems like a much better choice. If even not for the ethics, the US doesn't have money to be international law, nor do we have enough resources. And of course, working collectively would avoid anti-American sentiment as well.

    Imagine if Pakistan wanted a criminal that lived within the US...so they launched a missile into US territory and killed their target, but thirty other US citizens. What would happen next? We would probably launch something between an intense airstrike and a Minuteman III ICBM back at the capital. So isn't it somewhat of a double standard as well?
     
  23. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Please explain.
     
  24. Happybunny thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes please explain.


    Sits down to wait. :)
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure those countries are loving the effed up state 'you' have left them with.
     

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