US drone strike kills 13 civilians headed to wedding

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    I understand where you are coming from but when all is said and done, and according to what we know, we still have 13 innocent people dead and in my book that is not acceptable. You can believe if I was in charge there would be some very worried people right now and I hope that is the way its being handled.
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    I am in no way implying that what we do is haphazard, or that we don't care when mistakes are made. I am just saying that if the tables are turned people could start to understand how angry these events must make the people in the countries we are striking. Here it only gets passing news coverage, but there its a massive event.
    But from a practical standpoint, all events like these do is further radicalize these countries against us even with all of the good we do, at that point the whole effort becomes counterproductive. As I said I support drones generally, but if they create more radicals than they kill through events like these then it's hard to justify their use.
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    Innocent civilian casualties are terrible. I'm have faith that our military personnel operating the drones try to avoid them but mistakes do happen. Doing nothing though opens us up to another 9/11 type attack.
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    Murder...plain and simple. There is no excuse for this to happen. And we're supposed to be the nation that the world looks up to. What we really are is the bully on the block.
    But then of course it's just "third world" miscreants who died. I mean the lives of "those" kind don't really have the same value as we God fearing, God loving, chosen people, we "Americans". Right???
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    No worries. Obama is in the white house. This is being glazed over. Can you imagine the media if Bush or a Pub were Prez?
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    Why does it always have to be...but Bush...but Obama...the Pubs...the Dems...it has nothing to do with that...we as a nation are killing innocent people in the name of our "God given" right to "protect our way if life, the bastion of freedom and justice", nothing else matters. A few dead innocent men, women and children, no problem, they're just third world losers, actually less than human. Right?
    We have become the world leader in paranoia and "eye for an eye" justice, we have become just like "them".
    Hell, let's kill 'em all and let "God" sort them out!!! It's the "American" thing to do, and as we all know, "God" only loves America.
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    Nobel Peace Prize winner......

    Boy. I will bet you that the Nobel Prize committee feels awfully foolish about now.
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    Yes, I believe they do...murder is murder...nothing more, nothing less...regardless of who is driving the bus.
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    Dick Cheney is no longer in charge.
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    We have been one the best exterminators of innocence on this planet for a LONG time.
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    Who is glazing it over?
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    I don't think anyone is glazing it over. Generally speaking, no one in the U.S. cares. That's what we have become, the same society that, for example, has kidnapped "suspected terrorists" off the street and shipped them off to be tortured in secret foreign prisons. This is 21st-century Americana.
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    Well coco, you know Kim Kardashian's azz is more important the lives of 13 nobodies.
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    By any chance did anyone see this on any of the evening news shows last night? NBC? ABC? CBS? CNN? FOX? I saw it on a blog post and Fox news reported on it and I saw print reporting on CNN. But for some reason, it just has not received the Television News Coverage I'm thinking it would have if Bush/Cheney were running the show, you think? I'm guessing the networks and CNN would have blown this up to an international incident if Bush was PREZ. And the NY Times, Washington Post and LA Times would be asking for a special investigation.

    No, I would guess you probably don't think that.
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    I don't watch any of those so it would be hard to have seen it. However it not making headline news still does not equate to it being glazed over. I did do a Google to see if it is being reported and found the following:

    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Ag4xFCDec7dBnmO7hdnqeQ2bvZx4?p=Drone kills 13 &toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-900


    Looks like there is quite a bit of coverage going on to me.
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    And just for your info I voted for Bush twice so that line of thinking is off too.
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    why do drones always attack at weddings?
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    When I left the service in 09, it was standing policy that there would be a review board anytime something like this happened--and demotions would usually follow (docking the person in pay and usually meaning they were reassigned to a different unit). I highly doubt that's changed.
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    Yeah, demote them and dock their pay...that seems fair...I mean it was only a few third world "heathens"who died.

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