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Old 01-24-2013, 11:55 PM   #13
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Default Re: UN Expert Investigating US Drone Killings

Originally Posted by Derka
Because the bad guys in that part of the world don't hang out on bases and forward operating posts like armies do. The bad guys over there aren't soldiers in any conventional sense. They're men and boys dressed in civilian clothes with AK-47's and improvised explosives in their houses right along side their wives and families.

Makes sense. Of course I don't condone the US killing innocent people, but that's a part of war. However, no one is going to convince me that stealth bombers or ground troops would be a safer alternative for innocent civilians and soldiers involved. Whether this breaks international law is irrelevant, innocent lives are being spared which is all that matters.
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